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Kennerton ODIN, MAGISTER, VALI, Magni, Thridi, Thekk, and Thror Discussion

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by bowei006, Sep 1, 2014.
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  1. oqvist
    God so frustrated. Ordered a balanced cable. Took 2 month to arrive. And received the wrong cable :p Gave up on China and ordered this one. You choose the parts yourself https://oidiosound.co.uk/mongrel-dual-3-5mm.html 3 weeks leadtime it sound like so I doubt I will get it to christmas as there is always crazy delays whenever I order something.
     
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  2. eric65
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  3. eric65
    Hi all.

    The Kennerton Thekk, is now officially present on Kennerton's international website

    PLANAR MAGNETIC OPEN BACK OVER-EAR HEADPHONES
    HIGH-FIDELITY HEADPHONES
    FOR PROFESSIONALS AND AUDIOPHILES

    https://kennerton.com/shop/thekk-bog-oak/

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  4. eric65
    Good evening, everyone.

    Kennerton Magni, a source of inspiration and creation. :)

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    Raphaël, 16 years old, composition for piano: Occidentalis: King of almost everything
     
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  5. cleg
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  7. eric65
    Good morning, everyone.

    The Kennerton Thekk is the Pro version of the Thror, but also the Pro version of the Odin: it combines the best of both worlds: the euphony and listening pleasure of the Odin, and the precision, rigour and neutrality of the Thror; if the Thekk were to have another name, it would be the Odin mk4, the latest evolution (the most accomplished?) from the Kennerton planar headphones series: Odin mk0 (pre-Odin); Odin mk1 ; Odin mk2 (reliable version of the Odin mk1) ; Odin mk3 (Thridi) ; Thror ; Thekk (Odin mk4 ?).

    You will also notice that, unlike Audeze and its LCD1, LCD2, LCD3, LCD4, that the price and quality progression of Kennerton headphones does not follow at all the same logarithmic price logic according to numbering! :beyersmile:

    Finally, on the French forum, we also discuss the mechanical qualities of the new membranes equipping the last drivers for Kennerton planar headphones; reinforced membranes to avoid their stretching and distortion when using these headphones with a high level of SPL listening in low frequencies...
    https://musique-o-casque.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26&start=1480


    EDIT:

    If I had to retain only one image for my Kennerton Thekk that I took in picture of, it would be this one.

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    All Focal Utopia headphones look alike; all Hifiman Susvara look alike, all Stax 009 look alike, but this Thekk, this Kennerton Thekk headphones, well I guarantee you that it is unique in the world! :)

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  8. eric65
    Hi all.

    New video in English language (dated today) of the old Kennerton Vali; the commentator seems to like it.



    Note: the new Vali 2019 should be even more comfortable (wider and more soft pads, new flexible headband, not rigid), with a sound as pleasant, even more typed, but also more precise, always very dynamic.


    EDIT:

    Why is this day black Friday in Russia? I have yet seen no disaster so far ... :beyersmile:

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    https://fr-fr.facebook.com/KennertonAudioEquipment/
     
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  9. Arcamera
    I'm glad Guttenberg liked the Vali, but I think it's even better than he describes it, or at least warrants a more thorough review. And while I like the Beyer T1, they are apples and oranges-- I would have chosen some other headphones to compare it with. Like say the Audeze LCD2C. And more recent headphones than the first iteration of the T1-- that's already a bit passé. Another minor complaint-- I really like the cable, and think he dismisses that too quickly. In any event, I'm glad that Kennerton is getting some more North American attention (finally!)
     
  10. Arcamera
    Another problem with his description is that people will be left thinking that the Vali is an 'easy-going' headphone. It's not, IMO. Yes, it's beautifully (and mercifully) smooth on top, making it great for so many less than perfect recordings, but while being smooth, it's also very forward and punchy. This is THE can for noisy Rock!
     
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  11. Arcamera
    That said, I know it's easier to criticize than it is to construct-- so I applaud Guttenberg for hitting the description of the Vali on the head in some regards. Like emphasizing that this is a physically substantial headphone--very leather and wood and metal-- no cheap plastic toy! It is a delight to hold, and look at-- let alone to listen to.
     
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  12. Beagle
    Is it me or do these Kennerton headphones look like the old Russian Fischer headphones?
     
  13. Arcamera
    Yes-- I think they evolved out of those? (Kennerton as higher-end Fischer offshoot).
     
  14. eric65
    Hi Andrew.

    If you like the sound of the Vali (and the Odin), I think you'll like the sound of the Thekk, even more than the sound of the Thror.

    I am very pleasantly surprised by the listening of the Thekk; it has the same degree of technicality as the Thror, which itself is superior in technicality to the Odin and Vali (nb: the Thekk and the Thror are more precise and detailed headphones than the Odin and the Vali, also more airy), but this technicality differs from that of the Thror, because the sound of the Thekk is more complete and full; more substantial, and even more natural. The sound is also very welcoming and pleasant.
    The Kennerton Thekk can also be seen as a super Odin or a super Vali, but in a softer and more precise, less aggressive (softer) and not at all tiring when listening (nb: the Thekk is not bright in the high frequency range, which is slightly recessive, like that of the Thror, but without the small tip in the high-mid/low-high (3-3.5 KHz) range found with the Thror), while being particularly realistic and natural for the reproduction of male and female voices that sound, even truer than the Thror, because being more complete and full, a bit like the Odin, but with a better tonal balance and a better precision and truthfulness.
    In addition, the Thekk is quite tolerant to bad recordings, more so than the Thror (and much more than the Utopia); it is soft, but detailed; full, but not opaque; it is very pleasant to hear, and its tonal accuracy opens it to all musical genres.
    The Kennerton Thekk goes down very low in frequency, towards the sub-bass, like the Thror, but with more level in the low (bass) (when listening to synthesizer (techno music) and the music of the movie Avatar).
    Like all Kennerton headphones, the Thekk is a headphones mainly made (built) of wood, leather and metal.
    The new headband of the Thekk (the same as the Magni) is more qualitative and solid than it looks; it looks quite similar to the headband of the Stax SR-007 mk2 in its presentation and its simple but effective operation.

    I think the sound of the Thekk is the most accomplished of all Kennerton headphones so far produced; a good synthesis of the Thror and the Odin, but much closer to the Thror for the technicality, with a more pleasant and welcoming sound.

    The Kennerton Thekk (alias "Welcome One"), is not called Thekk for nothing! :)
     
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  15. oqvist
    Is all Kennerton headphones tuned for rock. It sounds like that from all the tests even though most is through google translate... With a bit recessed treble so you can play way to loud :wink:. Hard attack. Everything awesome forward like drums and guitarrs :D
     
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