Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I bought the entry Stax SRS-3100 which is a combination of SR-L300 headphone and the SRM-252S energiser lately.

 

My source is an Intel NUC running ROCK (Roon on Linux). It feeds the Stax via a tiny iFi nano iDSD DAC. 

 

Do you think the iFi is doing justice to the Stax? My impression of the Stax so far is mediocre. Nothing outstanding and wonder it is the DAC.

 

Your opinions welcome.

 

Cheers

 

Michael 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe try some other headphones,  there are some dynamic stuff that really shine.   Go and audition some while taking you stax combo with you compare....  Headphones are a very personal thing, you either love it or hate,  it’ll either agree with you or it won’t.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Addicted to music said:

Maybe try some other headphones,  there are some dynamic stuff that really shine.   Go and audition some while taking you stax combo with you compare....  Headphones are a very personal thing, you either love it or hate,  it’ll either agree with you or it won’t.

 

Thanks for the suggestion.

Given that I have bought the Stax, my hunt is on a matching DAD.

 

BTW: Audiophilestyle has a review of the Stax SRM-700T energizer, details here:

 

https://audiophilestyle.com/ca/reviews/review-stax-audio-srm-700t-amplifier-energizer-for-electrostatic-headphones-r901/ 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

@mtan002

would be on the hunt for an Electrocompaniet ECD-1 dac. Fond memories of the dac and wonderful pairing with stax, in my case it was srm717 energizer and sr-404 ear speakers. 
I would also audition a Chord electronics dac perhaps a HD or Qute version which can be had now for very reasonable coin secondhand 

Neo

Edited by Neo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Good luck with your hunt.

 

I'm pretty happy with the Topping D90, until the next itch....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Classifieds Statistics


    Currently Active Ads

    Total Sales (Since 2018)

    Total Sales Value (Last 14 Days)

    Total Ads Value (Since March 2020)
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By onettman
      Item Condition: Used, in perfect condition Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Shipping is included in price.,Shipping is available at agreed cost. Suburb or Town: Gold Coast State: Queensland Payment Method: Paypal, Cash Reason for selling: Upgrading Further information: Excellent starter electrostatics that are suitable for anyone wanting to add Electrostats into their setup but is reluctant to splurge kilobucks into Omegas and KG amp setups right away. The amp is tiny and very low profile and has a 240V Australian power output, meaning it can easily slot into your desktop setup without any fuss and sounds great when paired with a good DAC and drive the headphones more than adequately. The headphones themselves sound beautiful and this is a regretful sale that I'm only doing in order to upgrade to higher grade Electrostatics, which as we all know, are bloody expensive and will likely make these redundant in my setup. These have been Blu-Tack modded (Blu-Tack used to cover the port in order to achieve better seal and greater bass linearity and quality) but this can be either reversed at your discretion or I can do it at your request.
       
      NOTE: These come with the smaller L300 headband installed, but as can be seen in the picture, are very much L500s. Unfortunately, I can't provide the original L500 headband.
       
      Standard Shipping included in cost but can post Express at your expense.
       
      Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.



    • By MTsoul
      Item: Stax SRD Pro
      Price Range: $400-$600
      Item Condition: New or Used
      Extra Info: I have a pair of Stax SR-L500 mk1 and I'd like to use an SRD in my setup to switch the signal between speakers and headset.
       
      Require the PRO bias to work with my headphones. 
    • By daro
      Item Condition: Excellent Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price. Suburb or Town: Lindfield State: New South Wales Payment Method: Paypal, EFT, Cash Reason for selling: NLR Further information: 
       
      I have for sale my Stax SRS-3100 set. It consists of the electrostatic headphones/ear speakers SR-L300 and the driver unit (energiser) SRM-252S. 
      The Stax's are in excellent condition. Lightly used with very low hours for their age, as I rarely use headphones. They were always stored away in a box when not used. Often I wouldn't turn them on for months.
      I bought them just over 3 years ago, in Singapore, from Zeppelin audio cafe, official Stax seller.
      (BTW, if you're into head-fi and ever in Singapore, you have to check this place out: https://zeppelinandco.com/. Coffee is not up to Aussie standards, but it's a head-fi haven)
       
      If you're checking this out, you probably already know about these electrostats. If not, there are many great reviews online. Here is one from our stereonet:
      https://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-stax-srs-3100-electrostatic-earspeaker-system
       
      They sound really good and are able to re-produce so much detail and at the same time are really easy to listen. I owned some middle-level Hifiman's, Sennheiser's and AKG's, but these Stax's were the end-game for me. 
      But as I'm not a big fun of listening to music with headphones, and my Stax's don't get the use they deserve, I decided to part with them.
       
      Included:
      - SR-L300 ear speakers 
      - SRM-252S driver unit
      - power adapter - UK plug
      - basic RCA interconnects
      - all original boxes and manual
       
      Please note that the power adapter has the UK/Singapore plug. You can use an AU/UK plug adapter, or purchase some good quality power adapter replacement. Or do what I do, and use UK power strips for your HiFi gear - I like those chunky UK plugs. Also, the extension cable showed in the last photo is not included, as I've already sold that separately.
       
      I'm happy to post to anywhere in Australia (insured AusPost) for an extra $40. Pickup available from Lindfield (NSW 2070).
       
      Photos: 
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
    • By daro
      Item Condition: Excellent Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price. Suburb or Town: Lindfield State: New South Wales Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Reason for selling: Giving up on head-fi Further information: 
      I have for sale my Stax SRS-3100 set. It consists of the electrostatic headphones/ear speakers SR-L300 and the driver unit (energiser) SRM-252S. I will also include the 2.5 meter headphone extension cable SRE-725H. Current RRP for all would be around $1500.
      The Stax's are in excellent condition. Lightly used with very low hours for their age, as I rarely use headphones. They were always stored away in a box when not used. Often I wouldn't turn them on for months.
      I bought them just over 3 years ago, in Singapore, from Zeppelin audio cafe, official Stax seller.
      (BTW, if you're into head-fi and ever in Singapore, you have to check this place out: https://zeppelinandco.com/. Coffee is not up to Aussie standards, but it's a head-fi haven)
       
      If you're checking this out, you probably already know about Stax's electrostatic headphones. If not, there are many great reviews online. Here is one from our stereonet:
      https://www.stereo.net.au/reviews/review-stax-srs-3100-electrostatic-earspeaker-system
       
      They sound really good and are able to re-produce so much details and at the same time are really easy to listen (something that is a rare combination). I owned some middle-level Hifiman's, Sennheiser's and AKG's, but Stax's were the end-game for me. 
      But as I'm not a big fun of listening to music with headphones, and my Stax's don't get the use they deserve, I decided to part with them. I may used the funds to build myself some near-field setup instead.
       
      Included:
      - SR-L300 ear speakers 
      - SRM-252S driver unit
      - SRE-725H 2.5m extension cable -  cable sold separately 
      - power adapter - UK plug
      - basic RCA interconnects
      - all original boxes and manual
       
      Please note that the power adapter has the UK/Singapore plug. You can use an AU/UK plug adapter, or purchase some good quality power adapter replacement. Or do what I do, and use UK power strips for your HiFi gear - I like those chunky UK plugs.
       
      I'm happy to post to anywhere in Australia (insured AusPost) for an extra $40. Pickup available from Lindfield (NSW 2070).
       
      Photos:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
       
       

       
       
    • By MTsoul
      Need some sanity check on what I'm trying to do and how to do it... 
       
      I'd like to run my Stax 727 off my Yamaha R-N602 so I can switch between my TT and Spotify. Thought I could keep Kefs as Speaker A and run the Stax as speaker B.
       
      I thought I could do this with RCAs, but then realised the R-N602 has banana plugs. Jaycar told me I could use a  2xRCA into 1xRCA cable, cut the 2xRCA off and install banana plugs and this would work. Yamaha is now alerting to a speaker wire short circuit. 
       
      Is what I'm trying possible? Can it work without a preamp out? Is my homemade cable the problem? Is my R-N602 at fault? How can I test? How can I gloriously enjoy my stax? 
×
×
  • Create New...