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Long story short I need to sell my large home set up and replace it with a headphone set up.
I have tried almost every top headphone and while I liked the Utopia and Arya with the chord hugo, the Stax SR 009s paried with the Chord Qutest and srm-t8000 blew my mind. The detail and the way it presented the music really was life changing. This is coming from a strong PMC floorstanding set up at home.
The problem is the price of the SR 009s, there are many SR 009 selling second hand for HALF the price.

So does anyone have strong experience with trying both in order to provide me with some information that could help?
I also here there is strong recommendations for the 3rd party amps.. but that can be for another discussion

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