The Stax SR-507 Thread
Jan 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM Post #4 of 361

spekkio

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I had the 507 for a few months. They were extremely transparent but a little too bright for my taste. I tried two solid state amplifiers with them and I still had ear fatigue after listening to them for 20 minutes. So off they went and in came the SR007 for me.
 
Btw MuppetFace, what do you mean by 'ethereal' presentation?
 
Jan 27, 2012 at 7:01 PM Post #8 of 361

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Thanks for the thread, Mup.
 
I really like all of my Stax, traditional lambda,SR 3/5n and the 507.  I listen to all with 300b based amplification, but have never heard a 007 or 009.  I hope to hear samples of the 007 and 009 at the upcoming Bay Area meet on Feb. 11.
 
Jan 28, 2012 at 2:11 AM Post #9 of 361

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I really liked how the SR-507 sounded when I owned it - specifically its combo of treble, clarity, and impulse response. Probably the best ~$1K headphone IMO with a proper treble and impulse response - just about every other headphone was rolled-off and too slow to me (barring the Qualia).
 
If it was a more comfortable headphone I would've unquestionably kept it. The pressure points always made my ears sore after a while. Will probably never buy another Stax headphone with the Lambda-style frame, I've just consistently found them uncomfortable (SR-Lambda and SR-404LE as well).
 
Jan 28, 2012 at 7:04 AM Post #10 of 361

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Another happy owner here :)
 
Do you guys really think the 507 are bright? So far I've been using a 323S, coupled with a very transparent  (someone may call it bright) source, but I don't think they are as bright as my old Beyers DT880/990 or AKG K701.
 
Having said that, I'm now trying a 600LTD and it gives the 507 a different presentation. Not sure if I like it most though. With the 323 has a better instruments separation, and stage looks deeper, but the 600LTD has a better timbre accuracy, especially with strings.
 
Jan 28, 2012 at 1:56 PM Post #15 of 361

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Curious about how the 507 compared to the regular old 404 I had. If it fixes the issues with the 404's mids then I'd be all for it.

The 404 was bright but certainly not dynamic bright as has been said. Stax stuff is generally close to neutral, though I've yet to hear something in all of headphones that's actually well and truly neutral.
 

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