The Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Walnut is a gorgeous, triple vented semi-open back headphone.
It has free edge 53mm bio-dynamic drivers.
It has solid-wood earcups, a cow-hide headband, and magnetic, removable sheepskin ear cushions.
- 1.37m and 2.0m removable cables
- Custom 1/4” adapter
- Custom solid-steel stand
The new Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphones are made with solid wood, premium cow and sheep leather, and milled wool. Now, they are available here at Audio 46.
Klipsch - Heritage HP-3 Headphones
Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphones
Design and Build
First things first. These headphones, as you can tell by the pictures above, are elegant and natural looking at the same time.
The gorgeous solid-wood ear cups are triple-vented which gives its sound extra warmth and character. Over the ear cups are the sheepskin ear pads. They are designed to distress naturally with age and are shaped with the perfect musical depth in mind.
The cowhide leather headband is hand-assembled. Its softness not only provides extra comfort and quality, but it becomes more and more pliable over time as it ages. These headphones are clearly made for long-term use.
The semi-open-back design, with its acoustic vents, allows the sound to breathe and blend with ambient noise. As a result, the music sounds more natural than other headphones. The vents also help to decrease pressure in your ears so that no matter the shape of your head and ear, you will hear the sound in the same way.
The Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphones are beautiful and therefore come with a stand rather than a carrying case. They are meant to be displayed in your home, rather than kept in a case.
Next, it is worth diving into the technology behind the free-edge biodynamic drivers. The 52 mm driver is able to decrease distortion and increase how it reacts to dynamic changes because it has more than one Tesla of magnetic flux density. The drivers are "biodynamic" because they take advantage of a mixture of biocellulose and inorganic fiber. Consequently, the sound from these headphones should be balanced and controlled throughout the whole frequency range. Additionally, it is surrounded by a urethane rubber which holds it steady, moving solidly like a piston, rather than tilting and rocking. Overall this gives the headphones more clarity.
It is also worth noting here that the impedance of these headphones is minimal compared to other audiophile headphones. At just 25 Ohms, you can enjoy these headphones with either a high-end amplifier (like many of you who would like these headphones already have) or just straight out of your smartphone. Cool!
The sound of the Klipsch Heritage HP-3 Headphones is meant to extend the emotional level of your music. Klipsch achieves this in a few ways. First, the sound stage, because of the relationship between the drives and the semi-open back design, is expansive. Therefore the headphones feel more like speakers than mere headphones. Secondly, the headphones are highly efficient and have low distortion, so more details are able to shine through. Consequently, dynamics are more precise.
|Driver Design||Free-Edge Biodynamic|
|Driver Components||Full-Range KG-520|
|Power Handlling||1800 mW|
|Color||Walnut, Oak, or Ebony|
|Includes||Heritage HP-3 Headphones