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Klipsch XR8i

Hybrid in-ear headphones

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I find myself watching shows, movies, and videos on my tablet, computer, or phone more than ever before. The Klipsch XR8i hybrid in-ear headphones use a dual-driver combo to re-create Klipsch's signature home theater experience in a portable design. They're part of the Indianapolis-based company's reference "X series" lineup. Imagine binge-watching on Netflix or HBO NOW at night and getting the powerful, immersive impact of a roomful of Klipsch speakers. Without keeping everyone in the house awake!

Home theater-like sound from compact, go-anywhere headphones

The Klipsch XR8i hybrid in-ear headphones

The Klipsch XR8i hybrid in-ear headphones use dual drivers to serve up powerful home theater-like sound on the go.

I find myself watching shows, movies, and videos on my tablet, computer, or phone more than ever before. The Klipsch XR8i hybrid in-ear headphones use a dual-driver combo to re-create Klipsch's signature home theater experience in a portable design. They're part of the Indianapolis-based company's reference "X series" lineup. Imagine binge-watching on Netflix or HBO NOW at night and getting the powerful, immersive impact of a roomful of Klipsch speakers. Without keeping everyone in the house awake!

Each earbud includes two types of drivers. A balanced armature driver is tuned to cover highs and mids, ensuring movies and music sound clear and realistic. At the same time, a down-firing 6.5mm dynamic driver acts as a subwoofer, delivering tight, muscular bass.

Durable and comfortable

These 'phones sport a rock-solid design to complement their heavy-duty sound. The enclosures are made of rugged materials that can survive listening or watching on the go. To keep you comfortable, Klipsch angled the earpieces for a better fit, and they included five sizes of their patented soft oval ear tips. They conform to the shape of your ear canal to isolate your music from outside noise and provide proper bass response.

Control your iPhone® or iPad®

The XR8i's in-line remote gives you convenient control over your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device. Play and pause music, skip forward or back, and adjust the volume with the three-button remote. The built-in microphone lets you answer calls on your iPhone, hands-free.

Product Highlights:

  • dual balanced-armature driver design for a detailed, balanced sound across all frequencies
    • 6.5mm dynamic drivers mimic the performance of a separate subwoofer
  • three-button remote for controlling music playback and volume with an iPhone, iPad®, and iPod®
  • built-in microphone for making calls with an iPhone
  • die-cast zinc housing offers durability and elegance
  • 5 pairs of patented Klipsch oval ear tips for a comfortable, customizable fit
  • offer up to 26dB of passive noise attenuation
  • tangle-resistant cord
  • includes carrying case and clothing clip
  • frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 110 dB
  • impedance: 50 ohms
  • weight: 0.88 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones (black) with attached 48" cord and in-line remote/microphone (straight 3.5mm plug)
  • 5 Pairs of silicone ear tips (1 pair installed)
  • Clothing clip
  • Carrying case
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safety Information
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Klipsch XR8i Reviews

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seanjelly from poo poo, AZ on 5/19/2016

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I am definitely not a fan of the packaging & for this price. there aren't a lot of accessories to go around. But now for the real evaluation, these IEM'S (in ear monitors) are very solid as far as the the build quality is concerned, the iPhone controller could have been left off to as far as I'm concerned. The sound quality is very balanced and natural sounding, you must remember that klipsch has been building loud speakers for a very long time...so they know what there doing. these IEM'S have a dynamic and an armature driver, now i recently learned the difference between the two...if you want that deep low bass you want headphones that have a dynamic driver in them, its almost like having an actual round speaker in them, armature drivers on the other hand are made more like rectangular cubes for more of a precise sound and they don't provide the same type of bass thump. Before i bought the klipsch i had purchased the audio fly af160's which has 3 armature drivers in them along with a passive crossover....needless to say i wasn't impressed, my klipsch image s2's blew them away in the bass category. Im running these off an fiio E12 mout blanc headphone amp with the bass boost enabled, depending on what you're listening to, the bass in these babies really do sound like you have a subwoofer playing in your head without sounding to boomy...the mids and highs that come from the armature driver aren't overly bright or harsh, they play pretty flat and sound natural

Pros: these provide plenty of bass for in ear headphones & they play better with a headphone amp (i recommend getting one to get the most out of them)...i recommend buying if you don't mind the price.

Cons: comfort wise these are okay, if you place them snuggly in your ear they seal off the outside pretty good and you definitely won't hear anything but the music when they're in use...the mids and high could use a slight bump up, but that depends on your personal listening preference.

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Features and Specs

General
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control No
Frequency Response 10-20k Hz
Sensitivity 110 dB
Impedance 50 Ohms
Weight 0.9 ounces
Cord Length 48"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Klipsch Reference XR8i Hybrid in-ear headphones feature a unique hybrid design that delivers performance comparable to a home theater. The XR8i Hybrid includes five pairs of silicone ear tips, each with the patented oval shape, to assure you get a good fit. A clothing clip and folding carrying case are also included.

Hybrid Drivers: The XR8i Hybrid features a single KG-723 balanced armature tweeter for natural sounding vocals and clear high frequencies. In addition, the KG-065, a custom 6.5mm dual magnet dynamic driver (a true downward-firing subwoofer), reproduces low sub-bass frequencies that are not traditionally heard in a pair of headphones.

Materials: The ear buds are made of sturdy die-cast zinc on the front housing, which provides the optimal weight to keep them in place. The rear housing features a co-molded elastomer, with a rigid inner layer and a soft, pliable outer layer.

Remote/Microphone: The XR8i Hybrid has an in-line 3-button remote/microphone that is compatible with iPhone (3GS and later), iPad, and iPod (nano 4th gen. and later, classic 120GB/160GB, touch 2nd gen. and later). Functions include volume up, volume down, play/pause, next track, previous track, fast forward, fast reverse, answer/end call, and Siri. There is some limited functionality (play/pause, answer/end call) with Android devices.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 110dB (1mW)
  • Impedance: 50Ω (1 kHz)
  • Noise Isolation: -26dB
  • Dimensions: Ear Buds - Width 0.469", Height 0.589", Depth 1.031"
  • Weight: 0.9 ounces

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