Klipsch unveils Signature Edition Lou Reed headphones

Lady Gaga, Dr Dre and now Lou Reed... celebrity-endorsed headphones are all the rage.

Klipsch has teamed up with The Velvet Underground star to create a limited edition run of 2000 Lou Reed X10i in-ear headphones. The original X10i was the Best in-ear headphone £140+ in our 2011 Awards.

"I have been a fan of Klipsch products for eons," says Reed. "With Klipsch's help, my dream headphone will soon be available to all of my fans – a serious model for the serious listener."

The Lou Reed Signature Audio Edition X10i (to give it its full name) features an echo-cancellation microphone for crystal-clear phone conversations using the built-in mic, and there's a three-button remote to handle music playback from your iDevice.

Reed's signature appears on the remote, and the headphones are finished in purple with copper accents. Owners also get an autograph card.

They're available now for £299.99 from the Klipsch website and Apple stores.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.