Klipsch in-ear headphones utilize patented contour ear gels that are anatomically designed to accurately fit inside the human ear canal. These soft oval silicon tips reduce ear fatigue as well as provide an amazing seal for excellent noise isolation and bass response. Because ear canal measurements vary Klipsch headphones come with different washable ear gel sizes. Their ear canals are oval shaped, not round so they patented the exclusive oval ear tip for the absolute best in style, sound, comfort and fit.
The vision behind the buds came before buds – Paul Klipsch was a relentless perfectionist who spearheaded the Hi-Fi movement with the company’s foundation product: the Klipschorn (patented in 1945 and still manufactured today). A true music lover, Paul’s ultimate goal was to reproduce the excitement of a live orchestra performance in his living room. Since then, their products have evolved and they now manufacture and sell tiny headphones as well as massive professional cinema systems….and their renowned in-ear headphones.
They also do headsets which feature a 3-button mic and remote system to give you full music and/or voice control on compatible Apple products while delivering award-winning sound performance. In addition to their S4i, they offer rugged headphones with moisture-resistant remotes that provide noise isolation and comfortable fit which they tout does not sacrifice audio quality.
Prices range but for the higher end X11i in-ear headphones, they can range upwards of $300. The oval ear tip replacements are $13.99 for a set.
Note: because the buds have a retention ring designed to fit exclusively with Klipsch headphones, they do not recommend using them with other brands.