Summary: Let me start off this review by saying two things: 1) This is one of my very first reviews, so I'm sorry if I'm horribly inaccurate and stupid-sounding or just flat-out wrong. I try to write my reviews without bias and with as much honesty as I can. 2) I am not an audiophile, I listen to my headphones on an iPod touch 5th gen, and I don't own a portable amp.
Summary: These are my favorite headphones of all time. They aren't the best sounding or looking or the best quality build, but they aren't lacking and can be found for VERY cheap.
Quality and looks
The looks are very good. I would prefer a matte finish but the leather-texture on the back of the ear cups looks very nice. The chrome also looks nice. They are small and look completely non-pretentious. The build quality is shocking.
Pros: Inexpensive, durable, lightweight, good sound, bass, in-line remote
Cons: A bit small for over-ear, a bit big for on-ear, thin cable/connector
Summary: My favourite earphones were the Klipsch Image s4's. Purchased these for 80$ back in Jan 2011. Still going strong. Theses were my first expensive earphones, and they got me hooked. I have tried Bose, Sennheiser, Dr. Dre( haha lol...), Sony and a lot of othet IEMs/ headphones below 200$ after that, but none even came remotely close to my s4's. I currently own:
1. The s4's
2. The Image one
3. MEE M6
5. Apple stock
6. couple of samsung stocks, etc...
Conclusion: I don't know a lot about headphones but did my research before I bought these for my son. Extremely happy with the quality and performance. Much better sound than the ones all the kids seem to be buying now because they are popular. Research before you purchase and you won't go wrong!
Conclusion: I actually own these! They are very good for any type of music or movies your choice. I have had them amplified and everything and also listened to them without being amplified. Great sound regardless! I hear people talking about Beats and Bose but if you know anything about music you know that Klipsch knows their stuff. If You can afford them buy them but be careful of the cord. For some reason the cord tangles easily and you will not be able to get it straight.
Conclusion: I haven't owned these, but i have listened to them while transiting the airports and wanted to buy them one time but the layover airport i happened to stop at did not have them! Now that i know sonic has them, i will be buying them in the future at a much better deal than what you find at an airport!!! I've listened to Bose, high end Sony, Beats, Sennheiser and Linx Audio Able Planet (which i currently own and are nice) but none can compare to these!!
Conclusion: I tested these headphones at my local Best Buy store and wow. Soft on the ears with intense bass. There was also a Beats headphone and it sounded like crap compared to the Klipsch headphones. I would definitely recommend these for those who love music and loud and clear bass. Other headphones cannot compete with these.