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The Stax SR-L500 and SR-L700 Impressions Thread

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by crazychile, Oct 27, 2015.
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  1. BenF
    003MK2 isn't made for human ears, superbly uncomfortable.
    It sounds very similar to L700 , no point in buying it anyway if you already have L700.
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  2. Jesse Wang
    If you are not in a hurry, maybe you can wait for stax new IEM.
    I asked one Stax stuff and he comfirmed that stax is working on a new IEM BUT the shape of the new IEM doesn't change a lot and we have no idea about when it will be released.
  3. Hubert481
    Do all Stax L700 squeeze like this?

    It sounds really horrible.

    is it typical for l700 or also for l300 and l500 ?
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
  4. beholdclarity
    I can check my L300ltd when I get home, but yes. In general the L-Series produces squeaky sounds when fiddling with them.
    I have yet to notice anything while listening to them, though.

    But boy, the plastic build sucks. Does not feel >1k until you put them on your head. Not pretty either... but the sound. Hmmm hmm!
  5. Hubert481
    Any feedback would be welcome
  6. Amish
    Mine do not make any noise but mine also use the metal cradle. L700mkII

    My ESP950 makes a bit of noise but not my Stax.
  7. TheDuke990
    My L700 is not that squeezing like you posted in the videos. No issue here.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2019
  8. Jones Bob
    STAX came out with a new style earpiece accessory for their SR-003mk2. the CES-A1:

    It removes the overhead steel band and allows each EarPods to independently mount directly in the folds of the ear pinna.

    I bought the set around a year ago for my ST-003mk2, and found them supremely comfortable. Can wear them for hours without being aware they are in my ears. Totally opposite experience to their original sadistic metal head band design, which I could only stand to wear for about 10-15 minutes.

    With the included ET-A1 earpiece, the earpod to ear canal seal is much improved for better bass than the original. Also the included CC-A1 back covers help in flattening the frequency response without removing the open sound of the uncovered original design. A nice trick.

    These features make the SR-003mk2 w/CES-A1 a great alternative to wear when the temperature climbs too high for the over-ear STAX models where profuse sweating is a problem.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  9. Yoram Diamand
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  11. Hubert481
    Thank you - so normally it should not make any noise.
  12. Amish
    I cannot speak for the older L700's but only the L700MKII and only mine.
  13. BenF
    I have CES-A1 - it has somewhat improved comfort, but sound changed too much.
    003 used to sound very similar to L700, but making it closed ruined it.
  14. Jones Bob
    One does not have to use the covers if it screws up the SQ too much for you.

    I like to use both the earpieces and covers. IMO, the 003 and the L700 sound quite different. Sold my L700s a long time ago.
  15. Jacques Lolive
    Why did you sell it?
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