Stax is the undisputed leader in electrostatic headphones, or Earspeakers, as they call them.

Stax SR-009S Signature Electrostatic and SRM-D50 Driver and DAC

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The company wanted us to hear their very best in their extensive line of transducers, and I eagerly agreed. I wondered how good a headphone and driver amp/DAC could sound when it cost north of $5000.00.

Stax SR-009S Signature Electrostatic

In extensive listening tests, I heard all kinds of music through these physically striking headphones. How did they measure up, and perhaps more important, do you get stratospheric performance when you pay a stratospheric price? The answers are coming up in my review so please watch for it.

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