Originally Posted by caenlen
Just buy some nice $800 pair of speakers, it beats STAX 009 any day
I never minded clueless people, there's always the option to learn, should one aspire for it. I did always mind the wilfully ignorant though or worse, those intellectually incapable of even grasping that maybe, just maybe, they only -think- they know
Regardless, since others are reading and i wouldn't like to leave things off with a wrong impression about sound and cost.
As my post explicitly states, i'm kinda above that price range already. I won't ask if you own the 009s, as you'd then wouldn't be stating they are actually worse
(....) than headphones in the 800 price range. Great comment.
I might however wonder why one would bother speaking ill, hell, taking the time to do so, of something they're unfamiliar with/don't even own so to test it themselves? But hey, free world, right?
If you don't have hearing issues, or complexes/psychological factors that prevent you from being objective (because the difference is so vast, it really is at an 'objective' level, even though yes, "sound", i know)?
Throw your pre-amp, amp and cables -basically everything except your actual reproduction source- to the trash. Buy something decent. More to it, something capable of driving electrostatics properly. Then some cables worthy of the name; you know, the ones you won't find mentioned in head-fi or randominternetsoundforum.com. Then
listen; not before. Skip commenting on sound quality 'till you do.
* Aah, i just reead your sig.. That explains it.. a schiit ""system"".. a modi at that, lol.. maaajor hardware.. and you think you can talk 4grand electrostatics? See above about ignorance.
(and no, i'm not "offended"; i don't even own this pair, was on a short loan as mentioned. I'm just perfectly capable of finding the good where it can be found, regardless of whether i can or cannot acquire it myself)