KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System

KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System

New Product — Featuring Sound Isolating™ earphones and a matched DAC amplifier, the KSE1500 delivers a premium, customizable listening experience with portable media players.

  • Offers 5 EQ presets, 4 customizable EQ settings, and Bypass Mode which bypasses digital processing for pure analog audio enjoyment
  • Features high-resolution 24/96 ADC/DAC, aligning with the Japan Audio Society High-Resolution requirements for both analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion
  • Works with any earphones or headphones with a 3.5 mm jack; compatible with Mac, PC, iOS, and Android devices
  • Includes paired earphones and amplifier (not compatible with other earphones or amplifiers), charger, Lightning® and OTG cables, two 1/8" cables, 1/4" adapter, airline adapter, attenuator, cable clip, 2 security bands, cleaning cloth, case and user guide

From $2,999

Product Details

Features
The world’s first electrostatic Sound Isolating™ earphones.
 
Electrostatic technology provides the fastest, most accurate transient response available. Until now, it has never been applied to Sound Isolating earphones.
 
Each earphone features a virtually weightless, massless diaphragm surrounded by an electrostatic field generated by back plates that manage charge oscillation. The result is unmatched clarity and detail with an extremely high correlation to the source audio.

Features

Earphone Features
  • True to the source. Electrostatic earphone technology delivers more accurate sound than dynamic or armature driver technologies.
  • Exclusive pairing. With a 6-pin LEMO connector, the cable delivers the specific bias required by the electrostatic drivers. The earphones and amplifier create a unique system of components only compatible with one another.
  • Breakthrough cable technology. Made of durable Kevlar™, all KSE1500 cables were painstakingly engineered to meet the particular needs of electrostatic technology in a portable form factor.
Amplifier Features
  • Easy control. Using just two simple touch points—the large, tactile top knob and side button—you can control all menu navigation.
  • Portability perfected. Sized comparably to your mobile device and durable enough for life on the go, the portable electrostatic amplifier makes great sound possible anywhere. 
  • Convenient rechargeability. Charges from a wall charger or computer even when streaming audio. Charge lasts up to 7 hours with digital input and up to 10 hours with analog input.
Interface Features
  • Easy monitoring of settings. Clearly view input source, input level meter, battery level, output volume and EQ setting from the home screen.
  • Five EQ presets loaded standard. Flat, Low Boost, Vocal Boost, Loudness and De-ess presets offer easy access to the EQ settings you’ll most likely want to tweak. Or, enjoy pure analog audio in Bypass Mode, which bypasses digital processing.
  • Detailed personal control. Further refine your listening experience with four customizable EQ settings that allow you to shape and tune your music to suit your tone preferences.

Applications
Accessories

    EAAMPCASE

    Leather amplifier case for KSE1500 and SHA900.

    from $40

    EAC30P-MICROB8

    Micro-B-to-30 pin cable, 8" (20.3 cm). Works with KSE1500 and SHA900.

Software & Downloads

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
KSE1500 Specification Sheet English PDF 286 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
KSE1500 User Guide English PDF 847 kb

Firmware

KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System (1.1.11) See release notes

Posted December 10, 2015
  • Initial release

KSE1500 - Electrostatic Earphone System (1.2.2) See release notes

Posted December 10, 2015

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added language support for Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean
  • Improved battery life 

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