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But Stax is also crazy expensive
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But Stax is also crazy expensive

Yeah i have been looking into Stax and I would really like to find a place to demo them. As it sits right now I have the Th X00s, DT 990 250ohms, and the M50xs. Its becoming difficult to validate having another set of cans given my other hobbies.
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I have the HD800 (will do a SuperDupont Mod when I feel like it), an AKG K812 and the HEK, these are my top three cans. I love each for different reasons, the HD800 for its crystal clear detailed and transparent sound, and that awesome soundstage which is great for orchestral pieces. The K812 offers a smaller soundstage, but sounds just as detailed and transparent and more suited for Jazz/Chamber music. Both the HD800 and K812 can sound a little unexciting and dry....perhaps analytical would be a better term. The HEK, while sounding detailed, has a little softness to the sound, it doesn't quite have that razor sharp detailing of the HD800 (and perhaps the K812), but it's this softness that makes it so euphonic. When I put it on, I can find myself getting lost in music......I don't find myself losing myself in music when I have my HD800/K812 on.

HEK is about 3 grand right? Just curious, but what makes you want that over STAX 009 which is only what a few hundred more out of pocket? Just seems to be a general consensus, wall of fame inner fidelity top cans are 009's, and also seems to be agreed upon on head fi and even here on this board, STAX 009 are kings.

Not judging just curious what HIFIman did right to make a guy like you say yeah I will spend the same amount of money on this, instead of the king of kings?
    
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I forget, have you tried any SR-007 and also the SR-009, preferably on a top tier amp? Even on my crappy KGSS wannabe the SR-007A bass is very impressive. I also listened to the SR-007MK1 and SR-009 on a BHSE side by side with the Audeze LCD-X, LCD-3F, HiFiMan HE-560, and HE-6 all on the HeadAmp GS-X MK2. The Stax headphones more than held their own with the highest end planars, and had much better bass than the HE-560.
I wanted to try them but, no stores carrying high end audio gear are close enough to me to justify a trip. I definitely want to give them a listen if I ever get the chance; even though I didn't have the patience to wait it out for a great deal on the SR-007/9 tongue.gif.
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HEK is about 3 grand right? Just curious, but what makes you want that over STAX 009 which is only what a few hundred more out of pocket? Just seems to be a general consensus, wall of fame inner fidelity top cans are 009's, and also seems to be agreed upon on head fi and even here on this board, STAX 009 are kings.

Not judging just curious what HIFIman did right to make a guy like you say yeah I will spend the same amount of money on this, instead of the king of kings?
They seem to be around $2,000 - $2,200 used if you're patient.
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HEK is overrated. Yes I said it.
Well... Overpriced is a little more fair.
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HEK is overrated. Yes I said it.
Well... Overpriced is a little more fair.

Yeah I can never imagine buying a non-electrostat for more than the price of the SR-007. Although planars are actually the most expensive to produce, from what I'm told.
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I paid 250 bucks for a HE-6 driver. So 500 for a pair.
So it cant be that expensive to produce? biggrin.gif

Look inside a HEK and you'll get a shock lol
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I paid 250 bucks for a HE-6 driver. So 500 for a pair.
So it cant be that expensive to produce? biggrin.gif

Look inside a HEK and you'll get a shock lol

Hell of a price. Still, I've never heard of DIYers making their own planars, but a number do make their own electrostats for what it's worth. But all I know is the HE1000, in my mind, isn't worth $3000 so on that we agree.
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Does the weird spikiness in the HE-1000 measurements present itself in listening?
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Cant say it does. Its a very relaxed headphone in my opinion. The sound is kinda distant. Its not as dynamic and powerful sounding as say the HE-6.
HEK wins in speed
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