Thursday, December 4, 2008

An example of excess packaging

I've just received my Klipsch Custom-1 canalphones today. Have been listening to it for around an hour. So far so good, it definitely isn't for bass head, but it is still a great entry-level introduction to the world of balanced armatures in-ear headphones. A review will be posted once I have more time with it.



Anyway what I want to write about now is the excess packaging that came with the Klipsch. First up, the Amazon box is a bit too large in relation to the product, with a huge amount of plastic and brown paper strewn around to protect the product. Not that the product needed much protecting anyway! The Custom-1 itself is packaged in no less than three separate boxes, two of them made of hard plastic. This is probably some misguided attempt to prevent opportunistic theft... I really do hope the fine people at Klipsch will understand the concern voiced here regarding such wastefulness.

4 comments:

KlipschGirl said...

As an employee of Klipsch, I can assure you that we agree, and are in the midst of a complete packaging redesign. We love your feedback!

Jon said...
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Jon said...

Thanks for the comment. It is wonderful that Klipsch is listening to your customers. Well done. :)

Now to get Amazon's attention...

Anonymous said...

When is it going to be addressed? I received my Custom 2s fairly recently (maybe a month ago) and still found that the packaging was rather excessive, with the same 3-box set that Jon got. I'd love to see this addressed quite soon.