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.
The finesse of Swiss watchmaking for your music
on Tendances Electroniques et Design - Canada (english)
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.
Madison - I love the High-End taste of Switzerland
on Audio Art - Taïwan (chinese)
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".
Elementary my dear...
on Hi-Fi Choice - United Kingdom (english)
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
Test of the network player Emerson ANALOG
on Hi-Fi Class - Poland (polish)
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.
A pure beauty
on avguide.ch - Switzerland (german)
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.
Madison, a small guy with a big heart.
on HiFi Review - Hong Kong (chinese)
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!
Wattson Audio Madison review by Joël Chevassus
on Audiophile Magazine - France (french)
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.
on fairaudio.de - Germany (german)
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.
Deux petits appareils à connaître
on Tendances Electroniques et Design - Canada (french)
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.
Test Wattson Audio Madison
on High Fidelity Magazine - Poland (english)
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.
Emerson DIGITAL, sensationally small
on Stereopluss - Norway (norwegian)
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.
Emerson ANALOG review by Hans Beekhuyzen
on The Hans Beekhuyzen Channel - The Netherlands (english)
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.
Bench test Emerson ANALOG
on audiophilefr.com - France (french)
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.