INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 19, 2016) — Klipsch®, a tech-driven audio company, announced today the debut of four new headphones, including two with Bluetooth® Wireless Technology. The Reference™ Over-Ear Bluetooth and On-Ear Bluetooth headphones were released in conjunction with wired Reference Over-Ear and second-generation On-Ear headphone models.
The Reference On-Ear Bluetooth and Over-Ear Bluetooth headphone models boast up to 20 hours of high definition wireless streaming, using aptX® and AAC® technologies to achieve the best sound quality without the hassle of wires.
The same advanced acoustic engineering from the brand’s legendary Reference home theater line inspires the performance, voice and design of these headphones with the highly sought-after Bluetooth Wireless Technology.
“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,” said Vlad Grodzinskiy, senior manager of headphone product development for Klipsch.
“The best performance we observed was specifically in conjunction with Apple Music or when streaming movies, which natively use AAC® technology and therefore don’t need to recompress and decompress sound before it gets to your ears. This means higher quality, no delay and no artifacts. For music, it means things simply sound better. For movies, it’s the difference between watching a great movie or turning it off because the moving lips don’t match what you’re hearing.”
Reference Over-Ear and Over-Ear Bluetooth headphones use patented Klipsch Balanced Dynamic (KBD) driver technology, which puts you closer to the music by equalizing 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.
The headphone’s soft and deep ear cushions are contoured to the shape of the ear, adding valuable comfort and separating music from outside noise. The ear cups provide articulation in every direction, ensuring that pressure is applied evenly across the entire ear, allowing for hours of wear. Both 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.
Reference Over-Ear headphones offer listeners an advanced, three-button remote and mic for seamless control of music and phone calls on iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. The flat, tangle-resistant cable enables hassle-free storage and transport. Klipsch’s Reference Over-Ear headphones combine comfort and sound quality, while adding a hard-shell travel case and the ability to remove the included cable and ear cushions.
The Reference On-Ear II, On-Ear Bluetooth, Over-Ear, and Over-Ear Bluetooth headphones are available in a black or white finish and come complete with a hard-shell travel case and a one-year warranty.
Reference On-Ear II (MSRP $199), On-Ear Bluetooth (MSRP $249), Over-Ear (MSRP $249), and Over-Ear Bluetooth (MSRP $299) headphones will be available for purchase through authorized retailers and klipsch.com in October 2016.
For more on the brand and its products, visit www.klipsch.com.
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About Klipsch Audio
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®. Klipsch Group, Inc. is VOXX International Company (NASDAQ: VOXX).