Steven Slate Audio VSX Essentials Edition

Including Electric Car Expansion

Including Electric Car Expansion

Through 30.06.2024 when you buy the Steven Slate Audio VSX Essentials Edition you will receive the Electric Car Expansion for free after you register in your Steven Slate Audio customer account.

Headphones / Modeling Plug-In Set

  • Combination of specially developed headphones and modelling plug-in for binaural perception
  • The Essential version includes the following modelling environments: Steven's Private Mix Room, Sonoma Studio, Luxury SUV Sound System, LA Nightclub Sound System as well as four well-known studio headphones and two custom headphone models
  • Precisely tuned listening environments regardless of location
  • Modeling plug-in is integrated via the mix bus in the DAW
  • SX headphones with lightweight beryllium hybrid drivers for linear impulse response
  • Tonally neutral, dynamic and closed stereo headphones (can also be used without modelling software)
  • Frequency response SX headphones: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 37 Ohm
  • Incl. straight 2 m cable and 6.3 mm adapter
System Requirements
  • Shipping Format: E-Mail
  • License validity: perpetual
  • Copy Protection: iLok 2 / iLok 3 (401447) / Machine License
  • Simultaneous Activations: 1
  • Windows: from 8 (64-Bit)
  • Mac OS (64 Bit): from 10.11
  • CPU min.: AMD Multicore, Apple Silicon, Intel Core
  • RAM min.: 8 GB
  • add. System requirements: Internet Connection for Installation and Activation, iLok License Manager
Supported Formats
  • AAX native 64-Bit
  • AU 64-Bit
  • VST2 64-Bit
  • VST3 64-Bit
Available since November 2022
Item number 554538
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Over-Ear
System Closed Back
Impedance 37 Ohms
Frequency range 20 Hz – 20000 Hz
Adaptor Yes
Replaceable Cable Yes
Colour Black
Max. SPL 98 dB
Type Of Connector Jack, mini-jack
Weight 250 g
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67 Reviews

Be warned of software centered hardware
Anonymous 13.06.2023
Going into this purchase with some skepticism but seeing many good review of this product. I decided to give these headphones a try.

After recieving the product I was greeted by a nice package. Headphones, Carrying hardcase and a cable with a 6.3 jack adapter. pretty much all you need. and of course there was the license for the software.

After using the headphones without the software for a day and with the software for another these are my impressions.
without software these headphones honestly sound the worst I have heard in a long time. with weak bass and nearly non existant high I was significantly dissapointed. I did notice that these headphones seperate each sound quite well the stereo seperation was again pretty dissapointing. but okay these headphones are advertised with the software in use.

With the software these headphones sound significantly beter but was dissapointed again to find out that my favourite emulation was that of de 80 Ohm Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro. meaning I could have saved about 230 euro If i just bought those.

so my verdict was to return them. Unfortunaly this is where the real problem started. At first I contacted Steven Slate directly regarding the refund. I was told to contact Thomann for the return.

After contacting Thomann I was asked whether the software was activated which it was. as a reply I got told that I could not return the headphones because of the activated license.

I am currently contacting steven slate again hoping they can help. But If you are considering these headphones but are skeptical aswell then just DO NOT BUY. you can not test these headphones without activating the software and you can not return them if you. For me I am never considering software centered hardware ever again!


Timo Rotten 27.02.2023
The VSX are an absolute game-changer for doing work on the go, in untreated environments or studios you are unfamiliar with.

I have no trouble wearing them over extended periods, even while wearing glasses.

The software is intuitive and easy.


Best headphones for mixing
Fernando Guerra 26.05.2023
I tried any kind of headphones and speakers in differents rooms, i say comfortable that VSX is the king of all traslation.

If you have room profesional treated and big speakers like pmc, atc, amphions, maybe you dont need these, but lets be clear.
Must of us work in not ideal rooms and dont have the budget to spend 10K in only speakers.


Pezbeats 23.03.2023
My name is Petar the headphone are great.Super sound and make my day.