Kennerton Odin Thridi Hand Made Headphones

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Kennerton Odin Thridi Hand Made Headphones

In our eyes, we see the perfect headphone as a cross-breed of the dynamic and electrostatic technologies combined into one. Whereby taking the airy and extremely detailed sound of an electrostatic driver, and combining it with the power and impact of a dynamic transducers. This enables us to achieve a sound that’s both natural and engaging.

When we looked at the market to see what our competitors have been producing in the last couple of years, we were surprised to find that the most recent planar magnetic headphones all had the same design and thus also shared the same flaws. This indicated to us that the 35-year old planar magnetic technology hasn’t evolved with time.

We got to the drawing board and started to make our own drivers from scratch. One of our core goals was to minimize internal structure resonances and optimize sound wave patterns, in order to create a clear, low-distortion sound frequency. To achieve this, we created several patent-pending core innovations. Its magnetic structure is designed to eliminate both unwanted resonances, and unify magnetic field distribution over the total frequency range.

Our drivers are solely designed and produced in Russia, which involves a facility that also work for the aerospace and military industries, which ensures the highest quality and durability of our headphones.


  • A new 80mm planar-magnetic driver, with every aspect of this technology being implemented, such as phase coherence, flat impedance and a low-mass diaphragm.
  • Multi-layer 10µm polyimide film diaphragm, tested to have the highest reliability and longevity in the most extreme environmental conditions.
  • FEM-Optimized Magnet System with 10 neodymium magnets arranged in symmetric push-pull configuration.

  • Unique semicircular bar magnets.
  • A semicircular form therefore has many advantages over the ordinary rectangular shaped bar magnets: It gives a more uniform magnetic field, greatly reduces internal resonances and produces an optimal sound.
  • Our driver allows greater sensitivity, thanks to its powerful magnets and low-mass diaphragm. It can therefore be easily driven by portable devices.

We aim for reliability and durability, and so used simple but functional construction.

Aerospace grade aluminum and steel used.

Quality wooden earcup.

Complete absence of any plastic parts.

Manufacturer's website Kennerton

Details

Kennerton Thridi Headphones Specifications

 

Driver Type Planar Magnetic
Driver Unit 80 mm
Frequency Response 15-50000 Hz
Sensitivity 104 dB
Impedance 42 Ohm
Cord length 2 m detachable copper cable (6.3 mm)
Weight 580 g


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THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF STANDARD WOODEN CUPS (MATTE WAX)

1. All wood types used for making the headphones’ assembly and cups always undergo multiple different processes. We use drying and coating methods which have antibacterial substances making the cups pleasant to look at and resistant against environmental factors.

2. Our wooden cups are made by a specific in-house developed procedure. The wood types and geometry of acoustic design, influences the sound and we therefore take this into account when producing and designing our cups.

3. Cups are manufactured by a 3D model on a computer controlled by a precision machine; the machines have extreme processing quality and geometric shape repeatability.

4. After the milling operation, the cups are sanded and polished by hand.

5. After sanding, wood is coated by using special oils to protect it from humidity and prevent it from deteriorating.

6. After that, the work pieces are processed with microwaves for several minutes in order for the oils on the cups to avoid deterioration.

7. After that, the cups are covered by hot bee-wax and dried in a special drying chamber for about 1.5 hours. Temperatures may reach 74 degrees centigrade (where it varies from 60 to 74 degrees centigrade depending on the type of wood).

8. Drying is followed by the cups being cooled at room temperature for at least 6 hours. The work piece is ground for the second time, hot wax is again applied; which is again followed by drying the cups at the same temperature 74 degrees, for about 8 hours.

9. The closing stage of the work includes thorough polishing of the cup, laser engraving of the logo and other elements as per the design. In some cases, patina forming treatment is applied for a decorative finish that makes the surface look perfect.

Housing

  • Aerospace grade aluminum and steel.
  • High-quality wooden ear-cups.
  • Complete absence of any plastic.

Comfort

  • A strap-design headband which allows even weight distribution over your head.
  • Fine lambskin leather.
  • Soft ear pads, that creates a comfortable listening experience.

PLEASE FIND REVIEW BELOW:

Headfonia  Headphone Reviews -

Kennerton Odin Headphones review in Headphonia Magazine, January 2, 2018

https://www.headfonia.com/review-kennerton-odin/


Kennerton Odin Headphones review in Music Photo Life Magazine, February 2017

http://musicphotolife.com/2017/02/kennerton-odin-review-planar-magnetic-headphones/


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Kennerton Odin Headphones review in Head-Fi Magazine, December 2016

https://www.head-fi.org/showcase/kennerton-odin.21886/reviews


 

KENNERTON Odin headphone review in " HiFi Plus " Magazine Issue 137 , July 2016 

Complete review Here

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/732814/new-kennerton-odin-planar-magnetic-magister-vali-headphones-cables-amps-from-fischer-at-ifa/90

CONCLUSION:

As a preamble to my conclusion, I thank Peter for his hospitality but also for allowing me to test this equipment outside the norm.

A word about the amp Viva Egoista 845. We were him and me to our third meeting this time in quiet conditions. What can I say, except that I miss superlatives, it is simply the best amp I've ever tested. It combines precision, resolution power with ease. It drive the difficult Planar headphones without any concession and pushes Abyss into its retrenchments, showing us the extent of his abilities. The result blew me away !!

For our "Match" LCD X; Odin; Abyss, there were real surprises.

The opposition: LCD X - Odin, the confrontation was cut short. But let us be clear, the Audeze is absolutely not a bad headphone, quite the contrary. He is one of the best. However Kennerton is a different "species",  that of the exceptional headphones. The Odin opens more, offers low spectrum with density, vivid, nuanced ; that of LCDX, by comparison, appears more confused with admittedly a little more bass (because has its frontal approach) but less nuanced ; the sub-bass appears with far more sharpness on the Odin. The midrange, like the treble, are extremely readable, and yet, never no hardness touches is hear.

Overall, Odin manages to surpass its competitor on "all" the domains !!

Facing at the "monster" Abyss, the game tightens.

The JPS Abyss has for it, his consistent image, large, with a staging of remarkable sound levels, and a powerful bass, to the dizzying descent; for Odin, a mid-range clear and precise, pure, disturbing realism, and treble near an electrostatic headphones in its vividness

Both headphones are fast ; the Abyss plays more on the side "raw power", more "animal" ; Odin has more "lightness" to the image of an electrostatic with more weight.

In my case I prefer the Abyss.

Its strong points are important in my tracks; however, the Odin with its current price, has no competitor, and I can fully understand that we choose the Odin on Abyss.

The guys at Kennerton have done a remarkable job, with a flawless finish to the product but also the acoustic performance of a very high level; congratulation !!

For my part, I place Odin alongside the Abyss and SR 009, and I confess that I plan seriously to separate me from my loved Stax 009, Odin impressed me so much ; is tell you !!!!