Jude Very interesting review, but one BIG QUESTION for A BIG PRICED HEADPHONE.... Didn't they stop production and sales of this model due to finding dust or other contaminant in between the film and metal plates that caused major problems??? If they did as I'm pretty sure I've read, was there any truth to these complaints? Then my next question would have to be after paying 5200 bucks for a faulty Pr. of the "BEST EVER CANS" made but with serious problems have you heard how Stax has dealt with these sad buyers or are these people waiting for theirs to be repaired????? I know I would be pretty upset if I forked over that much money with the promise of owning the "BEST" then find out that they were faulty........ To tell you the truth and I don't own any Woo products but from what I've heard from owners is that "He"(Mr.Woo) takes pretty dang gone good care of his paying, repeat buying customers........ What's the old saying, " you make one great product (even a can of beans), and you'll sell a million, One bad product will loose you a WHOLE BUNCH of sales! Any comment....thanks again for showing us your excitement with these new Headphones!
Fundamentally, you are right about the SR-009 having problems. I have one on order from Jack and received an e-mail from him a while back that Stax had stopped distribution for 60 days or something to that effect. The design was supposed to be fixed and the model reissued. I haven't received mine yet so I don't know what's going on beyond the above. I originally was going with a WES but decided that a fully tricked Woo Audio 5 and a WEE would better meet my overall needs. I'm expecting to hear from Jack most any day now.