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Got the Stax SR-009, still hungry!

post #1 of 54
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Got the SR-009 and I think it´s easily the best headphone I own or have ever heard, but it´s not perfect.

 

I own:

Stax SR-009

Senn HD 600

Senn HD 650

Senn HD 700

Senn HD 800

Senn RS 220

(What can I say, I´m a bit of a Sennheiser fan).

Beyerdynamic T1

Fostex TH-900

Audeze LCD-2

 

So after all that I´m still hungry for new headphones, what´s wrong with me?

 

Recommendations?

post #2 of 54

Well most of your bases are covered so I'll throw in a Pro 900, even though the 2900 is better.

 

-Daniel

post #3 of 54
Sony r10...why not?
post #4 of 54

Try the Sony MDR-R10.  If you source and amp are really good, they are nearly as good as the SR009.  Their presentation is more romantic and warmth though.  Or hunt for the Orpheus system.

post #5 of 54
Omega 2, ciem, he-6...I was also curious about your gear list? What are you lacking?
Edited by struggles - 4/8/13 at 11:55am
post #6 of 54

why dont you upgrade other components on your chain rather than targeting a headphone to fulfill your appetite ? amp ? dacs? tweaks?

post #7 of 54
You could start collecting rare top end cans, akg k1000, sennheiser Orpheus, Sony r10 and Sony Qualia all come to mind
Or you could go into speakers
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Yeah, I would second that. I have 'only' the SR007s but the sound I am getting is incredible. 

 

NO FATIGUE, GREAT DETAIL, BEAUTIFUL TUBE MIDRANGE, TREBLE INTO THE HEAVENS.

 

My system is tubed Audio Note DAC 3.1 which is None Oversampling, so that might be the reason I am

so content. It is the most organic and smooth sounding digital I have heard.

 

And I use a Mac Mini with M2Tech full stack as the SPDIF convertor and external clock, which has a big impact and

easily beats 10K+ CDPs. Basically it gets right to the source, no extra sampling or flab, pure music.

 

I would recommend you look at your source components. Try a None Oversampling DAC preferably with a good

tubed based output. Look at a good tube based headphone amp like the Blue Hawaii or LL. And ensure all your cables

are good quality. If using a DAC with a PC, it needs Asyncronious USB, and use good software like Audirvana+.

 

Actually, if you sold off some of your headphones, but kept the 009s, and got an Audio Note DAC and the BH,

you would have a killer system!

post #9 of 54

Before you sit to listen to you're music smoke a fatty. 

post #10 of 54
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Before you sit to listen to you're music smoke a fatty.
I think he already did, he said he is still hungry.tongue.gif
post #11 of 54

"So after all that I´m still hungry for new headphones, what´s wrong with me?

 

Recommendations?"

 

Why, you are addicted to change and comparison, of course!  Easy to happen.  Looking forward and lusting for something can be more exciting than actually attaining it!  

 

Recommendations: Buy software until you have a big stack of it in front of you that you have not listened to yet, then get lost in listening every time you are tempted to do searches on new hardware.  Of course, that assumes that you want to change the addictive "acquisition cycle"  

 

 

post #12 of 54

Nm, reread...

Do you mind sharing with us the other parts of your chain.. such as amp (dynamic & electrostat) and source?


Edited by En_R - 4/8/13 at 1:31pm
post #13 of 54

MetalElvis, from your namesake I'd recommend:

Grado HP1000

post #14 of 54

Beats by Dr Dre..

 

Then you can appreciate what you now have much, much more....

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Beats by Dr Dre..

Then you can appreciate what you now have much, much more....
Now this is an idea
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