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(Wireless Headphones Review) Edifier STAX Spirit S3: High original sound fidelity, excellent scale and realism, consistent phase, low distortion. Ultra-long playback time & ultra-fast charging, compact portability

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

 

 

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  • People who value the natural reality of sound
  • People who value sound image consistency
  • People who like smooth and fluid sound
  • People who are particular about vocal reproduction
  • People who are particular about overtone expression
  • People who value spatiality
  • People who value portability
  • People who value battery performance
  • People who value communication quality
  • People who value cost-effectiveness

 

Overview of Edifier STAX Spirit S3

This review will give an overview of Edifier STAX Spirit S3. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • Total Score: 9.3 / 10.0
  • Package: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Build quality: 8.5 / 10.0
  • Fitment: 8.5 / 10.0
  • High range: 11.0 / 10.0
  • Mid range: 9.0 / 10.0
  • Low range: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Less distortion: 8.0 / 10.0
  • Communication quality: 9.5/10.0

 

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Basic Specifications
  • Continuous playback time: 80 hours
  • Waterproof performance: None
  • Supported codecs: Snapdragon Sound/aptX Adaptive/aptXAAC/SBC

 

package

The package meets the price standard. The accessories are quite luxurious.

 

Package contents
  • Edifier STAX Spirit S3
  • Type-C USB cable
  • Replacement mesh pad
  • 3.5mm to 6.35mm adapter
  • Carrying pouch
  • Instruction Manual

 

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

 

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Build quality

Build quality meets price standard.

 

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3

 

Fit

The unit is equipped with a plane-driven unit, but the body is much lighter.

 

Two types of earpads are available, leather and mesh, to suit different uses and seasons.

 

Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3
Edifier STAX Spirit S3

 

Sound quality

This review will be done by connecting to the FiiO M15 via aptX HD.

 

The Edifier STAX Spirit S3 provides very high original sound fidelity in standard Classic mode, sounding close to an ideal flat speaker. High frequencies are particularly well extended, giving a sense of scale similar to that of high-end speakers.

 

If you want to hear even more high frequencies, you can set the S3 to HiFi mode or STAX mode for a more open sound experience. Roughly speaking, STAX mode emphasizes more mid-high frequencies and a brighter midrange, while HiFi mode emphasizes more depth, dimension, and subtlety.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

 

Sound quality general comment
  • Original Sound Fidelity: S-
  • Recommendation: S+
  • Personal preference: S+

 

The Edifier STAX Spirit S3 is Edifier's most ambitious headphones yet, offering ultra high-end class sound in a mid-high class wireless headphones.

 

Of course, some of the audio specs are about the right price (although there is almost no shortage in the $500 class), but they have the consistent phase characteristics peculiar to the planar drive type and are super. The sound that extends smoothly to the high range surpasses even standard headphones such as the HiFiMAN Arya, which is popular as a planar drive type famous model.

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Edifier STAX Spirit S3

 

Sound quality features
Pros
  • Very good high frequency expandability
  • Excellent original sound fidelity
  • Consistent phase characteristics
  • High sound image consistency
  • High sense of reality
  • Reproduction of almost perfect speaker sound
  • 3 types of sounds

 

Cons
  • Lacks free equalization
  • Lacks low-frequency depth
  • If anything, the midrange could use a little more work.

 

General comment

The Edifier STAX Spirit S3 is priced at about $500, which is about mid-high, but in terms of sound quality, it delivers sound half as good as ultra high-end. It is also very easy to use, with 80 hours of continuous playback time, excellent charging efficiency, and a compact foldable design that makes it comfortable to carry around.

 

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

Edifier STAX Spirit S3

$403.99