Klipsch Image S5i Rugged In-Ear Headphones with 3-Button Remote (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Durable noise-isolating earphones offer weather resistance for outdoor activities and 360 hands-free mic
- Safety Case works as safety flasher & flashlight for visibility in dark conditions and useful storage
- Patented oval ear-tips provide superior comfort & secure fit
- Enhanced bass with low distortion and precise mids/highs from powerful dual-magnet micro speakers
- Large, rubberized remote buttons & tangle resistant cables for easy use during sports & exercise
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Klipsch Image S5i Rugged In-Ear Headphones
LWhether you shred the slopes or pound the pavement, you need headphones that can keep up with you. With a mic to take phone calls, a carrying case with flashlight, and a three-button remote control to easily navigate playlists and calls (even if you're wearing gloves), the Image S5i Rugged is like the MacGyver of headphones. This unique in-ear headphone offers bold styling, highly intelligible phone calls and full music and/or voice control on select Apple products.
Comfort on the Go
Perfect for runners, skaters and other adventure seekers, the Klipsch Image S5i Rugged headphones, with in-line mic and three-button remote, are extremely durable, yet still deliver the same high-quality comfort and sound that has made Klipsch popular. Designed to live with the elements, the Image S5i Rugged has a competitive edge because, unlike other brands, it uses patented oval ear tips for unequaled comfort and a secure fit.
The headphones and remote are moisture tested to offer weather resistance for outdoor activities. The Image S5i Rugged features a unique Apple-based mic and three-button remote system for taking calls and having full music and/or voice control on select iPod and iPhone models. The buttons on the remote are slightly enlarged, making them easy to navigate when on-the-go or wearing gloves.
In addition to unequaled comfort, these exclusive ear tips create a perfect acoustic seal to produce Klipsch's renowned, high-performance sound. The passive noise cancellation provided by the ear tip blocks out more noise than powered competitive noise cancelling headphones. Because we want you to be rocking out to your favorite tunes for a long, long time, the seal also allows you to enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes.
The Image S5i Rugged features powerful dual magnet motor structures allowing for powerful bass and low distortion. These headphones sound amazing, with clear highs and enhanced lows.
Available in a black finish with rubber accents, the Image S5i’s audio works with virtually any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack; however, the mic and three-button remote only support select Apple products.
Navigating your favorite playlists with the Image S5i Rugged couldn’t be easier. The plus and minus buttons control volume up and down, while the middle button does the rest of the work. When listening to music press the middle button once to play/pause, twice to track forward and three times to track back. For phone use, just press the middle button once to answer and once to end the call. You can also use the middle button to take advantage of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad’s voice control feature. Just hold down the button and say your command.
Klipsch has gone the extra distance to ensure the durability of each Image model. Subjected to extensive real world testing, Klipsch headphones
feature enhanced cables and durable strain relief at every connection point to prevent wire damage. In fact, Klipsch Image headphone products endure some of the most rigorous testing in the industry.
Covered by one of the best warranty programs in the industry, with a 2-year replacement policy on all headphone products as opposed to the 1-year offered by many competitors, you can rest assured that your Klipsch headphones will provide years of listening enjoyment.
Available in a black finish with rubber accents, the Image S5i Rugged comes with three pairs of different-sized patented oval ear tips, clothing clip and a heavy-duty safety case with a built-in flashlight and removable belt clip.
Top Customer Reviews
So, these things would seem to address the durability issue, AND have a better, softer cable (the s4i cable is very stiff and downright plasticy, especially in cold weather). They're about 90% there... The cabling is definitely higher quality, in general ait seems like they are better made. They sound pretty much the same (excellent), but the mic/button controller is now huge. I mean, whereas on the other model it's almost invisible, on this one it's almost as big as a stick of gum. Makes it easy to find and use, but also kind of bulky. I'd love them to split the difference.
Here's my problem with these things... Both the s4i and these have gone bad within weeks of purchasing. And these are the rugged ones! Amazon replaced the others no problem, but these I received as a gift and I had to deal with Klipsh customer service. Pray you never have to do this, because they literally TREAT YOU LIKE A CRIMINAL. I explained to them that they were a gift and I didnn't have the receipt, but also that the mode l itself is only a month old and therefore should definitely be covered under the two year warranty...Read more ›
In terms of construction quality, the S5i hits the right balance between size, weight and overall quality. The cord seems flexible and strong without looking like it would come apart at the first strong tug. The 3-button control is slightly small for big hands, but the buttons are large and easily operated, even with gloves. The earpieces also seem well constructed, and as an added bonus, the whole thing is water resistant should you get caught in the rain. The included case has a small LED flashlight integrated with it - another nice touch.
As for operation, they worked fine with everything I tried - a few different types of iPods/iPhones, an Android phone and the headphone jack on a few PCs. The volume control and microphone seemed to work on all of these devices, but the third button (play/pause) only worked with my latest iPod Touch. In my opinion, this is a great addition to the iPod Touch...I liked that the older iPods with the wheel controls could be left in your pocket and operated by feel - the Klipsch adds this feature back to newer touchscreen devices.
To me, the number one criteria is sound quality, and while I wouldn't rate the Klipsch as equal to my all time favorites (Shure SE530 - about five times the price of the Klipsch), they are quite good overall while also being very comfortable. The level of sound isolation is good, the headphones feel light in your ears, and they seem comfortable for hours of continued use.Read more ›
The sound quality is excellent. Just as good as I have had with my Shure, and just as good as the Bose I have used in the past. They are on par with the 'Good ones'. Wouldnt say they are any better, but definately not worse. One big benefit is that they are slighly less expensive than my Shure, and substantially less than expensive the Bose earbuds. I enjoy bass in my music (I am a bass player after all) and its hard to find earbuds that have good bass, these do. They sound good accross the spectrum, bass to treble, fast to slow.
The iPod/iPhone controls are nice, but I find that I do not use them much. When Im out hiking it is nice not to have to dig out my iPod to jump songs and adjust the volume, but realisticly I dont do that very often anyway. If you do a lot of activities while listening to you iPod, you may find this more useful than I did. I did try the controls on other devices and found it effects different controls, so ONLY BUY THIS IF YOU HAVE APPLE PRODUCTS to use it on, otherwise the controls are useless, but the earbuds still work fine.
Overall I am happy with these.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although these are discontinued, I still find these the best for the price. I've had these for about 4 years now and the sound and bass is still there. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anthony Thompson
Bought these as a Christmas gift for my husband. He LOVES them. 4 years later he still uses them on a regular basis and swears by the crispness of the sound. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Katherine Stookey
Normal in-ear head phones never fit me. The buds just don't fit, hurt, and fall out. I tried Klipsch because of their unique oblong shape, and because they had multiple ear-bud... Read morePublished 14 months ago by A Grossman
Wires are so flimsy, they break even under extreme care. WON'T BUY AGAIN after purchasing two pairs in a row with identical disappointing results. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Pablo Espinosa
Amazing sound, just wish they were a little more durable. But man the sound you get for the money is undeniable, have paid more and gotten less.Published 17 months ago by Rengli
Best in-ear headphones. I do with they had flat wires when i bought them.Published 18 months ago by Lando
sad to see these discontinued. I've been using mine for 3 years. Taken them snowboarding, hiking, in airplanes, all over the world, they were scrunched up in my pocket in... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nathan Hocking
It worked properly for the last two years. Suddenly its power become fade till become completely mute. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sandro Ygor Fuccio de Oliveira
great headphones, washed and dried so many times by my son (not checking pockets) they still work great! Perfect for a teenager who appreciates good sound.Published on July 23, 2014 by Kathy