I have heard the 009 sound wonderful, so-so and bleh at different times, with different amps and with different sources. Even with the BHSE in my house, I've heard it range from sublime to bleh depending on the DAC.
Kerry's KGSS-HV was very nice with 007s and I remember wanting a couch so I could stay there the rest of the afternoon.
Not sure what he had there as a DAC.
Well, that's the nature of this hobby, isn't it. EVEN if you find that magic combo, the holy grail, the guy next to you might think it's too (bright, dull, forward, recessed, etc).
Anyhow, how do you feel about SR009/BHSE vs SR007/KGSS-HV combo? SR009 on KGSS-HV for that matter.