What struck me about the 009 once I got the electronics right was surprising. They are not known to be euphoric, or musical- just very detailed, clear, and exacting.
However, when I got some electronics with a soul behind them, they became not only clear and exacting, but beautiful, musical, and highly involving. To a large degree, I am hearing much of that emotional beauty I heard with the R-10 but with superior clarity.
The SR-009 will put out whatever you give it. If you feed it sterile sound- it outputs the same. If you feed it colored organic or euphoric sound- yes- you get it, and you get it in the most honest straight forwad manner possible.
The SR-009 is not a nonemotional sterile headphone. It is as musical as the electronics behind it and it can sound not only exacting, but beautiful.
Edited by rsbrsvp - 1/8/13 at 9:06pm