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Klipsch Image X5 Noise-Isolating Earphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Klipsch

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  • High-performance Sound Isolating Earphones from the leader name in home audio and cinema sound
  • Exclusive Counter Ear-gels are oval-shaped and provide unequalled comfort (5 tips sizes included)
  • One of world's smallest and lightest in-ear earphones
  • Superior Armature Technology (as used in high-end hearing aids) for truly high performance sound and small size
  • Includes 5 sets of tips, compact magnetic case, airline adapter and cleaning tool.
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Technical Details

  • Small lightweight in-ear design. Precise comfortable fit for long-term wear. Balanced full range driver. Tuned bass-reflex system. Superior noise isolation. Works with the iPod iPhone and other devices.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 0.2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001D7709I
  • Item model number: Image X5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 25, 2008

Product Description

From the Manufacturer


Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Klipsch Image X5 In-Ear Headphones

Among the world’s smallest, lightest in-ear designs, our flagship Image X Line prevails not only in size, but in sound and style, too. Supremely engineered and elegantly crafted for long-term wear, these award-winning gems deliver authentic bass and pure music performances that are as distinct as your favorite artists themselves. Own a Klipsch Image X5 and you’ll make a statement that’s as lavish as it is powerful.

Klipsch Image X5 Oval eartips

Complete Comfort and Fit
Light in weight but heavy in sound, Image X5 headphones are loaded with advanced comfort features and proven technology, so you can enjoy pure performance without any pain. The Image X5 features patented oval ear tips that naturally fit the shape of your ear canals, reducing ear fatigue and producing a perfect acoustic seal.

Image x5 In-Ear Headphones Total Immersion

Total Immersion
At the heart of every Klipsch product is 65 years of audio expertise beating strong. Our commitment to no-compromise performance has made us the preferred choice of top cinema operators, a leader in stereo and home theater sound and now a premium name in headphones. The Image X5 is a balanced full-range armature driver design with a tuned bass-reflex system for crisp, clear highs and deep, impressive lows. In other words, you can experience rich, enveloping sound performances that virtually put you on stage with your favorite artists.

Beauty in the Details
A must-have for fashion-forward listeners, the Image X5 headphones feature sophisticated electroplated aluminum housings and streamlined, aerodynamic-shaped black “tails.” These flexible tails not only look good, they reduce cable stress and serve as an acoustic damper to minimize cable noise.

Built to Last
Klipsch has gone to great lengths to ensure the long-lasting durability of the Image X5 headphones, including its 50-inch-long cables. Subjected to extensive real world testing, Klipsch headphones feature enhanced cables and durable strain relief at every connection point to prevent wire damage. In fact, Klipsch Image headphone products endure some of the most rigorous testing in the industry.

Image X5 In-Ear Headphones Box
Image X5 In-Ear Headphone Compatability

Covered by one of the best warranty programs in the industry, with a 2-year replacement policy on all headphone products as opposed to the 1-year offered by many competitors, you can rest assured that your Klipsch headphones will provide years of listening enjoyment.

The Image X5 headphones are compatible with the iPod, iPhone and virtually any device with a headphone jack.

Added Frills
Image X5 headphones feature silver bodies with sleek black accents. These earphones come with a compact pouch, an airplane adaptor and 5 sets of different-sized ear tips.

Klipsch Image X5i Sedt


Product Description

The Image X5 fuses style, technology and comfort to delver an experience that truly makes you forget you are wearing earphones.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Phenomenal and worth the money.
W. Rivera
On top of that, they are very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
Great sound quality and imaging.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 98 people found the following review helpful By seeingdoublerr on November 22, 2009
A good portion of my wallet goes to audio products, specifically earphones and ancillary equipment. I previously owned the Klipsch Image S4 series, but found the bass too muddy and looked for IEMs with more sonic accuracy.

So I went up several price brackets and tried these: Shure SE530, Etymotic ER4s, Klipsch Image X10, Klipxh Image X5, Phonack PFEs. Needless to say, I feel in love witht he Image X5s.

The overall sound signature is not cold and lifeless like the Etymotics. Most of you can get a decent fit with the stock tips included with the X5s, the oval shape really fit my ears nicely, and the nice bass will add just the right amount of warmth as intended by your music, drums strikes are individually discernible, the kick drum magnificently reminds you its there. Bass isn't just the obligatory "boom" anymore, now it's what the artist and mastering technician intended. Mids are perfect, you can hear the rasp and breath in a voice. There is no distortion in the highs, little details surround you, sibilance is not a problem. High notes on the Violin are crisp, both the leading and trailing edges of the notes flow smoothly.

Many users say the X10 has more bass, I have found the X10 seems to have more quantity because it seems to go a little bit deeper into your ear due to it's smaller size. However, the X5s have ample bass that gives the music full-bodied life. There is no shortage, and the treble extension and overall accuracy of the X5s is actually better than the X10s. I know $250 seems steep for a Single Balanced-Armature earphone, when others claim to have two or three Armatures to bring more range. Remember a well-made single Balanced Armature is good enough.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Tertullus on December 17, 2009
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Although I was once a professional bass player in a previous life, I'm going to try to tell you in plain English why these are great earphones. The bass is excellent. It is clear and defined, not muddy or boomy. The quality is such that you can tell if the bass is in tune. Indeed, you can discern the quality of the instrument. The midrange is good. Male voices are clear with no unwanted low overtones. Female voices are crystal clear. The highs have a sparkle without being harsh or raspy. What this means in real life is that you can hear each individual instrument, even when that instrument is in the background. For those of you who saved all those high bitrate mp3's, you can now hear the reason you did that. These earphones compare very favorably with my high end Sennheiser headphones. If you buy the Image X5 earphones, you will not regret it. You know you want them ....
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By J. Chung on April 8, 2010
The sound quality is orgasmic, especially when paired with a decent DAP, and the comfort is second to none. I bought and paired the X5s with a Sony Walkman and was giddy with excitement; I could hear details I never had heard before, the bass was thumping, and the isolation was very effective (I nearly got run over by a bus the first day I wore them because I couldn't hear it!) When I read the reviews on CNET, and other places, that expressed concern over the durability of the wires, I dismissed them because they seemed to be engaging in speculation.

However, about 5 months after purchase, problems began to occur. The right ear-bud would hiss, crackle, or go out completely. Granted, I was performing extreme physical activity at the time, things like walking, turning my head, or standing completely still, but those were the scenarios in which I hoped to listen to my music.

Then, 7 months after purchase, the entire right ear-bud goes 95% dead. What little I can hear sounds like a blown out subwoofer. It's cringe inducing noise. I had minor complaints up to this point (the outside of the wires seem to conduct electricity as well as the inside and your ear gets a steady pulse of static electric shocks in dry winter weather, etc), but nothing I wouldn't put up with so long as I was getting the sound quality. After the right ear-bud went comatose, these were obviously not worth it anymore.

I won't go into detail about my exchange / warranty problems as I think mine are fairly unique (I bought them in a foreign country and Klipsch outsources warranty problems to the local distributor) and they in no way impact the durability of the design, which is my main point.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By S. Pinter on January 26, 2010
This was my first "higher end" IEMs, so I am limited in comparing them to others. However, I can with confidence say that this purchase was worth my money. The X5s look great and fit my ears comfortably (and stay in place). As for the sound, I have been running them on higher bitrate MP3s on my laptop, and they sound great. Clear mid/lower ranges with super rich overall impression of sound. The base, as some people have commented, is not overstated, instead a "tight/crisp" thump, which I like.

Packaging is high quality and the carrying case is top notch. I can highly recommend the X5s!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By W. Rivera on September 5, 2009
Tried out the S4 headphones first, but they were bulky in my ear and came off when I walked. I did a lot of research on the X5's and the only concern I had was the amount of money. I decided to buy them at B&H and boy do I NOT regret it. These are by far the best headphones, earbuds or over-the-ear, I have ever tried out. They are indeed noise-isolating to the point where you really can zone out and truly enjoy the music. Phenomenal and worth the money. I will point out that B&H had them on sale when I purchased them ($145) and their customer service is great, too.
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