STAX was found in 1938. In 1959, STAX developed the world’s first electrostatic headphone and introduced SR-1 in 1960. Today STAX continues their tradition by offering the finest headphones for both professional and audiophile applications. STAX refers to all its headphones “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 ”EARSPEAKER” is, therefore, more descriptive of STAX’s contribution to today’s most advanced level of sonic transduction.
Over the following thirty-six years Stax has continued to produce a variety of amplification, earspeaker, tonearm, CD player, DAC, phono cartridge and loudspeaker products.
In December 2011, Chinese loudspeaker manufacturer Edifier announced the acquisition of 100% equity in Stax and today manages operations for this heritage brand.