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Koss ESP-950 Electrostatic Stereophone Reviews

mrstrangeguy

A forgotten classic

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Pros: Non-fatiguing sound signature, Great Soundstage, Lightweight, Lifetime warranty

Cons: Nagging issues, Perceived build quality, Little "wow" factor, Seal dependent

Overview:   The black sheep of Electrostatic headphones, the ESP-950 has been around since 1990 and is still in production now, overshadowed by Stax & co, they do not receive a lot of publicity, but are still highly competent in their own right.   Source Gear: E90 Energizer Fiio E10 (Line out) Schiit Magni ‚Äč Comparing Headphones: Hifiman HE400i (Grill-modded) Fostex TH-X00   Non-sound bits:   The ESP-950 is an open-backed headphone, and is rather tall, painted all black with mainly plastic parts, except for the metal grill, which gives a sense of flimsiness, on the upside, this construction is lightweight and comfortable on...
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