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 I guess I know what you mean. I still haven't heard the SR-009, but would attribute this characteristic to every electrostatic headphone and speaker I've heard, maybe with the exception of the HE 90 and the ESL-63, where it's at least clearly less pronounced. It falls under the «ethereal» category in my book; to me electrostats seem to create some sort of halo around the notes. The SR-007 (I think what I auditioned was the first version) was the most extreme example,...
I don't have this issue either. I wonder what causes it. Could strange category names – e.g. with incompatible characters – be the culprit?
 I fully agree. And it's very well implemented. I couldn't live without crossfeed anymore (not least due to ear resonances in the low-frequency area deviating between left and right). I also think it's a must for making speaker-based recordings headphone compatible. That said, my whole music collection is already crossfeeded (for portable use), so it's actually disabled on the Hugo.
 Hi George  I have no issues so far and from the looks and feels don't expect any.
One argument in favor of a bandwidth exceeding 20 Hz and 20 kHz is plausible: In audio there's no abrupt drop-offs from 0 dB down to –75 dB or the like within 1 Hz, in reality the limits have the form of (irregular) roll-offs. So to get a passably linear response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz you have to use headphones with a frequency response of at least 12 Hz–30 kHz. Morever every drop-off causes phase and transient distortion, so it's better to avoid it.
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 The bass is one of its greatest strengths. It goes down to 20 Hz without any drop-off, is extremely clear and controlled and offers excellent texturing and impact. It's the most natural bass I've heard from a headphone, makes the whole sound a bit speaker-like.Over-all sonic balance is very even, but in detail it's somewhat curved. That's how I perceive the frequency response:  So the midrange is a bit darker than natural, a reason for its perceived lack of impact there....
 Ah, that's of course a valid argument which I have overlooked. Maybe FiiO will offer a matching armband in the future. Till then you have to limit your music listening to stationary use.
 I was a bit worried about that, too, and was ready to add some reinforcement to stop possible tearing. Since then I have used both players and silicon cases a lot for jogging and the worries appear to be unfounded. Plus they look very elegant, timeless!        I don't experience this at all. If it were so, there are measures to prevent it. Seriously, I don't understand why a player armband has to look «professional». For enjoying music on the go I don't have to look at my...
 Just tried it. It sounds surprisingly good and definitely plays loud enough. Sonically a better match than the HD 800.
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