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post #436 of 494

He doesn't have imbalance issues. He just doesn't yet have an amp to power his 009s yet so doesn't know whether he will encounter any issues.

post #437 of 494
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Originally Posted by mulveling View Post
 

My new PJ sourced SR-009 landed early this week. Running them in, at about 40 hours now. They're sounding simply sublime out of a Mjolnir Audio KGSShv and fully Modwright'd Denon 3910 (my "simple" system alternative to the big 2ch setup). Channel balance is absolutely dead-on perfect, and I'm going to remain optimistic on this until proven otherwise.

 

Hey Mike, I saw your previous post before this was a week earlier. Was that the time it took between ordering and receiving them from PJ? I have been a bit out of the loop, but a couple of years ago I recall the wait being several months.

 

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He doesn't have imbalance issues. He just doesn't yet have an amp to power his 009s yet so doesn't know whether he will encounter any issues.

 

Right, I probably shouldn't have quoted just his post. The question is open to anyone that has had to get them repaired via PJ/Stax Japan out of warranty.


Edited by J-Pak - 7/12/14 at 8:59am
post #438 of 494
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Regarding someone like myself being so bothered about the looks of headphones and audio equipment, someone wrote a post saying if those that won't listen to a headphone because of it's looks, then they're not true headphone listeners.
I guess I'm not a true h
eadphone listener.

No David, you are a true headphone listener. If you used those 009s anymore hours per day, they would merge into your head like Tramps socks (sorry horrid comparison there).

But thing is, SQ is everything yes, but if one is paying 5K US for a headphone, it might as well be well constructed AND nice looking. We could have ugly sports cars that
go just as fast, but would you like driving around in some freak car?

Seriously, big money products should be both great sounding and great looking IMO. The Abyss is like the ugly sister nobody wants to wed! I almost feel sorry for it.....
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Hey Mike, I saw your previous post before this was a week earlier. Was that the time it took between ordering and receiving them from PJ? I have been a bit out of the loop, but a couple of years ago I recall the wait being several months.

Hey Deepak -- turnaround was extremely quick! Ordered on Monday night (week of the July 4 holiday) and got them the very next Monday (Fedex option). PJ had the "In Stock" banner on their front page next to the SR-009, which also factored into my decision to buy from there.

post #440 of 494
Have not heard the Abyss yet, but I agree with most of the opinions here about the fugly industrial design.
post #441 of 494

The only time I saw an Abyss, I thought it looked so abysmal that I didn't even want to try it. If someone brings a set to the upcoming Bay Area meet, I'll just keep my eyes closed, try it, and report back about how it sounds. For costing more than (fairly attractive) SR-009s and looking as it does, the Abyss had better sound out-of-this-universe amazing.

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How much is the Japanese out of warranty repair?
The warranty period ended towards the end of last month.
post #443 of 494
David 1961

Abyss are ready to listen in very nice place called Hifi Lounge , 139 miles from you.
post #444 of 494
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David 1961

Abyss are ready to listen in very nice place called Hifi Lounge , 139 miles from you.

I believe that's the same place head-fier IanG heard it, but as they look I will never put them on my head.
Anyway, I couldn't be happier with the SQ I'm getting from my 009 / BHSE so I'm not interested in hearing the Abyss.
post #445 of 494

Agree with the others' sentiments on the Abyss -- they're so insanely ugly and expensive that there's just no way. Reminds me a bit of the VPI Direct Drive -- ok, so that table's not quite flat-out ugly, but at $30K it needs to look sweet. Is it really "all about the sound" if it's a $5.5K headphone or a $30K turntable? 

 

The SR-009 look great; just wish Stax would redesign that ridiculously boxy outer headband (Abyss-like, even) to something more 007-like. 


Edited by mulveling - 7/13/14 at 1:23am
post #446 of 494
Tell true David you just afraid they will blow away your 009 ,that is why you never put them on your head :-)
( just joking )

My friend was there yesterday and he listen Abbys ,009 , Oppo , Audeze and K812.He said to me "after Abyss other headphones sounded bit poor"
I don't know how much right it is because it's not me listened them but It made me to chack flight to Londod for weekend.
I will definitely put them on my head no matter how they look.


David 1961
Do you know is any place around London I can try 009 with BHSE ?
Edited by bearded man - 7/13/14 at 1:42am
post #447 of 494
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Originally Posted by bearded man View Post

Tell true David you just afraid they will blow away your 009 ,that is why you never put them on your head :-)
( just joking )

My friend was there yesterday and he listen Abbys ,009 , Oppo , Audeze and K812.He said to me "after Abyss other headphones sounded bit poor"
I do'tt know how much right is in that because it's not me listened them but It made me to chack flight to Londod for weekend.
I will definitely put them on my head no matter how they look.


David 1961
Do you know is any place around London I can try 009 with BHSE ?

You've found me out, yes I'm worried the Abyss will sound better than the 009's. Ha ! Ha !

Truth being told, whether one headphone sounds better than another doesn't bother me, and the Abyss might sound better than the 009's which also doesn't bother me.
Now if the designer of the Abyss would've designed it to look similar to the HE-90 ( IMO the best looking headphone ever ) I'd have been very happy to try them, but they didn't, in fact IMO they designed them to look the complete opposite.

However, Head-fier IanG that lives about three miles from me has told me how the Abyss sounded, which is another reason why I'm not bothered in trying them.

I only know of Richard ( TheAttorney ) that's got the BHSE that lives down South, but I'm not sure if he's got the 009's.

P.S. What amp did your friend hear the 009's with ?
post #448 of 494
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Originally Posted by mulveling View Post
 

The SR-009 look great; just wish Stax would redesign that ridiculously boxy outer headband (Abyss-like, even) to something more 007-like. 

 

I'm knocking the Abyss's looks, but I was never happy with the original headband on the 009's, which is why I did something about it.

post #449 of 494
They have 007 Stax amp and with this amp he tried 009.
It was his first listen of Stax so I don't fully trust his opinion because he just may don't like this type of sound.
I must chack that myself because on your own ears you can trust the most.
post #450 of 494

But the headband on the 009s, while it might look a little goofy, is part of the reason why they are so insanely comfortable

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