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Kilpsch S5i Rugged Earphones Announced

David Gilbert


Kilpsch S5i Rugged Earphones Announced

Have you ever found yourself snowboarding down a mountain, listening to your favourite Rammstein tune only to find yourself suddenly trapped in an avalanche with no means of escape? Well fear not, brave adventurer, Klipsch has unveiled a new set of headphones which come with a strobe light you can use to alert the passing rescue helicopter.

Not content with giving us superior audio goodness, Klipsch has now added life-saving abilities to its range of earphones. Having gone for the lower-end of the market with the S3s and the gamer market with the ProMedia In-Ears they are now targeting outdoor enthusiasts. The Image S5is Rugged earphones are a sturdy set of earphones which feature a funky inline mic and three button controller where you don’t even had to take off your gloves to answer a call or turn up the tunes.

Available now, the Image S5is promise Klipsch’s premium audio quality and this is reflected in the price, with the headphones setting you back £119.99. Available in a black finish with rubber accents, the Image S5i Rugged comes with three pairs of different-sized patented oval ear tips, clothing clip and a heavy-duty safety case with a built-in LED flashlight and removable belt clip.

“Perfect for joggers skiers and other athletic types, the Klipsch Image S5i Rugged headphones, with in-line mic and three-button remote, are extremely durable, yet still deliver the same high-quality comfort and sound that has made Klipsch the brand name for musical earphones in the UK,” a statement read. Check out the promotional video below to see the headphones in action.

Source: Klipsch


February 5, 2011, 12:09 am

Er... ok. If you're stuck up a mountain and decided to trust the light built into a pair of earphones to save you, frankly I'm not sure you deserve to be saved ;)


February 5, 2011, 2:42 am

^ As MrGodfrey said. You won't go far with a single led flashlight.. and claims to be rugged, but no detachable (and replaceable) cords? That's going to work, for sure.. Apart from the large buttoned remote can't see how they're worth that much money.

Jim 7

February 5, 2011, 10:37 pm

I have a pair of these. The remote is great. Can't say how "rugged" they are as I've only had them for a couple of weeks. The flashlight/case is gimmicky. They sound is OK for a workout but too bassy and not a patch on the UE 700's they replaced


February 5, 2011, 11:40 pm

You have to be joking. Not only were these announced months ago, but they've been on sale for ages as well!! I can say that 100% certainty, because my housemate has a pair! I recommended them to him, as i've loved my S4is for 2 years now, and the only complaint i had is that they're getting a bit beat up, so these seemed perfect.

Oh, and the case is absolutely useless. That torch is a waste of space and money, but the headphones are fantastic :D

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