Anyone ever dealt with Stax headphones?

KaatheSnake

KaatheSnake

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Hi guys,
I've had a pair of Stax SR-80 Lambda Jr. electret headphones for a long while now, and am loving them! They have to be used with a special preamp, the SRD4, which is connected by speaker wire to your receiver/amplifier. They can be quite pricey (especially the high end electrostatic 6 pin models,) but if ya'll have ever dealt with them, what do you think about them? I honestly think they're the best headphones ever made. :)
Thanks,
Ryan (Or Kaa, Or Snake)
 
tyhjaarpa

tyhjaarpa

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I have heard the Stax SR-L 700 and yes they are amazing headphones and they are surprisingly comfortable as well considering their size. They are best sounding headphones I have heard but I would not buy them as they are so expensive. You can get many great headphones for the fraction of their price that sound great and can be run directly from your phone for example. If I had no change to have great speakers like I have then I could consider having a pair.
 
davidscott

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Way back in the day late 70s early 80s Stax were considered the best headphones you could purchase. Kind of like the Nakamichi cassette decks back then. I heard a pair once and the sound was incredible. I'm not sure I would spend the $$ now though.
Dave
 
KaatheSnake

KaatheSnake

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Way back in the day late 70s early 80s Stax were considered the best headphones you could purchase. Kind of like the Nakamichi cassette decks back then. I heard a pair once and the sound was incredible. I'm not sure I would spend the $$ now though.
Dave
I have two sets. One SR-80 and one SR-30.
 
davidscott

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I have two sets. One SR-80 and one SR-30.
Nice. I don't remember the model I listened to back in the 80s but it was the best headphone I've ever heard. These days I'm doing my headphone listening with some inexpensive Grados and AKGs. I prefer the sound of the Grados but the AKGs are more comfortable. But congrats on owning some excellent phones.
Dave
 
KaatheSnake

KaatheSnake

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Nice. I don't remember the model I listened to back in the 80s but it was the best headphone I've ever heard. These days I'm doing my headphone listening with some inexpensive Grados and AKGs. I prefer the sound of the Grados but the AKGs are more comfortable. But congrats on owning some excellent phones.
Dave
Where they square or round? 6 pin or 5 pin?
 
davidscott

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Square. I think they were the Lambda model. I only listened to them once but like I said they were the best headphones I ever heard. Back then I had some Sennheiser HD 420s and some AKG K240 sextettes both considered very good phones in the 80s. Not as good as the Stax though.
Dave
 

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