According to Klipsch, they had such a great response to the Klipsch Image headphones after the release during CES 2008 that they decided to come back with a slightly larger and less expensive model called the Image X5. The company is renaming the original Image headphones as the Image X10. Klipsch boasted the “X10″ headphones as the “smallest, lightest full-range earphone design” available, and the new X5 model is larger by only about a 2mm diameter and carries a price cut of about $100.
Klipsch says the slightly large design makes the X5 less expensive to manufacture than the original Image headphones, and that lets them make their super-small headphones affordable to more consumers. Aside from the larger overall size, the X5 still has a lot of the great features found in the more expensive X10, including 5 different sizes of the silicon Ear Gels, a balanced full-range armature driver, the tuned bass-reflex system and a pretty cool look.
The new Image X5 headphones will be available later this month retailing for $250. Klipsch is also offering a free replacement set of Ear Gels for those who fill out the registration card after they make the purchase. The smaller Image X10′s are keeping the original $30 price tag.
Klipsch Image X5