Klipsch have today revealed the Mode M40 headphones. A stylish pair of over-the-ear cans, it’s the first time Klipsch have had noise-cancelling tech in their headphones.
The Mode M40’s employ active noise cancelling tech, using a battery powered system to block out external noise. They’ll run for 45 hours per battery, but can also be used without a battery, without the noise cancelling tech.
Being a premium set, the ear pieces are made of a durable material often used in fancy eye wear, with the cups themselves decked out in leather. The cabling is cloth covered, which should go some way towards preventing annoying cable tangles, with the headphones weighing 356 grams.
Getting down to the spec sheet numbers, you’re looking at a pair of 40mm woofers with active crossover, and two 15 mm tweeters for high frequency across the two ear pieces.
Frequency response weighs in at 20Hz – 20kHz. Input impedance (@ 1kHz) is 32ohms, while sensitivity (@ 1mW, 15mm) is 97.5dB.
Designed for use with Apple products, the headphones have a 3-button in-line mic, working with iPad, iPod Touch (second gen onwards), iPod Nano (4th gen onwards, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices. Though not officially listed as compatible with iPhone 4S handsets, the Mode M40s are said to work fully with the new Apple smartphones, answering calls rather than annoyingly switching on Siri features, which some similar headsets are known to do.
Available now from www.klipsch.com, you can pick them up for £299.99.
By Gerald Lynch | December 14th, 2011