^ Thank you for the clarification. -- Did you notice a big difference in volume when you tried the 007 and the 009 for simultaneous listening? Would you say that the difference is manageable, assuming that someone likes to listen at a slightly higher volume than the other person, or that it would be quite problematic (even for a couple of hours per week of listening with my wife)?
It was a "moderate" difference to me. "Manageable" depends on tolerable volume levels, which can vary wildly from one person to another. If most women have extra sensitive hearing, the volume level might not be tolerable to a woman. The last month I had the OII/BHSE, I asked a girl I know to listen to the system and she couldn't tolerate any volume beyond the minimum. Everything beyond one step up from zero was too loud to her, and that was on the Pro jack.
If your wife wouldn't be opposed to the idea, I'd suggest taking her to the upcoming NYC-area meet where Justin will likely have his BHSE and you could probably test with a SR-007 and SR-009 which I'm sure will be there: http://www.head-fi.org/t/634922/official-ny-regional-spring-meet-april-20-2013
Edited by Asr - 3/17/13 at 12:21am