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  1. ProjectDenz

    Clamping Issue With Stax SRS-2050A

    Hi there guys, I recently got the Stax SRS-2050A and I love the clarity as well as the general sound of them. However, I can't wear them for more than 10 minutes as they just become too unbearable to wear. The problem is that it is simply too clampy around my ears. Does anyone have any advice as...
  2. 5aces

    Stax SR-X MARK 3 vs. JH-13

      While I enjoy the portability of the JH-13's,I prefer my Stax for the intense sound sessions.   Something about the closed canal pressure of custom IEM's vs. the open-back electrostats.   Simply still liking my earspeakers from 1975 with the 1979 transformer,in spite of the new...
  3. Beagle

    Sennheiser HD650 vs. Stax 2020 Basic System: a comparison

    Sennheiser HD650 vs. Stax 2020 Basic System: a comparison I recently did a fairly thorough comparison between these two topnotch headphones. The HD650 was run out of an X-CAN V3 and the Stax was plugged into it's own SRM212 amplifier. My only previous experience with Stax was when I owned...
  4. TimSchirmer

    Stax??

    Okay...so, which ones are the best...and which are not so good? can somoeone here make a list of best to worst?
  5. Currawong

    Review: Symphones Magnums (with comparisons to the HF-1s, HF-2s, HD-800s, HE-5s and Stax)

    Some time ago, a friend of mine decided he wanted to try Grados and picked up a pair of HF-1s from another Head-fier. At the time his DAC/amp was a Benchmark DAC 1, and I had an Audio-gd Compass and C2C, along with a Northstar M192 DAC. The first time I tried the HF-1s out of his Benchmark, they...
  6. trane

    Need help picking headphone

    Im new to high quality headphones, so I have no idea what to look for. My friend helped me narrow down some brands: Sennheiser, akg, grado, audio technica, beyerdynamic, shure, ultrasone. Are there more brands i should look into? I listen to jazz, soul, blues, and some hip-hop and reggae.  ...
  7. funkforfood

    Old Stax replacements drivers needed...

    I need to replace drivers for my SR-X MKIII and i would like to upgrade to Pro, so i'm looking for SR-X Pro or Gamma Pro drivers. Please, where can i find what i need? Thanks!
  8. DavidMahler

    If you could only own ONE headphone forever, it would be _____?

    If you could only own one headphone for the rest of eternity, which would it be.... When deciding your choice do NOT consider the following factors: 1. Portability (however if your favorite sounding headphone is a portable one, by all means you can choose it) 2. Price / rarity 3. How...
  9. pabbi1

    First impressions: eXStatA DIY Electrostatic amp

    Caveat: I am an unabashed advocate for this design, having originally asked the designer (well, and Pete Millett) for a different electrostat amp approach more than a year ago. While others have driven the exact specs, I have watched this evolve from inception, and prototyped every step, and...
  10. davidgotsa

    Does it get much better than the HD800?

    Hey,    How is everyone doing this friday?    I've had the HD800 for a few weeks now and long story short, I'm loving the sound.    In only a few months, I've owned the Grado SR80i followed by Sennheiser HD650, then Hifiman HE-500, then Ultrasone Edition 8 and finally Senneheiser...
  11. silverlight

    Stax Omega II Mk2 setup question - headband

    So just breaking in a pair now.  Really like the sound.  Can hear some of the treble emphasis (although can tweak this a little with the ear pad position) that folks have talked about on the forums.  Overall really like the sound out of the box with the WES.  The amp is also new and breaking in...
  12. Drumonron

    INTRO to Electrostats -- Placed my first STAX order!!!!! *PICS*

    I just got through placing the following order:   STAX SR-404 HEADPHONE & SRM-006TII AMP COMBO   This will be my introduction into the world of Electrostatic headphones!  It's been a long and dynamic time for me but I just needed to see what I've been missing....I know, I know....I...
  13. terjer2

    Dedicated amplifer for my Stax SR-5/SRD-7. Suggestions?

    I recently purchased the Stax and was planning on hooking them up to a Nakamichi SR-2, but discovered to my dismay that the receiver had died. I`m therefore looking to buy an amplifier or receiver that will only be used for the Stax. No speakers will be hooked up to it. I`m hoping to get away...
  14. Vergex2

    Reasonable way to use Beta 22 with electrostats?

    I'm very, very close to pulling the trigger on a Beta 22. (well, commence, anyway). However, is there any reasonable way to use it with electrostatic headphones, such as the Stax 404? A way that is inexpensive and doesn't involve loss of performance? Buying a Beta 22 will involve a large sum of...
  15. Carl

    The Stax thread (New)

    By popular demand I'm starting a new thread for our discussions on all things Stax and electrostatic due to the unwieldily number of pages of that thread. This thread should be looked on as a direct continuation of the previous thread. Keeping a broad scope with regards to subject matter has...
  16. Lunatique

    Stax Omega 2 or 4070 for me?

    I've heard the Omega 2 (007 MKII) with the 717 amp recently and I really loved how natural it sounded, and how that even if it's a bit rolled-off in the 30Hz region, the bass is still well extended, punchy, lush, and authoritative anyway, which is something no other headphone I've ever heard...
  17. rlmoss

    STAX.JP Reintroduces Models STAX SRS-002 and STAX SRS-005SMK2 (headset + amp)

    What a confounding market--even leaving aside the possibly sketchy retailers,  STAX-JP writes  The SR-003 is a 5-pin PRO bias type in-the-ear earspeaker, and can be used by connecting to a driver unit having 5-pin PRO bias output socket. Also, the inner type structure of the SR-003...
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