We cover a lot of different brands of headphones here at Ausdroid because we assume a lot of you are like us — you like music and you like tech. Headphones are both of these. When it comes to sound, Klipsch are well known for their high end speakers andare a “tech-driven audio company”. They have now introduced four new pairs of headphones to the Australian market.
The Reference™ wired Reference Over-Ear and second-generation On-Ear headphone models have been released in conjunction with Over-Ear Bluetooth and On-Ear Bluetooth headphones. The Bluetooth models boast up to 20 hours of high definition wireless streaming, using aptX and AAC technologies. Vlad Grodzinskiy, senior manager of headphone product development for Klipsch had this to say about their new Bluetooth headphones:
Klipsch worked tirelessly to deliver high performance without the wires which required the use of aptX and AAC technology. With the shift to wireless and the increase of streaming music subscribers, AAC technology delivers the highest quality sound with the least compression
For those into the technical side of headphones, the Bluetooth headphones use patented Klipsch Balanced Dynamic (KBD) driver technology, which equalises the weight of the driver’s diaphragm. KBD driver technology significantly improves the sound, reducing the driver’s inter-modulate distortion (IMD) by removing lead wires from the diaphragm. The difference is noticeable as bass becomes fluid and connected to the midrange and high frequencies without becoming bloated or disconnected.
Both Bluetooth models come with a built-in universal microphone and also include a simple pass-through cable when the use of Bluetooth wireless technology is not an option. The Reference Over-Ear headphones on the other hand include a three-button remote and mic for control of music and phone calls. The flat, tangle-resistant cable enables hassle-free storage and transport.
The Reference On-Ear II, On-Ear Bluetooth, Over-Ear, and Over-Ear Bluetooth headphones are all available in a black or white finish and come with a hard-shell travel case.
Available now through authorised retailers (check all your good high end headphone retailers) the RRPS are:
- Reference On-Ear II : RRP $251.52
- On-Ear Bluetooth : RRP $312.12
- Over-Ear : RRP $312.12
- Over-Ear Bluetooth : RRP $399
We have a pair or two heading our way for review so hope to test these out for you very soon. It will be interesting to see if they can match the sound the other high end headphones produce.