Klipsch Embrace their Heritage with New Headphone Range
Celebrating Klipsch's heritage, their aptly named new headphone range embodies skilled craft and hand made qualities reflective of their premium loudspeakers. Three new 'semi-open' models debuted at this week's CES in Las Vegas.
HP-1, HP-2 and HP-3 of the Klipsch Heritage range are said to be manufactured from machined metal, milled-wood and hand selected leathers, designed for the discerning enthusiast looking for a headphone that stands out "in the sea of plastic headphones".
Fitted with biocellulose drivers, each construct uses free-edge diaphragms like a true hi-fi speaker driver, not a single thin sheet of plastic like most headphones. Delivering amazing detail and clarity at both ends of the sound spectrum, while providing an exceptional tactile experience, these headphones are truly worthy of the Heritage name.
The range includes the HP-1 which will be available as a wired, wireless and noise-cancelling options, while HP-2 is only offered as a wired option and features a 40mm Free Edge Bio driver. The flagship, HP-3 also wired, uses a larger 52mm driver.
As headphone technology has made enormous advancements in recent years, Klipsch have said that their new drivers have been designed like a traditional home speaker, and the headphones "deliver a soundstage on par with the company's best speakers".
Shelden Walker, National Audio Product and Sales Manager at Powermove who distribute Klipsch in Australia, told StereoNET:
The Heritage range from Klipsch is signficant within the rich history of the brand. It represents all that Klipsch has learned in 70 years and is truly reflective in the products being released within the Heritage range. These new headphones will prove very popular with only the finest materials being used in their design and construction. We look forward to offering the Heritage headphones to the Australian market.
Local pricing and availablility has not yet been confirmed.
Klipsch is distributed in Australia by Powermove Distribution.
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