Klipsch, American tech-driven audio company unveiled its flagship Heritage HP-3 headphone, which was inspired by founder Paul W. Klipsch (PWK). Long before stereo existed, PWK’s first audio experimentation was with a pair of headphones that he modified for stereo reproduction in 1919. As one might hope of a brand’s latest flagship headphone, the HP-3s are “the most impressive headphone Klipsch has ever created,” according to Vlad Grodzinskiy, senior manager of product development.
The Klipsch HP-3 headphones are meticulously hand-assembled using the finest and most functional 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. Angled sheepskin ear pads provide perfect depth and distress naturally with age. A genuine hand-stitched cowhide headband adds quality, strength, and becomes more pliable over time. The craftsmanship is showcased by the visible nuts and bolts construction that is built to stand the test of time.
The acoustics of the Heritage HP-3 headphones are based on legendary Klipsch sound principles of high efficiency, low distortion, and full range sound. Its semi-open design creates accurate, natural sound and refined bass.
The HP-3 also features a recessed a pair of free-edge 52mm biodynamic drivers that decrease distortion, further expand the soundstage, and mimic the imaging characteristics of legendary Klipsch Heritage speakers, as opposed to conventional headphones.
The Klipsch Heritage HP-3 headphone ($1,199) is 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” adapter. They are available in three solid-wood finishes – walnut, ebony, and oak.