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STAX SRS-3170 Electrostatic Earspeaker System

STAX SRS-3170 Electrostatic Earspeaker System

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You could keep using the same old headphone technology that you’ve been rocking for years, or you could upgrade to an entirely new approach that yields astonishing results. Forgoing conventional dynamic or planar magnetic drivers in favor of electrostatic alternatives, the STAX SRS-3170 Electrostatic Earspeaker System features a thin conductive diaphragm between two charged plates Read More

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Sythrix
301
Mar 20, 2018
Was this a one-time deal or will we ever see STAX systems on Massdrop again?
cyrilyoung4ever
0
Nov 5, 2016
can someone tell me what does the transformer look like? i wanted to buy one from either china (220v ) or japan (110v) but i don't know where to get the proper transformer to get it to work in the US
cyrilyoung4ever
0
Feb 26, 2018
thanks for replying to my post, which i almost forgot!! so many things happened within a year..
Brahmaster
2
Dec 3, 2019
Japanese one is similar to US.
ArTiK_slaughter
1
Apr 2, 2016
im a little skeptical about the headphones being 132 kOhms. thats 132000 Ohms. wtf
jwzhan
154
Aug 8, 2016
A very very delayed reply because I just happened to see if MD ever offered Stax. No, 132KOhms is correct. These are electrostatic headphones. They require very minimal current <1mA but very high voltage >500V to drive. Some of the electrostatic amps on the market go all the way up to 1500V output. If you look at full electrostatic speakers, it's not uncommon to have drivers that can output >3KV at higher current. A regular coil speaker unit usually requires high current and low voltage to drive (<30V & >10mA). EDIT: Voltage mentioned here are all VPP, not RMS.
tikkytak
25
Jun 1, 2015
I've heard these are game ending headphones. Hopefully this is true.
prashantcg
20
Dec 12, 2016
According to me, yes, they are. I tried the STAX after Senns HD 280 PRO, Beyer DT 770 250 OHMs, AKG K612, HIFIMAN HE 400s etc. None can come even close to the sound and detail quality
SmestarZ
49
Jul 5, 2018
I guess after using these (and buying it) no other headphones will make sense.
kartiksathappan
92
May 31, 2015
Could we just swap out the power cable for a U.S. one and be fine?
Haulien
411
Jun 2, 2015
The amp requires 220V. The US uses 120V AC through your wall. You'll need to use the step-up transformer Massdrop provides you.
While you can get a US power cable and bypass the transofmer entirely, if you plug the amp into a 120V outlet without the step-up converter, It will either: 1) not work at all 2) draw 1/4 the power needed, and not work well
Clioman
83
Feb 17, 2018
apart from voltage..frequency is also different...
H-Litch
122
May 27, 2015
These might be the ugliest headphones I've ever seen. But hey, if they sound nice I'm fine with them.
needhelp
327
May 27, 2015
no problem with the price, but i am not sure what kind of songs should i listen to after i get this.
Foquito
17
May 26, 2015
Just to say, these Stax 'combo' is $50 cheaper in the Stax website: https://www.staxusa.com/stax-srs-3170.html
w00m
180
Jun 2, 2015
@ 1,250.00 price on that link for me...
Foquito
17
Jun 28, 2015
For me too, as for today. My last post was 32 days ago... ;-) Apparently, they were on sales, too.
mohb
45
Jan 12, 2015
was two years the first time. having had it for a year, it's been great.
DrBob
61
Jan 12, 2015
Yes, what is the warranty and who backs it?
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