Klipsch Launches T5 II Hands-Free Control Earbuds

Motion sensors let you control the earbuds by moving your head

Klipsch on Monday announced its new T5 II wireless earbuds, which are both the first earbuds from the company to feature active noise cancellation (ANC) and hands-free head gesture motion control.

The T5 II model offers much of what you'd expect from a premium pair of earbuds: wireless Bluetooth connectivity, active noise cancellation, sweat and water resistance, and so on. The hands-free motion controls, which let you do things like accept or reject incoming calls just by moving your head, are a bit of a surprise, though.

Klipsch T5 II ANC wireless earbuds in black


According to Klipsch's description, many of the stand-out features in the T5 II come from the integration with a Bragi operating system. Bragi's OS (built into the headphones) provides an automatic noise shield that will kick in to shield you from unexpected loud noises, as well as provide you with shortcut configurations, equalizer customization, and more. The hands-free motion controls let you perform actions like nodding to accept a call, shaking your head to refuse a call or skip an audio track, etc.

Klipsch T5 II ANC wireless earbuds Bragi motion control


Rounding out the package, the Klipsch T5 II earbuds offer up to seven hours (five with ANC) of battery life, plus another 21 hours (15 with ANC) when using the charging case. The buds use Dirac HD Sound for improved spatial sound, vocal clarity, and bass fidelity. All of these features, plus the hands-free control, could make the T5 II earbuds a decent competitor for Apple's AirPods Pro.

The new Klipsch T5II earbuds are available now for $299 from both the official Klipsch store and Amazon. There's also a fancy McLaren version of the earbuds for $339.

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