Silverstone EBA01 headphone stand review - A leg to stand on

Price & Value

Determining a headphone-stand's optimum price is not as easy as it might seem. I'd say you shouldn't pay more than 25% of the headphone's price-point, whcih validates that $400 purchase, if you have what to strap onto it.

In EBA01 case, with its build-quality, is clearly worth its $60 / £40 / 49,9 EUR asking-price.

Conclusion

I still find it a little bizarre to dedicate an entire write-up to a headphone stand. I know there are many variants out there, and if you’re active in any audiophile community, you found at least half-a-dozen DIY tutorials as well. Worth mentioning is that, even the best of these, cannot match something purposefully crafted for your headphones.

On its own, EBA01 is a beautifully crafted piece of aluminum. Its design is minimalistic, but still striking. The elongated hanger can hold several cans at the same time, and its softly rounded top ensures only a small indent on the headband cushions.

However, that doesn’t mean it comes with no issues. If the hanger would have had slightly rounded-off edges, particularly towards the end, it would have been a nigh-on flawless item.

Thanks to SilverStone for providing us with a sample for this review!

 

Pros Cons

-  Excellent build quality;
- Striking, minimalistic design;

- Sharp edges;

 

SCORE

Build Quality

9.5 9.0 Design
8.5

Features

9.0

Price & Value
9.5

Not having a score-sheet for headphone stands, I feel like I have to explain the table above.

Build Quality: Nigh-on perfect. Sturdy, no wobble and good quality materials used throughout;
Features: Great. Can use 2 cans at the same time;
Design: Impressive looking. Properly balanced, nicely rounded-off hanger, Sharp edges;
Price: Considering its great build quality and striking design, EBA01 is worth every penny.

Awards

best-price-quality-ratio-9.5best-build-quality-9.5

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