Klipsch has introduced six new in-ear headphone models as part of its X Series. Prices range from $179 for the entry-level X6i to $549 for the flagship X20i (shown here), which features a true two-way dual armature design with a high-resolution super tweeter. The X20i is crafted from injection-molded surgical-grade stainless steel and comes in a black stainless finish. All six headphones are available now.
Klipsch announces the expansion and launch of its X Series headphones, complete with the all-new X20i, X12i, XR8i hybrid and X6i models.
The flagship Klipsch X20i (U.S. MSRP $549) in-ear headphone reproduces high frequencies with precision and bass that is clear, full and warm, making it the most revealing in-ear headphone Klipsch has ever made. It is powered by a true two-way dual armature design for broad bandwidth, and the high-resolution super tweeter allows for transparent sound. Crafted from injection-molded surgical-grade stainless steel and available in a black stainless finish, the Klipsch X20i is the brand’s most durable in-ear headphone. Accessorized with interchangeable cables and a leather carrying case, the X20i’s audiophile-grade performance delivers the Klipsch sound signature at its best.
Originally launched in January 2010 as X10i and August 2013 as X11i, the next generation of this award-winning model is the Klipsch X12i (U.S. MSRP $349) in-ear headphone. The X12i model’s small but mighty form factor employs a ported and vented audiophile balanced armature driver that delivers classic tube amplifier sound and deep bass. Available in a black finish, the feather-light Klipsch X12i is the brand’s smallest and lightest headphone.
The Klipsch XR8i (U.S. MSRP $279) is the first hybrid in-ear monitor and is optimal in both sound and comfort. Through the use of a unique carrier and a single nozzle, we’ve decreased distortion and interference between the woofer and tweeter. To address comfort, the XR8i model’s die-cast zinc housing uses a pinched oval shape and offset nozzle, which is optimized to contour the shape of the ear. The Klipsch XR8i hybrid in-ear headphone is available in a black finish.
The Klipsch X6i (U.S. MSRP $179) features a single full-range armature and provides a razor-flat frequency response and high-clarity reference sound while fitting comfortably in the ear canal, all at a reasonable price in the lineup. The X6i is available in black and white finishes. Both the X8Ri and X6i models are crafted from die-cast zinc for optimal weight in the ear canal and co-molded elastomer for durability and comfort.
Each X Series model is equipped with the patented oval ear tips for which Klipsch is known, providing endless hours of comfortable wear. Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, providing comfortable long-term wear. These ear tips also offer superior noise isolation (or passive noise cancellation), blocking out almost all ambient noise and providing excellent bass. Oval ear tips fit best, feel best and only Klipsch has them. Each model also includes a travel wallet carrying case.
The X Series models’ audio works with virtually any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack; however, the mic and three-button remote support select Apple products. Included with purchase are several different-sized oval ear tips, a protective carrying case, a clothing clip, and a one-year warranty. All X Series models are now available at authorized retailers and at Klipsch.com.