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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. ...
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    Building a dedicated space for music listening is the ultimate commitment to the hobby. It’s expensive and complex, and when you’re finished there’s no guarantee that the room will sound good. But if you take ...
  • 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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