The 007 is definitely technically more proficient but it’s surprising how good at is for just relaxing. It has me thinking about selling my HE1000 because while the HE1000 is definitely better at everything by a step or two, when I just want to relax I don’t really care about technicalities.
The thing I’ve consistently disliked about Stax, all the way to the SR-009, is that they have this etherealness to the sound that makes it lack weight. They may have enough bass quantity, but since they have this weird weightless texture to it, it makes me kind of uneasy. The Koss isn’t quite as weightless so it’s a lot nicer for to me.