Legendary Klipsch Sound, Earbud Style
The Klipsch XR8i is
the first hybrid in-ear monitor that uses an acoustic carrier and single nozzle,
to decrease both distortion and the need for extra electrical components. It
also employs Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips to help deliver supreme comfort,
better bass response and noise isolation. And with the built-in downward-firing subwoofer, you can expect to catch every low note that you might have missed for years.
- Theater quality sound
- Ultra comfortable, lightweight design
- Durable construction
- Crisp highs and thunderous bass
- 4 form fitting eartips
- Apple compatible
- Three button remote
- Built-In microphone
- Tangle-free cable
- Carrying case included
- Weight: 25 grams
- One year factory warranty
- World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
Big Theater Sound from a Tiny Headphone
Do you love streaming your favorite shows and movies directly to your phone or portable, but miss that immersive theater sound? It’s time to you put yourself in the middle of the action with the Klipsch XR8i Reference Hybrid In-Ear Headphones. These lightweight earbuds recreate the groundbreaking audio experience you get from Klipsch’s more expensive home theater equipment without breaking the bank or rattling the walls.
What’s Hybrid Design?
For more than 60 years Klipsch has been setting the standard for home audio equipment. Now, they are raising the bar for headphones. Look inside these earbuds and you will find the secret behind Klipsch’s sonic wizardry: a custom designed tweeter and woofer. The tweeter produces rich highs and mids, creating lifelike, realistic sound, free of distortion. Directly below the tweeter is a woofer, delivering tight, and powerful bass. The only other place you can find sound this big is a home theater.
Built to Last
Your life isn’t scripted like a movie, but you need a headphone as rugged as an action star. The XR8i is built to survive almost any adventure. Whether you are sitting on a plane, train, or working out at the gym, these buds are constructed from sturdy materials and designed to stay in your ear without falling out. The connector cable is made out of tangle-free heavy gauge wire that can be gently clipped to your clothes, so you don’t have to fumble around with knots. These buds even come with a carrying case for safe, easy storage when you’re not using them.
The XR8i gives you control of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod without having to pull it out of your pocket. You can play, pause, fast-forward and rewind and adjust the volume with the built-in remote. Don’t put down the popcorn. Incoming calls are no problem. The XR8i has a built-in microphone that lets you answer your phone and even talk to SIRI.
Personalized ComfortAll ears are created differently. That’s why Klipsch includes four different sizes of their patented oval ear tips. These soft, flexible tips conform to the shape of your ear creating a comfortable one of a kind fit, eliminating unwanted background noise, so you only hear what you want to hear. No matter the size or shape of your ear, Klipsch went to great lengths to ensure your comfort. Whether you’re watching a short clip on YouTube, screening your own personal movie marathon, or listening to your favorite tunes, the XR8i will sit in your ear comfortably the entire time.
- STYLE: In-Ear
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10Hz-20kHz
- SENSITIVITY: 110dB
- IMPEDANCE: 50 ohms
- DRIVER DESIGN: KG-2365 AcuPass(R) Two-Way Hybrid
- DRIVER COMPONENTS: KG-723 Balanced Armature Tweeter, KG-065 Dynamic Woofer
- NOISE ISOLATION: -26dB
- MIC/REMOTE: mic+3-button remote
- INPUT CONNECTIONS: 5 mm
- WEIGHT: 25 grams
- COLORS: Black
Customer Reviews for Klipsch XR8i Reference Hybrid In-Ear Headphones
1. Outstanding if slightly bass boosted sound. Not boomy at all, clear tight bass.
2. Beautiful to look at.
3. Comfortable with right seal.
4. I love the wallet case, packs up real small, but doesn't look like it is going to protect the buds if stepped on.
5. Sound is very very pleasing.
6. very little cable noise
7. High sensitivity.
8. Don't need an amp, doesn't make a difference.
1. Not true reference quality at all volume levels Seems like eq is +2 bass +1 Mids +0 Treble at sub 50% iPhone 6 volume (regardless doesn't sound like it since the dual driver make a clean sound almost home theater quality..
2. Heavy. They are heavy so aright seal and placement in ear makes a difference between comfortable and uncomfortable.
3. Non user replaceable cable.
4. No L connected for 3.5mm
5. Hard-shell wallet case would have been better.
6. raising the volume causes the sound to be clearer and make these headphones true reference quality. seems like dynamic and balanced armature drivers have different efficiency.
Having tried other hybrids and high end headphones. I will say.....buy these now and don't look back, you will not find better even if more expensive. At that point you will pay for portability and size. Diminishing returns.
size & weight is big as compared with x10.. but for that sound i can compromise....
i think after burning of some hours.......will add some more good.
It pains me to deliver a poor review on these headphones. I had amazing hopes for these and from an audio aspect I was only slightly let down. These in ears did delivery a very nice low range and midrange sound quality, however the high range was not as crisp as I have come to expect. The build quality is amazing and so far durable (a detachable cord to ear phone would be a great addition) and because of the build I am sure is why they weigh a ton. If you plan to do any sort of moving around... exercising Bicycling (my intended purpose) walking etc... they will have to be constantly adjusted and re-positioned in the ear. I was so disappointed in the fit of these that I bought the less expensive R6 and found that the sound quality was almost identical to these and a lot lighter and a little better fit, but still have an tendency to want to fall out once a little perspiration begins. and yes I tried every size of the ear pieces.
My audio sources are a 1) a Schitt Bitfrost DAC, and Asgard 2 class A headphone amp, and 2) a Fiio X5 gen 3 portable music player.
This earphone throws a good sound stage, and has clear mid's and high's that deliver the nuances of well recorded music. For most music the bass is adequate, with a caveat. The XR8i's are claimed to have exceptional bass, almost as good as a home theater system. I don't think they live up to that claim.
This is a tough nut to crack for ear phones but when I listen to E. Power Biggs play Bach's toccata's and fugues on a cathedral pipe organ the XRI's don't produce bass as well as my over the ear Sennheiser 650's or even my Yamaha bookshelf monitors (without subwoofer) running through the Schitt gear. I realize this is an acid test and some may call it unrealistic.
For other genre's, jazz, rock, country, male and female vocals the XR8i's are outstanding for my price point. I fear listening to the XR12's or XR20's.
These have the most amazing mids I've ever heard from a headphone. And the bass is amazing, it does not overpower the mids at all, is very clear, and I love them for that. But they fall off completely at the top. There is no clarity at all. You cannot hear the difference between a piano and a high-hat.