The strangest thing, that review... because the BHSE is by far the more detailed and neutral of the two amps. This is simply not a matter of opinion. Treat the article with extreme skepticism.
I owned WES #1, and while it is an interesting and unique experience, it is not suited to the 009s for the simple reason that blurring the world's most detailed headphones is counter productive (read: stupid). I actually enjoyed the rolled off highs, slightly boomy midbass, and smoothness of the WES with the SR-Omega, and if you enjoy the more mellow hi-fi experience, the WES delivers. However the 009s offer such incredible detail that it would be a shame to ruin that strength with the WES. The BHSE delivers the neutral and detailed power these cans crave.
Oh, and welcome to Head-Fi!
it's funny...When I hear someone say that the BHSE is a very detailed and revealing amp, all I hear is others saying "Oh…i'm looking for musicality." Now that a review calls the BHSE to be analog and musical, all I hear is people who want extreme detail retrieval :D :D :D
Is it win-win or lose-lose? ;) I'm just a half-empty skeptic.