Speaker and headphone manufacturer Klipsch Audio has expanded its line of X Series headphones with the addition of four new models. Last week, Klipsch announced the availability of its new flagship X20i premium in-ear headphones. The X20i is now joined by the X12i, XR8i, and X6i. Klipsch provided more details on each new headphone in a press release:
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, 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 line up. The X6i is available in black and white finishes. Both 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 new X Series model includes Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips, which the company said provides “endless hours” of comfortable wear. The oval tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, which allows the in-ear devices to be worn for longer, more comfortable listening sessions. The tips also provide noise isolation, which blocks out almost all ambient sound and provides for excellent bass, according to Klipsch.