Klipsch Image X5
Just 2mm larger - but apparently it makes all the difference to the price

Klipsch has been keeping itself busy expanding its Image earphone range.

Fresh from a rave review of its £200 Image 'phones in the current issue of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision, the company has announced the imminent arrival of the X5, designed to sell for a lower price.

The X5 uses earpieces that are just a little larger than the originals, which are being renamed X10. The diameter of the 'bud' may only be 2mm greater, but apparently this makes it both easier and slightly less expensive to manufacture.

The company says this will enable it to "pass the savings on to the end user": UK pricing for the X5 is yet to be announced, but in the States the X5s will sell for about 30% less than the X10s.

The new headphones come with five different pairs of ear gels, and are supplied complete with a carrying pouch, an in-flight adaptor and a cleaning tool for the ear gels.

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