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Sound lovers always keen to buy the best electrostatic headphones for activities. But they’re all pretty expensive. But not now, Massdrop worked its thrilling on the $1,000 Koss ESP-950, remade it as the Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X, and doped the price to $500. This Electrostatic Stereo Headphone System is a custom version of the classic Koss ESP/950 Electrostatic Stereo Headphone. Those are already the premium Electrostatic Stereo Headphones.

Now you can listen to the pure sound, the ESP/95X will be an exposure to anyone who never heard an electrostatic headphone before. It’s a full-size, over-the-ear headphone system that includes a dedicated amp, the E/90X.

ESP/95X Electrostatic Headphones

Massdrop x Koss ESP/95X headphones has eternally attached cable is 47 inches long. Despite that user can also get a 72-inch extension cable. It’s an open-back design so it doesn’t isolate the wearer from external noise, and the ESP/95X’s sound can be heard by anyone nearby.

The ESP/95X is most definitely a high-resolution headphone, but it doesn’t mercilessly reveal harshness in recordings; the sound is on the warm side of neutral. The ESP/95X is more see-through transparent; the LCD2 Classic counters with superior dynamic punch, deeper bass and airier treble sparkle, but it’s also a heavier, less comfortable headphone.

The front panel’s volume control knob is split into separate left and right channel controls, and that’s fine. The amp is pretty small as it measures just 2.6 by 4.3 by 6.1 inches.

While, the E/90X amp’s onnectivity options are limited to a Koss proprietary headphone jack. It also has two stereo analog inputs: a front-panel-mounted 3.5mm input. At the same time as on the back of the amp are deeply recessed RCA inputs that won’t accept RCA plugs with thick connector barrels (the included RCA cables worked fine). The E/90X doesn’t have digital inputs.