Klipsch Image X7i

In-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone (Black)

  • Klipsch Image X7i


  • Klipsch Image X7i

    Remote and microphone for Apple produces

  • Klipsch Image X7i

    With in-line mic and remote

  • Klipsch Image X7i

    With included accessories

Item #: 714X7IB

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Our take on the Klipsch Image X7i

by David Brown

Bold sound from a bold design

In-ear headphones don't need to be flimsy to feel good in your ears. Klipsch has designed a solid, sturdy in-ear model that is as comfortable as it is durable. The Image X7i features a ceramic housing, so the delicate balanced armature drivers are protected from the abuses we too often inflict on our headphones. And because they are made by Klipsch, you can be sure they'll deliver great sound, with deep bass and clear highs, held together by smooth midrange for a balanced presentation. Klipsch's patented soft oval ear tips conform to the shape of your ear canal for a comfortable fit that isolates your music from outside noise and ensures proper bass response.

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Made for your iPhone®

Designed for use with Apple products, the X7i's in-line remote gives you convenient control over your iPhone, iPod® or iPad®. Play or pause music, skip tracks, and adjust the volume without touching your device as it remains hidden away in your pocket or bag. Need to take a call? The X7i's built-in microphone ensures your conversations are clear and your hands remain free to take on other tasks besides pressing you iPhone against your ear.

Durability and comfort are not mutually exclusive

With a generous assortment of ear tips, you're sure to find a comfortable fit for long listening without fatigue. Keep the X7i in the included carrying case for added protection, though the ceramic housing and flat cable will help ensure these great-sounding ‘phones stand up to your on-the-go lifestyle.


  • full-range balanced armature driver design
  • in-line microphone for clear conversations and hands-free use
  • 3-button remote adjusts volume up and down, music playback (play/pause, skip/back) and phone function (answer/hang-up)
  • remote control/microphone features supported by iPhone 3GS and up, iPad, and most newer iPods
  • ceramic housing offers durability and elegance
  • 5 pairs of patented Klipsch oval ear tips for a comfortable, custom fit
  • flat, tangle-resistant cord
  • includes carrying case and clothing clip
  • frequency response: 10-19,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 110 dB
  • impedance: 50 ohms
  • weight: 0.56 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Fit Style In-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 10-19k Hz
Sensitivity 110 dB
Impedance 50 Ohms
Weight 0.56 ounces
Cord Length 52"
Airline Adapter Included Yes
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • In-ear headphones (with in-line remote and an attached 52" audio cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • 3 Pair of silicone single-flange ear-tips (S/M/L)
  • 2 Pair of silicone dual-flange ear-tips (M/L)
  • Airline adapter
  • Carrying case
  • Clothing clip
  • Owner's Manual

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Balanced Armature Drivers: The Klipsch Image X7i in-ear headphones utilize a proprietary balanced armature driver, presenting advanced audio technology that covers a wide frequency range (10Hz-19kHz) and is capable of delivering dynamic detail for strikingly realistic sound reproductions. I

Ceramic Composition: The Image X7i's ceramic composition offers a sophisticated finish and provides significant durability. Available in a black or white finish.

Noise Isolating Ear-Tips: The Image X7i in-ear headphones feature angled housings for proper in-ear alignment. The Image X7i 's exclusive soft and flexible oval ear-tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, providing comfortable long-term wear as well as producing a perfect acoustic seal. A good seal minimizes outside noise, also known as noise isolation (up to -16), and allows you to enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes. The Image X7i comes with five different sizes of washable ear-tips: small, medium, and large single-flange ear-tips; medium and large dual-flange ear-tips.

3-Button Mic and Remote System: Thanks to its advanced 3-button mic and remote system, the Image X7i in-ear headphones offer control of your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The 3-button remote control lets you answer and end calls, turn the volume up and down, and control music playback (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Skip). The X7i headphones position its mic and remote at the cable yoke to create a more natural feel when answering calls and controlling music. The mic is a highly intelligible 360° design with echo cancellation, so you will be heard crystal clear and will not have to worry about the external noise around you. The Klipsch Image X7i headphones are compatible with the following Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad models (as of 9/14/2012).

iPod Model Generation Tested Version Audio Output In-Line Remote In-Line Mic
3.5mm Connector Audio Playback Playback Controls Answer/End Call Voice Control Hands-Free Communication
Shuffle 1st n/a Y Y N N N N
2nd n/a Y Y N N N N
3rd n/a Y Y Y N N N
4th n/a Y Y Y N N N
dock connector 3rd 2.0.2 Y Y N N N N
4th 3.1.1 Y Y N N N N
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y N N N N
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y N N N N
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y N
6th 1.1 PC Y Y Y N Y N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y N
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N
4th 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3G 4.2.1 Y Y N N N N
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N
2 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N
3 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

Flat Headphone Cable: The Image X7i in-ear headphones features a new tangle resistant flat cable with built-in strain relief and an adjustable cable-slider to prevent tangling.

Gold-Plated 3.5mm Connector: The Klipsch in-ear headphones features a gold-plated, straight, male 3.5mm connector, so it works with any portable device that features a standard 3.5mm headphone output. The X7i also comes with an airline adapter.

Shirt-Clip: The X7i in-ear headphones include a shirt-clip to keep the in-line mic close to your chest when speaking.

Carrying Case: The Klipsch X7i comes with a carrying case to protect the headphones during storage and transport.


Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Quick impressions from the Lab

Comment by Ralph Graves Staff Writer - Creative,

Comfortable fit, killer sound

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 9/20/2012 11:13:00 AM

The X7i's might be super-small, but their diminuitive size doesn't seem to affect their performance. I auditioned several types of music through the headphones, and the sound was uniformly clean and detailed. With R&B and rock tracks the bass came through clear and full. Acoustic music, such as bluegrass, folk, and classical seemed to have a slight edge to it. That edge was a plus for techno, rap, metal, and even the pop tracks I listened to, giving them a little more added presence.

As with any in-ear headphones, fit is critical. With minimalist earbuds like these, the sleeves have to hold the 'phones in place, so they have to fit snugly. With a little experimenting, I soon found the right set of sleeves for my ear. The X7i's not only stayed put, but they were so comfortable I soon forgot I was wearing them. And the sleeves effectively sealed out the ambient sounds of the Crutchfield Labs (which can get pretty noisy). It was easy to hear the details in my music even at low volume levels.

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Very nice!

Written By Bish, Ashland, KY on Tuesday, July 02, 2013
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I have small ear canals and am unable to wear several different in ear headphones. These came with several pairs of "rubbers" and is was able to come up with a combo that fit very well. The sound is surprisingly good for this price point. The buttons for controlling my iPhone work really well and the built in mic was a nice bonus. Typical fantastic service from Crutchfield of course. Very happy.
Excellent sound with enough volume and great fit!
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Written By Anonymous, Ashland ky on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Great sound. Good bass!
Excellent sound reproduction
Little trouble keeping them in my ears when I'm active.
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Written By CW, Miami,FL on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
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Well tuned and balanced sound. I've had these for 2 weeks so far, and I couldn't be any happier. Awesome!!!!
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