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    Stax SR-009S Electrostatic Earspeaker

    For many years Stax’s iconic SR-009 electrostatic headphone stood as an industry performance benchmark. The reasons for this included, among other factors, the SR-009’s accurate and dead-neutral voicing, exceptional resolution, and extremely fast transient speed. ...
  • Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

    Benchmark Media Systems HPA4 Headphone Amplifier

    Benchmark Media Systems is a low-profile audio company, with its roots in professional electronics. In the past decade, Benchmark consumer products, especially its digital-analog converters, have achieved acclaim for ultra-low distortion and clean sound. While ...
  • AXPONA 2019: Personal Audio

    AXPONA 2019: Personal Audio

    AXPONA 2019, held in the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois, was one of the best run, best organized, and most enjoyable audio shows I have ever attended. While the Chicago-area weather outside was, especially on ...
  • Ultrasone Edition 15 Headphone

    Ultrasone Edition 15 Headphone

    Ultrasone is a 27-year-old Bavarian company with a track record for making Edition-series headphone models designed to compete with the best. Here we review its top-of-the-line Edition 15 headphone. (Edition models are built in limited-quantity ...

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