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  1. The Headcase Stax thread

    But I talked to Dan, and he said... This one time, at band camp, Dan said... etc. etc. It's impossible to critique Mr Speakers headphones online without people gushing about "Dan" as though he's a close personal friend and occasional sexual partner. It's all a bit odd.
  2. What are you listening to Part the Third

    Stubbornly and bewilderingly low-fi production style but for some reason, it sounds wonderful on my poor little Stax rig. Colour me shocked. Shit be unfolding, yea verily.
  3. The Headcase Stax thread

    Yeah, I have been wading back through the thread, but there's a lot of it, and I'm a bear of very little brain. After a while, the plot might have been lost. Possibly. I did come across posts where people were enthusing about the 507, but clearly didn't get to the bit where you found them to be eartweeters. That's no good- not a fan of glare. Neutral is fine/ideal. I have a secret fondness for a bit of warmth, but will deny that if captured. Once I have a better idea of folks' sonic preferences, it will make it easier to unpack why they love or hate specific signatures. Meanwhile, apologies for the dumbass questions- trying to keep them to a minimum.
  4. The Headcase Stax thread

    Because they hurt your.. amply-proportioned cranium, or due to the sound sig?
  5. The Headcase Stax thread

    This is why the world needs an evil hive mind AI, to which we can ask questions like "does SR-507 or SR-L500 sound "better"? what are the differences?" - because answering that stuff all the time must be tiring. (Actually, what would the peanut gallery choose between those two and why? I am having itchy upgradeitis, sadly. The slightly thin bass and upper-mid shout of the 303 is EQable to a degree, but that limits my source options.)
  6. The Headcase Stax thread

    Ah, this is why daft questions are almost inevitable- there are many variants, and arcane knowledge needed to navigate them. I A/Bed the 303 with some 404 signatures (yay, another variant), and the differences weren't huge- mostly in the quantity of mid-bass (when the 303s had just arrived, and still had knackered pads). That was a hurried listen, in non-ideal conditions using a WM1A as a source, but still.. Anyway, noted, thank you!
  7. The Headcase Stax thread

    That sounds quite close to sidegrade for most purposes, at least- thanks. Out of interest, what was the tinkering, and the effect? (The 303s came with crumbling foam centres which I replaced with the current production equivalents- which are a sort of fabric mesh.)
  8. The Headcase Stax thread

    A quick cheapskate question.. Would a theoretical cheapskate with a 3030 system (in which the 303s have fresh pads and sound OK) notice any real benefit from grabbing a pair of L300, or would it be a pointless sidegrade? I can't find any reliable detailed writeups of the L300, just the usual HF nonsense.