Originally Posted by mikiphile
Why so? I had to ask because you said in your description that you have auditioned/owned almost everything on the market.
A person with so much experience saying that, has some serious weight to it. Even I have had the chance to audition electrostatics, namely the SR-009 and other Stax headphones, but I did not really see that much of a difference. They do sound amazing and better than most dynamic headphones, but the difference is not that great I think.
Btw, I actually have a feeling that Schiit might go into electrostatic stuff in the future.
PS: You really put Rakija in your interests, awesome, why didnt i think of that..
Electrostats for me just do everything so effortlessly, the lower end of the offerings can do many aspects of sound much better than most of the non-estat high end/TOTL offerings out there. It's all about sound preferences and what you listen to at the end of the day.
Also auditioning headphones at meets or audio festivals is not a good way to find out what is good and what is bad as it only tells you so much. I'm sure you will be blown away if you had a SR-009 vs say LCD3 or T1 headphones both compared comprehensively at a mini meet or personally in your own home.
That said, I did recently sell my HD800 (few days ago) and to me the HD800 is the best dynamic headphone money can buy and only short of the higher end Stax offerings, some may disagree but at the end of the day, the only con I can think about of the HD800's when not amped properly is it's treble (besides it's awful paint chipping as well).
Yes rakija is awesome, my friends are of Serbian background so I get them to brew me some when I need it for special needs and occasions.