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
299
Mar 20, 2018
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Was this a one-time deal or will we ever see STAX systems on Massdrop again?
Mar 20, 2018
cyrilyoung4ever
0
Nov 5, 2016
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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
Nov 5, 2016
cyrilyoung4ever
0
Feb 26, 2018
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thanks for replying to my post, which i almost forgot!! so many things happened within a year..
Feb 26, 2018
Brahmaster
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Dec 3, 2019
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Japanese one is similar to US.
Dec 3, 2019
ArTiK_slaughter
1
Apr 2, 2016
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im a little skeptical about the headphones being 132 kOhms. thats 132000 Ohms. wtf
Apr 2, 2016
jwzhan
153
Aug 8, 2016
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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.
Aug 8, 2016
tikkytak
22
Jun 1, 2015
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I've heard these are game ending headphones. Hopefully this is true.
Jun 1, 2015
prashantcg
18
Dec 12, 2016
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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
Dec 12, 2016
SmestarZ
21
Jul 5, 2018
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I guess after using these (and buying it) no other headphones will make sense.
Jul 5, 2018
kartiksathappan
71
May 31, 2015
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Could we just swap out the power cable for a U.S. one and be fine?
May 31, 2015
Haulien
351
Jun 2, 2015
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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
Jun 2, 2015
Clioman
74
Feb 17, 2018
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apart from voltage..frequency is also different...
Feb 17, 2018
H-Litch
120
May 27, 2015
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These might be the ugliest headphones I've ever seen. But hey, if they sound nice I'm fine with them.
May 27, 2015
needhelp
281
May 27, 2015
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no problem with the price, but i am not sure what kind of songs should i listen to after i get this.
May 27, 2015
Foquito
17
May 26, 2015
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Just to say, these Stax 'combo' is $50 cheaper in the Stax website: https://www.staxusa.com/stax-srs-3170.html
May 26, 2015
w00m
178
Jun 2, 2015
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@ 1,250.00 price on that link for me...
Jun 2, 2015
Foquito
17
Jun 28, 2015
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For me too, as for today. My last post was 32 days ago... ;-) Apparently, they were on sales, too.
Jun 28, 2015
mohb
44
Jan 12, 2015
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was two years the first time. having had it for a year, it's been great.
Jan 12, 2015
DrBob
58
Jan 12, 2015
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Yes, what is the warranty and who backs it?
Jan 12, 2015
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