- Feb 16, 2004
I have been upgrading my system and just oredred maxed out Zhaolu DAC to use with digital out of my EMU card. I am also adding another pair of headphones which would bring another dimension to my system, i.e. smth warmer and laidback, yet still balanced and detailed. Per suggestion from another thread, I looked at Stax SR-001 MK2 and it sounds fantastic. I want to spend ~200-250$. My listening is to a large part is rock with some classical music, post-rock, etc. However, I am really concerned that some Stax owners suggest that anything below 256 kbps mp3s sounds horrible. Is this true? Or rather, Stax would still sound very good, yet not to the full potential od SR-001? Most of my music is 192 kbps mp3 and I can live with some of them not sounding not to the max of Stax, but I don't want to get headphones that would sound terrible with my music. In that case, I'd rather go with smth like used HD600 or maybe DYI tube amp.