Klipsch recently announced plans for the launch of a limited edition headphone in honor of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Reed. Boasting an all-new look inspired by Reed, and complete with an authentic signature from the musician himself, fans will have the opportunity to score one of a very limited number of the Klipsch Signature Audio Edition Lou Reed X10i headphones available next month.
Klipsch is customizing Reed’s favorite headphone, the Image X10i, for the limited edition run. The launch of the specialty headphones coincides with the release of Reed’s latest project, a collaborative album with Metallica titled “Lulu”. The album was released on October 31, 2011 in the UK, and one day later on November 1 in the U.S.
“I have been a fan of Klipsch products for eons,” said Reed. “I’ve always admired the unhyped bass, along with the clarity, depth of detail and extraordinary comfort of the company’s headphones. With Klipsch’s help, my dream headphone will soon be available to all of my fans – a serious model for the serious listener.”
Designed with multitasking music lovers in mind, these headphones feature an echo cancellation microphone and three-button remote to handle phone calls and playlists at the touch of a button on Apple’s iPod, iPhone or iPad. Gracing the remote is Reed’s coveted signature.
Available in a high-gloss purple finish with copper accents and complete with an authentic, collectible autograph card, the Klipsch Signature Audio Edition Lou Reed X10i headphones will retail for $399.99 (U.S. MSRP) at Klipsch.com and select retailers on December 10, 2011. The first 50 customers to pre-order the product at Klipsch.com will also receive a free copy of the “Lulu” album singed by Lou Reed.