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Klipsch Mode M40 Mode Headphones - Copper/Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 40mm woofer provides deep bass and dynamic midrange with active crossover
  • 15mm tweeter brings crisp, clean highs
  • 45 hours of noise-cancelling capability on a single battery
  • 2 detachable, Hi-Fi inspired cables fit any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack
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Product Description

Product Description

From its sleek design to luxurious materials, the Klipsch Mode M40 headphones reinforce all that Klipsch stands for. As our first-ever active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphone model, this headphone presents 45 hours of noise-cancelling capability and remains a high-performance stereo headphone when without battery power. Materials similar to those used in high-end Italian sunglasses contribute to the Mode’s fashion-forward essence while providing unmatched durability. The Klipsch Mode M40 headphone features an Apple-based mic and three-button remote system for taking calls and controlling music on iPods, iPhones or iPads.

From the Manufacturer

Klipsch Mode M40 Noise-Canceling Headphones

Meaning manner, tone, measure, style. Mode refers to how something is achieved, and in the instance of Klipsch Mode M40 Noise Canceling Headphones, the consensus is masterfully. From premium materials to uncompromising sonic fidelity, M40 headphones establish a lofty standard of listening.

Surrounded By Style.
The same high strength nylon used in high-fashion sunglasses makes up the headband of the Klipsch M40 headphone. This flexible, translucent material provides both durability and sophistication. The high density memory foam found inside the leather ear cups comforts as it adds noise cancelation.

Klipsch Mode M40 Headphones

First Class. No Matter Where You Sit
Enjoy the ride with unsurpassed sonic prowess. Complete with active noise canceling (ANC), the M40 headphones listen to your surroundings and melt away the noise, so all you hear is the beat of the music. It means you can listen longer and at lower volumes, allowing your ears to detect subtleties in sound you never knew existed.

Capable of delivering up to 45 hours of uninterrupted, active noise canceling, the headphones continue to deliver high-quality sound without ANC, should the batteries fade. And since the M40 headphones don’t rely on excessive EQ to produce its sweet sound, it still sounds great without the ANC turned on.

With a 15mm tweeter delivering crisp, clean highs and a 40mm woofer to dole out the bass, and passive crossover to perfectly blend in the mids, feel free to lay your head back for the experience.

Klipsch Mode M40 Headphones

Of Course There's More
Available in a striking copper and black finish, the Klipsch Mode M40 comes with a luxurious leather carrying and a soft, microfiber bag that doubles as a cleaning cloth, ensuring that your investment will be be secure and protected in style.

Additionaly, two detachable Hi-Fi inspired cables that fit any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack are included with the headphone: one high-end stereo cloth cable w/three-button Apple remote along with a stereo cloth cable sans remote. Also included are handy airline and 1/4 inch adaptors, micro USB charging cable and includes a 2-year warranty.

Klipsch Mode M40 Headphones

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4 x 9 inches ; 12.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005N8A4Z0
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: Klipsch Mode M40
  • Batteries 1 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at January 11, 2011

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I would return these, but they were a gift.
Jack the Giant Killer
These are headphones I'd strongly recommend trying before buying, and bear in mind how long you will be wearing these headphones at a time.
Sound quality is very good to my ears, but I can't wear it for very long - too much tension clamping it to my head leaves me in pain.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

180 of 195 people found the following review helpful By KamikaziH2Omln on December 19, 2011
This is my first "real" headphones review, so please try to bear with me. All updates made are located at the bottom, so if all you care about in this review is how it will perform in X amount of months, please scroll to the bottom, as updates are all situated at the bottom of this review.


These headphones are gorgeous! When I opened them for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised with how they looked. They are of a coppery color with a slight red hue. They look astounding! They are very Sturdy, and could probably withstand some damage before breaking, though I wouldn't dare think of risking it with these headphones.
These headphones also have the ability to fold up. Which makes them a lot more portable than many other full sized headphones.

My rating
5/5 Style (They are classy, not eye popping)
5/5 Strength (While I haven't dropped these yet, I'm not too worried about doing so.)
5/5 Foldability (While these can't fit into your pocket, the ability to reduce their size can be very handy.)


One of the things I noticed with these headphones when I opened them were, "Wow, these are kind of heavy!" Yes, you will most likely notice this as well, because they are heavier than most would think if this is one's first "nice" headset.
When you put it on, you will also notice how wonderful the ear pads (Which are memory foam) are. They fit nicely over the ear, and produce a nice passive noise canceling from the sound outside. These headphones do this without performing a death grip on the head, but bear in mind that the headphones that do this, tend to have a stronger passive noise canceling. Also, prolonged listening will cause one's ears to become warm, which also may deter some.
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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Canucklehead on January 10, 2013
I have to agree with a previous reviewer from Dec 29th, about the death like grip that these headphones have on your head. I even have a pretty small head compared to most, but it does not matter, a clamp is the best way to describe these things. I have had these for about 10 days, and I have been doing everything that I can to weaken the clamping force. I put them on the box to stretch them out each night, but so far that really hasn't done anything. The strength of the recoil in the head strap seems to take the stretching in stride and pulls right back to its former shape without any weakening. Even the foam around the ear cups does nothing to soften the effect, you just feel the foam squishing against your head.

I am wearing these things during the day at work, and I like to wear headphones literally all day, in the 5 - 7 hour range, but after about an hour, I have to give myself a break, because I actually begin to feel pain. I'm not really sure how long I can keep this up before I sell them and get another pair. The ear cups also articulate, and you would think that would help with the comfort, since they will position around your ear at almost any angle. That makes little difference though when your head is getting squeezed.

So, enough about the discomfort for now. I can say, that yes, the sound quality is really good, and has even improved since I broke them in. People recommended about 40-50 hours of use to really get them sounding great, so I just left them plugged into my computer for a couple nights in a row while my songs kept playing. Very crisp, dynamic sound, it really is a shame about how uncomfortable they are.

Noise cancellation: I cannot say much on this yet, I will update this review in a few weeks.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Brian on June 25, 2013
The audio quality is pretty good on these, but I wouldn't recommend them because they are built poorly. I've used them lightly over the past month and the plastic snapped on one side. Now the headphones don't wrap around my head snugly. What a waste of money...
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Jammin on January 24, 2013
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So, open the box and turn them on, they are absolutely amazing. Fast forward to day 2, probably have about 5 hours of total listening time and the noise canceling function stops working..... I run out to get some AAA's, hopefully thinking that the battery it came with was just not that good, NOPE. The sound works fine without the noise canceling, but when the switch is flipped for the noise canceling, the light doesn't come on and the sound stops COMPLETELY.

Not acceptable, I am contacting Klipsch to see what they can do in terms of fixing or replacing them, and will update my review when I find out.

EDIT: I got a new pair of the M40's, figured it was a fluke and I would try again. Less than a month and the noise canceling function has stopped on my SECOND PAIR. I wish I could give this negative stars, I am beyond furious.
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44 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Jones on January 17, 2012
I'm just going to add a few supplemental comments since the guys below have already hashed out most of the details. I'm sitting here with the Klipsch Mode (just received) and the Bose Quiet Comfort 15 which I've owned for about a year. I'm going to mainly compare those two here; can't speak for the sennheiser's as I've never used them.

FIrst things that jump out at me:

1) the size of the earcups is noticeably smaller on the Klipsch (attaching a photo under customer photos). While I have a pretty huge head and probably proportionally large ears, this is something that REALLY stands out. With the bose, the earcups go all the way around the pinna (fleshy part) of my ear. With the Klipsch, they don't quite make it; just kind of sit on top. Hopefully that'll change in time and the Klipsch will loosen up, but right now, and I hate to say this as I am a huge Klipsch fan (have Klipsch home surround sound, etc), I have to give the comfort rating to Bose.

2) The sound is noticeably better with the Klipsch, even right out of the box. I've got a trippy ambient music track that I listened to with both (the track covers a wide range of frequencies), and the Klipsch blow you away compared to the Bose. The Bose sound great - don't get me wrong, but the Klipsch are a level above with both the power of the sound and clarity of fine detail.

3) there is no real difference in noise canceling ability. I tested this 10 times, setting down one set and putting on the other. With the Bose, it's interesting in that you get this "whoa... it's really quiet" sensation when you turn on the noise canceling. You don't get that with the Klipsch (instead, you get this very faint white noise in the background).
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