The old made new.
The word “heritage” gets thrown around a lot—much like “handcrafted”, “synergy” or “I-promised-I’d-love-you-forever”. But when
you apply “heritage” to Klipsch, there’s weight in the word. After all, the audio company remains at the fore with its hi-fidelity audio systems, and when you’re at the top of your game, you’re forgiven for thinking that you must continue forward. Be not like
Orpheus. Turn not your gaze backwards. But a dip in the well of nostalgia is sometimes needed, and if fortune smiles on you, you might even fish out something unexpected. Which brings us to the Heritage HP-3 headphones and their intrinsically vintage design. With a semi open-back, wood-capped over-ear cups with padded sheepskin and a cowhide headband wrapped around die-cast steel bands, it feels nice to the touch and comfortable on the ears. The drivers within are 52mm beasts that deliver strong bass and a clear separation of vocals and instruments. The Heritage HP-3 come in a carrying case with a headphone stand, two detachable nylon cables (1.37m and 2.5m) and a custom 1/4in adapter. Given the material and the tech, expect to burn a hole… nay,
expect that wallet to be incinerated by the sun, as the price point for this goes slightly above 1k.
The old made new