About the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC
Klipsch style and performance — without the wires and noise
The Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC earbuds offer up to 5 hours of listening (with noise cancellation) and the case banks enough power to fully recharge them 3 times.
Klipsch style and performance — without the wires and noise
The Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC headphones boast a streamlined design and a cool Zippo® inspired case — along with several convenient features. I recently had a chance to try out these premium, sweatproof earbuds (also available in a deluxe McLaren edition inspired by the Formula 1 racing team). They offer active noise cancellation for removing loud distractions, and the sound is pure Klipsch.
Music plays wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0, a strong, reliable version of Bluetooth. And powerful antennas in each earbud ensure a more stable connection for playing music or making calls with your phone. Plus, you can use both earbuds together or one at a time — I often popped the left one in so I could listen to a podcast in the morning while I prepared coffee and breakfast.
Easy, one-button controls and a mobile app for more
On each earbud there is a button to push for control over music, calls, and the level of noise cancellation. While touch controls have become the trend, I actually prefer Klipsch's approach. Since I can't see earbuds when I wear them, it makes it easy to know where to push — and I like having the clear, satisfying feedback when I click the button.
Clicking the left earbud button allows you to toggle between noise cancellation and Transparent mode. The latter uses the built-in mics to pick up external sounds and voices, so you can be better aware of your surroundings without removing the earbuds. You can download the free Klipsch Connect app for Apple® or Android™ and get further control over the level of noise you let in.
Newly designed drivers for clear, powerful sound
Under the hood, Klipsch uses a single 5.8mm driver in each earbud. They re-tooled their ultra-thin diaphragm so that it can move, start, and stop with piston-like speed. It's all to serve up Klipsch's famous dynamic sound — high on detail, low on distortion — with a nice helping of bass.
My listening impressions
I found the soundstage up-front and immediate, but well-layered. Even though I felt closer to the music than with some other headphones, there was still space between the different instruments and vocals. The bass is powerful and deep when it needs to be, but doesn't sound overbearing — it hit enough sweet spot for me.
That all worked well for all types of music, from the Foo Fighters to Vince Staples to Keith Jarrett playing solo piano. But these earbuds especially played into the strengths of singer-songwriter Yola's excellent new album Stand for Myself.
Her powerful, genre-defying vocals blend beautifully with the other instruments. It's the sheer will of her soulful emotion that lifts her gospel-infused twang above the groove. But the percussion, bass, and slide guitar all came through with a distinct bite — no soft edges, even in slower songs — that helped build the momentum throughout each track.
Klipsch's sound presentation helped accelerate the sense of urgency. And through these earbuds, I found it hard to not listen to the whole album front-to-back. I had to re-listen immediately.
Large collection of ear tips for patented comfort
Klipsch includes six different sizes of their patented oval ear tips with the T5 II ANC. These soft silicone earbud covers slide in easily to keep the earbuds stable and secure while you move.
I visited Klipsch's headphone lab a few years back, and I saw firsthand how much work and time they put into developing and engineering these oval tips. Their research goes back decades and the design is ever-improving. I find they avoid pressure points and create one of the best seals out there — crucial for noise cancellation and for getting solid bass response.
Super-durable charging case banks 21 hours of power
These earbuds offer up to five hours of battery life with noise cancellation and seven hours without. That's on par for true wireless earbuds. Plus, the case banks an extra 21 hours of power to recharge on the go.
It snaps open and closed in one hand like a thick Zippo lighter — and has that same smooth feel in the hand. When you need to recharge the case itself, just place in on the included wireless Qi charging pad.
- 100% wire-free headphones
- no connecting cord between left and right earbuds
- active noise cancellation uses internal circuitry to reduces external distractions
- Transparency mode lets you hear external sounds for better awareness
- IPX4 sweat- and water-resistant
- 5.8mm dynamic drivers voiced similarly to Klipsch speakers
- ultra-thin, redesigned diaphragm for quick, accurate movement
- intimate full-range sound with striking dynamics and extended bass response
- Direc HD Sound® digital audio enhancement helps improve clarity and sound presentation
- real-time impulse control helps prevent distortion
Wireless audio and calls:
- Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless music listening and phone calls
- aptX® and AAC decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
- built-in microphones for clear phone calls
- six-mic system designed to better capture your voice in noisy or windy conditions
- free Klipsch Connect app for Apple® and Android™ allows you to adjust settings and customize the sound
- built-in Bragi technology let you control music by shaking your head or nodding
- requires setup through app
- tactile button on each earbud for controlling music, calls, and choosing noise canceling or transparent modes
Battery and charging info:
- built-in rechargeable batteries offer 5 hours of listening with noise cancellation (7 without)
- charging case banks up to 21 hours of power to wirelessly recharge headphones
- USB-C cable included for charging case
General info and specs:
- streamlined design for more comfortable fit
- includes 6 sizes of patented Klipsch oval ear tips that fits the natural shape of the ear
- up to 22dB of noise attenuation
- frequency response: 10-19,000 Hz
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 1069030
What's in the box:
- Left and right true wireless ear buds (Gunmetal)
- Charging case (Gunmetal)
- 6 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
- 20" USB charging cable (USB-C plugs on both ends)
- USB-C (female) to USB Type A (male) adapter
- Safety Compliance/Limited Warranty Information booklet
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More details on the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC
Features & specs
|Fit Style||True Wireless|
|Earcup Width x Height||0.956" x 0.72"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Voice Assistant Access|
|Frequency Response||10-19k Hz|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC earphones feature state-of-the-art active noise cancelling technology, and deliver the legendary Klipsch sound comfortably without wires. The second-generation T5s have a shape that more closely mimics the shape of the ear canal. This provides a more secure fit and better noise isolation. The ear buds include Klipsch's contoured oval ear tips to ensure they stay in place for hours, even during rigorous activities. They have an IPX4 water and sweat resistance rating. The T5 II ANC earphones include 6 pairs of ear tips, a sturdy, brushed metal Charging Case for storage and recharging the ear buds, and a USB-C charging cable (with USB-A adapter).
Drivers: The T5 II True Wireless ANC earphones feature new drivers designed for high output and natural sound with deep bass. The 5.8mm dynamic drivers were engineered from the ground up to give you the most performance from the smallest form factor. The T5 II's driver has an all new ultra-thin diaphragm for better clarity and improved audio quality.
Dirac® HD Sound: The T5 II ANC is the world's first True Wireless headphone with Dirac® HD Sound to enhance the sound of your digital audio files. With Dirac enabled, you can enjoy more balanced sound with enhanced clarity, regardless of the playback device or the quality of the content. Musical staging and vocal intelligibility are improved, while musical elements, that can be lost during the playback process, are restored.
Microphones: The earphones feature six microphones with cVc 8.0 (Clear Voice Chat) and Beamforming technology which enhances the clarity of your voice while actively reducing external noise. This makes your phone calls loud and clear.
Active Noise Cancelling (ANC): The T5 II ANC features Active Noise Cancelling technology that shuts out the outside world so you can more clearly hear your music or phone calls. The earbuds are equipped with two microphones in a feed-forward and feed-back configuration, picking up external sounds so they can be cancelled by an equal-but-opposite audio signal.
Transparency Mode: The Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC earphones offer a Transparency Mode, which uses the built-in microphones to pick up sound around you and pass it through to your ears. This allows you to maintain awareness of your surroundings or carry on a conversation without having to remove the earbuds. The control button on the left earbud lets you cycle through ANC and Transparency modes. The button can be configured in the Klipsch Connect app if you desire a different action.
Ear Tips: The patented, oval-shaped Comfort Fit silicone ear tips fit the natural shape of the ear canal, ensuring a deeper fit and good seal for excellent noise isolation (-22dB). Six pairs of silicone ear tips are included to help you find the best fit. Sizes include Small, Small+, Medium, Medium+, Large, and Large+.
Bluetooth 5.0: The earphones feature Bluetooth 5.0, with a range of up to approximately 33 feet (10 meters). A new signal-boost external antenna helps to provide a solid connection to your device for fewer dropouts. Bluetooth profiles include A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6, HSP 1.2, and HFP 1.7. The headphones include SBC and AAC codecs for high-fidelity audio streaming.
On Board Controls: Control of the T5 II True Wireless ANC has controls on the outside of each ear bud for music playback and phone calls. There are controls for the left and right ear buds when they are worn together, or individually as a single earphone. Long and short presses, long presses, and double presses are used to adjust the volume up or down, music playback (play/pause, skip forward, skip backward), phone calls (answer call, end call, mute microphone), and activating your mobile device's voice assistant (Siri, Google Assistant). Fewer functions can be controlled when using only one earbud.
Bragi® Moves: Instead of using the control buttons on the earbuds, you can use Bragi® Moves hands-free gestures to control your device. If you're hands are busy, you can nod your head to accept an incoming phone call. If you wish to reject the call, you can shake your head from side-to-side. As you listen to music, you can shake your head to skip tracks. Bragi Moves is powered by the built-in Bragi operating system, which has embedded AI (artificial intelligence) for the advanced gesture-controlled experience. Other built-in Bragi technology includes:
- Noise Shield: to protect your ears from loud noises while in Transparency Mode.
- Action Button: for configuring shortcuts on the left earbud to perform various commands.
- Sidekicks: to enable smart actions, such as Transparency Mode for calls.
- Equalizer: adjusting the sound using custom EQ and 6 presets.
- Voice Awareness: lets you hear your own voice on calls for a more natural phone experience.
Battery: Each T5 II ANC ear bud is powered by a 50mAh rechargeable battery. The ear buds are charged when placed inside the supplied Charging Case, which has a 360mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. The case's battery can be charged via USB (5.0V, 1.0A) with the supplied USB-C charging cable. If the charging device does not have a USB-C port, the included USB-C to USB-A adapter can be used. The earphones, when fully charged, provide up to 7 hours of battery life (5 hours with ANC). The case's battery provides enough reserve power for three full charges, or 21 additional hours (15 hours with ANC). When the T5 II True Wireless is paired with an iOS or Android device, the battery status is visible on the device's screen.
Klipsch Connect App: The Klipsch Connect App is designed to provide even more performance and potential for the T5 II True Wireless ANC earphones. With the app, you can adjust the sound of your music with six preset EQ settings (flat, treble, vocal, podcast, bass, and rock). You can also set and save a custom EQ curve along 6 bands (60Hz, 150Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, and 15kHz). The battery status is available at a glance on the app, as well. To keep your earphones working in top shape, any firmware updates are delivered through the app. Klipsch Connect is available on the Apple App Store for iOS devices running version 12.4 or later, and from Google Play for devices with Android version 7.0 and up.
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 19 kHz
- Ear Bud Dimensions: Width 0.956", Height 0.72", Depth 0.98"
- Charging Case Dimensions: Width 2.083", Height 1.926", Depth 1.09"
- Driver Diameter: 5.8mm
- Weight: 0.4 ounces (0.2 ounces each); earbuds with case: 3.5 ounces