As a former Sennheiser Applications Engineer,
musician and long-time audiophile, James Serdechny has worked extensively
with Sennheiser, HiFiMan, Audez'e, AKG, Beyerdynamic and Grado headphones.
For years he designed various cables for audiophile recording
studios. Developing audiophile and high-end cables for headphone
systems became a priority when it became apparent that the manufacturer's stock cable was
the primary cause of significant degradation to the headphone performance.
After a three-year research and development program fueled by over 30
years of experience with headphone systems, which included an
exhausting number of headphone cable designs, the Stefan AudioArt line of
headphone cables were born.
produces true high-end headphone cables
handcrafted to the highest standard using constantly evolving innovative
designs. Each cable and the associated connector undergo an
extensive proprietary contact enhancing treatment before and after
assembly. The process is designed to eliminated a majority of the
degrading effects the non-conductive surfaces of the cable and
connectors have on the audio signal. The process adds several hours to
the assembly time and considerable cost to the overall assembly. Thus, Stefan
AudioArt's internal and external cable designs and extensive connector
modifications (including two options which eliminate the harmful effects
of the connector shell all together -
wood shells and
Alchem connector) are far beyond the
performance of all
the other "off the shelf " cables and connectors which are assembled in
a DYI fashion by lesser manufacturers. You will hear an even
greater difference our cables make as their potential will be fully
experienced if two very important areas - properly designed headphone
system cables and
in your system.
result, four levels of Stefan AudioArt headphone system cables are
available. The Empiric, E-Series, Endorphin and VOICE will transmit the audio signal
from the source to the headphone with impact, definition and realism and
remain unmatched by any other headphone cable manufacturer in the world.
The Empiric is
an entry level audiophile headphone cable offering a similar look and
feel and the same performance as the critically acclaimed Equinox
headphone cable. The Empiric is ideal for the user who desires the
absolute best headphone cable in the $200.00 price range.....coming
The E-Series retains
the best characteristics of the Equinox audiophile headphone cable and
builds upon them offering improved performance and comfort. As a result
offers the biggest step-up from the stock cable and considerably
improves the headphone's performance offering great balance
with much deeper insight into the music along with increased clarity,
definition and impact of bass, mids and high frequencies. The
sound-stage will also significantly improve both in width and depth.
Endorphin will do all of the
above and in addition introduce a very noticeable rich
and pure musicality that can best be described as if
the equipment generating the music has been completely removed from
the process of reproducing the sound. With a high-performance headphone, this
experience is very close to pure, live sound. The Endorphin is
sonically the best headphone cable available.
VOICE offers the sonic
performance of the Endorphin but incorporates the most advanced cable
structure available in the world and comes standard with Ebony or
Cocobolo wood shell connectors. The VOICE is sonically and structurally
the best headphone cable available.
If you are
considering another aftermarket headphone cable and would like a
detailed analysis of how it compares with any of our above lines of
audiophile, high-end or ultra-high end cables, please submit an email or
telephone inquiry to Stefan AudioArt. We will respond with a thorough
examination based on our 30 years of experience researching, designing
and implementing headphone system cables. In addition, we have extensive
experience with all the top headphones at different price points and how
they perform in various levels of headphones systems. If you are
interested in detailed information regarding the specific performance of
a particular headphone and/or how it compares with other headphones we
are also prepared to send you objective and accurate information to help
you make your decision.
Along with offering the highest
quality, most technically advanced headphone cable options for
ultra/high-end headphones and headphone systems, Stefan AudioArt is also committed to assisting
customers by recommending detailed and innovative cost effective steps
to headphone system improvement. We do this
through a series of detailed email exchanges or phone conversations over
a period of time depending on the customerís goals.
Equally important is the task of
educating and informing the headphone user community
regarding the latest headphone listening system advances and
innovations. Call 1-860-521-2563 or send an email
email@example.com for a detailed
plan to achieve significant, cost
effective improvements specific to your current system setup.
Also, visit our
Cable Tips page for a general
approach to achieving increased performance from your new or existing equipment.
Stefan AudioArt is
dedicated to the constant advancement of signal transfer
with the unwavering mission
to improve upon the state of the art and remain the leader in headphone
system cable development.