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    Re: Any love for Stax here?

    Some time ago, I managed to hear a Stax SR-009 around the same time everyone was gushing over the Sennheiser HD-800's. I remember thinking to myself, what was the fuss over the Sennheiser's - to me, they sounded thin and lacking in body and presence. The Stax had it all over the Sennheiser.

    I recently had another opportunity to compare the Stax SR-009 to the Abyss - supposedly the new King of the Crop. Once again, I came away thinking that the Abyss was very nice. I could actually be happy with the Abyss. But the Stax ... well, it was still better, even though it was cheaper.

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    Re: Any love for Stax here?

    I have Listened at length to the abyss a few times
    How they are reviewed as they do and loved I don't get. It's not about clarity' or freq imbalance it's purely about weight that makes them non musical
    As fast and analytical as the stax009 are hey have some weight
    Again it's to each there own
    As for the hd800. They in some ways have more then the stax , in that they have more weight
    Not as fast but a bit more musical
    The hd800 to sound best needs a matching amp of high imp and of course a great source.
    Lampizator makes a head dac that really hits all marks needed.

 

 
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