On this rainy Saturday October First, in the 2011'th year of the common era we did convene upon Larry's house and did listen to several fine headphones. Some more fine that others, but none that suck. This is to say that the worst headphone we heard on this day "certainly did not suck" and the best was absolutely outstanding. Were talking game-changer good. Of course I am refering specifically to the SR-009
Above is a picture of what the headphones look like in their wooden box, in case you didnt know.
I retouched the lettering on the box because I thought it was too dark. The lettering is not really this contrasty against the wood box. If this bothers you I suggest that you stop being a whiny little nancy-pants.
This is a photo of what the headphones look like inside the wooden box, inside the cardboard box, inside the original plastic-wrap. Thats right kiddies. We got to crack open a brand-spanking-new set of SR-009 in Larry's house. Dont tell anyone, but I got a little high off of the smell.
They are Doug's headphones so it seemed fitting that he should open them. Now that I look at it, it seems fitting that the hear-no-evil monkey is right behind Doug. I think he put some sort of special blessing on the headphones which were opened in his presence.
This is what the headphones look like moments before the wooden box is opened.
Taah-Daah! Headphones on.
Nothing is playing yet....
This is the Blue-Hawaii that Kerry built. It sounds pretty awesome. We figured that we should run the 009 off of it, because we figured they would sound pretty awesome too. Despite what some people may think, it is very hard to have too much awesome in one place. We tried today and only achieved "about the most awesomeness ever". Maybe later we will have too much awesome for one place, but I doubt it.
This is what Doug looks like running the 009 off of the Blue-Hawaii. He looked like that for a few songs.
"These headphones are OK" Coming from a guy who has owned all sorts of interesting headphones that means a lot...
Kerry made a play to wrangle the 009 away from Doug by offering him a listen on the HE90/HEV90. Doug saw through this attempt and politely turned him down.
After what felt like weeks Doug let the rest of us have a go.
Maybe it was only 3 or 4 tracks.
Above are several pictures of awesome headphones.
Doug listening to O2mk2
Kerry rocking out with the O2MK2
We spent some time listening to these headphones too.
They are the K1000 and they are totally awesome. They are really a must hear.
Larry + K1000 = teh happy!
Doug + K1000 = teh happy!
We ran the K1000 off of the red wine audio isibalina. We also ran the SRM-717 off of the isabelina's outputs.
Lots of headphones and amps.