INDIANAPOLIS (August 18, 2014) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, today announces that its X11i headphone has received a 2014 TWICE VIP (Very Important Product) Award from the leading business publication serving the consumer electronics industry. The X11i represents the brand's finest achievement in headphones and is the award winner in the headphone category for models above $300.
"Congratulations to Klipsch on its 2014 TWICE VIP Award," said Ed Hecht, vice president and publisher of TWICE. "Each of these year's winners has played a part in making this innovative industry more interesting, vibrant, and profitable. We are proud to showcase these winning products."
Klipsch's X11i is crafted from milled aluminum and employs a wealth of micro-technology for an audiophile-grade performance that delivers the Klipsch sound signature at its best. The featherweight X11i serves as the brand's smallest and lightest headphone ever, and is accessorized with tangle-resistant cabling and an Apple-compatible three-button mic and remote,
Equipped with the patented oval ear tips for which Klipsch is known, the X11i allows for endless hours of comfortable wear. These patented oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, providing comfortable long-term wear unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear. The ear tips also offer superior noise isolation (or passive noise-cancellation), blocking out almost all ambient noise and providing excellent bass. Oval ear tips fit best, feel best and only Klipsch has them.
Inside the X11i are full-range balanced armatures with tuned bass-reflex systems that deliver lifelike dynamics, sonic clarity and rich bass. The product's luxury is carried over into the packaging that provides a 360-degree view of the products.
"We achieved what no one has been able to do in the category and price point, which is exactly how we continue to succeed," said Mike Klipsch, president of global operations for Klipsch, whose role includes running the headphone business. "The midrange of the Klipsch X11i in-ear monitor rivals that of headphones twice its price. Through engineering and valued partners, we were able to achieve an incredible sound signature without having to depend on multiple armatures. The biggest advantage of using a single armature is size, and we ended up with a diminutive form factor that fits virtually everyone's ears and offers the patented oval ears tips for which we are known. Our customers and their glowing reviews did the rest."
The TWICE VIP Awards give retailers and distributors the chance to honor the products that have made the biggest difference in their business. Voted on only by retailers and distributors, the TWICE VIPs are based on product features, product design, and value to consumers.
The X11i is available in a black or white finish and comes complete with Included with five different-sized oval ear tips, a protective carrying case, clothing clip and two-year warranty. The headphone retails for $349.99 (U.S. MSRP) and is available at authorized retailers and Klipsch.com.
About Klipsch Premium Headphones
After 60 years of making the world's leading loudspeakers, Klipsch utilized its bold audio heritage to revolutionize the headphone industry. Since 2007, the brand has engineered headphones that set the standard for comfort, performance, device compatibility and design. Klipsch has perfected the means for passionate listeners to experience the brand's iconic sound signature on the go. Klipsch is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the leading business publication serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories, and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com.