I appreciate your review. Like many are going to mention these headphones are quite simply too expensive.
Has anyone out there compared this combo to the Grace m903 + Denon AH-D2000? I would be surprised if the cost of any electrostatic amp that includes the SR-009 as the base headphone, surpasses the Grace m903 + Denon AH-D2000 setup by an audible factor of 2 or more; which is the minimum cost factor.
My current Stax setup, SR323s and 007 mk1, costed me $2300. I don't think even the Denon D7000 which I owned before with any amp came close to the 007 mk1.