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Kennerton Odin Sapele Headphones

Kennerton Odin Sapele Headphones

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I'd be awesome if Massdrop could do a Zebrano offering of these.
i wonder when will be the next drop? For those who ordered in previous drop, have you gotten your set?
Curious, any chance the newer Thor model be offered on massdrop? Would be interesting to see massdrop price.
" The Kennerton Audio Odin are about as comfortable as wearing two bricks on your head suspended by a leather strap. They are for people with robust rugby necks "
Is there a available balanced XLR cable for these??
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Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I just figured if this product at this price point is targeted towards a small specific crowd, the product should of included balanced XLR. Someone in the market of buying a product this degree of engineering would expect the cables to be of equal performance or above. Most audiophilest would agree that a balanced XLR is superior in performance than a TRS connector for this spefic application. Balanced XLR exist for a reason.
Enigmatik
No problem. I have the same feelings and XLR for me personally is a must for this headphones, even they can be driven very easily. I remember I saw somewhere XLR cables for all Kennerton products only as option. It should be their standard accessory, exactly because is the best solution to overcame their sonic flaws. From an engineering point of view though, Odins are quite simple construction and even Kennerton itself admits, that this technology didn't progress much for the last 30 years. I personally consider them as more traditional planar magnetics headphones in both sound and approach. Build for longetivity and tonal richness, not technical superiority. Their design is for me more simplified than for example Audeze LCD with their fluxor magnets and few other acoustic patents.
No balanced cable for $1800? At least it used Audeze connectors.
Cokeman
I can confirm they can run from any stock/custom Audeze cable just fine. Although Odin's stock cable is a mixed bag: very stiff and not very ergonomic, but it sounds better than Audeze stock cable (at least their 4-string tape). 8-core hybrid silver-copper balanced cable can be very satisfactory with Odins.
Ill be in for a pair in a few months massdrop. Kind of wished thhere was more warning for the extra expensive headphones.
If only I had a spare 1800 dollars right now. These headphones look sick, and from what I've heard, the sound is just as good.
Bkey
Indeed, the sound is interesting, although there are clearly areas where it can be improved.
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Here is raw frequency response chart: https://i.imgur.com/LdY9Hh7.jpg
Great Video, well, I'm more interested in to build it by myself, how about 800$ for the material pack, that looks easy... Alright seriously, how's that compare to LCD4 (which just had a B-stock sale in Audio46 ) and Hifiman HE1000 V2(which is the same price level with this model in Ebony)?
hfjohn123
In my opinion LCD-4 are better. Odin is a class of LCD-2 pre-2016. Don't know how they perform against HEK V2.
Sorry for asking but would it be possible to switch to Bog Oak wood after I joined the drop ? or will you do this wood on next drop ?
Drop it to $1500 and I would probably buy a pair.
Looks good. No idea how it sounds. 1800? I'll pass.
Ares78
There are few reviews out there you can check, even mine on audiofanatyk.pl with some help from Google Translate. Long story short: similar to older LCD-2F from before 2016. Reasonably warm, mostly focused on midrange and mid-high bass. Slightly loose on both ends. Soundstage is only "default" and you are forced to play with them via XLR cables and brighter systems in order to bring holography and soundstage size into levels more suited for their price range.
Nice video. How much if you just send me all the pieces and I do the assembly work instead?
So expensive and so sad. I think this drop might fail... $1800 is just too much for such an unfamiliar company’s product with the existence of Audeze and Hifiman
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At this price point are they better then Stax for audio quality?
Jdjung
If you are talking about class, clarity, speed and holography - no. Odins can play at the level of L300. They are more about tonality: tone, timbre, weight and saturation of the sound, rather than technical aspects and sound perfection. I would say Odins are classical approach within planar magnetic sound house. Traditional dynamic drivers is a very different cup of tea than Odins, or at least my HD800 can say so.
mechanically disassemble headphones like ak47... wet dreams...
Wow....670g is heavy (1.5 lbs!) but i'm sure they sound great and look bulletproof. I wish they offered a choice of 6.5mm and 3.5mm connectors as they have shipped with both in the past. If if were going to purchase i would inquire about that... more and more people have good phones/DAPs instead of home units with 3.5mm.
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I've demoed them out of DAPs before. My Queuestyle had no problem driving them, although as you guessed, they sound best out of tube amps.
I'd say the bigger impediment to carrying them around is the weight.
scottm-dj
Yess, it is really heavy, i couldn't help but to notice the weight when i tired them out. Driving it with a DAP is definitely not sufficient, it sounded sibilant.
I'd take the highly raved Sennheiser 6XX for $200 over this overpriced russian crap anyday. 2K for headphones? RIDICULOUS. Sennheiser > Kennerton anyday, anytime, anywhere.
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So this is your argument....
The Corvette is fast. People have been buying them and racing them for almost 70 years.
Lamborghinis are not fast.
That is exactly what you're saying. You have to be a troll because no one is that dumb.
tbjs
Sorry you misunderstood me, Kennerton is neither Corvette nor Lamborghini, it is just a pretentious nonsense, something like Zepter. People buy it because they think - it is expensive, it must be good. It is old tricky marketing strategy. Some people are susceptible to it, some are not. My point is unless you have unlimited cash to burn, please do yourself a favor, listen to them first and make decision later.
Russian overpriced junk again, go get it! Do not even think, do it Russian way!
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Ignorance is bliss:)
tacit57
Except you don't have any experience with those headphones and just talking out of prejudice. I didn't find anything on these headphones that would indicate they're junk. Please point me to a source that can back your claim.
Weight is not mentioned because its probably 1kg :D
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Do you own this thing? Wonder how’s its sound. Not much information in discussion and everyone seems just hating it.
ZhiyaoYoung
No I just read earlier comments on this page.
I haven't tried it myself but I tend to ignore extremely negative comments on Massdrop since people here have a habit of poopooing anything slightly expensive
I tried these at the 2018 NYC CanJam. These cans sound FANTASTIC!
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Hi! Do you think these are better then the Stax L700?
Jdjung
Hi I haven't tried L700 so I cannot give you my opinion on it.
To me, electrostatics always give you more details and dynamics (even the cheap ones). But dynamic driver and planar headphones give you a different experience. They are different types of animals. Electrostatic headphones bring you good enough sound quality with less cost than dynamic drive/planar headphones.
Any reviews from the people who joined the drop for Oct 2107 ship date?
Hope to join the next stop if everything went smooth :)
Thanks!
H_COW
think of a Uber hd650 with better resolution over the entire audio spectrum with better defined bass but slightly less present. soundstage rating, the image is consistent but does not reach the width of the HD800. the headphones have a slightly matte sound signature (never aggressive high) and the medium is incredible. add the possibility of using it with a smartphone with already good results, and you get the best product placement in its price range in comparison with the He1k, abyss or utopia. be careful the settings cups is very important and it is heavy to wear. subsequently, the Odin adapts to amplification. I prefer it on a Cavalli liquid carbon than on the NFB1 AMP for example knowing that the top would be the Auris Ha2. I like it a lot with the Cavalli CTH. I hope it will help you
And I'm sitting here wondering how 5 people can shell out 2 grand on headphones
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Not a stamp collector but I can tell you generally if an old stamp is worth 7k, that is a serious investment which is real & generally goes up on minimum average 2 times each generational owner, this doesn't factor in rarity, condition, sentiment, etc In some cases, some can be loaned &/or insured out to museums & the like for a retainer fee (usually anywhere between 10 to 30%) so the owner can actually make money from their 'old stamp' In general, stamp & coin collecting are almost as secure if not more in some cases, than investing in gold bullion, due to market stability, etc
PaganD
Yeah, true... but i still don't care about stamp collecting.
My point was if you not into something or passionate about something dropping X amount of money into it can seem very odd to some.
I miss my house
HenryLi
I'm in the same boat... literally.
It is mk2 or mk1?
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In my humble opinion, it is the domain of the feasible (optional?). In any case, a French amateur provides the French market with an improved suspension headband for the Kennerton Odin (wider and padded), more comfortable than the stock headband, made to measure by a French shoemaker: the Headband "Kékénerton" V2 (Price 60 Euros + shipping costs 3 Euros, in France)). (Contact Kéké26 on the French HCFR forum, in private (PM), for more information). http://www.homecinema-fr.com/forum/post179185802.html#p179185802
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Regarding the weight of the Odin, see also this link (on head-fi) : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/new-kennerton-odin-planar-magnetic-magister-vali-headphones-cables-amps-from-fischer-at-ifa.732814/page-92#post-13677418
Eric65
Yeah,a wider headband is nessesary.
Eric65
Thanks for the help and links to reviews!
How does it comoare to the stax l700
I could buy the Focal Utopia... or I could buy TWO of these. What a bargain.
yeah but how to they compare to the HD650?
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musical_farts
compared to the Status CB-1 hah
musical_farts
The Koss Porta-Pros just edge it out a bit.
The moment that you're playing games using your fancy expensive gaming laptop in a public park with this headphone and somebody suddenly grab your gaming laptop and escape then a smile appears on your face since your more-expensive headphone is still on your head, stupid robbers...