Latest Klipsch true wireless earbuds boast built-in AI and noise cancelation

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(Image credit: Klipsch)

US audio brand Klipsch is set to launch three new pairs of true wireless earbuds at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, which kicks off on January 7. 

Following the success of the Klipsch T5 True Wireless earphones, which were launched at last year's showcase, the company is gearing up to release the T10 True Wireless and T5 True Wireless ANC earphones, as well as a sports version of the T5s. 

According to Engadget, both the T10 and T5 True Wireless ANC earbuds come with built-in "AI, gesture controls, and active noise cancellation," though details about the artificial intelligence technology on offer are scant. 

Klipsch says that the earbuds will have "a built-in operating system with embedded artificial intelligence", which could allow you to control your music playback using your voice, without the need for a third-party voice assistant like Google Assistant or Alexa to be installed on your smartphone. 

Super-expensive buds

Judging from the limited press images we have, the new Klipsch T10 True Wireless earbuds appear to have a hinged design, separating the eartip from the body of the earbud – this could offer an enhanced fit compared to models like the Sony WF-1000XM3 or the Apple AirPods

They also come with a uniquely-designed hexagonal charging case, which features different lids for each bud and an attractive rose gold and black color scheme. 

Right now, we don't have any imagery for the T5 True Wireless ANC earbuds, but we're expecting them to sport a similar design to the original T5s, with a Zippo lighter-style charging case. 

Klipsch hasn't provided any information on the audio quality offered by these new buds, so we will have to check that out for ourselves at CES 2020, where we'll be on the ground reporting on all the latest releases from the tech show. 

What we do know about these buds, is the price; according to Engadget, the T10 True Wireless earbuds will be available to buy between September and November 2020 for an eye-watering $649 (yes, you read that correctly). 

That works out at around £490 / AU$930 based on current conversion rates, and far surpasses the cost of any of the buds on our best true wireless earbuds list – whether the inclusion of built-in AI will justify that extraordinarily high price remains to be seen.

The T5 True Wireless ANC earbuds, on the other hand, will cost $299 (around £230 / AU$430) – a much more palatable price, but still far pricier than the top-rated Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Earbuds.

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Klipsch has announced a sports version of the T5 True Wireless Earphones. (Image credit: Klipsch)

One for the runners

Klipsch is also set to launch a sports version of the T5 True Wireless Earphones, which will be available to buy between June and August 2020 for $229 (about £175 / AU$330). 

According to the company the buds will come with a dustproof and waterproof charging case, while the buds themselves sport an IP67 rating. Three sizes of ear wings means that you should be able to find a secure fit while working out.

Finally, Klipsch is bringing out a second generation version of its true wireless earbuds; the T5 II True Wireless earphones come with a new earbud and eartip design and a new Bluetooth antenna – although battery life will remain the same at 24 hours. 

The second-gen T5s will will available to buy between June and August 2020 for $199 (around £150 / AU$285) – the same price as their predecessors. 

As well as the new true wireless models, Klipsch is set to launch it's first wireless over-ear noise-cancelling headphones at CES this year. 

Via Engadget

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.