Its a bit funny sitation that u own sr009 and I am talking about it refers to mem9rries lol
But I believe that sr009 is one of the headphones that sounds like music from speaker.
Ah..so you are getting them for the looks...you are so shallow!!!
It's sometimes too easy to dismiss the 009s for rock/metal. Tonight I started listening to metal on the 007s but I actually reached out for the 9s after a while. Unless the recording is literally abysmal, the clarity and transparency are quite addictive. Before the 009s in order my favourites were the 007 MKIs and then the LCD-3s. At the moment it's a tie between the 9s and 7s.
(Granted I have a SET tube amp voicing the 009s at the moment, so that may have something to do with it too)
I wouldn't expect the XC should compare with the 9s or even the 7s (MKI). But I am hoping for something more transparent and balanced sounding than the TH900s.
Why do you say TH900 is "semi-closed"? I'm near purchasing a TH900 for work where I don't want to disturb my neighbors. I'm following this thread because LCD-XC is in the running as well but I think I won't like the clamp.
I'm really liking the combination of CLAS-dB/RSA71b with the LCD-XCs. Fully balanced input to output using Silver Dragon Moon Audio cables.
I think the slightly warm sound signature of the 71B works well.
Has anyone tried any other portable setups.
Maybe he meant they leak a lot of sound.
The XCs also leak some sound but I'd certainly not call them semi-closed.
They isolate outside sound quite well.