STAX was found in 1938. In 1959, STAX developed the world’s first electrostatic headphone and introduced SR-1 in 1960. Today STAX continues its tradition by offering the finest headphones for both professional and audiophile applications. STAX refers to all its headphones as “earspeakers”; such Ultra-High Fidelity devices for reproducing music can only be compared with the best cost-no-object loudspeakers, not other headphones. The term ”EAR SPEAKER” is, therefore, more descriptive of STAX’s contribution to today’s most advanced level of sonic transduction.