Going to be a long tease for you guys... SHORT STORY AND SUBJECTIVE IMPRESSIONS: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...ipsch-heritage-hp-3-preview.5072/#post-162037 FREQUENCY RESPONSE: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...heritage-hp-3-preview.5072/page-2#post-162097 CSDs: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...heritage-hp-3-preview.5072/page-2#post-162099 DISTORTION: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...heritage-hp-3-preview.5072/page-3#post-162102 COMFORT AND FIT: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...heritage-hp-3-preview.5072/page-3#post-162113 SUBJECTIVE COMPARISONS: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...heritage-hp-3-preview.5072/page-4#post-162289 BASS REDUCTION VIA VENTING: http://www.superbestaudiofriends.or...3-headphones-preview.5072/page-10#post-169368 First, I'd like to make clear that these are not final. The headphone stand will change. Magnet power on earcup not final. Cables are not final. The Klipsch team has spent the last two years of his life working on them. There's so much attention to detail. I mean, I am so impressed at all the little things to the extent that the folks on his team would be the kind of people I would like to work for and the kind of people that I'd like to work for me. It goes both ways. You want to follow people who is going to make you better, and you want people who are following you to make you better. I'd also like to thank Steve @ Klipsch for giving me this opportunity to get a sneak preview of the Heritage HP-3. And I'd also like the folks here who contacted him to make this happen. SBAF readers know that I probably come off kind of scary to people, especially vendors. But Steve had the guts to send these to me, without an NDA or any of that sort of nonsense. Just a gentleman's agreement I wouldn't be a jerk or unreasonable. And really, I am never a jerk with vendors who want my input, despite my nemesis implying otherwise. (Oh, I know what you say to vendors about me). Anyway, I just wanted to the members to know this. People with guts like Steve, who put themselves and their products on the line, should be super deserving of our respect. I just don't know where to start. InnerFidelity indicated that the planned price for the HP-3 (TOTL model) will be $999. I mean, I know $999 is a lot of money; but it's also refreshing considering the crazy escalation of headphone prices, most of which are not very good, and none a good value. Personally, I actually feel the package is worth more, like $1499. I'll let you guys decide if it's worth it. But seriously, I am super thankful toward Klipsch for not playing the stupid www.ORFAS.org game. In a phone conversation with Steve, he was telling me about the packaging. I was kind of dismissive: Ya ya ya. I don't care about no stinking packaging. I just wanna know how it sounds. Well, fugg, I'm gonna have to eat my words. Holy moly. I am impressed! The packaging makes everybody else in the headphones industry look like a bunch of noobs. Like seriously big time loser noobs. STAX with their $5000 headphones and cheesy wooden box should rest their heads in shame looking at this. BTW, I LOVE this Old World approach. It's so refreshing and embarasses Apple's antiseptic chic modern approach, which is kind of passe now (RIP Steve Jobs, I bet Jobs would never let Apple slide like this). Hahahaha. Check this out. A seal. I didn't really want to break it. Attention to all the little stuff. More to come.