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Studio by Michael Schillings 1 month ago

ESI eXtra 10

Wired over-ear headphones with linearisation software

The German manufacturer ESI offers a wide range of products for use in professional sound and home studios. With attractive prices and practical features, they are aimed at beginners as well as customers in the mid-price bracket. With the eXtra 10 model, the manufacturer makes...


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With the eXtra 10, ESI succeeds in creating an appealing tool that meets the requirements of the studio. In combination with dSoniq’s Realphones ESI Edition, the headphones recreate acoustic simulations of various monitoring situations in a recording studio, delivering a finely resolved sound image with balanced sound reproduction across the entire sound spectrum. This combination offers convenient switching between different virtual monitoring situations. In addition, the excellent outward attenuation of the semi-open system also allows for use during sound recordings.

I would have liked to see a version of the software for iOS and Android so that I could also use this winning combination for pure music enjoyment on the move. The recommended retail price of 59 Euros is absolutely reasonable and deserves our price-performance recommendation!

Michael Schillings
Michael Schillings 12. March 2021
ESI eXtra 10