Summary: I have seen these recommended by many, reviewer and consumer alike. It' has been given praise for being an excellent replacement, and even a step up, from those iBuds and Earpods that are included with every iPod and iPhone. Some have even said that these make a great starting point for anyone interested in better audio. So, do these live up to their reputation? Well, as always, I will start by listing the listening material used to test this pair of earphones.
Summary: Before these, I had the Etymotic ER6's and the Ultimate Ears TripleFi. I'll be comparing the Klipschs to these.
First off, let me explain quickly why I bought these. I lost my TripleFis and frankly just wanted a pair of headphones quickly and cheaply. I had been curious about the Klipsch product and when I found these for $30 on Amazon with free 2-day shipping, I jumped: that's impulse-buy prices.
The sound quality on these is great for $30.
Pros: Very comfortable and secure, great isolation
Summary: These are great coulour but this is where the advantages end. The sound is quite flat and when I finally found my Sony MDR EX510LP which I've lost previously and is why I bought these... I can tell you - pay an extra tenner and buy the Sony. The difference is so great that I can not even describe it here.
Summary: eara tips on this headphone very uncomfortable and I had to use the large tips and then they kept coming out. The sound quality is fine but whats the point of having inear headphones if they keep slipping out. The other tips are too small so the choice of size of ear tips is unacceptable. The L shape jack is a much better option as on the discontinued model. So over all I would not recommend these. Sorry I ordered them.
Summary: The sound quality is fine, but after 1 1/2 years of regular use the cable broke. It's a fairly cheap plastic cable. I have been more careful with my new headphones as a result, but don't buy these if you intend to use them regularly and have to fold them into pockets/wallets etc occasionally.
Fiddly twiddly headphones but good sound for the money
17 August 2013
Excerpt: General intro spiel My Sennheisers having decided to die in one ear after about three months put me on a mission to find some decentish headphones. Now I don’t use headphones at home because though I have petty poorly soundproofed floors I don’t have anyone beneath me to disturb at night and my walls are pretty thick, so if this were not the case I’d be on the lookout for a £100 plus pair of headphones that give superb sound, instead I was looking for a pair that would...
Pros: Good detail for the price and an interesting design
Cons: Lacks a little bit in the bass department and takes a bit of getting used to put in
Summary: I bought the S3 after reading reviews online. i must say, it wasn't what I had expected. I use fairly high end equipment at home for msuic, so am accustomed to good sound quality. That is a must. Howeever I really didn't need any headphones until now. coming from using a cheap 300 bucks iBall headset, I expected a lot more. The treble of the iballs seems and is far more clearer thatn the S3. So much so, that I was disappointed spending so much money on S3.