[Review] Klipsch Image S4i

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  1. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

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    Introduction
    The Klipsch Image S4i's are the "lower end" earphones from Klipsch offered at $99.99 MSRP. They have elliptical tips for added comfort, offer great sound quality, and are the only 3rd party headsets with a 3-button Remote

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    Ratings

    Sound Quality 9/10 Detailed and good soundstage, pretty easy to identify individual instruments
    • Bass 9.5/10 Good amount of bass but doesn't muddle out the mids or highs
    • Mids 9/10 A little bit on the warm side
    • Treble 8/10 Still little harsh after ~200 hrs. of burn-in
    Sound Isolation 8/10
    The isolation is above average
    Comfort/Fit 10/10
    You can barely feel it due to the elliptical tips, but some must wear over-the-ear (more info about that here)
    Mic/Remote 8/10
    The remote buttons are all level (not like Apple ones where the volume buttons are raised) and take a while to get used to. The mic does pickup your voice without speaking downwards at it, but that picks up some outside noise too. Remote sometimes twists around and points mic away from you
    Microphonics (Cable Noise) 9/10
    Very few, even less when using shirt clip and/or over-the-ear wearing method
    Build Quality 9/10
    Housing is plastic and cable seems thin, but these are still pretty sturdy
    Accessories 8.5/10
    Includes a carrying pouch, 3 pairs of single-flange tips, a pair of double-flange tips, tip cleaner, and a shirt clip.
    Overall 88/100
    A good option if you're looking for a decent iPhone headset that can pretty much satisfy all musical tastes (bassshead, audiophile, and casual listeners); pricing is fair. If you don't need the mic/remote combo then go with the S4's for $30 less
  2. NinjaBurrito

    NinjaBurrito New Member

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    Nice review.

    I have the Image S4's (Without Mic) and I'm loving them. The bass seems to be lacking on mine though... I probably just need to burn them in >.>
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    gunzmaiet New Member

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  4. NinjaBurrito

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    I tried the over the ear thing... and it helped. Thanks for giving me the link.
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    Any chance we can get a picture of them in your ears? :]
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    Picture of person that can't wear wire down

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