News from Indianapolis: The traditional manufacturer Klipsch is introducing two new mobile sound solutions for summer excursions: a wireless loudspeaker and headphones, which are also equipped with wireless technology named Klipsch Heritage Groove and Klipsch T5 II.
Wireless speakers: Klipsch Heritage Groove
This compact loudspeaker weighs a mere 900 grams and is equipped with a three-inch full-range driver and two passive membranes on the sides of the housing. Music can be played either via Bluetooth or via the stereo jack input. A microphone is also on board, so that the Heritage Groove can also be used as a hands-free device via Bluetooth.
According to the manufacturer, the battery life is around eight hours. And as befits Klipsch, emphasis was placed on real wood veneer, “real” control buttons and a vintage look in black or walnut for the housing.
Price Klipsch Heritage Groove: 149 euros
True wireless headphones: Klipsch T5 II TW
The wireless in-ears follow on from the successful T5 True Wireless, but they are smaller and lighter and also have an improved antenna for Bluetooth reception compared to the previous model. They are delivered in an elegant charging case, the curves of which are reminiscent of an iconic petrol lighter and which is equipped with a USB-C connection for charging.
The earphones come with dynamic 5 mm drivers and a system battery life of 32 hours (eight hours for the earphones, three times recharging via the charging case). Unlike the loudspeaker mentioned above, the headphones are IP67 certified, which means they are dust and water resistant. A transparency mode allows outside noise to pass through. They are available in the colors “gunmetal” and silver.
Price Klipsch T5 II True Wireless: 179 euros