Custom IEMs aren’t new to the world of high-end personal audio, but the Klipsch T10 earbuds are certainly different, incredibly expensive, and certainly for those who need something to spare on the side of their yacht in the South of France.
If the T10 in-ear computers designed in conjunction with EAR Micro offer a truly superior sound experience to what’s currently available in the true wireless category, Klipsch might have something truly unique here to market to a very different clientele.
Adorning them with semi-precious stones certainly adds a level of personalization that will appeal to many potential customers, but it also makes them a target for thieves.
No one is going to take them out of the ears of LeBron James or Alex Ovechkin and live to brag about it.
The Klipsch T10 Bespoke represent a whole new class of advanced headphone technology – tiny in-ear computers about a third the size of traditional wireless headphones, but significantly more advanced. The bespoke T10 ear computers seamlessly blend high-quality luxury materials and fine jewelry and watchmaking craftsmanship with state-of-the-art wireless hi-fi sound.
The audio signal path can deliver 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio rendered through the LDAC codec, further enhanced by Cadence/Tensilica twin Hi-Fi DSPs, then passed through ultra-efficient Class-D amplifiers, and finally into your ears through sonion precision balanced armature drivers.
“The bespoke T10 over-the-ear computers are the ultimate luxury statement. Affluent consumers have always been able to collect quality automobiles, yachts and aircraft while sporting high fashion, quality eyewear, precious jewelry and other custom accessories,” says Patsy Nigh, co-founder of EAR Micro.
“But to date, they haven’t been able to buy true luxury headphones: products that offer the best sound, the most advanced technology and the best style and craftsmanship in the world.”
Paul Jacobs, President and CEO of Klipsch Audio adds, “We have worked with EAR Micro for four years to bring the custom-designed T10 ear computers to life. Together, we’ve leveraged everything Klipsch has learned in its more than 75-year history of building the world’s best speakers and headphones to ensure the bespoke T10 ear computers set an all-new precedent for which is possible with miniaturized wireless audio.
“We are proud of the result. The bespoke T10 ear computers are unlike anything the world has ever seen or heard before – capable of delivering the power, detail and emotion of the live musical experience in your head, yet so small that you or someone else you’ll barely notice I’m wearing them. Plus, they’re so comfortable they can be worn all day and have battery life to match.
The custom-made Klipsch T10 ear computers are individually designed for each person then built to order in the USA from renewable and sustainable materials such as precious metal and precision ceramic zirconia. Customers are encouraged to match their personal style and aesthetic preferences by choosing from thousands of possible color and material combinations, which are easily viewed using the unique T10 Bespoke online configurator.
Ms. Nigh points out: “Unlike other products made from cheap plastic, only used for a year or two and then tossed aside, we have created a deluxe portable audio system that can provide enjoyment for a lifetime. We’ve designed a patent-pending chassis architecture that allows the T10 custom-made ear computers to be repaired, renewed and upgraded endlessly. Everything is meticulously assembled using the exact same techniques you would find in a fine Swiss watch.
By accomplishing all of this in the United States, EAR Micro and Klipsch hope that luxury consumers will take pride in helping to create high-skilled, sustainable high-tech jobs that are good for the American economy and translate into products fully durable audio that are the envy of the world.
Here are some design customization features customers can take advantage of:
- Choice of leather, veneer or composite magazine cover inserts.
- Choice of precious or standard metal (and finish) for the logo.
- Choice of polished or matte ceramic zirconia for the magazine cover.
- Swarovski or optional gemstones in a pavé setting.
- Choice of precious or standard metal (and finish) for frame and charger doors.
- Choice of pearlescent or anthracite earphone tactile faceplate.
- Choice of polished or matte ceramic zirconia for the earcup frame and top/bottom covers.
- Choice of precious or standard metal (and finish) for the audio tube.
Custom T10 ear computers are available now. To personalize and buy, visit www.t10bespoke.com or email [email protected]
Prices usually vary between $2,500 and $5,000with precious or semi-precious stones, lapidary and artisanal customization on estimate on request.