SilverStone EB01-E and EB03 Review (Page 4 of 4)

Page 4 - Conclusion

Before I make my concluding statements on the SilverStone EB01-E and EB03, let me just make it clear to you one thing: The SilverStone EB01-E and EB03 do not promise, nor will it ever, turn your low end headphones into amazing sounding devices. In fact, even if you have a set of higher end cans that does not have a ridiculously high impedance, the DAC and amplifier will not suddenly blow you away with a shock if you already have pretty decent equipment to begin with. Simply put, the SilverStone EB01-E and EB03 are midrange audiophile products, and most people who claim the difference between it and an already reasonably good audio source is night and day are probably just bluffing. Now, being an audiophile at heart, is boils down to the details that separates the good stuff from the bad stuff -- and the details are where this DAC and amplifier setup really shines through. I am not going to repeat my Page 3 analysis, but in general, I am impressed by the fact it is able to produce an attractively flat frequency response with a warm audio signature. In conjunction with more than sufficient power to drive up to 600 ohm headphones, the EB01-E and EB03 never broke a sweat to produce quality sound to the discerning ear. In my opinion, SilverStone has done a fine job in making the EB01-E and EB03 very good looking products that will never look out of place in your living room or your desk. If they can reduce the size of both products, and the sound drivers were less buggy, then we will have a real winner in our hands. At the end of the day, with good sound and good looks to boot, here is the deal: For a total of $400 at press time, SilverStone EB01-E and EB03 is not for chump change, but if you are looking to plunge some cash for good sound, plug in a good pair of headphones, and be enchanted by a new experience by listening to all your old favorite tracks in a whole different way.

SilverStone provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.

APH:Renewal Award | APH Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that aren't likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks; but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Numeric Rating is 7.5/10
Please note that the APH Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other sites.

If you already own a decent pair of headphones, and want to unleash all the potential it has under the hood, pick up the SilverStone EB01-E and EB03, and begin to immerse yourself in a brand new experience with all your favorite old tracks.

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Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Hardware
3. Subjective Audio Analysis
4. Conclusion