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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

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