UNBOXED: Reviewing the Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earphones
There’s nothing inherently comfortable or exciting about having to jam a tiny headphone into your ear, but that’s generally been the ask of consumers with regard to the true wireless headphone category. With very few exceptions—Apple’s AirPods and JLab Audio’s Epic Air come to mind—true wireless headphones are very much reliant on the ear tip in maintaining a secure fit. So, if that’s the route a brand is going to take, they might as well be as comfortable as possible. And that’s exactly what I experienced with the Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earphones.
Due out this summer, the T5 True Wireless Earphones are Klipsch’s first attempt at the true wireless segment, and they really hit it out of the park in just about every aspect, which we’ll get into. But the comfortable fit is really what sets them apart from any other pair of true wireless buds I’ve ever stuck in my ear. That’s mainly supported by the fact that Klipsch is able to use their patented True Comfort oval ear tips on these buds. Designed to provide a better fit for our natural ear canal shape, the tips also provide a better seal for improved noise isolation. So, not only are they more comfortable, they actually help to improve the sound quality and overall listening experience.
In an attempt to kind of stress test the Klipsch ear tips, I had the headphones in for roughly three to four hours each day at the office for a solid week. Not once in that time did I find myself having to remove the T5’s because my ears were getting uncomfortable. And when removing them, there wasn’t that subtle “That’s better” kind of moment where my ears thanked me for removing the headphones. Boosted by the fact that the earbuds weigh in at just 5.5 grams, I have no reservations about making the declaration that these are, by far, the most comfortable pair of true wireless headphones I’ve ever used. You almost forget that the headphones are there, which might be close to the best compliment you can give a product in this category.