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post #31 of 39
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Just a few scattered comments here and there on the boards and in PM. I'm waiting until after the meet where I get to hear it on the BHSE and a new prototype amp that someone's building. I've already measured the 009. The results are excellent - the most linear FR and possibly the best CSD compared to all other headphones I've measured yet.

 

Subjectively, it sounds a little bit bumped in the middle to upper midrange and tails off a bit in lowest octaves or two, but overall very smooth. Smooth in that I don't hear any abrupt changes in FR which makes it very "speaker" like since 95% of headphones usually have some nasty resonance nodes. Very fast in the treble, similar to O2 in clarity of fast percussion work. Overall slam is great.

 

There are some shortcomings with overall dynamics, lower bass slam, bass extension (which I already mentioned), and even ultimate low level information retrieval. I still think the BA + <insert TOTL dynamic> sounds more "involving" and "musical" (for whatever those two vague terms really mean), but I want reserve final judgement until I hear this thing properly powered. One person I trust says a DIY T2 does justice for it. But that is out of the question for me.

Thanks, I look forward to a comprehensive, subjective review.  The one thing I always admired about Stax was the transparency from the mids up, having owned some in the '70s.  I reckon they'll never have low bass.frown.gif
 

 

post #32 of 39
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I thank you for your understanding.

 

aross

post #33 of 39

aross,  I appreciate your review and understood exactly what you were telling us.  I sure hope you won't let the constipated few that are so unhappy with themselves and their life situation that they must attempt to bring others down into the abysmal morass that they live in.  I still have a pair of Stax that I've had since the '80s and am not surprised to hear that they are still gifting us with a superior product.  I'd love to have your setup.

post #34 of 39
You might as well post your review over in the "High End Audio forum" they shouldn't bash your review as much as what they do here, the influx of new Head-Fier have somewhat degraded the quailty of post over in the normal forum. Seriously people, SR-009 is really that amazing, it makes all the normal reviews on it seems like paid reviewers by STAXs. rolleyes.gif

Well, until you get to compare price/performance ratio that is, if there is such a thing in high-end audio...
post #35 of 39
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aross,  I appreciate your review and understood exactly what you were telling us.  I sure hope you won't let the constipated few that are so unhappy with themselves and their life situation that they must attempt to bring others down into the abysmal morass that they live in.  I still have a pair of Stax that I've had since the '80s and am not surprised to hear that they are still gifting us with a superior product.  I'd love to have your setup.


stax has made some very good products over the years, i still love my old ones. between that and the esp9's i have they've pretty much ruined most / some of my portable listening <kidding. i like the enthusiasm shown in your post, enjoy.
 

 

post #36 of 39

Hello,

I´m looking for a SR009 for sale in USA, any advice about where to purchase one for ready delivery?

Thanks!

post #37 of 39

pricejapan.com is the cheapest, headamp.com is the fastest (they have them in stock ready to ship out.)

post #38 of 39

THANKS!!!

I will contact headamp ...

 

 

 

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pricejapan.com is the cheapest, headamp.com is the fastest (they have them in stock ready to ship out.)

post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by zeluiz View Post

THANKS!!!

I will contact headamp ...

 

 

 

Got mine from Justin at HeadAmp with fantastic customer service!

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