The Klipsch X10i ear buds, recently revealed to Engadget during an Indiana HQ site visit, take that company's premium in-ear headphones and adds a bit of the ol' iPhone microphone and volume controls right on the cord.

The new "i" line checks in at $349, and knocks the control-less X10 down to an even $300. They won't be here in time for Christmas, or even New Year's, with their reported sell date placed ambiguously in "early 2010."

Klipsch Adds iPhone Controls to Top-of-the-Line X10i Ear Buds

The other nugget out of Klipsch today is that the popular S4i ear buds—which reviewed favorably here at Gizmodo in August—are about the get a color refresh (as seen in the image). The price will remain $99. [Engadget]