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post #16 of 70
I have the SRM-323S for my SR-009, it doesn't need that long of a warmup... (and tbh, its almost never off :P)
post #17 of 70
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I'm wondering if the SR-009's built now, sound different to when they first came out, I say that because I got mine in late 2011 and yes they're the best headphones I've heard, [ to drive them I use my BHSE ] but IMO they're are not perfect. Aswell as the 009 / BHSE, I also have the HD-600 / GS-Xmk2  [ I've a 4 pin XLR custom cable with the HD-600's ] and I'm getting a lot of listening pleasure from that combo, in fact I'm now using the HD-600 / GS-Xmk2 as much as the SR-009 / BHSE.

 

P.S. While I'm using the HD-600 / GS-Xmk2 a lot, part of the reason I do that is because I can listen to them straight away, whereas I prefer to listen to the 009 / BHSE after the BHSE's warmed up.

I heard early ones at a show and have newer ones (built last summer) and I think they sound the same. But I can relate, as I am so entranced by my HD800/Pinnacle amp combo that the

the HD800 is the one I gravitate to, as it's so musical, it's what music is all about, even though I hear more "things" with my SR009/007t-ii combo.

The Stax combo is also musical and is very thrilling, but there is something so relaxing about the HD800 setup that is priceless.

 

(Edit: I have HD650s also, but the HD800s are far more resolving and, strangely, just as non-fatiguing, a neat trick.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 4/2/13 at 9:21am
post #18 of 70
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

I heard early ones at a show and have newer ones (built last summer) and I think they sound the same. But I can relate, as I am so entranced by my HD800/Pinnacle amp combo that the

the HD800 is the one I gravitate to, as it's so musical, it's what music is all about, even though I hear more "things" with my SR009/007t-ii combo.

The Stax combo is also musical and is very thrilling, but there is something so relaxing about the HD800 setup that is priceless.

 

(Edit: I have HD650s also, but the HD800s are far more resolving and, strangely, just as non-fatiguing, a neat trick.)

 

So a gun to your head-which rig do you keep? very_evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

post #19 of 70
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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post

 

So a gun to your head-which rig do you keep? very_evil_smiley.gif

 

-Daniel

The Senns.

post #20 of 70
Sweet-my Leviathan will be justified then lol.

-Daniel
post #21 of 70

I'd like to have a listen to the HD-800 + HE-6 and TH-900 with my GS-Xmk2 + source but having said that, I'm very happy with how my HD-600's sound.

My point about the SR-009 is yes it's an amazing headphone, but in no way has it spoilt the enjoyment I'm getting from the HD-600.

 

I've heard the SR-009 with, SRM-007t + SRM-717 + LL and my BHSE, and out of those four I liked the BHSE most. [ although the LL makes the 009 sound very good ] The only problem I find with the 009 / BHSE is some songs in my collection sound shrilling, this is why IMO it's not the perfect headphone.

post #22 of 70
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

I'd like to have a listen to the HD-800 + HE-6 and TH-900 with my GS-Xmk2 + source but having said that, I'm very happy with how my HD-600's sound.
My point about the SR-009 is yes it's an amazing headphone, but in no way has it spoilt the enjoyment I'm getting from the HD-600.

I've heard the SR-009 with, SRM-007t + SRM-717 + LL and my BHSE, and out of those four I liked the BHSE most. [ although the LL makes the 009 sound very good ] The only problem I find with the 009 / BHSE is some songs in my collection sound shrilling, this is why IMO it's not the perfect headphone.

Hmm, could you give some examples on said shrilling songs? I would be interested in trying them on my SR-009 and see if I come to the same conclusions smily_headphones1.gif
post #23 of 70
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post


Hmm, could you give some examples on said shrilling songs? I would be interested in trying them on my SR-009 and see if I come to the same conclusions smily_headphones1.gif

 

Peter Gabriels " SledgeHammer " and " Big Time ". 

post #24 of 70
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post

Peter Gabriels " SledgeHammer " and " Big Time ". 

Hm, sledgehammer was actually on my playlist when I did the Hd800/009 shootout and ended with buying the 009's O_o

Guess t-h-e-p-i-m-p is right, I am a bad listener... ;-)
post #25 of 70
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Originally Posted by t-h-e-p-i-m-p View Post

The live recordings! Hd600 is more real sounding then 009. No headphone is perfect, iv'e tried everything and i'm only keeping omega 2 mk1.

Yeah now that we're going completely off topic anyway, - I haven't heard the HD600, but I will put it on my list now :-)
I could not for the life of me like the 007mk2, is the mk1 that much different?

(Sorry OP smily_headphones1.gif)
post #26 of 70

Yes, the 007mk2 isn't good at all IMO. 

post #27 of 70

I only heard the two songs I'm referring to by Peter Gabriel [ who is one of my favourite musicians ] with the BHSE driving my 009's, so I don't know how they'd sound with stax amps or any other stats amp. But the biggest part of my songs collection sound amazing with the 009 / BHSE, especially since I started using my sources DAC.

Regarding those songs sounding to me shrilling, it might be my hearing that's sensitive, but like I said, I'm very much enjoying my HD-600 / GS-Xmk2, even with Peters songs.

post #28 of 70
Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to hear the BHSE, nor have I had the chance to listen to HD600 or the GS-Xmk2...
All I know is that it sounds great to my ears on my SRM-323S/SR-009 smily_headphones1.gif
post #29 of 70
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Originally Posted by CybDev View Post

Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to hear the BHSE, nor have I had the chance to listen to HD600 or the GS-Xmk2...
All I know is that it sounds great to my ears on my SRM-323S/SR-009 smily_headphones1.gif

 

I haven't heard the SRM-323s, however I once had the SR-007mk1 / SRM-007t  but was disappointed with that combo, in fact to me the HD-600 / GS-Xmk2 sound better than that Stax combo, but to what I can recall the SR-007's sounded airy which I liked, also at the time I had the Stax combo my source was the Esoteric x-03se, 

post #30 of 70
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Originally Posted by MetalElvis View Post

Every headphones I listen nowdays after Stax SR-009 pretty much sounds horrible, unlistenable.

 

Lately I´ve been looking for good travelling headphones. Closed, preferably having noice cancellation. I tried the Bose QC15, but it sounded absolutely horrible. I don´t why anyone can listen to these?

 

Is there at least anything decent out there?

 

What headphones are the "Stax SR-009" in the closed (noice cancellation) headphones category?

 

And I don´t like IEMs. Don´t like sticking something to my ears.

Was going to recommend the JH13pro, but since you don't like IEM...then you are out of luck.  All of the current active noise canceling phones will sound like garbage next to the SR009.  The best sounding closed phones ever made is the Sony MDR-R10 and they are nearly as good as the SR009, unfortunately they are hardly portable and even more expensive than the SR009 to boot! 

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