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Isn't everybody glad that I'm crazy enough to buy this stuff and have Kevin rip it apart?   

I have compared the 009 and 009S running from the same amp (T8000) today. The room was somewhat quiet, but I had only two source options: my iPhone (connected through Apple's lightning adapter direc

Ok...I had an interesting morning.  It isn't every day that one takes apart HE90 drivers.    Sorry no picks as I was too freaked out while handling something so delicate and well...fucking unobtainium

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1 hour ago, Jonny said:

Did anyone test a sr-009 with a srm-t1 and what is the problem by listening in low volume level?

 

:palm: you don't really get that this is not the kind of forum you believe. Please, read this and try to slow down (or simply cut off) your asking silly things.

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Monoprice does a reasonably good job of providing value for money.  I doubt it would meet the expectations of many Stax aficionados here, but I bet the value for money is reasonable.  Build quality is hit and miss with them, but by the look of it in the pics it's not too shabby.

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Fucking hell... I'll buy one.  :)  How bad can it be...famous last words..

Funny how they can do a proper 6 core flat ribbon cable at this price but Hifiman can't do it on a 50k$ product...  

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It looks really flimsy to me and now that Massdrop is selling the ESP950, it is a much cheaper alternative.  I also wonder if that thing is really an amp or just a passive adapter.  Easy enough to build tiny transformers with high ratio so you can use it with normal headphone amps but without pretty much any pictures...hard to tell. 

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I saw a pair of sr-80 square earpads for sale. Supposed to be new.

I'll have to look when I get home, but doesn't the sr-80 pads sticky tape on?

These appear to mount differently? I haven't pulled mine out for a while. 

 

 

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On 10/20/2018 at 7:33 PM, Tachikoma said:

Could someone check whether the SR-404's headband fits on the Lambda Nova Signature? I broke my headband and need a replacement

I do have a broken Nova Signature if you are interested, the headband is mint.

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13 hours ago, ktm said:

I saw a pair of sr-80 square earpads for sale. Supposed to be new.

I'll have to look when I get home, but doesn't the sr-80 pads sticky tape on?

These appear to mount differently? I haven't pulled mine out for a while. 

 

 

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I seem to remember there being a lip on these but I'm not sure.  It's been a long time since I've taken apart SR-80's...

5 hours ago, aetheriality said:

i hope the srm d10 doesnt look like that

No but it's not a gem either, it uses HV opamps and some really nasty parts as well.  This compared to the Shure KSE1500 amp which is really, really nice. 

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The problem with the D10 is that the power supply voltages are +/-175v  so it clips pretty easy into standard sized headphones.

The shure is very nice but power supply voltages are +/-200. Which works great on the supplied earbuds but would have trouble with standard sized headphones.

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On 10/22/2018 at 8:05 PM, ktm said:

I saw a pair of sr-80 square earpads for sale. Supposed to be new.

I'll have to look when I get home, but doesn't the sr-80 pads sticky tape on?

These appear to mount differently? I haven't pulled mine out for a while. 

 

 

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Were there measurements of width and length, more pairs available? Could maybe fit U70.

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two pairs for sale, no measurements. They did carry on at length that they were original and not knock offs.

 

Just peeled up one side of the pad. They look to be correct.

The lips fold under and adhere to the headphone,

forming a pocket for the foam?

Mine is long gone, but that looks to be its purpose.

This is the 1st sets of sr80 new pads I've ever seen.

I guess I should drop the $40. This ain't happening again anytime soon.

 

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