Klipsch has launched the Image X7i, the company’s first-ever ceramic headphone model. In addition to offering a sleek black or white finish with laser-etched logos, the Image X7i’s ceramic composition provides listeners with durability, according to Chris Aiello, Klipsch product manager for headphones.

The headphone employs the brand’s newest cabling that offers users a flat surface area for heightened cord strength and tangle resistance. Adding to its functionality, the Image X7i features a three-button remote that houses a directional mic, granting Apple device users call and music control, and crystal clear conversations.

Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of the ear canal. These ear tips also offer superior noise isolation (or passive noise-cancellation).

The Image X7i’s audio works with virtually any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack; however, the mic and three-button remote support select Apple products. Included with purchase are four different-sized oval ear tips, a protective carrying case, clothing clip for the remote and mic, as well as a two-year warranty. The Image X7i retails for US$199.99 and is available at authorized retailers and www.klipsch.com .