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  1. 35 minutes ago, nopants said:

    it's kind of a shame that new people looking at stax get fed so much misinformation

    There's no document that people can refer to. There's a lot of mythbusting needing to be done on memes like Stax needs a few days to fully charge the diaphragm and so on. There's also a lack of information and testing around the amplifiers. I've never been given a straight answer as to why the 007 allegedly needs more current than other models (greater diaphragm area?).

    As for HF, well, I once told astrostar at one point that he would be first to swing on the day of the rope and the mod just deleted the death threat and gave me a civility PM. That's the standard they set, deleting every barrier to a headphone sale.

  2. 2 hours ago, spritzer said:

    The 507 is a steaming pile of shit and they are all dead to me...  <_<

    Over all a truly impressive set of headphones and goes to show what Stax can do without creating the mess that is the 507's. 



    The 207 and 507 measure so similarly I doubt I'd be able to hear a difference. Rin Choi measured the Lambda Signature and the 207 and the difference over the decades is a couple of dBs, particularly in the extremes. More alike than different.

    What do you think?

  3. 16 hours ago, microCuts said:

    I pulled the trigger on the L700...makes no sense get the 009 with really mediocre DAC & amp. Better use the rest of money to invest in better DAC or Amp.

    I'm happy with ALC899 onboard. The savings nets me an L500 and there aren't any measurable downsides.

    I'm happily waiting on good quality measurements that show a substantial FR plot difference to standard lambdas.


  4. My right pinna has a slight prominence in the antihelix which I noticed after getting my Stax system. A few more mils would be nice because at an hour there is discomfort.

  5. On 27/1/2016 at 1:26 AM, Tompoodie said:

     A German amateur reviewer reported a 5-10% increase in detail of the L700 vs the other lambdas. I suspect this is accurate.

    Can a case be made that the 207, properly amped, is a better value than the L700? 

    The reviewer is confused by differences of dB in the highs. They are both stats in similar housing. With the lambdas, there's a couple of dB too much at 1.5 kHz and a couple too few in the DF area around 3-6 kHz. I can't find anything else to complain about for the 307. I bought them intending to use the ED-1 impulse but quickly preferred the native response.

    I do have an 8.5 dB bass boost on hand though.

  6. 14 hours ago, TMoney said:

    The barrier to entry over there is non-existent.

    Exactly as designed.

    Not that HF matters as much as before to the big names, as their new products are built and priced to attract the purses of Chinese graft.


    10 hours ago, spritzer said:

    As for the Stax, haven't tried the L700 yet (waiting for Stax to release the inevitable fixed version)

    What defect?

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  7. Did you add any new stuff to that mains wiring?  Computers, chargers, that type of thing?  They could be causing the hum. 

    There's a new line interactive UPS for a PC that is sharing the same circuit. However, that video was made from a different room which may or may not be in the same circuit as the office. I'll try a mass unplugging of devices including the UPS.


    Edit: No joy I'm afraid

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