Steven Slate Audio VSX Standard Studio Headphones with Modeling Software

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Steven Slate Audio VSX Standard Studio Headphones with Modelling Software

Closed-back Headphones with Modeling Software - Mac/PC VST, AU, AAX Native

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These are the new model with the metal headband.

The Ultimate Mix Reference Headphones

More than a top-shelf set of studio-quality closed-back cans, Steven Slate Audio VSX headphones also provide leading-edge modelling software that places you in a myriad of virtual mixing environments. It’s the ultimate mix reference. This sonically neutral headset provides you with multiple speaker options per room and global output speaker EQ. It boasts beryllium drivers for an ultra-detailed sound, while a patented APS system harnesses air pressure to optimise your low end. A pair of Steven Slate Audio VSX headphones is rugged enough to withstand the rigours of studio life. It can survive sweat, humidity, drops, temperature, and extended high-volume listening. A no-tangle cable rounds out the VSX’s generous features set. Simply put, if you’re struggling against a poor mixing environment, you need Steven Slate Audio’s VSX modelling headphones. It’s guaranteed to elevate your mixes.

Note: Requires an iLok account for activation. 

VSX software provides a pro mix environment and a myriad of reference sources

Mixing in a subpar acoustic environment is an exercise in frustration. After all, you can’t trust what you hear. That’s where the VSX comes in. This state-of-the-art set of headphones takes the room out of the equation using authentic-sounding digital re-creations of world-class mixing studios, mastering rooms, car stereos, nightclub sound systems, and more. Engineers appreciate how the VSX gives us the ability to mix in a fine-tuned pro-level room, but also how it puts a massive cache of reference sources at our disposal. Getting mixes to translate has never been easier!

Cutting-edge design ensures linear, detailed response and rock-solid low end

Even without all the bells and whistles, the VSX is a superb set of headphones. Lightweight beryllium hybrid drivers deliver a flat, linear, detailed response, while a patented Acoustically Ported Subsonics (APS) system leverages air pressure to reproduce low frequencies with extreme detail. Even before you bring the VSX’s revolutionary binaural perception modelling software into the fold, you’ll experience your mixes in a whole new way.

Included models:
  • Steven Private Mix Room
  • Sonoma Studios
  • LA Club
  • Luxury SUV Car
  • 770 Headphones Model
  • Pod Headphones Model
  • HD Linear 1 & 2

Expansion models available via the Slate Market Place:

  • Archon Studios
  • NRG Studios
  • Zuma Studios
  • Mike Dean Studios
  • Mike Dean's Car
  • Howie Weinberg Studios
  • Audiophile Room
  • Boombox
  • Electric Car
  • 650 Headphones Model
  • LCD Headphones Model
  • M50 Headphones Model
Steven Slate Audio VSX Modeling Headphones Features:
  • Top-shelf set of studio-quality closed-back headphones
  • Leading-edge modelling software places you in a myriad of virtual mixing environments
  • Provides multiple speaker options per room and global output speaker EQ
  • Beryllium drivers produce an ultra-detailed sound
  • Patented Acoustically Ported Subsonics (APS) system harnesses air pressure to optimise your low end
  • Can survive sweat, humidity, drops, temperature, and extended high-volume listening
  • Includes a no-tangle 1/8-inch cable,1/4-inch cable adapter, and carrying case

STL Pro Audio is the authorised Steve Slate Audio Dealer in New Zealand


  • 5

    Posted by Marino on 12th Mar 2024

    These were a welcome upgrade from my Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pros and Audio Technica M30x which I was previously using for mixing. The level of clarity and the improved sense of stereo field is amazing. I was skeptical about purchasing the VSX system after reading mixed reviews, but I can say for sure that these things work exactly as advertised. I will admit, the build quality feels cheaper than my Beyerdynamics, but they are still very comfortable to wear for extended periods and are sturdy enough. Thanks to the STL team for the quick delivery and great service

  • 5

    Posted by Mark Bostel on 2nd Nov 2023

    I knew I couldn't afford high-end studio monitors and room conditioning so I was hoping these headphones would be an alternative for mixing & mastering. Happily, it's not all hype, they really work.

  • 5
    Slate VSX Are the Biz

    Posted by Des on 5th Oct 2023

    If you want to take your crappy room out of the mix and actually hear what you’re doing, thIs system is a great way of doing it. Use it with some A/B referencing and hear your mix improve.

  • 5
    Steven Slate VSX system

    Posted by Sven Carlsson on 2nd Oct 2023

    Amazing help when it comes to producing professional-sounding mixes.

  • 5
    Slate VSX

    Posted by Mike 58 on 27th Mar 2023

    This is the ultimate mixing solution: Immaculate sounding headphones combined with modeling software which recreates a range of pristine mixing environments. Swapping between 'spaces' instantly exposes any issues with the mix. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    Slate VSX

    Posted by Jack on 22nd Mar 2023

    After reading about Slate VSX online for ages and not being able to find a stockist, I was stoked to come across STL Pro Audio. Ordered my headphones online, and they arrived at my door less than 48 hours later, awesome service and great communication. And VSX itself is everything I hoped for - it makes it possible to mix accurately without a well treated room or crazy expensive monitors. I’ve had them for only three days and already the quality of my mixes has skyrocketed. The flat response of the cans paired with the unreal modelling of the different acoustic spaces is letting me hear things in my mixes I didn’t know were there, and helping them to translate way better. An essential tool for a small/independent producer and mixer.

  • 5

    Posted by Lars Von Espy on 14th Mar 2023

    These are a great alternative to a treated room with fantastic speakers. I would recommend spending the extra $$ and the get the platinum expansion from Slate that unlocks all rooms/emulations as well as free updates and releases. It takes a little getting used to, and at times you reach to turn off your speakers, only to find they are already switched off. Jump on YouTube if you need more convincing, these should really improve your mixes ten fold. My only gripe is that the cable is a little short for studio applications, but the cable is interchangeable, so just buy a good quality 3 mtr 3.5 aux cable and you're good to go. STL great service as usual!

  • 5
    Slate VSX Review

    Posted by Chazz on 3rd Mar 2023

    Really liking what the VSX has to offer. To be honest, the idea is very much what Waves already came up with - BUT with the headphones being a flat frequency response it means that a lot of the guess work for translation is taken away. The room models feel good and the price was certainly worth the product. I was hoping that it would come with the boombox as part of the original version and I'm not a huge fan of in app purchases ( or in this case in plugin purchases), but I suppose at least it makes it easy to upgrade if you wish to do so. Impressed with the headphones! Looking forward to spending many hours with them on, getting used to a studio sound and mixing with them.