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post #106 of 120
Depends on who you ask.... I own both headpones and amp. For my 50 year old ears I easily prefer the Stax 009. After more than a year of owing the BHSE + SR009 combination, I am still impressed which is saying something.
post #107 of 120
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Originally Posted by tiga3mata View Post

Depends on who you ask.... I own both headpones and amp....

2 Amps ? Which amp do you own besides the BHSE ?
Edited by bmichels - 7/18/13 at 4:53am
post #108 of 120
Sorry just the BHSE. I owned the Woo Wes previously but with the BHSE....that is all you will need for an electrostatic setup wet dream
post #109 of 120
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Originally Posted by tiga3mata View Post

Sorry just the BHSE. I owned the Woo Wes previously but with the BHSE....that is all you will need for an electrostatic setup wet dream

So you prefer the BHSE to the Woo WES ?  Humm... very interesting ... could you please elaborate and explain why you changed from Woo WEs to BHSE ?

post #110 of 120

Would anyone give up the Wilson speakers and jump into the Stax sea?

post #111 of 120
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post #112 of 120
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Originally Posted by mtoc View Post
 

Would anyone give up the Wilson speakers and jump into the Stax sea?

 

 

have both, would never ever get rid of either.

same thing with the B&W 801 and quad esl63

 

the stax (even all of them together in one box) (and likely including every electrostatic amplifier) still weigh a small fraction of the wilsons

 

thinking of buying a set of b&w 800 diamond soon.

post #113 of 120

Just do it.......     :wink_face:

 

...and then take a hit for the boys, and get the new Sennheiser Orpheus.   You know you want to.......    :L3000:

post #114 of 120

no, not at even half the price would I buy that. Lots of reasons.

post #115 of 120

But,  but, it's not for real use.....   It's a status symbol.....    bragging rights are on the line here.....   :beerchug:

post #116 of 120

If someone does not need a fancy headphone for bragging rights then it's ... :biggrin:

post #117 of 120
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Originally Posted by kevin gilmore View Post

no, not at even half the price would I buy that. Lots of reasons.
meaning that he90 is the best electrostatic headphone?
post #118 of 120

Not in this context....  

post #119 of 120

Lord, no need to worry about this. Why? Wilson is gonna make headphones

post #120 of 120

Older wilson designs (early 2000s) used titanium and aluminum drivers, which simply cannot physically match the speed of a high end, nano-film electrostatic driver. They now use doped-paper drivers, which while nice and smooth sounding, again are physically limited by the driver materials speed of sound.

 

Going to have to jack this image from Brush Wellman again (primarily global beryllium supplier for audio companies):

 

 

Beryllium is 2.5x faster, and CVD Diamond (Vapor Deposited Carbon) drivers are 3.5x faster than typical titanium/aluminum drivers.

 

If you want something that will give you the sense of speed of a Stax SR-009 headphone (or even exceeding it), ideally you should be looking at Raidho D-Series with ribbon tweeters and diamond woofers. Alternatively, Revel Ultima 2 series and Pioneer TAD Reference/Evolution series would give you a good sense of speed as well. Those Wilson speakers are going to be smooth, but relatively slow sounding in comparison.


Edited by alcoholbob - 1/9/17 at 10:21pm
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