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Klipsch is proud to introduce the new X Series...

 

Crafted from milled aluminum and available in a black finish, the Klipsch X11i (U.S. MSRP $349.99) employs a wealth of micro-technology to deliver a high-energy listening experience. Accessorized with tangle-resistant cabling and an Apple-compatible three-button mic and remote, the X11i’s audiophile-grade performance delivers the Klipsch sound signature at its best. The featherweight X11i serves as the brand’s smallest and lightest headphone. 

Originally launched in August 2012, the Klipsch X7i (U.S. MSRP $199.99) is included in the X Series but with an upgrade to the new museum-style pedestal packaging. In addition to offering a sophisticated, sleek black or white finish with laser-etched logos, the headphone’s sculpted ceramic body provides listeners with an elegant design and significant durability. 

Constructed from die-cast metal, the Klipsch X4i (U.S. MRSP $149.99) offers a timeless industrial design that is lightweight, durable and comfortable. Available in black finish with copper and brushed metal accents, the headphone also features the brand’s tangle-resistant cabling and a three-button mic and remote for seamless control of music and phone calls on Apple devices. 

Equipped with the patented oval ear tips for which Klipsch is known, the X Series’ headphones allows for endless hours of comfortable wear. Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch 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.

Inside the X Series products feature exclusive, full-range balanced armature drivers with tuned bass-reflex systems that deliver lifelike dynamics, sonic clarity and rich bass. The Series’ luxury is carried over into the packaging that provides a 360-degree view of the products. 

“This headphone series exemplifies the sophisticated, modern design, incomparable craftsmanship and proprietary technologies today’s passionate listeners are seeking,” said Chris Aiello, Klipsch product manager for headphones. “With this introduction, a new pinnacle in style, comfort and sound quality has been reached, and we’re delivering the headphones enthusiasts have been anticipating.”

Each X Series model’s 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 of the X7i and X11i are five different-sized oval ear tips, a protective carrying case, clothing clip and two-year warranty. The X4i provides the same only with four different-sized ear tips. All X Series models are now available at authorized retailers and http://www.klipsch.com.


Edited by Alex L - 8/1/13 at 11:28am
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do you have any model without  mic or volume control? without the "i"?

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Can the mics at least work with other phones to some extent?

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Can the mics at least work with other phones to some extent?

 

I can confirm that i can use my x7i's for general mic use (talkign during calls, recording stuff) etc. on my Nexus 4

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Can the mics at least work with other phones to some extent?

 

The mics and center button generally will work if your phone is wired correctly and supports the use of a single-button mic through software means.  If it doesn't, that typically means that one of those two criterion haven't been met.  So yes, they should work.  The only exceptions I've seen so far are that Sony 3-button setups don't work with Samsung phones, which is odd as every other 3-button I've tested works with my friends S3... 

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Any indication yet as to how the X4i sound?  Being a single BA driver and a description on the Klipsch site of "warm" sound, I'm curious if these sound like my Meelectronics A151.  For a hundred dollars more, I hope these sound way better. 

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If the X4i sound anything like the S4i, they won't have a warm sound. I've listened to mine on a 3G iPod Shuffle and out of my laptop for about four years and they do have a signature sound compared against my reference Grado HP2 and Alessandro MS-1 headphones – the mids are not as fluid and rich as on the MS-1 (sounding slightly recessed) and there is a bit of exaggeration in the treble, which is fine for pop music and non-critical listening. Bass rolls off fairly quickly and sensitivity seems to be much less than the Grado designs (despite the listed specs), so you'll have to turn the volume up a bit to get a richer, fuller sound. Soundstage is pretty tight and flat, as one might expect, but on balance, these are very comfortable, reasonably durable headphones and they are priced appropriately for the market.

 

The S4i are fairly easy to drive, so a headphone amplifier is not required, and they won't scale up much with extra amplification (you'll hear a bit more bass).


Edited by HiWire - 8/13/13 at 9:01am
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X4 switched to BA? so i guess that officially makes the X the BA line then? Interesting, and with a MSRP like $150 i wonder how it compares to the old models, especially x10.   

 

 

on a similar note. the x11's housing looks like the x10 one...except silver replaced the orange. just when i thought the orange kinda stands for the premium version...(one reference, M40, x10 are their flagships in their category...)

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I would love to try the X11i because I am very happy with my X10. 

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