The Sonoma M1 - Does something that no other headphone does!
Excitement starts when I first saw the huge boxes they ship in. The headphones is placed safely in tick foam, and there is a drawer for the cables including the documents. Same goes for the amplifier, tough the box is a little bigger.
My history with Electrostatic headphones are STAX-L700 & STAX-007mk2 driven from KGHHSV Carbon and STAX 007Tii. I also have history with the Hifiman Susvara, which isn’t electrostatic but a premium headphone in the same price range.
The Sonoma M1 does something that no other headphone does, it’s realistic, and the most organic sound I’ve heard.
Rich endless resolution and details, if there is something recorded in the song, you will hear it with the Sonoma M1. Tough bad recordings won’t sound bad as with some analytical headphones.
The bass is full of layers and with impact when called for, which is rare to find in a electrostatic system. It’s different from electrostatic bass (like -007) which can sound a little light, like paper trying to hard to produce bass.
I don’t know how Warwick Acoustics are going to top this technology… Next up must be a amp that invites the artist to your house for a private concert!
S. Lystad, Norway – January 2022