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Reviews and tests

We could talk for hours about the motivation we put into designing our products, the technical challenges we face or the quality level we set ourselves to make these products unique and so special to us.

Ultimately, the verdict comes from the press, from music lovers and from the users who make our products their own.

So we feel it is important to share what this community has to say about our products, with a selection of articles and videos.

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audiophilefr.com

Wattson Audio Madison « Lounge Edition »

on audiophilefr.com - France (french)

May 2024
Madison LE

The Madison LE goes even further than the "Classic" version. It really does have all the virtues to reach new heights in all objective and subjective parameters. The manufacturer has fine-tuned its product in such a way as to forget about the audio system and focus solely on the music.

Twittering Machine

Wattson Emerson ANALOG Streaming DAC

on Twittering Machine - USA (english)

November 2023
Emerson ANALOG

[...] the main thing I want to tell you about the Wattson Emerson ANALOG is that it makes digital music sound inviting, rich, and resolving in a manner that serves the music not the digits.

Diapason

Wattson Madison

on Diapason - France (french)

November 2023
Madison

The free, relaxed, vibrant, analogue side of the reproduction prevails without losing any of its acuity, linearity or tonal richness.
In short, Swiss perfection!

SuperAV Magazine

Wattson Madison SuperAV

on SuperAV Magazine - China (chinese)

August 2023
Madison

The Madison brings out the best of music. It excels both as a headphone amplifier and as a pre-amplifier DAC

ON-mag.fr

Test Wattson Madison

on ON-mag.fr - France (french)

July 2023
Madison

When you listen to it, the sound reproduction of the Madison is immediately very natural. There is none of the tightness that audiophiles complain about in some digital audio sources. The music flows with ease and serenity.

Tendances Electroniques et Design

The finesse of Swiss watchmaking for your music

on Tendances Electroniques et Design - Canada (english)

June 2023
Madison

The Wattson Audio team is to be congratulated for their superb product line. The Madison complements it by offering a higher-end sound with the resolution and clarity of a much more expensive network player.
It is impeccably built, easy to use and works perfectly.

Audio Art

Madison - I love the High-End taste of Switzerland

on Audio Art - Taïwan (chinese)

May 2023
Madison

The Madison's piano notes are refreshing, without weighing down the timbres too much. The timbre matches the playing technique. In addition, the details of the piano parts are fine and detailed, as if each segment of the sound heard had been finely polished.
This feeling of being particularly delicate and fluid is also accompanied by a transparency wrapped in a sense of space. Perhaps this is what audio enthusiasts call the "Swiss premium taste".

Hi-Fi Choice

Elementary my dear...

on Hi-Fi Choice - United Kingdom (english)

February 2023
Madison

There’s more than a hint of iron fist in velvet glove at work beneath its dappled grey aluminium casework and it’s rewarding with all types of music.
[...] The beautifully designed and built Madison is much closer to an end-game streaming proposition with a stunning on-board DAC section that delivers consistently top-drawer sonics

Hi-Fi Class

Test of the network player Emerson ANALOG

on Hi-Fi Class - Poland (polish)

February 2023
Emerson ANALOG

When listening to music with the Emerson ANALOG, one forgets about file formats and resolutions, or even the fact that the music is played from them. All that matters is the music, presented in a very analogue, smooth and coherent form, encouraging hours of listening to well-known discs, but also discovering new ones thanks to streaming services.

avguide.ch

A pure beauty

on avguide.ch - Switzerland (german)

February 2023
Madison

The Madison from the Swiss manufacturer Wattson Audio focuses entirely on the essentials and convinces with its very high sound quality, both for Hi-Res music reproduction and for standard CD resolution. The price for a device developed and manufactured entirely in Switzerland can be considered quite reasonable.

HiFi Review

Madison, a small guy with a big heart.

on HiFi Review - Hong Kong (chinese)

February 2023
Madison

This setup is highly recommended for music lovers. It can be played from the desk to the living room and it is suitable for playing all kinds of music. It is easy to use, space-saving and the sound quality is much higher than the price. So unless you are only keen in big equipment, you will be attracted to it!

Audiophile Magazine

Wattson Audio Madison review by Joël Chevassus

on Audiophile Magazine - France (french)

January 2023
Madison

A small concentrate of technology at the right price, that's what will reconcile with high fidelity those who gave up a long time ago to devote all their savings to it, and maybe also attract the younger generations towards a type of device in phase with its time and with their concerns.

fairaudio.de

Puristic perfectionist

on fairaudio.de - Germany (german)

October 2022
Emerson ANALOG

The midrange is rich and expressive, the bass fascinating, and the high frequencies silky smooth. It is rare to find all these qualities in one device, even among high-end devices. Furthermore, the realistic three-dimensional effect and the total absence of background noise prove the distortion-free sound of the Wattson Audio ANALOG.

Tendances Electroniques et Design

Deux petits appareils à connaître

on Tendances Electroniques et Design - Canada (french)

September 2022
Emerson DIGITAL Emerson ANALOG

For these two products, the manufacturer Wattson preferred to put the money where it counts, i.e. on reliability, ease of use, manufacturing quality and above all on the precision of the synchronisation clocks.

6 moons

Madison review by Srajan Ebaen

on 6 moons - Ireland (english)

July 2022
Madison

The Madison is a form of Zen reductionism to attain high-class simplicity. Good thing then that Madison is here now, destined to be around and quite the charmer to boot!

High Fidelity Magazine

Test Wattson Audio Madison

on High Fidelity Magazine - Poland (english)

July 2022
Madison

The Madison shows the company’s unique view of music, which becomes an uninterrupted sequence, a dense transfer rather than a collection of sounds with the tested device. That's why I used the word "analog" to describe it. There is bass in it, there is density, there is fluidity.

audiophilefr.com

Madison review

on audiophilefr.com - France (french)

June 2022
Madison

Rigorous in the processing of digital streams, the Madison emphasises above all the emotional side. With its analogy to the world of the vinyl record, the Madison is thus becoming a key player in the world of dematerialised music.

Stereopluss

Madison, a focused enjoyment

on Stereopluss - Norway (norwegian)

April 2022
Madison

Here it is like being on an old summer pasture, all by yourself, watching the mountain peaks at sunset. It is intriguing how emotional it can get when the sound quality is as good as it is here...

audio & video online

Madison network streamer test

on audio & video online - Hungary (hungarian)

April 2022
Madison

The Madison delivers a true high end sound that brings a fundamental change in the listening to music and credibility to the instruments in the space, be it a triangulum, a guitar or a drum.

Stereopluss

Emerson DIGITAL, sensationally small

on Stereopluss - Norway (norwegian)

February 2022
Emerson DIGITAL

It is evident after only a few minutes of listening that the manufacturer has a good understanding of the digital signal flow through the unit, resulting not only in a good and engaging musical experience, but also a superb high-resolution graphic with excellent focus on particular voices and instruments at the front of the soundstage.

Stereopluss

Emerson ANALOG, it doesn't get any simpler

on Stereopluss - Norway (norwegian)

February 2022
Emerson ANALOG

The music is played in an open and delicate way, it's almost a bit silky in sound character, but still with impressive detail, nice dynamics and a rhythmic presence that's actually quite impressive.

fairaudio

Small, black, pure

on fairaudio - Germany (german)

December 2021
Emerson DIGITAL

The Emerson, with its front-facing spatiality and great plasticity, puts the listener right in the middle of the action.

HiFi Review

Best Buy 2021

on HiFi Review - Hong Kong (chinese)

October 2021
Emerson DIGITAL Emerson ANALOG

Best value streaming music player of 2021!

Diapason

Bench test of the Emerson ANALOG

on Diapason - France (french)

October 2021
Emerson ANALOG

A beautiful and musical simplicity.

audio & video online

Emerson ANALOG Network Music Player test

on audio & video online - Hungary (hungarian)

October 2021
Emerson ANALOG

A subtle, detailed "analog" sound that can be listened to endlessly.

Hi-Fi Choice

The bridge

on Hi-Fi Choice - United Kingdom (english)

August 2021
Emerson DIGITAL

Simplicity done well. In action the Emerson is an unqualified triumph!

Audio Cinema em Casa

The quest for the holy grail lies with streamers

on Audio Cinema em Casa - Portugal (portuguese)

June 2021
Emerson ANALOG Emerson DIGITAL

At this price, with this stability in operation and ease of set up and, above all, with this audiophile quality, the Emerson is a proposal to be taken very seriously.

feverSound.com

Emerson DIGITAL + ANALOG review by FeverSound

on feverSound.com - Hong Kong (chinese)

April 2021
Emerson ANALOG Emerson DIGITAL

The sound quality of both Emerson is elegant and noble, many details and emotion, plus a strong sense of imaging: the entire concert hall is present in front of you.

HiFi Review

Surprising Swiss brand Wattson Audio and its Emerson network streaming player

on HiFi Review - Hong Kong (chinese)

March 2021
Emerson ANALOG Emerson DIGITAL

The Emerson DIGITAL let you enjoy audio streaming on-the-fly while retaining the original sound signature of your music system.

The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

Emerson DIGITAL review by Hans Beekhuyzen

on The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel - The Netherlands (english)

March 2021
Emerson DIGITAL

Like the Emerson ANALOG, the Emerson DIGITAL is the easiest network bridge to work with. No settings, no control, it just connects.

The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel

Emerson ANALOG review by Hans Beekhuyzen

on The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel - The Netherlands (english)

March 2021
Emerson ANALOG

Ease of use and audio quality go hand in hand with this network renderer. The Emerson Analog is well engineered, for the sound quality is very balanced over all specs. Judging by the sound it is done very well.

Audio Art

An affordable Swiss streaming DAC for everyone

on Audio Art - Taïwan (chinese)

February 2021
Emerson ANALOG

If you want an affordable audio streamer with the simplest functions that bets all the cost on sound performance, the Emerson ANALOG is probably the only choice on the market.

Doctorjohn Cheaptubeaudio blog

Letter from Hong Kong by Eric Lo

on Doctorjohn Cheaptubeaudio blog - Hong Kong (english)

February 2021
Emerson ANALOG

This little gem is a very small revelation and I'm definitely enjoying it tremendously. It has become indispensable to me and it has blended perfectly into my system. It's without a doubt a keeper.

audiophilefr.com

Bench test Emerson ANALOG

on audiophilefr.com - France (french)

October 2020
Emerson ANALOG

Highly efficient in the processing of digital streams, it offers a rich, analogue-sounding and very natural musical reproduction. The sound stage shows a real depth. Emerson Analog is truly suited to thrill a music-sensitive audience.

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