Short version: A solid pair of headphones with some token efforts towards ruggedness. Aside from an increased resistance to water, they’re not remarkably tough, but the sound is good and the remote is nice and chunky. → Read More
Short version: Klipsch’s first on-ear headphones aren’t much to look at, but they’re surprisingly powerful, almost too much so. If you like booming bass and don’t care for surround sound and all that jazz, these could be good for you. → Read More
Audiovox is massing an impressive horde of consumer electronics companies with Klipsch the latest addition. The $166 million acquisition puts Klipsch under the same corporate umbrella as Acoustic Research, Terk, Energizer, Jensen, and RCA although Technicolor actually owns the classic trademark and Audiovox simply licenses it for products. → Read More
We’ve been fans of Klipsch’s Image line of headphones for some time now, so we welcome the latest updates with open ears.
The ones I’m most excited about are the Image S5i Rugged. When you live in Seattle, you spend a lot of time worrying about whether you’re going to get rained on, and it’s nice not to have to worry about your electronics. → Read More
The Short Version: Definitely the best sounding consumer-grade in-ear headphones I’ve ever listened to. The price tag matches the sound quality however. If you want good audio fidelity on your phone headset, you’ll be hard pressed to find something better than these. Just be prepared to shell out some serious cash. → Read More
The Short Version: You’ll be hard pressed to find a higher fidelity desktop audio rig than this. But the wireless capability is rather limited in its application, and the price runs a little high for a 2.1 system. → Read More
These crazy Klipsch LightSpeakers are designed to add music to any room. You can plug them into standard light cans or even slap them into your Ikea lamp. The ultrabright LED beams through a front diffuser grill and then you can connect the speakers – in left or right channels – wirelessly to any stereo. → Read More
Short Version: You want to listen to Fergie in the kitchen. Don’t worry, I understand. Fergie and cooking eggs just go together well. If you’ll be piping Fergie off an iPhone or iPod, you’ll probably want a compatible speaker system. Like anything in the audio world, the price tag on dedicated speaker systems for the iPhone or iPod can be surprisingly cheap ($30-40 bucks), or… → Read More
For those of you about to rock, I encourage you to pick out a nice pair of headphones. I tested four models at around $100. They are:
Which one did I love the most? While they were all special in their own way, there were two that really stood out in the round-up… but I won’t ruin the surprise! Watch the… → Read More
Several months ago, CrunchGear reviewed Klipsch’s X5 headphones, which I pronounced the best in-ear headphones I’d ever used. Unfortunately, they cost $250, which kind of puts them out of reach for most people (it would for me if I hadn’t been lucky enough to review them). But now Klipsch has expanded the Image line down to the sub-$100 level and I’ve been testing out the… → Read More
What? Like you didn’t see this coming?
As expected, the headphone/earbud/in-ear manufacturers are scrambling to get iPod Shuffle compatible headphones to market. The first victim of the whole scam was Scosche and now Klipsch is jumping on the bandwagon with the announcement of their upcoming headphones. → Read More
Recession-proof is the new buzz term amongst CE manufacturers, children.
Klipsch, who’s known to make some decent ‘ware, has just announced two “recession-proof” in-ears, the Image S4 and S2. All in-ears boast some sort of noise dampening solution and the majority of them do a fair job of blocking out noise, but that’s dependent on the tips that come with them. Klipsch’s tips are a… → Read More
Klipsch has been a big name in the speaker game for years, and I remember the old school ProMedias as being the definitive article when it came to 2.1, and later 5.1, desktop sound. When I first reported the X5s I wasn’t sure they could possibly be much better than the other in-ears I’ve owned and loved. Boy, was I wrong. Simply put, these are easily the best in-ear headphones… → Read More
Have a need for the best, and only the best? Need to upgrade your stereo speakers? Got $20,000? Of course you do, and Klipsch has the speakers for you. Klipsch has come up with a whole bunch of reasons why you should buy the Palladium P-39F floorstanding speakers. For your money you get a horn-loaded tweeter assembly, a sophisticated inverted dome midrange and three high-output woofers. Hand… → Read More
Klipsch’s new speakers look fantastic, and probably sound as good. Known for high-end sound with high end looks. It just announced these new home theater speakers that are put together in high-grain, furniture-quality wood. But like me, they’re not just beautiful on the outside, they’re also quality inside. The speakers use new horn tech to fit big sound into slim cabinets. That… → Read More
Klipsch’s original Image headphones came out about six months ago, and now they’ve modified them with a different driver and a slightly larger form factor, contributing to a lower cost. The new X5s (the old ones have been renamed the X10s) have more high-end emphasis, apparently; either they felt the X10s were too bass-heavy or the new driver isn’t quite capable of the range. The… → Read More
Jabra and Klipsch have teamed up to bring you a speaker dock for your mobile phone. Apparently, consumers want a speaker dock to listen to whatever it is they have crammed on their handset. Would any of you actually use this? You have the ability to hook up whatever else you feel like to the speaker system via mini-USB or AV-in, but why would anyone want to drop $150 for this? Do I really want to… → Read More
As Peter mentioned below, Klispch is launching the RoomGroove that works in conjunction with its CS-700 system. In addition to being a fully functional iPod dock, the RoomGroove uses KlipschCast to send and receive audio to and from the CS-700. It is aesthetically parallel to the CS-700 and it has an attractive touch activated iPod dock that slides into the unit. And, of course, the dock can… → Read More
Remember a couple of years ago when all the hype was that more speakers were better. So while we haven’t heard much about 6.1, 7.1 or 10.1, or any other combination of large prime numbers, we’re hearing instead about “simulated surround sound.” Those results have been far from stimulating, however Klipsch could change all that with their new “KlipschCasting.” The CS-700 console houses… → Read More