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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Better soundstage he said.

My quote was "wider soundstage", not sure though if you were referring to my comments though. smile.gif

 

The SR-009s have a better overall sound stage (L to R and Front to Back). 

post #227 of 270
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Better soundstage he said.

 

LOL what? 

post #228 of 270
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Well I would not be surprised that the 009 would be in another league of it's own just by looking at it from a price perspective. $4500 vs $1500 is a massive difference (don't even get started on the cost of required amplification and a high quality source. Since both are the best of it's own kind (transducer based), it sort of reminds me how the HE90 used to be the best stat and the Qualia 010/R10's the best dynamics but now a unobtanium status.

 

Indeed I do love my HD800's but even then my other Stax gear are gaining more headtime from me, talk about speed and perfect transient and clarity from these things. If I had the money and space, I'd buy all the stats and dynamics and orthos and piezo-electrics...biggrin.gif

That is the SR-009's biggest downfall. They certainly ain't cheap. 

post #229 of 270
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Nope. Like the HD800 better.


Why?
Not good at explaining these kinds of things. I just know that I liked the HD800 better..
post #230 of 270
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

LOL what? 
NVM, he said wider, look at post above.
post #231 of 270
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

That is the SR-009's biggest downfall. They certainly ain't cheap. 

Yeah true, but yet again....time and huge engineering have gone into these things...not to mention from the Stax interview by Amos and Arnaud, the Stax team is fairly small...nearly all the stuff is hand-made/hand-assembled, so it's understandable one looks into how these can's are executed in the manufacturing process.

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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Yeah true, but yet again....time and huge engineering have gone into these things...not to mention from the Stax interview by Amos and Arnaud, the Stax team is fairly small...nearly all the stuff is hand-made/hand-assembled, so it's understandable one looks into how these can's are executed in the manufacturing process.

I'm just coming at it from the consumer's end. I agree a lot of engineering effort went into them and I do appreciate that (trust me...I'm an engineer myself). 

post #233 of 270

This. 009 definitely felt better staged to me. Not as wide but if you want true soundstage you need speakers anyway, IMO.

 

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

My quote was "wider soundstage", not sure though if you were referring to my comments though. smile.gif

 

The SR-009s have a better overall sound stage (L to R and Front to Back). 

 

You won't regret it if you go speakers. It's another rabbit hole but it's nice. Then again, you won't regret the 009 rig either.

 

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Have you heard or owned the HD800 / 009 to conclusive say that? While I haven't heard the 009's myself, but I have other stat's to keep me company and a idea what they sound like, but given that tinkering into the 009 territory at least for me it will be more worthwhile to go for a speaker setup and I feel I may end up going the path MT is on now. 

This. Again.

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Yeah, the HD800s are fantastic headphones and in the top 3 headphones I've heard/owned. BUT, the SR-009s beat them in every area except for sound stage width. The differences between the SR-009s and my LCD-3s/HD800s are quite large IMO. Initially I wasn't so sure when I got my Stax rig back in November. But after a few months with them, I can easily say that IF I could only own the SR-009s vs. the rest of my dynamic headphones...it would be a no brainer. Adios dynamic cans. Thankfully, I don't have to make that decision though. smile.gif

 

Also when considering price...The HD800 is only anywhere near the 009 when pushed with a top flight amp like the Cavalli LG. 4k for the amp, 1500 for the cans. Much closer to 009+amp considering you can order the 009 from Price Japan for 3400 right now.

post #234 of 270
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

 you can order the 009 from Price Japan for 3400 right now.

The price went down again? Dang, last time I checked it was 3650, at 3400, that is too good to be true!

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

 you can order the 009 from Price Japan for 3400 right now.

The price went down again? Dang, last time I checked it was 3650, at 3400, that is too good to be true!

Now its 3655wink.gif

post #236 of 270
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Now its 3655wink.gif

Only problem is (according to Justin at HeadAmp) is that the wait time for the SR-009s is now like 2 months+. Must be the better pricing here in N.A.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Only problem is (according to Justin at HeadAmp) is that the wait time for the SR-009s is now like 2 months+. Must be the better pricing here in N.A.
Got mine in 5 weeks including the hollydays. Yes with this price wait times will be longer.
post #238 of 270

 

 

YES...

 

 

Normally when someone has a collection of headphones, tends to use the best and in objective terms for me few things are better than SR-009 .

I have a HD-800 and I remember Iasked here the comparison about them.I had thought about buying an Audeze LCD-3 to have several and different perspectives, but after hearing the SR-009 simply have decided not to do so and sell my Senn.


I do not want to have headphones kept in a drawer to use always the same.

 

Mine arrived three weeks ago. S/N 191x .Waiting more than two mounth for them. Price + douannes and shipping cost by Fedex near $4300

 

Cheers


Edited by Sahara - 2/21/13 at 9:35pm
post #239 of 270

No, no, ...no,no, NO


Edited by zorin - 12/25/13 at 11:04pm
post #240 of 270

Yes, but only because there are so many variables with regular headphones. It is a given that SR-009/BHSE (I would probably opt for the Cavalli amp based on what I have heard about it) is an endgame set-up, so that removes having to worry about the headphone and amp parts of a set-up (which are more variable than the transport and DAC). More time can be spent trying to figure out how to get the music to the set-up.

 

Admittedly, once I find a suitable amp for my HD-800 and compare the end result to a good SR-009 set-up, I might change my opinion, but if I had a blank check, the SR-009 set-up would be the first stop.

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