This was launched just on 2nd August so it is the new hot topic of the technological world. Klipsch launched its latest true wireless earbuds, the $299 Klipsch T5 II ANC. As the name suggests, these are Klipsch’s first true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). Bragi was an early innovator in the true wireless space and launched the $299 Bragi Dash in 2016.
The best thing about this earbud is that you can control your Earbuds with your head gestures now. Now, most of you are thinking that how cool that feature is. And that’s true, technology has made this possible and it is indeed very cool of a feature for an earbud to have.
Some claims made about the Earbuds are – The T5 II ANC’s claimed battery life is comparable to the AirPods Pro when ANC is on: Five hours per charge in the earbuds and a total of 20 hours when you include the charging case’s capacity. But it gets significantly better when you disable ANC: Seven hours per charge and 28 hours in total with the case. Speaking of the charging case, Klipsch has preserved its iconic metal Zippo lighter-inspired design but has now added wireless charging through a rubber membrane on the bottom.
The $349 T5 II ANC McLaren Edition’s overall features are identical to the regular T5 II ANC, but it brings McLaren’s distinctive papaya orange color scheme along with a racing-inspired treatment to the charging case.
The extra $50 for the McLaren Edition is for more than just cosmetics. They come with their own dual-position Qi charging mat and their charging case uses NuCurrent wireless charging technology.
The Bragi OS also enables a feature called Bragi Sidekicks, which allow for customizable and switchable features like automatically activating transparency mode when you pause your music.
Although transparency mode is becoming more standard on wireless earbuds, Klipsch believes it has improved upon the concept. When in transparency mode, the Noise Shield feature listens to the sounds around you and attempts to automatically muffle any that are too loud without obstructing your view of your surroundings.
In order to improve the T5 II ANC’s audio, Klipsch enlisted the aid of a third party. This company has used Dirac’s HD Sound technology to fine-tune the acoustics of the earbuds. Dirac claims that its HD Sound technology can mitigate the impact of the myriad ways in which earbud components “color” the sound you hear, potentially altering what you’re hearing in comparison to the original recordings.
Dirac’s technology may also reduce the risk of hearing loss due to loud noise by allowing you to hear more of your music at lower volumes. My preference is for the Beats factory tuning, but I have tried Dirac’s technology on other headphones like the Beats Solo 3. You can disable HD Sound in the T5 II ANC’s Connect app if you find the same to be true.