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Kennerton Gjallarhorn GH 40 Dynamic Closed Back Over-Ear Headphones

WIRED HEADPHONE

Closed-Back

over-ear

studio/professional

Product SKU: GH40 Light

 

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If you’re an audiophile who already owns a bunch of headphones, the GH 40 is will be totally unique and fun addition to your arsenal. Warm, expressive and undeniably charismatic, you will get all of the same retro magic that you’d usually only be able to recreate from a record player. If you’re looking for something particularly analytical and highly versatile, these cans may not be for you. But if you love headphones with personality, it doesn’t get any more musical or emotionally engaging than the Gjallarhorn GH 40.


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“When the sound completely captures you”

Kennerton Gjallarhorn Caliber 40mm – horn-loaded headphones!

Horn-type headphones are musicality, integrity of perception, overall harmony, natural sound and the ability to completely capture the listener.

Note: Due to specific nature of every piece of wood each pair of wood cups can not correspond precisely to the photo on the website.

HIGH PERFORMING PAPER MEMBRANES

The most important advantage of horn headphones is the ability to develop a good sound pressure and give excellent dynamics from the first milliwatts with minimal distortions.

Horn Headphones reproduce the most subtle musical nuances and most fully and accurately convey the emotions of performers.

The horn in the headphones creates a full presence effect, gives outstanding micro-macro dynamics and a wide directional pattern in the horizontal plane.

High and medium frequencies played through a horn have a completely different energy and transparency. Low frequencies, reproduced through a horn, have a natural fullness and power.

Horn-type headphones are musicality, integrity of perception, overall harmony, natural sound and the ability to completely capture the listener.

  • It all started with the development of a new driver with “oldschool” paper membrane
  • It is a high strength and reliability of technology proven for almost a century
  • It is a charming analog warm sound without the characteristic harshness and lifelessness of synthetics materials
  • It is the natural sound inherent in “Golden Era of Stereo” audio equipment

Over the past year we have created several promising headphone prototypes based on these developments, and one of them was even released for one of our partners projects. But it was only through long research and experimentation that we were able to get the concept of sound, which we have been pursuing for a long time and which fits most fully into the framework of Kennerton products.

Our new driver is a compression type system, i.e., its membrane has an extremely soft suspension and additionally relies on the elasticity of the air volume of the acoustic chamber, represented by the earphone cup.

This is done in order to lower the resonant frequency of the dynamics, and accordingly the depth of reproduced low frequencies. This feature makes the speaker extremely responsive to any slightest change in acoustic design, its volume and filling. In addition, the membrane “warms up” (it enters the nominal mode of operation, gets rid of internal stresses, gets softer in places of suspension bending) for quite a long time – at least 72 hours of work according to the results of our tests. And for a complete “warm-up” it usually takes up to a week of the total time the headphones should work. All this made our engineers work very hard, but everyone who could listen to the headphones sound finally was amazed by the great result.

We were able to achieve high compatibility both with hi-end systems and with low-end devices, while maintaining a consistently high level of sound, limited by the capabilities of the source, rather than the headphones themselves.

For Kennerton Gjallarhorn, we use a steel headband with a minimum of moving parts, which means maximum reliability. Headphone cups made of precious wood are not only beautiful and just pleasant to touch, but also bring warm and natural notes to the sound of the headphones, eliminating the intrusive “plastic” overtones of competitors’ models. Lightweight design, self-adapting to the user’s head and genuine leather ear cushions provide the highest comfort for long-time listening.

HIGH QUALITY 2 METERS OFC CABLE

WITH 3.5 MM RHODIUM PLATED CONNECTORS AND GOLD PLATED 6.3 TRS CONNECTOR.

LAMBSKIN LEATHER CUSHIONS

Soft ear cushions for maximum comfort.
The design places driver at optimum distance from ear, improves soundstage/imaging, and musical coherence.

Ear cushions are hand-made from soft lambskin.
All spares are genuine Kennerton products and match the quality and craftsmanship that embodies Kennerton.

THE BODY OF GH 40

Headphone cups made of precious wood are not only beautiful and just pleasant to touch, but also bring warm and natural notes to the sound of the headphones, eliminating the intrusive “plastic” overtones of competitors’ models. Lightweight design, easy-adapting to the user’s head.

Kennerton Gjallarhorn is a new level in its segment – classic design solutions with the spirit of “old school”, the best natural materials and modern high technologies make this model an outstanding one to be highly appreciated both by audiophiles and professional audio industry.

The kit includes a comfortable eco-leather case for a safe storing and carrying the headphones.

Specifications:

Driver Composite Paper
Driver Unit 40 mm
Frequency Response 10-43000 Hz
Sensitivity 115 dB / 1 V
Impedance 30 Ohm
Maximum Input Power 100 mW
Cord length High quality 2 meters length detachable cable made from OFC wires is terminated with high quality gold plated 6.3 mm TRS connector
Material Gjallarhorn GH Dusk, Gjallarhorn GH Light
Weight 360 g ( w/o cable)

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Kennerton Gjallarhorn GH 40 vs GH 50 JM 

Although both headphone models are similar in weight, the GH 50 definitely feels like a more luxurious wear. On the flip side, the GH 40 has more effective natural sound isolation. The GH 50 is vastly more spacious, producing a much greater sense of distance than the comparatively intimate stage of the GH 40. However, because the GH 40 has more closed feel, the mid-bass is often displays greater in-your-face punch. Perhaps because the GH 50 is a more open headphone, the GH 40 sometimes presents a warmer, and once again, more intimate sound in the mids. Vocals on the GH 40 in the highs sound fleshy and velvety, while the GH 50 delivers more buoyant and delicate feel.


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