CES 2019 is starting up next week and one of the hot trends we’re expecting is true wireless earbuds. They’re going to be everywhere. It’s been roughly two years since Apple’s AirPods were released, and since then there’s been a steady rise in companies coming out with their own versions. Even high-end audio companies are getting in on the action. For example, the other week my colleague reviewed Sennheiser’s first true wireless earbuds, the Momentum True Wireless ($300); they’re expensive, for sure, but he also named them the best-sounding true wireless earbuds, period.
Now another well-respected audio company, Klipsch, has announced its first true wireless earbuds: the Klipsch T5 True Wireless. On the surface, these earbuds look similar the Jaybird Run. They have the same shape and should fit in most people’s ears; plus, they come with swappable silicon tips, which Klipsch says provide an “excellent seal for noise isolation and superior bass.” As you’d expect, they’re supposed to deliver the same excellent sound that you’d expect from Klipsch.
Maybe the neatest feature of the Klipsch T5 True Wireless is its carrying case. It’s small, roughly the same size and shape of the AirPods’ charging case. It’s also strikingly metallic and looks like a Zippo lighter. I have to admit, it definitely looks cool.
Klipsch’s first true wireless earbuds are expected to be available in spring 2019. They’re expected to cost in the range of $200, which is on the expensive side of true wireless earbuds, but also nowhere near as expensive as true wireless gets.
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