High-end audio manufacturer Klipsch has just announced a new set of earphones to sit alongside its prosumer X10 and budget Custom-1 models.They’re called the X5s, and they’re ever so slightly larger than the X10s.
That slight embiggening saves £50 in the manufacturing process, which they’ve passed on to the consumer, so the X5s will cost £130. For that, you’re getting 50 ohm impedence, 110dB sensitivity, and -26 dB noise isolation. Klipsch are calling these “the least fatiguing in-ear headphones around”, and they’ll be available in ‘late November’.
Piling on the good news, Klipsch has also announced that it’s cutting the prices of the rest of its range by about £20 each. The iGroove iPod docks are going from £100 to £80, and the top-of-the-range X10s are going from £200 to £180. The entry-level Custom-1 earphones are getting a cut from £70 to £50, bringing them well within Christmas-budget range, even in these crunchy times.
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