Despite the success of AirPods and other feature-packed earbuds, fans of high-end audio still aren’t willing to give up their audiophile-grade headphones and gear. For those who rely on premium audio components as their daily drivers, Klipsch has unveiled a new pair of headphones. The HP-3 are housed in a vintage wooden design and deliver premium acoustic performance to make sure you never miss a beat while rocking out to your favorite tunes.
Klipsch has been in the audio game for over half a century and has diversified its lineup with a variety of headphones. Now the company has unveiled a new pair of its flagship headphones which honors its rich history and tradition with some modern day components.
The new HP-3 sport a design reminiscent of headphones from years past, much like those from the early days of the company. Gone are the plastic casings, faux leather and cut-rate metals, as Klipsch has went with a slew of premium materials like hand-polished wood, machined aluminum and more to create its latest headphones. The new headphones are handcrafted as well and come accented by a hand-stitched cowhide leather headband and sheepskin ear cups.
Wood is one of the focal points in the HP-3’s design and the headphones are available in 3 different finishes to suit your tastes. You’ll have a choice between 3 distinctive aesthetics achieved by the walnut, ebony, or oak wood materials.
This premium handcrafted design is then backed by an even more impressive array of audio components. Front and center you’ll find a pair of 52mm (2-inch) KG-520 biodynamic drivers that are said to output a superb dynamic range and “achieve incredible levels of balance and control throughout the full frequency spectrum.” The headphone’s back-vented design is said to also create a more natural presentation of your favorite tunes. Klipsch contends that this all adds up to produce a more full and rich sounding audio than the standard pair of cans.
The HP-3’s are also more efficient than other audiophile-grade headphones. Meaning practically any device, even those without high-end amplifiers, can drive the headphones and still reap the benefits of its audio output.
All of these premium features and hand-craftsmanship will run you a pretty penny if you’re looking to add Klipsch’s new HP-3 headphones to your collection. Each pair of the company’s latest headphones stack up to a fairly massive $1,199 price tag and are available for preorder on Klipsch’s site. While that may be hard to justify for some, those in the market for high-quality design and an unparalleled listening experience may be right at home with Klipsch’s latest offerings.
Designed from the most functional and premium materials available, the Heritage HP-3 headphones feature die-cast steel, milled wood, premium leathers, and machined aluminum components. Boasting a 52mm KG-520 biodynamic driver housed in a back-vented design, the HP3 headphones deliver unsurpassed acoustic performance.