INDIANAPOLIS (September 8, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces a new line of specialty headphones inspired by the company’s acclaimed Reference floorstanding speakers. Based on Klipsch’s award-winning Image line of headphones, the Reference S4, Reference S4i and Reference ONE will feature Reference-inspired enhancements including signature copper color treatments, new home theater style cables and modified voicing that emulates the Reference home theater experience.

Based on the CNET Editor’s Choice Award-winning Image S4 in-ear headphones, the Reference S4 (MSRP $99.99) in-ear headphones deliver a show-stopping, live music experience on the go. Patented oval-shaped ear tips mean there’s no strain on ears, as this exclusive design fits more comfortably and reduces more ambient noise than standard circle-shaped ear tips.

Playlist and call controls are just a click away on the Reference S4i in-ear headphones (MSRP $119.99), thanks to the infusion of the latest Apple® technology that rests in a small, lightweight three-button remote. A highly intelligible 360-degree microphone ensures conversations are crystal clear, and the patented oval-shaped ear tips provide hours of comfortable listening while enjoying Klipsch’s award-winning sound performance.

For listeners who prefer to cushion their ears with an on-ear model, the Reference ONE (MSRP $179.99) combines 65 years of legendary Klipsch performance and patented headphone technology to replicate the sound of floorstanding Reference speakers. With an Apple-based microphone and three-button remote, the Reference ONE allows for convenient phone call and music control in one headphone. Its passive noise-isolation design means ambient noise is reduced with the luxuriously padded memory foam ear cups.

“Just as our renowned Reference loudspeakers bring the live music experience into homes, these new Reference headphones give listeners a front-row concert feel every time they listen to their favorite artists. One listen to these headphones, and the Reference loudspeaker pedigree is unmistakable,” said Mike Klipsch, president of global operations for Klipsch. “We’re pleased to offer this new line of headphones exclusively to specialty retailers, as their customers have been listening with passion to Klipsch loudspeakers for years and for the first time will have the option to listen to Reference-inspired sound performance on the go.”

The Reference headphone line will be available in fall 2011. For more information on Klipsch, please visit

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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 Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).

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