About the Klipsch T5 True Wireless
No wires, and all Klipsch
The Klipsch T5 True Wireless case banks 24 hours of power to wirelessly recharge the earbuds.
No wires, and all Klipsch
True wireless earbuds are extremely popular these days, and this is the first we've seen from Klipsch. So you get that familiar black-and-copper color scheme and timeless, adrenaline-rush sound. But what jumps out at me is the battery life. The T5 True Wireless offer up to eight hours of wireless music listening on a full charge, the longest I've seen so far in this category.
“We're not making a bigger battery and shoving it in your ear,” said Vlad Grodzinskiy, the head of their headphone division. “We can get eight hours because Qualcomm's new Bluetooth chip uses so much less energy.”
Worth the wait
I spoke to Vlad earlier this year when I visited Klipsch's headquarters in Indianapolis. He explained that — in true Klipsch fashion — they bucked the trend of rushing to market. “Since we're in the business of making products that last a long time and work really well,” said Vlad, "we decided to wait."
The state-of-the-art built-in Bluetooth chip not only uses less energy, but it also allows each earbud to make a strong, independent Bluetooth connection to your phone or other audio device. That makes it less of a hassle for you to use. You can grab either earbud to make a quick call, or use both to listen to music. Either way, pairing is hassle-free.
Klipsch's patented oval-shaped ear tips ensure a secure, comfortable fit with better noise isolation for sound.
Tuned for classic Klipsch sound
Vlad also explained that the new Bluetooth technology helps Klipsch provide the audio performance they're known for. Basically, a stronger wireless connection equals better sound. It allows the 5mm drivers inside the T5 True Wireless earbuds to do their thing. They deliver that famous Paul W. Klipsch sound — high on detail, low on distortion — with nice helping of bass for your on-the-go listening.
Soft oval ear tips for patented comfort
Of course, Vlad knows that just because they're the first to use this new Bluetooth chip, soon other companies will have access. But those other earbuds won't include Klipsch's patented oval ear tips. Klipsch includes three sizes of these soft silicone earbud covers that slide in easily and comfortably. I find they avoid pressure points and create one of the best noise-isolating seals out there — crucial for getting solid bass response.
On my tour of Klipsch HQ, I saw firsthand that they didn't just stumble onto this design. Vlad pulled out several tackle-boxes full of rubber-ish molds of actual people's ear canals. "Back in 2007, we were looking for a common similarity among different ear types," he said. "And we noticed an oval cross section in each mold – no matter the size."
A thoughtful in-ear fit
Klipsch's Vlad Grodzinskiy shows off the streamlined in-ear design of the T5 True Wireless earbuds.
During their 2007 study of human ear shapes, Klipsch learned that they needed to stay within strict size guidelines to make a comfortable ear tip. The drivers used in the T5 True Wireless earbud nozzles houses are pushing the limits. “So we engineered a nozzle that has a little ‘step' in it,” said Vlad. “And that ‘step' lets you insert the ear tip directly, butted up into the nozzle. And it snaps in.” That means those oval ear tips have even more room and are more malleable, for even better comfort and sound.
A cool retro-styled caseAnother display of Klipsch's thoughtfulness? The T5's metal recharging case. Like most true wireless headphones, the earbuds sit inside the case to refuel. But Klipsch gave the case the fun, familiar design of a classic lighter. Its substantial lid and powerful magnets help keep the headphones in place, so you can be sure your earbuds are secured and charging. And the hinged lid opens and closes with a satisfying snap.
- 100% wire-free headphones
- no connecting cord between left and right earbuds
- IPX4 splash-resistant
- 5mm dynamic drivers voiced similarly to Klipsch speakers
- detailed full-range sound with striking dynamics
- deep, punchy bass
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
- free Klipsch Connect app for Apple® and Android™ allows you to adjust settings and customize the sound
- built-in microphones for clear phone calls
- four-mic system designed to better capture your voice in noisy or windy conditions
Battery and charging info:
- built-in rechargeable batteries offer 8 hours of listening
- carrying case banks up to 24 hours of power to wirelessly recharge headphones
- USB-C cable included for charging case
General info and specs:
- includes 3 sizes of patented Klipsch oval ear tips for a secure, noise-isolating fit
- streamlined design fits natural shape of ear canal and avoids pressure points
- offers up to 22dB of noise attenuation
- controls on each earbud let you answer calls and control music and volume
- large, tactile buttons for use on the go
- frequency response: 10-19,000 Hz
- weight: 1.88 oz. (both earbuds)
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 1067567
What's in the box:
- Left and right wireless ear buds
- 3 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
- 40" USB charging cable (USB-C plugs on both ends)
- USB-C (female) to USB Type A (male) adapter
- Charging case
Klipsch T5 True Wireless reviews
Sounds is fantastic. Battery life is great! Still trying to find the right fit for my ears but otherwise I'm very pleased with my T5's.
Pros: Sound quality. Battery life. Sturdy charging case.
Cons: Ear bud size takes some getting used to.
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I am a fan of Klipsch sound, and while these buds sound good, there were a couple things that got in the way for me. First, battery is incredible-they held a charge and seemed to last forever. Connection was also impressive as once I paired one, they somehow communicated with each other, and I could easily pick and choose whichever earbud I wanted or both seamlessly. I had one brief dropout that was probably just a glitch, and after dropping the buds in the case and taking them back out, was up and running again. Now, the sound. The sound quality is very good with nice separation, deep clean bass and clear highs. The problem for me was the isolation. While not noise cancelling, the seal these create is so good that it felt like I was listening on a flat playing field vs open and spacious. Different tips didnt help. This made the sound feel cheaper and less enjoyable for me. When I turned the volume beyond about 30-40% on my iPhone X, they opened up a bit, but the bass was too heavy at that point, and highs too sharp, and they hurt my ears- I felt like I was at a concert for an hour after just a few minutes of use. The app wasn't available yet, so maybe this will help since it sounds like an equalizer is coming. I would have liked to have waited to test that, but with no date on the app release, a $200 price tag and limited window return policy, in the end, they were unusable, and this was a deal-breaker for me. Thanks for the great customer support for my return Crutchfield!
Pros: Battery and connection. Deep bass. Good quality sound.
Cons: Too noise isolating made them uncomfortable and no good at decent volumes. Narrow sound field. The isolation also made them virtually unusable for phone calls with that weird hear yourself in your head echo.
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Sound quality is outstanding and fit an comfort is better than any other earbud (wired or wireless) that I've ever used. Pairing process is very simple and battery life is terrific! Would highly recommend!
Pros: Battery life, comfort, ease of use, and style of case
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I have had my eyes on these since they debuted at CES. They were well worth the wait. The sound is truly spectacular. I am a huge Klipsch fan and own several Klipsch products, including the Heritage headphones. These little earbuds really rock and have phenomenal bass. Broke them in to Rush's Moving Pictures. For the price these are a steal to get the convenience of wireless earbuds with exceptional sound. The zippo lime case is frosting on the cake. Klipsch does it again with another home run product.
Pros: Sound Zippo Case Comfort Convenience
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This is the best Klipsch product ever! The bass is great and an sound is awesome. I had the iPhone airpods and it was so-so that I went back to my regular HarmanKardon phones. Finally, I am happy ??
Pros: Sound like the R20 wired phone. Awesome!
Cons: I wanted this to be like 115lz
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THESE ARE UNBELIEBLE HEAD PHONES!!! I HAVE JAYBIRD RUN AND JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 65T AND KLIPSCH T5 BLOWS THEM AWAY!! I WAS SHOCKED TO HERE HOW GOOD THEY SOUND! MY BIGGEST TEST NOW IS TO TAKE TO THE GYM AND DO MY CARDIO AND HOPE THEY STAY IN MY EAR!! AND I LOVE THE CHARGING CASE!! NOW LETS SEE IF I CAN GET 8HRS OF LISTENING TO MUSIC WITH MY KLIPSCH T5
Pros: CHARGING CASE AND THE SOUND
Cons: NO PHONE APP YET TO ADJUST THE SOUND AND EQUALIZER!!!
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More details on the Klipsch T5 True Wireless
Features & specs
|Earcup Width x Height||0.86" x 0.745"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||10-19k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The Klipsch T5 True Wireless earphones are two independent wireless ear buds that deliver the legendary Klipsch sound comfortably and without wires. The ear buds feature Klipsch's contoured oval ear tips to ensure they stay in place for hours, even during rigorous activities. They're also rated at IPX4 to withstand rain, moisture, and sweat. The T5 earphones include 3 pairs of ear tips a stainless Charging Case for storage and recharging the ear buds, and a USB-C charging cable (with USB-A adapter).
Drivers: The T5 Wireless earphones feature the same driver as all of the T5 series earphones from Klipsch (including the T5 Sport, T5 Neckband, and T5M Wired). The drivers were engineered from the ground up to give you the most performance from the smallest form factor. The T5's 5mm dynamic moving coil micro-driver are designed to deliver the high quality Klipsch sound with high output and full bass extension. The ear buds are ergonomically shaped for a deeper fit and better hold, so they'll stay in your ears, whether you're working out or relaxing.
Microphones: The earphones feature four microphones with cVc 8.0 (Clear Voice Chat) technology which enhances the clarity of your voice while actively reducing external noise. This makes your phone calls loud and clear.
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). Three pairs of silicone ear tips are included to help you find the best fit.
Bluetooth 5.0: The earphones feature Bluetooth 5.0, the latest in wireless technology, with a range of up to approximately 33 feet (10 meters). Bluetooth profiles include A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6, HSP 1.2, and HFP 1.7. The headphones include SBC, aptX HD, and AAC codecs for high-fidelity audio streaming. Multi-point pairing lets you pair two devices at once.
On Board Controls/Indicators: Control of the T5 True Wireless has controls on the outside of each ear bud for music playback and phone calls. The charging case and each ear bud has LED indicators for battery level, charging, pairing, and power status.
Digital Voice Assistant: You can stay connected to your personal Digital Voice Assistant with a push of a button. The T5 True Wireless is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.
Battery: Each T5 True Wireless ear bud is powered by a 55mAh 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, 0.5A) 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 8 hours of battery life. The case's battery provides enough reserve power for three full charges, or 24 additional hours. When the T5 True Wireless is paired with an iOS or Android device, the battery status is visible on the device's screen.
Klipsch Connect App (Coming Soon): The Klipsch Connect App is currently under development, and will be designed to provide even more performance and potential for the T5 True Wireless earphones. With the app, you'll be able to adjust the sound of your music with EQ settings. You'll also be able to check the battery status at a glance. To keep your earphones working in top shape, any firmware updates will be delivered through the app.
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 19 kHz
- Ear Bud Dimensions: Width 0.86", Height 0.745", Depth 1.127"
- Charging Case Dimensions: Width 1.941", Height 1.932", Depth 1.225"
- Driver Diameter: 5mm
- Weight: 0.4 ounces (0.2 ounces each); Case: 3.4 ounces