Klipsch Image S4i Premium Noise-Isolating Headset with 3-Button Apple Control
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- 3-button iPhone/iPod control (VOL+, VOL-, ANSWER/PLAY/PAUSE/SKIP+/SKIP-)
- High-quality echo-cancelling microphone, Piano black finish with chrome accents,Cable Length 4.2 feet (1.3 m)
- Exclusive Oval Ear Tips for longterm comfort and excellent sound-isolation & seal
- Superior Bass Response and clarity from dual magnet micro-speaker and oval eartip seal,2 year warranty
- Three sizes of oval eartips (Small, Medium and Large) to achieve the perfect fit & "Snap" carrying pouch included
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Color: Black | Package Type: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
Sound quality: The sound quality is excellent for the money ... they have a ton of bass which is perfect for what I am using them for. I own the Image X10s too which are superb but they are 3 times the price and don't have the inline controls. The X10s sound quality is definitely superior, they're more accurate and have much better separation but that's just not necessary when I'm more focused on not passing out while running up the hills here in San Francisco. I find the Klipsch's Image range to be pretty bassy in general so if you are listening to classical music or a lot of instrumental stuff at high bit-rates you will likely be happier with a set of Etymotic ER4Ps (very accurate with amazing separation) but if you're listening to rock/hip-hop/dance etc. the Klipsch Image range are a great choice.
Build quality: Time will tell how well they hold up but they feel sturdier than the X10s and I have had those for 8 months ... I've been pretty hard on them and have had no issues whatsoever.
Comparison to other brands: I have had Shures and several sets of Etymotics in the past and am now a total Klipsch fan. The Klipsch IEMs have comparable sound quality (better for some types of music), are far more comfortable than both Shures and Etys, are better made than the Etys and are better value for money than the Shures.
One word or warning that you will see in many of the reviews: if you have never used IEMs (In-Ear-Monitors aka sound isolating earphones) - they take some getting used to.Read more ›
The first and most important thing is sound quality. The highs are great(when listening to certain songs, I heard hi-hats and tambourines that i had previously not heard), mid range is excellent and the low mids are impressive. However, what sold me the most was the bass response. The bass is there, without being too powerful, but when I wanted some brainthumping bass, I turned the EQ on my iPod to "Bass Booster", and I was blown away. These little headphones pack a punch, that's for sure. Bass that can't be replicated by my Infinity 6 x 8's in my car was played with ease, and with little distortion. The only issue I had was slight distortion when playing songs that had both a deep bass line and a punchy kick("Forgot about Dre" by Dr. Dre) but other than that everything was darn good. I wanted to listen to a wide variety of music for this review, and everything sounded great through these, from AC/DC to Jay-Z,Miles Davis, Cake, Outkast,Common, Arcade Fire,and Neutral Milk Hotel, it all sounded flawless, and many tracks I felt I was listening to for the first time since I heard hi-hats, guitar riffs and bass lines that I hadn't heard before.Read more ›
With great anticipation I plugged these into my phone, turned on the music and was greatly disappointed. Mediocre sound with no bass. I now tried the largest inserts, pulled back my ears, opened my mouth and shoved them in as far as pain would let me. Still crap and they hurt big time. I was not happy and thought that I just wasted more money on a bad headset.
I researched other sites about Klipsch IMAGE S4i Headsets and one person wrote about the problems he had (same as mine) and how the 180 degree insertion method did make all the difference, due to how his ears are shaped.
I then took the plugs, turned them 180 degrees, Cable pointing up, and inserted them into my ears. This time they went in easily without any pain and effort! They actually fit nicely and the sound is great! Yeah!
Still not to Etymotic standards, but almost there. Big time bass and (now) great sound isolation. Better compared to my friends Bose Ear Plugs and in a different universe of the Apple in Ear Phones.
So for all of you out there with sound and comfort issues, try them upside down. This might work for you as well.
I did give them 4 Stars instead of 5 due to the 180 degree rotation requirement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good sound and nice soft case, but I've bought four (for myself and gifts). They don't last - usually loses sound in one ear.Published 5 hours ago by Amazon Customer1948
These bad boys are my official head phones. Not great a mic - but solid sound quality.Published 9 days ago by Arturo Hinojosa
Easily my favorite headphones that I've ever owned. Not a single problem with them, considering buying them again.Published 9 days ago by Nick
Solid buds that provided good clarity. The angle at which the buds sit in your ear is a little awkward but you get used to it.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
paid nearly seventy dollars in 2012.... went completely dead after 3 years use, not even a crackle. While it worked, it worked well enough.Published 24 days ago by Y
Great sound, very comfortable, controls work well. Only flaw is the microphone placement, which is pretty far from the mouth. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Bjornholm