The T10 Bespoke from Ear Micro and Klipsch is said to mark the “world’s first ear computer”. Behind it is the world’s smallest, lightest and smartest hi-fi in-ear headphones.
Ear Micro and Klipsch T10 Bespoke in detail
The collaboration of Ear Micro and Klipsch goes into the next round. In the process, the marketing department of the collaboration spits big sounds. They integrated a micro-computer into the sides of the earphones and created the world’s first hi-fi wireless in-ear computer, or “Comput-ears” for short, with the X10 in 2008. A whole new category of wearable technology.
This is now reflected in the new T10 Bespoke, which can be highly customized. For example, the charging case can be made of ceramic or metal and customized in a wide variety of colors. Even copper, 24-carat gold or bronze are available.
What also makes the T10 special are its smart features. No compromises were said to have been made in the design, as there was no need to worry about the price. Thus, it was possible to define a “whole new standard for what is possible”, so the manufacturers.
Thus, it is supposed to be smart quad-core computers that sit in the ear like usual true-wireless earbuds and play music. Thanks to their own operating system, AI functions and numerous sensors, they want to offer audiophile sound quality and almost infinite possibilities for customization.
For example, features of the T10 Bespoke from Ear Micro and Klipsch include so-called Augmented Hearing, which combines high-resolution audio and telephony capabilities with a powerful, programmable DSP.
Gesture control is freely programmable. For example, the in-ears can be operated by head and mouth movements or voice control. Thanks to IoT Interface, it should even be possible to control the car, home and any other Internet-enabled device.
As far as the pure audio technology is concerned, the manufacturers are rather cautious with details. For example, a hybrid ANC function, audio playback in 24-bit with 96 kHz including Sony’s LDAC codec and up to 9 hours of battery life are offered, but not much more is revealed.
However, the “ear computers” are apparently supposed to be very easy to customize and individualize, which is why sustainability is put in the foreground. Even the battery is supposed to be replaceable with it.
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Prices and availability
Here’s the catch: with a starting price of $2,500, the T10 Bespoke Edition from Ear Micro and Klipsch is truly no bargain. Depending on the choice of materials, you’re looking at as much as $5,000. The Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC (our review) are considerably cheaper.