This thread has been pretty quiet. As a general 'classical music recordings excellence' thread, you think it would be more active. I guess people post on more specific music threads?
In any event, anyone excited about any particular classical recordings lately? I've been getting into the complete symphonies of Villa-Lobos, Vaughan-Williams, Miakovsky, Bax, Gliere, Atterberg, Magnard, among others. What about you?
And what 'phones/system is doing it for you? I've recently been appreciating the mighty HD800 (with caveats). Short of the Stax, does it get any better for classical/orchestral music?
The LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) has released a good number of modern (21st century) recordings, and many are in SACD format, so that's a bonus. I have both the HD800 and the SR-009, I'm still waiting for my main electrostatic amp to come in, but having listened to my Stax headphones on different systems recently, I would say that the Stax SR-009 are the better choice for classical music overall, given their incredible detail. The HD800 is a phenomenal headphone, one of the best I've ever heard, which is one reason why I haven't sold it yet. It's soundstage is incredibly wide and deep, with pin-point accuracy, so for certain works, say, a very large orchestra, such as a Mahler symphony or Wagner overture, it perhaps bests the SR-009 in that regard. But overall, I would go for a Stax SR-007 or SR-009. Hope that helps :)