IMHO,the 009 is a better headphone than the 007a,with my current amp
Understand,if I had to live with the 007a & the modded 727-it would not be the end of the world..The 009 is just an incredible headphone,probably the finest I've ever listened to.
Many people have suggested, if I do anymore upgrades,I might wan to consider the Blue Hawaii..but that is another major purchase,and my wife has suggested to me,that,any other major purchases of audio gear,might end in the removal of certain body parts,of mine---if you know what I mean???
I just sold the 007a,and will order the 009 within a few days,and see where this takes me...hopefully I will be end game..LOL.
I.m always trying to make myself believe that...
Has your wife been making transatlantic calls to my wife? I mentioned making changes to my turntable and my wife referred to body parts, specifically 'a hiking boot to the family jewels'. Perhaps its a worldwide conspiracy to stop us buying new Stax stuff. It's even got Zolkis making his own earpads.LOL.