Stax Omega2 Mk2 Review
First of all I would like to thank Budi for making this review possible.
As the flagship STAX headphone, the Omega2 is the most perfect headphone I’ve ever listened to. All of us can start from different headphone preferences, and ultimately we would end up with the Omega2 as the ultimate end of all headphone. At this level, there is no more dynamic vs electrostatic debate. The Omega2 reigns supreme at the top of the food chain.
While the lesser Lambda frame Staxes are great, they do have some flaws that make them quite polarizing. Play some live recording on the Lambda frames and you’ll be impressed with the wide open sensation of the music. Play some closed mic-ed studio recording, and most of the time the Stax magic won’t work. I’ve reviewed the top Lambda model, the SR-404 Limited Edition along with the SR-404 Signature and the SR-Lambda Pro, and overall I don’t feel that they are genuinely better than top dynamic headphones like the HD800 or the Beyerdynamic T1.
However, with the Omega2, all the doubts I had with Electrostatics simply vanish. If only the Omega2 doesn’t come with such a high pricetag, and require multi-thousand dollar amplifiers. *sigh*