If you are willing to spend more money on your earphones than on your portable music player, you might be interested in this new deluxe pieces from Klipsch. They are supposed to be the world’s smallest and lightest in-ear earphones on the market today. They will be available in November for $349.
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Klipsch Unveils World’s Smallest, Lightest In-Ear Earphones
Company makes a huge high-tech fashion statement with tiny audio accessory
INDIANAPOLIS — Not only is it the world’s smallest and lightest full-range in-ear earphone design, IMAGE from Klipsch fuses lifestyle, technology, and fashion to offer a personalized fit and deliver a precision-tuned acoustic experience.
“Status symbol products such as the iPod® have played a major role in making technology fashionable,” said Tom Gospel, Klipsch program management director. “Therefore, we found it necessary to develop a stylish, must-have audio accouterment that would bring better sound to our in vogue listeners.”
IMAGE earphones utilize patent-pending Contour Ear Gels, which are anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal. These soft, oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue as well as provide an amazing seal for excellent noise isolation and increased bass response. Because ear canal measurements vary, each Image model comes with five different ear gel sizes: small, medium, and large single flange designs as well as small and large double flange designs.
In order to continue Klipsch’s 60-plus years of delivering stunningly precise audio, IMAGE earphones employ extended-frequency exclusive KG926 balanced micro-armatures.
Featuring aluminum bodies that are finished in anodized copper—Klipsch’s signature color—and high-gloss black “tails,” these headphones also include patent-pending earphone nozzles with mechanical locking rings to prevent the ear gels from getting lodged in a user’s ear.
Furthermore, Klipsch has gone to great lengths to ensure the long-lasting durability of IMAGE, up to and including its 50-inch-long vinyl cables. The company has added appropriate strain relief at every cable connection point to avoid wire damage.
Priced at $349 (U.S. MSRP), IMAGE earphones, which include a carrying case and pouch, a ¼-inch adaptor, an airline adaptor, five sets of ear gels, and a cleaning tool, will be available for purchase on klipsch.com in November. As a bonus, purchasers—in the United States only—who complete an online warranty registration will receive a free package of replacement Contour Ear Gels in the size of their choice.