I just wanted clarify my feelings about the SR007s so as not to appear so negative, and I'm sorry If i came across that way about them.
I liked the SR007s a lot during the years I had them, about 1999-2008, but during that time, the only practical competitors were Senn 650s, Grado RS1s, and AKG 701s and maybe some others.
It was a smaller universe. At this time I considered myself a fanboy of the 007s and they got most of my headtime.
But I remember at the time there was considerable debate about whether the 007s were better or worse than those dynamics, and I felt there was no clear winner from my listening (I owned all of them).
But now with HD800s, Audezes, Hifimen, Fostexes, AT-W3000ANVs, and even some Grados (sort of) (along with the more modern dynamic amps), the bar has been raised, and I lump these in with the 009s actually.
I spent some time with the Woo WES with the SR007 (the Mk2) and SR009, and I thought the bass of the SR007 was kind of muddy (I liked my old SR007 Mk1 bass better, even though it was less prominent).
But it was clear to me that the 009s were just so much more resolving AND musical at the same time, and I just had to write off the SR007s, especially since I
LOVE my LCD3s with a Pinnacle or RSA B52 amp, with the other modern dynamics like HD800s or TH900s close behind.
Not to open another can of worms here, but I think the modern phones are more refined and musical overall than any of the 10-20 year old phones including R10s (I owned those too and sold them off).
Time marches on, and I think we are in a golden age of phones now, and I'm grateful for that.
Edit: no, I did not perceive any grain from the SR007s with the Woo, so that's probably due to my lowly 007t amp. And I do admit the new SR007 phones are a wonderful design, super-comfy and I wish the
009s felt like them.
Edited by rgs9200m - 3/8/13 at 10:48am