KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System
KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System
Electrostatic Earphone System
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
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
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.
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. All KSE1500 cables were painstakingly engineered to meet the particular needs of electrostatic technology in a portable form factor.
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.
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.
Bias Voltage: 200 V DC
Output Voltage: ±200 V, max.
Output Current: ≤1 mA
Noise Attenuation: ≤37 dB
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 45 °C (32 to 113 °F)
Storage Temperature: -18 to 57 °C (0 to 135 °F)
Transducer Type: Electrostatic
Connector Type: LEMO Connector
Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 50 kHz
Maximum SPL (1 kHz at 3% THD): 113 dB SPL
Net Weight: 44.0 g (1.55 oz.)
Bit Depth: 16-bit / 24-bit
Sampling Rate: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: up to 107 dB A-weighted
Adjustable Gain Range: -40 dB to +60 dB • Limiter: Selectable Analog RMS Limiter
Equalizer: 4-band Parametric
USB Input: USB Micro-B Receptacle
Line-In Input: 3.5 mm (1/8')
Charging Requirements: USB-powered: 5 V/0.5 A to 1 A
Housing: Black Anodized Aluminum
Net Weight: 182.0 g (6.42oz.)
Dimensions: 111 × 59 × 21 mm H × W × D
Battery Type: Rechargeable Li-Ion
Nominal Voltage: 3.6 V DC
Battery Life: Analog in (BYPASS EQ mode) up to 10 hours / USB Input Analog in (EQ mode) up to 7 hours