Stax SR-007 Quality Control Issues

All Stax are equal, but some Stax are more equal than others In this article, I want to expose the several differences among Stax headphone pairs. I won’t name sources, but information comes from Stax dealers across Europe, as well as other findings, experiments, among which I also was involved. One English company, selling Stax… » Read the full article

A Stax Enciclopedia: Wikiphonia

Wikiphonia, held by Faust3d, contains hundreds articles about various types of headphones and headphone related material. People can talk freely and add information about any type of headphones new or old, dynamic, isodynamic (aka orthodynamic) or electrostatic. The main focus of the wiki is on old out of production headphones such as Jecklin Floats, vintage… » Read the full article

Headphones in Pills

Headphones in Pills… aka “The Hintpicker”, shots describing most headphones I owned. Stax SR-009: You put a great, analogue sounding source with the SR-009 and the sound is magical. You put a great, analogue sounding source behind the SR-007, and someone will tell you that your amp is the problem, and/or your source is not… » Read the full article

Westone 3 In-Ear Monitors

This is the revised review of what I originally wrote on Head-fi.org for Westone 3, which, at the moment of its annunciation, introduced 3 drivers / 3 ways technology (1 bass driver, 1 midrange driver, 1 treble driver), and is still among the top end of universal IEM’s, but still retained a few quirks.  … » Read the full article

Aude’ze LCD-2 Mini Review

The Audeze LCD-2/3 is a controversial headphone line. People having listened to them tend to group into three categories: those who consider them “forward” and “intimate”; those who consider them “recessed and clinical”. Others who call them just dark. Certain people blame this perceived variability on the “poor quality control”; in fact, Aude’ze itself mentioned… » Read the full article

Headphone Measurements

The ability to understand graphs is very useful to make a proper, objective idea to which to compare reviews from different sources. This is especially true for Headphones. InnerFidelity (run by Tyll Hertsens) provides very accurate graphs, taken with very high-end instrumentation. Frequency Response and Square Wave Response graphs for most Headphones – InnerFidelity A… » Read the full article