As a once-adherent of corded headphones, I’ll cry ‘uncle’ and concede a begrudging fealty to wireless earphones. But spare a moment as I explain my initial stance against the wireless camp: Poor. Music. Fidelity.
From what I understand, with wireless, you can encounter interference with other devices with the same frequency and audio are likely compressed, which made sounds that are more digital than warm.
But it’s with latest leaps like an advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) that streams high-quality stereo and improvements in Bluetooth tech that the option for wireless headphones is looking more and more attractive. (And besides, unless you've a hearing like a hawk, you won't notice any differences in the music fidelity between corded and wireless headphones.)
True Wireless is that latest and greatest device from Klipsch's T5 range. Known for its signature speakers, Klipsch puts its engineering know-how into the True Wireless's 5mm drivers, which delivers high output, full bass extension. The True Wireless also has the Klipsch’s patented True Comfort design: oval ear tips that “accurately sit” inside the ear canals allowing it to remain firmly in place. We took it out for a run and throughout an hour of use, the earpieces didn’t slide out and there wasn't any ear fatigue as well.
Other features include it being sweat and waterproof features, a Bluetooth 5 chipset and with the aptX and AAC high-quality codecs that reduced any lag in video playback.
The cherry on top? The True Wireless's brushed-metal charging case. There’s something sexy about this (overweight) Zippo-lookalike and its satisfying click whenever you flip open or shut the top. It carries a charge of 360mAh, which provides 24 hours of battery life, while the earpieces last up to eight hours of battery life from a single charge.
Klipsch T5 True Wireless earphones are only available in black and retail for SGD349. They are available at good electronic stores like Best Denki, Courts, as well as online.