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Rave review of the 'Astonishing' KingSound KS-H3 headphones

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

I've been tempted to try a set of these with the Stax SRM323S. 

 

 

 

http://www.cnet.com/news/astonishing-headphones-with-clarity-like-youve-never-heard-before/#ftag=rss.audiophiliac.ftag

post #2 of 30
Please do and let us know how it goes.

I had the opportunity to try an older KingSound model, but unfortunately I was listening to 009s just previously, so the KS sounded overly bassy and dark. But I want more electrostatics on the market and so want KS to bring out a worthy (and less expensive) competitor to Stax.
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Another interesting review on, King Sound top of the line KS-H3 headphones, with their top of the line headphone amp M-20 set-up:

 

http://www.stereotimes.com/post/kingsound-ksh3-headphones--m20-amp-energizer

 

I have dynamic and planar magnetic headphones, King Sound is steering up my curiosity; with  more affordable electrostatic headphones systems (ie. versus STAX).

 

Cheers

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Another interesting review on, King Sound top of the line KS-H3 headphones, with their top of the line headphone amp M-20 set-up:

http://www.stereotimes.com/post/kingsound-ksh3-headphones--m20-amp-energizer

I have dynamic and planar magnetic headphones, King Sound is steering up my curiosity; with  more affordable electrostatic headphones systems (ie. versus STAX).

Cheers

The reviewer here had used the HE-500 as their headphone reference, makes it difficult to take much from their opinion of the KingSound.
post #5 of 30
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I'm thinking the KS-H3  is a big, big step up from their first model. 

post #6 of 30
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The reviewer here had used the HE-500 as their headphone reference, makes it difficult to take much from their opinion of the KingSound.

 

You are right, not disagreeing at all with your point.

 

Nevertheless, speaking for myself; since there are not many reviews on KingSound headphones. It is fair to gather as many impressions/reviews as possible from different sources, to subjectively gauge their capabilities and sound signature; even if the comparison made, is not the one I'd hoped.  

 

Cheers      

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You are right, not disagreeing at all with your point.

Nevertheless, speaking for myself; since there are not many reviews on KingSound headphones. It is fair to gather as many impressions/reviews as possible from different sources, to subjectively gauge their capabilities and sound signature; even if the comparison made, is not the one I'd hoped.  

Cheers      

Oh definitely, just hard when the reviewer has so few data points to work with.

The initial review that was linked gives me a reasonable feel for where these sit, at least until I can hear them for myself.
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Oh definitely, just hard when the reviewer has so few data points to work with.

The initial review that was linked gives me a reasonable feel for where these sit, at least until I can hear them for myself.

 

Yup... nothing compares to listening with your own ears, and, decide whether it can be a worthy investment or not :-).

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post #10 of 30
Thanks for the review! Looks like quite an impressive package for the money
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It will be interesting to see what the Stax Mafia has to say about this. I imagine all this hasn't gone without notice. The price is certainly interesting. I wonder how the amp performs with stax gear (or if it can).

post #12 of 30

Been thinking that my next step in this hobby is electrostats.

 

This Kingsound cans looks interesting, and the lack of overall interest from the regular suspects is actually appealing to me!

post #13 of 30
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It will be interesting to see what the Stax Mafia has to say about this. I imagine all this hasn't gone without notice. The price is certainly interesting. I wonder how the amp performs with stax gear (or if it can).

Or vice versa.  I live in Tokyo and the there are plenty of used stax amps all over the place...  
Also would love to know if this H3 will work with the Woo Wee .  . 

 

Anyone know have any more info ? 

post #14 of 30

The KingSound H-02 and H-03 (not sure about the original) use 580V, so they should work fine with STAX amps. I asked the KingSound guys about this and they confirmed that STAX amps are fine. I have not yet tried it myself though. Side note: Spritzer did caution against using the KingSound amps with STAX headphones. Something about a resister. I did not fully understand.

post #15 of 30

There's also InnerFidelity report from Newport.

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