Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones

Wood Headphones With a Vintage Bent

Handcrafted in Russia using rare, valuable woods finished with oil and beeswax, these Fischer Audio by Kennerton headphones come in two models: the over-ear, open-back FA-011AE and the on-ear, closed-back Oldskool 33 1/3. Produced in limited quantities to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Fischer Audio, the FA-011AE headphones are an upgraded version of the highly regarded FA-011 with the same “superb bass impact, texture, and speed.” Meanwhile, the Oldskool 33 1/3 was designed with classic looks and portability in mind. Though Fischer Audio products are widely known for their low frequencies, for these headphones, the company decided to keep to the neutral hi-fi sound standard without any preference for the high or low end.

Note: At checkout, choose the FA-011AE (base price) or the Oldskool 33 1/3 (- $240). Or, get the set for a special price available exclusively to Massdrop members (+ $60). Quantities are limited to 20 units of Oldskool 33 1/3 and 20 units of FA-011AE. Due to the nature of handwork, slight variations in wood grain may occur.

Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones

More About the Construction & Sound

The FA-011AE headphones feature a natural leather headband, a removable OFC cable, Swiss-made mini-XLR connectors, and internal wiring done with vintage USSR military-grade litz cables. The retro-inspired Oldskool 33 1/3 headphones are named for the number of revolutions per minute of an LP vinyl record. Made in a limited edition of just a couple hundred units, they’re portable hi-fi grade and feature the proprietary AFC filter APE-025 developed by Fischer Audio and used only in its top models. They deliver a tight, warm bass with detailed mids and clear, high-res highs. Despite their high impedance, these headphones can be easily driven with any modern portable player.

Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones
Fischer Audio FA-011AE & Oldskool 33 1/3 Headphones

Model Options

FA-011AE
Oldskool 33 1/3 (- $240)

Specs

Fischer Audio FA-011AE

  • Open-back design
  • Wood ear cups
  • Natural leather headband
  • High-quality Swiss-made mini-XLR connectors
  • 6.6 ft (2 m) detachable high-purity OFC cable with ⅛ in (3.5mm) plug
  • Driver unit: 40 mm
  • Frequency response: 18 Hz–22 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 98 dB
  • Impedance: 164 ohms
  • Individually serialized
  • Handmade in Russia

Fischer Audio Oldskool 33 1/3

  • Closed-back design
  • Wood ear cups
  • Driver unit: 40 mm
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz–22 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 114 dB
  • Impedance: 164 ohms
  • Maximum power input: 110 mW
  • Cable length: 4.1 ft (1.25 m)
  • Jack: 1/8 in (3.5 mm)
  • Handmade in Russia

Included

Fischer Audio FA-011AE

  • 1/8–1/4 in (3.5–6.3 mm) adapter
  • Warranty card and user instructions
  • Fabric carrying case

Fischer Audio Oldskool 33 1/3

  • 1/8–1/4 in (3.5–6.3 mm) adapter
  • Warranty card and user instructions
  • Cardboard gift box
  • Hard denim carrying case

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 20, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.