Would you like fries with that?
Got amps for either?
No estat amp yet, and only Lyr3 for Diana, but I'll make an amp upgrade choice after I make an HP choice.
Abyss Diana isn't even comparable to the 009. Some would prefer the Abyss Phi TC (or w/e the newest revision is), but I'd most likely still take the 009.
Depends on what your sonic priorities are I suppose. What do you value most in a headphone?
Plankton first, then tone. Not a bass head, not a treble head. My favorite combo so far is Eddie Current S7>HD800 followed by ZDSE>Eikon. Original SR-009s are everywhere now that the S version is out. Just don’t know if I want to go down the stat rabbit hole.
If you're after plankton (and/or comfort at all) just go for Stax and be done with it. I'm surprised you enjoyed Eikon so much if plankton is your #1 priority. I love them for bass, tone, dynamics, smoothness... but not plankton.
Eikon seemed fine detail-wise. Not HD800, but enough that I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. Then again, I was using Yggdrasil with ZDSE and Eikon and I think the OG gungnir with HD800... could be that.
009 is a little bit more amp picky. 009S is less so picky so amp choice should be a little easier if you opt for the S. Both should work well for plankton, not a huge difference there. I sell a lot more S nowadays, been a while since I got an 009 sale.
Yeah I’m looking for a used 009 since they’re in the $2k range. Definitely not paying full retail for an S.
Your company is temporarily shutting down due to lost business from Huawei so you’re gonna make a multi thousand dollar luxury purchase? Nice flex.
We don’t all live paycheck to paycheck. Don’t worry, it’ll come together for you soon.
I don’t have a paycheck. I’m a student again. So I guess I don’t even need paycheck at all. Maybe you can be like me some day. :P
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