EISA, or the European Imaging and Sound Association, is the unique association of 60 special interest magazines and websites from 29 countries. Starting in 1985, Eisa is known for its annual Expert Imaging and Sound Awards.
Every year, the EISA Awards celebrate those new products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with class-leading performance. The EISA Awards extend from the most affordable, high-value products to the most aspirational expressions of modern consumer electronics.
Head to the EISA website for a full list of winners
Below is a selection of winners available for you in Dubai at Raw Music Store:
Available on demo in Raw Music Store Oud Metha Showroom
EISA Best Turntable 2022-2023: Thorens TD 1500 Belt Drive Manual Turntable
A turntable descended from vinyl royalty, Thorens’ TD 1500 takes the classic suspended sub-chassis principle – and design style – of its TD 150 forebear and reimagines it for the modern era. Via its factory-fitted tonearm and supplied Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge, this deck unearths commanding, weighty bass, delicious attack and a lush midband from LP grooves. Setup and operation is a breeze too, the TD 1500 benefiting from full adjustment of suspension level and tonearm height, and slick electronic speed control. However, while build, looks and price are irresistible, it’s the TD 1500’s sound quality that will turn the most heads. This is a peerless blend of ‘old’ and ‘new’.eisa.eu
EISA Best High-End Headphones 2022-2023: Meze Elite Flagship Hybrid Array Planar Magnetic Headphones
Meze’s Elite leverages the breathtaking design of its earlier Empyrean headphone and betters it with new low-distortion drivers, once again provided by Ukraine’s Rinaro Isodynamics. These lightweight, ultra-thin, dual-coil drivers – an evolution of planar magnetic technology – ensure the open-back Elite captivates with its detailed bass performance and lifelike sound staging, and unlike many other flagships this headphone is also easy to drive…eisa.eu
EISA Best Headphone Amplifier 2022-2023: Ferrum OOR Fully Balanced Analogue Headphone Amplifier
Following the EISA Award-winning Hypsos programmable power supply unit, Ferrum has focused its expertise on designing a purely analogue headphone amplifier. The OOR (Dutch for ‘ear’) offers a deep and wide response, and enough power to drive even the most challenging of high-end headphoneseisa.eu
Ferrum HYPSOS linear/switching hybrid power systemAED 4,990 inc. vat
Thorens TD 1500 Belt Drive Manual Turntable – Black High GlossAED 7,499 inc. vat