Klipsch has just unveiled a new flagship headphones, and word to the wise this … model is going to burn a hole in your pocket. Meet Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphone.
This premium vented-back headphone is hand-crafted with the finest wood and leathers, exhibiting a truly beautiful and fine piece of art. Honestly, you should be excited. The Klipsch Heritage HP-3 headphone features die-cast steel, milled wood, premium leathers, sheepskin ear pads, and machined aluminum components.
The solid wood earcups constructed with a triple vented back are said to add natural warmth and character while the angled sheepskin ear pads provide perfect depth and distress naturally with age. The unit is hand-assembled with visible copper nuts and bolts while the headband is crafted with hand-stitched cowhide for supreme durability and obvious good-looks.
The cans hold larger than life 52mm KG-520 biodynamic drivers housed in open-back ear cups. This design is said to deliver “deliver unsurpassed acoustic performance.”
HP-3 builds upon the signature reference Klipsch reference sound, extracting the most minute details without sacrificing bass, and all the while achieving high efficiency with low distortion.
Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphones cost a whopping $1200, but based on the look, feel, and signature sound of Klipsch reference headphones, I’m assuming these cans are worth it. Klipsch also throws in a 1.37m and 2.5m cable, quarter-inch adapter, and a solid-steel stand for your trouble. Units are available for pre-order in walnut, ebony, and oak from Klipsch.
Style: Semi-Open Over-Ear
Driver Design: Free-Edge Biodynamic
Driver Components: Full Range KG-520
Driver Diameter: 52 mm
Frequency Response: 5Hz-45kHz
Sensitivity: (1MW) 98 dB
Power Handling: 1,800 mW
Impedance: 25 Ohms
Input Connections: 3.5mm
Product Dimensions: 7.87” (200mm) H x 10.24” (260mm) W x 1.97” (50mm) D
Boxed Dimensions: 12.2” (310mm) H x 14.65 (372mm) W x 5.28” (134mm) D
Product Weight: 0.97 lbs. (440g)
Boxed Weight: 10.58 lbs (4.8kg)