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  1. JustinBieber

    Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?

    OK, this was not a headphone or amp problem. It was simply a ground loop issue and that buzz in the right channel was the classic 60hz hum. The weird squeal sound, I don't know what that was about. My DAC uses USB and occasionally it glitches out due to poor software/drivers, so that was...
  2. JustinBieber

    Stax SR-009 Channel Imbalance Trouble / Driver Problem?

    By reset, I meant unplug everything and turn the amp on/off. Stax 727 w/ resistor mod by Spritzer. Nope, I just have the amp and the 009. It could be amp related.
  3. JustinBieber

    DAC problem

    The only thing I can think of is that If you're using spdif/optical connection you may be experiencing jitter. I would try to use coaxial or usb input to your matrix DAC and see if that resolves your issue.
  4. JustinBieber

    Hello everyone, Help for a classical headphone

    I've always enjoyed the Sennheiser HD800/S for classical. Very large soundstage to clearly place each instrument so things don't get mushed up. Timbre is a little off due to the elevated treble, but supposedly this is helped a bit with the S model. That's really the only complaint I have with...
  5. JustinBieber

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    W/ Stax SR-009 and KGSS. Dat bass... holy crap
  6. JustinBieber

    Headamp KGSS voume control mod

    I have an original Headamp KGSS with dual DACT stepped attenuators. I was wondering, what kind of stepped attenuator is compatible? The current ones have a bit of pop and crackle and I prefer to have more steps to adjust volume. I would like to swap in something like a 47 step Goldpoint but I...
  7. JustinBieber

    Noble Audio Kaiser Encore Giveaway!

    1) 160,362 2) 164,599 3) 160,560 Thanks for the giveaway!
  8. JustinBieber

    Analytical HP's

    I don't think it gets much better than the Stax SR-009 for people who are looking for the most detail and clarity. In my opinion they are more detailed and transparent than the LCD4, Utopia, and HD800. Also, they are cheaper than the LCD4 and Utopia if you get them used (low to mid $2000s)...
  9. JustinBieber

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I would say the 009 is a little more forgiving. Just to clarify I'm talking about the original HD800. I haven't tried the S. The treble is more aggressive on the HD800 so I find that makes recording defects more obvious (background noise, hiss, clipping, etc). Also, a lot of modern music is...
  10. JustinBieber

    Focal Utopia General Discussion

    I got my Utopias a couple hours ago. Really enjoying them.   My other headphone is a Stax SR-009. The Utopia has more mid bass and much more sub bass (The 009's sub bass is almost non-existent). Utopia's treble is more subdued and its soundstage is less wide. I'm finding the Utopias are better...
  11. JustinBieber

    Come back Spareribs

    It has been almost three months since Spareribs has posted here. Really, the only reason why I visit this sub-forum (and headfi in general) is because of Spareribs. My friend and I used to read his posts every morning on the school computers before starting our film class.    Unfortunately, I...
  12. JustinBieber

    Noble Audio Wizard Sage Giveaway!

    1. 72,411 2. 79,921 3. 74,200   Thanks for the giveaway! 
  13. JustinBieber

    Sacramento Meet?

    So it looks like we have 7 people interested... anyone else? Let's see if we can get a little over ten or so. I can bring the SR-009 and KGSSHV Carbon. I'm really interested in trying the Ether C and the headphone prototypes. 
  14. JustinBieber

    Mouse cursor noise - how to fix

    I had the same problem with my Modi, hissing and static when my CPU load would go up. The way to solve this is to get a USB isolator. Or, a USB hub that runs off of a wall socket to connect the Fulla.
  15. JustinBieber

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

      MFSL version of Atom Heart Mother.
  16. JustinBieber

    The Stax Thread III

    Thanks. It's an AMB y2 so SE only. Maybe next thing to upgrade is the DAC but the new amp is going go be the biggest difference... I currently use a 323s for my SR009.
  17. JustinBieber

    The Stax Thread III

    Anyone know if I need a balanced DAC or can I use rca/3.5mm to XLR adapters for a KGSSHV Carbon without diminishing sound quality? Going to audition and possibly buy one this weekend. Cant find any info on this.
  18. JustinBieber

    How do you send an audio signal to a Stax energizer/amp?

    Ah, that's right. I forgot all about the replacement with the L series! 
  19. JustinBieber

    Any opinions regarding the Little Bear T7?

    What would be best is to eliminate the ATLP120's preamp entirely rather than investing in a new phono preamp. Even when the preamp is off, it degrades the sound signal. shows the mod, and even includes a...
  20. JustinBieber

    How do you send an audio signal to a Stax energizer/amp?

    Yeah that was a great price. Damn review by ZeosPantera completely screwed up the pricing of the 207 and 252/212 to the point of it no longer being a good value. 
  21. JustinBieber

    New to Head-Fi, looking for a recommendation for open headphones to listen to opera/orchestra music

    A used 598 is probably a better value, the new one is going to be much more expensive. The 598 sounds best unamped. 600 and 650 an amp is almost mandatory. Read this... I have owned both headphones and agree with almost everything in the...
  22. JustinBieber

    The Stax Thread III

    Since we are discussing earpads, does anyone know how to change an SR009 earpad? I can't find any instructions.
  23. JustinBieber

    Most comfortable headphones under $200

    Sennheiser HD598 for most comfy. Lightweight and very soft pads, minimal clamping force.