The ceramic material used for the housing offers greater durability than the plastics found in many rival designs, Klipsch says, and is available in either black or white with laser-etched logos.
It uses a proprietary balanced armature design for wide frequency response and dynamic range, and this is backed up with Klipsch's oval ear-tips, designed for a better fit in the ear-canal and improved passive noise-isolation.
Four sizes of ear-tip are provided with the X7i, which also uses the company's new flat cable for better strength and tangle-resistance.
The cable is fitted with a three-button remote control/microphone for use with Apple iOS devices, and the earphones come with a carrying pouch and a clothing clip for the remote/microphone.
The Image X7i is available now from Klipsch retailers, or online direct from Klipsch.