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.
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.
Summary: For the price they are good. As the user of many headphones over the years, these would rank not too highly. The bass is not very evident and sound is a little thin but like with most things, you get what you pay for. CX300ii would be a better option for the price as the sound feels much stronger for a similar price.
Summary: I've used a number of Kilpsch products (headphones, ipod docks, speakers) over the years. Generally excellent and value for money products. These headphones are okay for the relatively low price tag. They fit well and don't fall out whilst running / gym work - however "wet" they become. For that a big plus. However, they are relatively "quiet" (low output when compared to previous JVC and Sennheiser offerings).
Summary: Obviously most earphones are going to be better than the stock standard Ipod earphones, I was hoping that these would be close(ish) in quality to the S4's but you get what you pay for... The fit is a bit odd but not uncomfortable and the sound is just ok, Ive always had sony's (for the mid-lower price range) and think I might just stick to them in the future, or pay extra and get better ones!