Klipsch earphones: High-end sound isolators
Klipsch is best known for its loudspeakers, but there are three pairs of sound-isolating earphones hitting the market from the company.
When you think of earphones, you might think of Sennheiser, Etymotic or Shure. The name that won't immediately jump out at you like a lame plastic corpse on a ghost train is Klipsch. Quite justified you'd be too--Klipsch is best known for its loudspeakers. But there are three pairs of sound-isolating earphones hitting the market from the company, starting with the Custom-1, going up to the Custom-2 and--would you Adam and Eve it?--the Custom-3.
As sound isolators, they'll let you keep the volume of your music player down by blocking out external noise. All three models offer this handy feature, but the ones we're most interested in are the Custom-3s. The top model incorporates two drivers: a woofer and a separate tweeter. This is much like the s, another great pair of sound isolators, but one woofer less than the flagship s.
Klipsch claims you'll get double-plus comfort and the "'live on stage' euphoria only Klipsch can provide." Well, we'll see--there's some stellar competition out there in the high-end sound-isolator world. We'll be getting all three models in for full reviews within the next week, so check back for our first "ears-on" report.
If you want to shell out some cash beforehand, you'll be looking at about 200 pounds for the Custom-3s (about $392), 150 pounds for the Custom-2s ($294), and around 100 pounds for the Custom-1s ($196). All three models are on sale now.