Are the 009's any good for gaming. I need something that will allow me to image very well.
I will be using a Blue Hawaii.
Yes. I use them (w/727), along with orthos & dynamics. Of course the resolution is probably the finest out there, and is well beyond what is needed for any game I've played.
If you're a headbanger, you need to use caution as some of the LF effects in games are at high levels, and I wouldn't be surprised to arc some ES sets. I've not heard anything in mine, but a caution I think is warranted.
They are not particularly comfortable for hours-on-end gaming. Not horrible in any way, I just find the need to periodically remove them and give my head / ears a rest.
If ya' got 'em, use 'em, but honestly, decent "gaming" sets like the Beyer MMX300 provide every bit of res you'd need for gaming, and are much cheaper to replace after a rage-toss...
If they're anything like the Lambdas I've tried, they might just be the best gaming headphones you could possibly have. Electrostatics seem to lend themselves well to gaming in terms of that airy, ambient, atmospheric presentation and bringing out the positional cues in binaural mixes, along with never getting muddy-sounding even when the game audio becomes hectic with multiple sound effects going off simultaneously.
It's way past the line of diminishing returns for gaming audio (a used SR-Lambda setup at $300-400 already starts heading past that, let alone a top-tier SR-009 + Blue Hawaii), but if you want absolutely no compromises, why not?
You are going to spend that kind of money for GAMING!? Oh man, if I may, get a life!
What's wrong with that?
All I do nowadays with my KGSSHV>007a is watch cat videos on Youtube and voice chat with friends.