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I said that once when I had the hd800 before I ventured into stax smily_headphones1.gif
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ah ah ah I didn't want to launch a War mates ;)

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A much as I like my HD800's the Stax SR007 Mk1 and SR009 through a KGSSHV are definitely better.

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Is the 009 a bit bright thru the KGSS-HV? Or does it sound kind of like an e-stat HD800?

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A much as I like my HD800's the Stax SR007 Mk1 and SR009 through a KGSSHV are definitely better.

I should hope a headphone at twice the price would be better :)

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Is the 009 a bit bright thru the KGSS-HV? Or does it sound kind of like an e-stat HD800?

No and no.

 

The sr009 does not sound like an HD800 in any way, even if you do not consider the characteristic sound of an electrostat and just focus on tonality........

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even if you do not consider the characteristic sound of an electrostat and just focus on tonality

 

I thought the characteristic e-stat sound was the tonality, particularly the transparency.


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I thought the characteristic e-stat sound was the tonality, particularly the transparency.

Anyway, what I mean to say is, does it sound kind of 'off' on that setup like the HD800 does, with regards to it's brightness.

 

To clarify: 

 

I consider tonality something like the distribution between the amount of bass, mids and treble e.g. is it flat ("neutral") or V shaped etc.

 

Transparency is something different imo. A headphone can have a very warm or bright sound but still be very transparent (or not). Electrostats (and some orthodynamics) have a rather good transparency in my experience. They sound more "3d", its difficult to describe :D

 

 

To answer your question: The sr009 on a kgsshv does not sound as bright and harsh as the HD800 can be. It has substantially more bass quantity and more intimate mids than the Sennheiser as well. Maybe a tube amp is a better fit for the HD800 like some people say but I have only listened to it on a Yulong U100 (not recommended) and an HDVD800 (very much recommended). 

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