(August 18, 2022) The earbud market is full of new products that either incrementally improve upon older technologies or attempt to copy market leaders at a lower price. It’s a rarity to see true, potentially game-changing innovation. That’s what makes today's launch by Ear Micro and Klipsch so exciting.
The all-new T10 Bespoke Ear Computer isn’t exactly an earbud, nor is it a Bluetooth headset. It is, in fact, a tiny in-ear computer housed in a case that’s roughly a third of the size of a typical wireless earbud. The patent-pending chassis sheds cheaper, disposal plastic in favor of a housing that can be opened, repaired, renewed, and upgraded, making the T10 extremely earth-friendly. And every single order is designed and built for each buyer, who is encouraged to match their personal styling and aesthetic preferences by selecting from thousands of possible color and material combinations.
The T10 is built using Klipsch’s iconic X10 wired in-ear monitor audio module and a tiny quad-core computer, intimately pairing tried-and-true Hi-Fi capabilities with the power of smart computing. Using an onboard operating system with built-in Artificial Intelligence, special sensors, and several different I/o’s, the T10 can be programmed to respond to custom voice phrases, touch, and head and mouth gestures, for hands-free control over a phone and other internet-connected devices.
Sound-wise, the T10’s audio signal path features 96kHz/24-bit resolution rendered via LDAC, with sound enhancement delivered by twin Cadence/Tensilica Hi-Fi DSP’s. Audio adjustments include EQ, ambient sound pass-through, spacial enhancement, and more. And efficient class-D amplifiers drive acoustically accurate Sonion precision balanced-armature transducers to create what is billed as “luxury Hi-Fi” listening.”
The ear computers ship with a decorative charger that can be worn around the neck. It houses an ultra-fast battery charger that recharges each T10 to 80% in 20 minutes and 100% in 30 minutes – yes, wicked fast. Combine that with a 6.5-hour run time, and the T10 can be used throughout the day without much interruption.
Obviously, any time you combine high fidelity with computing power, exotic materials, and artisan craftsmanship, there’s going to be a price tag that’s above the market average. In this instance, pricing will typically range between $2,500 and $5,000, with precious or semi-precious gemstones, lapidary, and artisanal customization quoted upon request. In other words, the T10 isn’t cheap to purchase or replace.
To customize and buy your own T10 Bespoke Ear Computer, visit www.t10bespoke.com or e-mail concierge@t10Bespoke.com.