SilverStone Ensemble EB03 Headphone Amplifier Review
By Aidan Moore
Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Ensemble Series EB03
Model Number: SST-EB03B
Price As Tested: $189.99 (Amazon)
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SilverStone Technology Co. Ltd.
Silverstone has recently introduced two audio products to their extensive collection of computer peripherals. The Ensemble Series now includes the EB03 headphone amplifier, which is the subject of this review, and the companion EB01-E DAC.
Headphone amplifiers exist in a world of their own, where prices can range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. SilverStone has priced the EB03 headphone amplifier at the low end of the spectrum for this type of product.
The EB03 amplifier is clearly intended to be used with the companion EB01-E DAC, although it functions perfectly well as a standalone headphone amplifier.
In this article, Benchmark Reviews will look at the SilverStone EB03 headphone amplifier and evaluate how the device performs with a range of headphones and audio content.
Features & Specifications
The SilverStone EB03 has the following features:
(From SilverStone Web site)
- Premium amplifier designed to deliver full sound to headphones
- Classic SilverStone Ensemble exterior design
- Extra RCA bypass connection included for easy pairing with additional device
- Studio-quality IC with THAT 1646W16-U & 1512S14-U
- Independent volume control knob
|Model No.||SST-EB03B (black)
|Color||Black or Silver|
|Material||Aluminum & steel chassis|
|Overall dimension||152mm (W) x 82mm (H) x 176mm (D)|
|Dimension without knob, connectors, and feet||152mm (W) x 55mm (H) x 156mm (D)|
|Output||6.3mm stereo jack, RCA connector (bypass)|
|IC||THAT 1646W 16-U & 1512S14-U|
|Headphone resistance||16-600 ohm|