INDIANAPOLIS (August 21, 2012) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces the launch of the Image™ X7i, the company’s first-ever ceramic headphone model. Offering unique design, unrivalled in-ear comfort and the brand’s renowned sound signature, the Image X7i exemplifies an undeniable personal audio upgrade—especially when compared to the variety of plastic headphone models currently available in today’s market.

In addition to offering a sophisticated, sleek black or white finish with laser-etched logos, the Image X7i’s ceramic composition provides listeners with significant durability. The headphone employs the brand’s newest cabling that offers users a flat surface area for heightened cord strength and tangle resistance. Adding to its functionality, the Image X7i features a three-button remote that houses a directional mic, granting Apple device users seamless call and music control, and crystal clear conversations.

“With the Image X7i’s introduction, we aim to deliver a high-design product that stands out against its similarly priced competitors not possessing the same level of build quality,” said Chris Aiello, Klipsch product manager for headphones. “By taking conscious steps to both uphold and evolve our Image series throughout the product development process, we have engineered a product that delivers our sound caliber through deep bass, clear mids and crisp highs, while delivering a never-before-seen design element from the brand.”

Equipped with the patented oval ear tips for which Klipsch is known, the Image X7i allows for hours of comfortable, long-term wear. Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, providing comfortable long-term wear. These ear tips also offer superior noise isolation (or passive noise-cancellation), blocking out almost all ambient noise and providing excellent bass.

The Image X7i utilizes a proprietary balanced armature driver, presenting advanced audio technology that covers a wide frequency range and is capable of delivering dynamic detail for strikingly realistic sound reproductions.

The Image X7i’s audio works with virtually any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack; however, the mic and three-button remote support select Apple products.

Included with purchase are four different-sized oval ear tips, a protective carrying case, clothing clip for the remote and mic, as well as a two-year warranty. The Image X7i retails for $199.99 (U.S. MSRP) and will be available at authorized retailers and in August 2012.

About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International. (NASDAQ: VOXX).