Summary: - strange earbud design, which is not always comfortable, since mine felt like it might fall out if I moved my head the wrong way. switching to the smaller earpiece reduced my noise-isolation, so I stuck with the "pre-installed" medium earpiece.
Pros: - great sound; clear, loud, good range (perhaps they have probs w/ quality control, since mine sounded great, while other reviewers seemed to get bad sound).
Cons: - very loud & sensitive cord; the cord transmits any noise right through to the earpiece, throughout the entire length of the cord (i.e., rubbing any part of the cord against anything, causes that noise to transmit the sound, LOUDLY).
The "Klipsch Image E1 In-Ear Headphone" Experiment.
Pon Farr, Newegg
28 June 2013
Summary: You may have noticed that I said nothing about the sound quality of these headphones in the "Pros" section... which is for good reason. To start off, I like my music at a volume that doesn't damage my ears, so I set my iPod to my normal volume level and started a song with these in. I was immediately surprised how quiet these were and wondered where the bass was (I'm not a big fan of loud bass, but I still enjoy a good low tone).
Pros: Testing Methods found in "Other Thoughts": It may be beneficial to read those first.
Pros: Comfortable and high-quality sound when you're sitting still.
Cons: Absolutely horrible if you need to move. When you set out at even a walk, you can hear the wind whistling over your music, and I'm a very active person. The cord bounces around, making loud pounding noises in your ears and the wind gets even louder if you're running/biking. The only thing to do when that happens is turn up the volume.
Cons: The sound quality is terrible, much worse than the free headphone that comes with iphone 4 that I have. Sound is not clear, no bass. Don't be fool by the name Klipsch. I own Klipsch speakres in my home theater and I am very disappointed to see such a terrible product from Klipsch. It's not even worth $1 IMHO. Trust other reviewers, save your money and buy something else.
Cons: I've been a customer of Klipsch for over 40 years, and own 5 pair of their speaker (including Klipschorns). I knew Paul Klipsch personally, and must say he's turning in his grave with such a dismal product with his name on it. These are terrible, the antithesis of PWK's philosophy (high-efficiency, high dynamic range and wide bandwidth). These are low sensitivity and have little bass response. I've tried everything, and they just don't sound good. The cord transmits n...
Pros: The highs are very clean. Ear pieces really do fit the shape of my ears better than most. Decent build quality from what I can see.
Cons: Very underwhelming bass output. Cord noise is incredibly distracting. The slightest bump or brush on the cord transmits very audibly through the ear pieces unless you cinch the little plastic slide right up to your chin. The output also seemed bit low compared to other in ear headphones I've used with the same sources.
Pros: I really can't say much good about these. Even their "green" plain cardboard and minimalist packaging only got a "meh" from me. That's cute and all trying not to seem completely focused on profits but the product is no good. You have bigger problems with that than consumer appeal. Make it work first. These sound un-listenable next to a $9 pair that I got right along with them from Logitech. There is little bass, very poor sounding mids, and NO imaging at all. I admit,...
Cons: Every aspect of sound thinkable. It's all just not very good. Much worse sounding than headphones a small fraction of their price. Unless I got some defective pair, who on earth would think that these sound good? They're not even comfortable. Even the biggest pair of ear fittings still let the jagged edge of the plastic speaker enclosure dig in to my inner ear. The more I write the funnier this gets. Things escalated quickly. Klipsch, you are disappoint. I still love ...