As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, American speaker maker Klipsch has announced two new pairs of true wireless (TWS) earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) technology and artificial intelligence (AI). According to Klipsch, both models have been designed to provide ultimate comfort and performance.
The new Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC earphones feature active noise canceling and run on the Bragi OS, allowing for motion-based head controls, reports CNet.
The built-in Bragi OS uses embedded AI to enable hands-free and advanced gesture-control. The TWS earphones also offer Bragi-developed artificial intelligence (AI) powered gesture controls called Bragi Moves. Bragi Moves allows the user to take phone calls simply by nodding their head. This innovative operating system will enable plenty of new functionality over the life of the product.
Bragi GmbH is a Munich, Germany-based startup. The company was making “smart” true-wireless earbuds even before Apple’s AirPods came to dominate the market. The company’s early smart earbuds were Bragi Dash and Dash Pro. In 2019, Bragi sold off its device business and with its Bragi OS, the company has since evolved into a software platform for true-wireless earbuds. Its customers are now Klipsch and Skullcandy.
- Style: In-Ear Earbuds
- Driver: Dynamic Moving Coil Micro Speaker
- Mic: Six-mic Beamforming
- Frequency response: 10Hz-19kHz
- Noise isolation: -22dB
- Battery (earphones): 50 mAh. Up to seven hours of battery life (five hours with ANC), 21 hours in case (15 hours with ANC)
- Battery (case): 360 mAh
- Bluetooth: Version: 5.0
- Range: Up to 10m
- Weight: Buds: 5.5g (.012 lbs)
Price and Availability
The new Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC earphones are available in copper, gunmetal or silver colors for $299 (£299) and also come in a McLaren Edition version for $349 (£379).