Klipsch Group Brands Aim at the High End
The Klipsch Group, whose portfolio includes the Klipsch, Jamo, Mirage and Energy brands, put its newly shipping lines on display last week, showing loudspeakers, electronics and headphones that it is marketing under the umbrella term “premium audio.”
For Klipsch, new offerings ranged from the high-end Image and Custom lines of in-ear earphones to the company’s flagship Palladium loudspeaker line, eight years in development, which pays homage to company founder Paul Klipsch’s design philosophy, said Keith Claytor, public relations manager.
The Image X10 ($349) qualifies as the world’s smallest earphone, said vice president of product development Mark Casavant. Five years of research, he said, produced a high-fidelity music reproduction tool as well as an earplug that, because it comfortably seals the ear canal, acts as a noise-cancellation device without using noise-cancellation technologies. The company offers five earbud models in the Image and Custom Series, the latter series being models that hook over the back of the ear, for physically active listeners.