Stax SR-009: Best Headphone Ever Made? - Head-Fi TV, Episode 008
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Episode 008 of Head-Fi TV was just uploaded.  This episode is a video review of the new flagship headphone from Stax, the SR-009 electrostatic earspeakers, powered by the Woo Audio WES electrostatic headphone amplifier.
 
Thanks to Jack Wu of Woo Audio for letting us borrow his personal Stax SR-009 (that he went to Japan to pick up earlier in the spring).  Jack also let us borrow one of Woo Audio's flagship WES electrostatic headphone amps.
 

 

Products mentioned in the video:

 
  1. Stax SR-009 electrostatic headphone
  2. Woo Audio WES electrostatic headphone amplifier
  3. Stax SR-007 Mk2 electrostatic headphone
  4. Sennheiser Orpheus headphone system
  5. HiFiMAN HE-series headphone
  6. Sennheiser HD 800 headphone
  7. Audeze LCD-2 planar magnetic headphone
  8. HeadAmp Blue Hawaii Special Edition electrostatic headphone amplifier
  9. Ray Samuels Audio A-10 Thunderbolt electrostatic headphone amplifier
 

 


 

Head-Fi TV Episode 008 produced by Joseph Cwik and Jude Mansilla

 

 

We will occasionally post Q&A episodes of Head-Fi TV.  If you want to submit any questions (or comments), you can do so via email to tv@head-fi.org.

 
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Another fantastic episode! 

 
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I thought HD650's were expensive.......
 
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Jude, what source were you using in this WES > SR-009 rig?
 
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:drool:
I don't much like dark headphones. This seems like everything I could ask for in a headphone.
 
Too bad about that price tag!
 
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Jude, what source were you using in this WES > SR-009 rig?

MacBook Pro and MacBook Air --> Amarra (latest version) --> Lavry DA11 DAC
 
 
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WOOOW this is crazy considering the price. Some people give out even more for speakers...
 
I think my ears will never be treated with something like this X/
 
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That's certainly the last word in affordability, eh?
I wonder whether I'm willing to eat only ramen for the next 3 years...
 
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When you follow the video to watch it on youtube, you see 1 user doesn't like the video. 5$ as that was Jude disliking his own video.
 
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I wonder if I'll have enough money for this when I'm 60 years old...Goal: set.
 
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any comments comparing the detail of these to the detail of the JH3A prototype at canjam? cause i felt those were some of the most detailed headphones id ever heard, and i think many would agree
 
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I would LOVE to hear the SR-009 myself. I found the SR-007 slightly too dark for my likings, if SR-009 is brighter and better, I am sure to rob a bank or something... :p

 
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