Klipsh To Launch Top End Headphones That’s Been Two Years In The Making
Klipsch who recently appointed Qualifi as their new Australian distributor is set launch a new pair of headphones that have been two years in the making.
The Heritage HP-3 headphones have been created in memory of founder Paul W. Klipsch, who pioneered stereo reproduction in headphones as far back as in 1919.
The company said the new luxury product was inspired by its founder. “After two years behind the curtain, we are finally ready to reveal a headphone worthy of the Heritage name. Acoustically, mechanically, and physically this is the most impressive headphone Klipsch has ever created,” said Vlad Grodzinskiy, senior manager of product development for Klipsch Group.
The Klipsch HP-3 headphones are hand-assembled using contrasting materials such as die-cast steel, hand-sanded and polished wood, premium-grade leathers, and machined aluminum. Solid-wood, triple-vented ear cups add natural warmth and character, the company said. They feature angled sheepskin ear pads that will distress naturally with age, and a hand-stitched cowhide headband that becomes more pliable over time.
The acoustics of the Heritage HP-3 headphones are based on Klipsch’s sound principles of high efficiency, low distortion and full-range sound, the company said. The cans have a semi-open design and a recessed pair of free-edge 52mm biodynamic drivers that decrease distortion, further expand the soundstage, and mimic the imaging characteristics of Klipsch’s Heritage speakers, as opposed to conventional headphones, Klipsch said.
The HP-3 is set to retail for around $1,599, they come packaged with a custom solid-steel rod headphone stand, short (1.37m) and long (2.5m) detachable braided nylon cables, and a custom-fit ¼-inch adapter. The headphonse will be available in three solid-wood finishes: walnut, ebony, and oak.