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5 Reasons Why the X12is Are Not Good For You

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1. You may forget you have earphones on and promptly fall asleep. With a milled aluminium chassis less than 6mm in diameter, the X12i is one of the smallest earphones on the planet. It’s only 15g! You’ll barely feel anything even after wearing them for long hours. So, you forget about them and…

Hardware Magazine Review: Klipsch Pro-Sports Earphones

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Specifically built for the fitness enthusiast, the Pro-Sport series uses Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips to allow for hours of comfortable wear. Built to naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, the oval ear tips don’t place stress on the pressure points in the ear, while offering great passive noise isolation by blocking out ambient noise.

Both headphones incorporate dual-magnet micro-speakers to cover a wider frequency range for realistic audio reproduction. Both models also feature a three-button remote that supports select Apple products and incorporates a directional microphone, allowing you to take and make calls with ease.


The Pro-Sport AS-5i is designed to gently wrap around your ear, while the flex-wire design allows you customize the fit even further so you can get the best fit for your ears. Perhaps more impressive, is the fact that the cables are covered in Kevlar for incredible durability and moisture-resistance!


Meanwhile, the Pro-Sport AW-4i headphones give you award-winning sound no matter what the conditions your exercise regime puts you through. With tough, ruggedized rubber molding on the exposed surfaces of each ear bud, the AW-4i resists moisture to ensure perfect functionality despite the conditions.

Both the Pro-Sport AS-5i and Pro-Sport AW-4i are available in a choice of Cool Grey or Blue now for S$199 and S$169 (inclusive of GST) from all authorized retailers and the Tat Chuan e-store.

Review written by Marcus Wong on 24 Aug 2015

Klipsch R6i Earphones Does It Again

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By now, you should know that the Klipsch Reference R6i in-ear Earphones are our best seller and favourite.
Well, if you do not yet know, now you do.

Klipsch R6i

Klipsch R6i gains another 5-star review from the credible WhatHifi gadgets guru. The pretty photo above is courtesy of the gadgets experts themselves.

WhatHifi boasts the R6i’s “pros” with the following pointers:

  • Comfortable fit
  • Rich, weighty bass
  • Warm and articulate midrange
  • Expansive treble

Well, we will be frank with everyone. They mentioned one “con” in their review: Significant cable noise.
But hey, it’s a give-and-take. Every flat tangle-free cable comes with this cable noise. It’s all about preference.

The cool thing about this particular review is that they tested the R6i earphones with various song choices. Obviously these earphones handle every and any genre well; from pop, to country, to even heavy Slipknot metal. Earphones aren’t just all about that bass. It’s versatility and performance that counts.

No, it ain’t about which celebrity is buying them too. That’s important. Write it down.

It’s the people’s choice that matters, not what appears on advertisements. Klipsch earphones are the No. 1 on Hardware Magazine Awards Readers’ Choice – for two consecutive years. The people have truly spoken.

If you would like to find out more, go ahead and read the full detailed review here.

Till next time, ciao!


Apple users looking for Bluetooth headphones: Your music can sound better.

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Before we start, here’re some facts you might not know about Bluetooth.

1. Bluetooth was invented in 1994.
Congrats BT, you reached adulthood this year!


2. It was named after a 10th century Scandinavian king, called Harald I Blåtand (“Bluetooth”) Gormsson.
Legend has it that the king was known for eating lots of blueberries and subsequently sporting blue teeth, therefore given the nickname “Bluetooth”. His runic initials can be seen in the Bluetooth logo.

BT Logo Breakdown

3. The first commercially available Bluetooth headset only appeared in 2000.
That’s more than a decade ago!

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If you’re reading this post, you’re probably already using Bluetooth headphones, or are looking for one.

A lot of people bemoan that wireless music doesn’t sound as good as wired music. Why is that so? Well, we need to understand how audio is sent to a wireless headphone.

Firstly, the Bluetooth transmitter chooses a codec (a blending of the words “coder” and “decoder”) to digitally compress the audio for sending to the headphone.

Then, the headphone decompresses the file for playback.

All Bluetooth stereo headphones support Subband Coding (SBC), a codec designed to provide reasonably good audio quality. However, it does not give you high-quality music streaming. Your music will still sound compressed – which many of us hate.

Enter another codec: aptX, which is designed to encode CD-quality audio stream without loss of sound quality. Rejoice! Many Bluetooth headphones now support aptX, which is great news to music lovers.

However, here’s the caveat most people don’t know about: both the headphone and the source must support aptX – if either one lacks aptX support, the default SBC codec will be used instead.

Currently, aptX support is limited to mostly high-end Android smartphones and Hi-Fi wireless devices. It is not implemented in Apple devices such as iPhones and iPods.


Wait. What?

Yep! Apple users everywhere, bummer.

Thankfully, not all hope is lost! There’s still Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), which is a codec popular on Apple’s iTunes and even Youtube. Unlike aptX, it is supported by Apple devices. The only problem: AAC support in wireless headphones is not very common…

… Until Klipsch released its long-awaited R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones! 

R6 In Ear BT Lifestyle

Boasting support for both aptX and AAC, our R6 BT gives you high quality audio no matter which platform you’re using!

AAC Codec

So, if you’re on the lookout for new Bluetooth headphones, look no further. With this, you’ll never have to settle for low-grade audio anymore.


What’re you waiting for? Get yours now at store.tcacoustic.com.sg today!

New Klipsch Earphones That Pack A Punch

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First of all, welcome to the TC Acoustic blog!
Keep yourselves posted about the latest news on Klipsch, Sonos, and related events that are upcoming, right here on this blog.
You will find original content, interesting tips and tricks and maybe even hidden gems like discount codes on our web store or giveaways.
Stay tuned, and stay informed.

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We know the complaints:

“I hate it when my earphones feel loose.”
“I don’t like any gear that feels like a burden. It’s gotta be a part of me.”
“I end up removing my earphones halfway through.”
“It may be wireless, but the signal keeps dropping intermittently.”
“I keep pulling on my wires.”

Klipsch AS-5i BlueKlipsch AW-4i Blue

Enter the Klipsch AS-5i and the Klipsch AW-4i.
They are built to help you never to say those things anymore.

Klipsch AS-5i in the Gym

The Klipsch AS-5i earphones are lightweight and fit snugly around your ears. They are equipped with Klipsch’s patented oval-shaped ear tips, which will feel like they are a part of you. You can be almost sure they are not gonna get in your way

The Kevlar-armored cables are gonna make sure your cables will not fray or snap and the 3-button remote will be your best friend in controlling your music and also reducing the cable weight. Oh, did we mention that they won’t be dying on you because they need no batteries and they ain’t afraid of sweat (or rain drops, for that matter).

Klipsch AW-4i with XL Remote

The Klipsch AW-4i are a little different. Don’t let the smaller digit on the model name fool you. It doesn’t mean it works less than the AS-5i. In fact, they serve a completely different purpose.

By now you should have noticed the extra large remote. This is the glove-proof and hassle-free solution to those who are a little more adventurous than simply jogging or hitting the weights in the gym. To all the cyclist and rock climbers who don gloves for your rigorous activity, you’d understand how much trouble this XL remote is gonna save you. Gone are the days you have to feel your way through the gloves to find the right buttons to press.

Our team in TC Acoustic went one step further in testing its alleged “all weather” quality. We dipped the entire earphones (except for the drivers, of course) into water for a few seconds and pull them out, just to see how “all weather” it was. They still work after the dunking test. No, they still work WHILE being dunked. Now, that is truly weather-proof. The AW-4i is built to endure a good beating from any weather and any activity.

What’s most important? Both of these bad boys sound awesome. You get the same Klipsch quality on these lightweight champions.

The new pro-sports series introduced in July 2015 give those who live an active lifestyle and athletes an addition gear to add into their arsenal. These two earphones are designed to not just support the athlete, but also increase performance. Studies have shown that (the right mix of) music indeed increases the overall physical performance in exercising. Music helps to block out the little voice in your brain telling you, “it’s time to quit”. But it ain’t just about distraction. Music of the appropriate tempo for your workout can contribute to increased performance.

Yada, yada, yada. All you have to know that music is pretty darn important if you’re serious about working out good. So your listening experience matters, sporty ones.

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