Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones

Klipsch T5 II

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9.2

And now to the entry level model of the Klipsch true wireless range, the Klipsch T5 II.

Review: Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones

  • Australian Website here.
  • Manual or Support pages here (links near bottom of page).
  • Price: A$399 – seen online for $329.
  • From: Legitimate Klipsch retailers.
  • Warranty: 12 months
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • About: Klipsch is a US loudspeaker company. It has been around a long time, established way back in 1946. It’s now owned by Voxx International, a US company that owns lots of audio equipment brands.

About the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones

We’ve already reviewed the two more expensive Klipsch earbuds, the T5 II Sport model and the McLaren edition variant of that. And that makes this review easy because the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones are actually identical to them. Well, the buds themselves are.

Since they are not sports models, they don’t come with the rubbery fins for locking them into your ears. I found that by choosing the correct size from amongst the five included sets of silicone tips, they were perfectly secure in my ears.

What they share with the other earphones are:

  • A transparency mode so you can hear what’s going on around you,
  • Four microphones with “Clear Voice Chat”,
  • Eight hours of battery life in the buds and a further 24 hours of recharges in the case
  • IP67 rating, which means you can drop them in the drink for a little while and they should be okay.

What you don’t get with the earphones, but you do with the others, is wireless charging for the case and memory foam eartips (plus those wings). The wireless charging is the most significant loss in my opinion. Also, the case itself isn’t waterproof, unlike the others.

Klipsch T5 II

Listening

If follows that since the buds are identical, their sound is identical to the others. Indeed, that’s what I found. I played some music from Spotify through these buds which were connected to one phone, and the same music from Spotify through the standard sports version connected to another phone, and just switched earbuds as a crude form of A-B testing. Yes, pretty much identical.

So, again, I found the sound nicely balanced across the midrange and treble, but the bass a little recessed. By pushing the bottom two EQ bands – 60Hz and 250Hz – in the app to their maximum and the three higher bands to their minimum, the bass was brought more closely into line.

If you want more on listening, I refer you to the other two reviews here and here.

Gadgetguy’s Take – I rather like the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones

If you don’t care about wireless charging and want to save a bit of money, then consider the Klipsch T5 II True Wireless earphones as a value option.

Features
9
Value for money
9.2
Performance
9.2
Ease of use
9.4
Design
9.4
Reader Rating0 Votes
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Positives
Waterproof
Long battery life
Respectable sound
Negatives
9.2