Klipsch’s Tiny T10 Wireless Headphones Appear as a $2,500 ‘Pre-order’ Model
Klipsch finally delivered True Wireless Earphones T10 it was supposed to ship in the fall of 2020…but they’ve changed a lot in the last two years. Company and Ear Micro have release The T10 Bespoke Ear Computers (it really is) is a hand-crafted custom design aimed squarely at luxury buyers who refuse to own headphones like everyone else. You can ask Klipsch to craft the charging case out of materials like gold, leather (vegan and others), wood, and a pearl or zirconia ceramic bud frame. You can request special leather motifs, and even have the jewelers add gems or carvings.
The T10 has some technical prowess to match the luxurious look, at least. Klipsch recommends 96kHz/24-bit audio using the LDAC codec and believes the Cadence/Tensilica dual DSP, class-D amplifier and Sonion transducer will get the most out of your music. Despite the extremely small bud size, you can expect nine hours of listening per charge as well as active noise cancellation.
And yes, Klipsch knows that it’s generally ridiculous to spend a fortune on headphones whose batteries rarely last more than a few years. The T10 design is built to be repaired and upgraded with relatively little effort. As long as Klipsch remains committed to supporting you, you can continue to use your one-of-a-kind sound indefinitely.
You will have to pay a high premium, as you may have guessed. Klipsch estimates a typical T10 price between $2,500 and $5,000, and you could easily pay extra to add gems and other unique touches. That’s a lot more than the $649 the company was targeting in 2020. However, this could make more sense. Klipsch had $199 T5 II to court mainstream buyers who will switch to AirPods or Galaxy Budsand it’s unclear if the T10’s originally promised AI features will match the price. The finished product targets a niche but largely underserved – the same high-end audience won’t flinch from a Louis Vuitton Smart Watch $3,400 or one electric super car.
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