Klipsch S4 II review: Same impressive sound, better cord design
26 August 2011
Summary: The Klipsch Image S4 II in-ear headphones add a new, more durable tangle-resistant flat cord while retaining their very respectable sound quality and superior comfort.
Pros: The Klipsch Image S4 II in-ear headphones have the same impressive sound and fit as the original S4 model but they're more durable and have a tangle-resistant flat cord. They also come with a nice, compact carrying case.
Cons: No inline remote/microphone (available in step-up S4i); bass lovers probably won't be satisfied by the amount of bass.
Summary: Klipsch's ultracomfortable, noise-isolating ear tips are just one of the reasons I love and recommend the S4-series headphones. If you're an Android user shopping for a new pair of earbuds, the Image S4A headphones are definitely worth the $99.
Pros: The Klipsch S4A Headphones for Android earn our favor with powerful 8.5mm drivers, comfortable ear tips, and an accompanying Android app that smartphone owners can use to remap the in-line remote controls.
Cons: The headphones perform inconsistently on devices running Android 2.1 and lower.
Summary: The Klipsch Image S4i earphones offer up sound quality on par with and better than sets that cost many times as much, and they include compelling extras for iPhone and iPod users.
Pros: The Klipsch Image S4i earphones offer exceptional sound quality for the money. They're also very comfortable and, the package includes a few handy extras such as a storage box and cleaning tool. Plus, there's a call answer button, mic, and iPod playback controls integrated into the cord.
Cons: The cable of the Image S4i earphones is pretty thin and tangle-prone, and the included eartips may not work for everyone.
Summary: While serious runners may find that the S4i Rugged in-ear headphones won't stay in their ears that securely, they're an excellent pair for gym and everyday use.
Pros: The Klipsch S4i Rugged in-ear headphones have the same impressive sound and fit as the original S4i model but they're more durable and have a sweat-resistant design. There's an integrated Apple-friendly remote/microphone and they come with a nice, compact carrying case.
Cons: While the larger remote is easier to operate by feel, it does dangle and knock around a bit when you're running; the inline remote isn't compatible with many Android smartphones.
Conclusion: The Klipsch Image S4 earphones provide you high sound quality as compared to many other earphone devices present in the marketplace in the same price range. It is one of the best options accessible for the people searching for new earphones.
Pros: The Klipsch Image S4 earphones provide excellent sound quality at a very affordable price. This device is comfortable to utilize and is available in the market with different items like cleaning brush and metallic box.
Cons: The cord of this device is not that strong, moreover the built-in ear tips might not function for all the users.
Excerpt: Every review I have ever read about the Klipsch Image S4 headphones gave them such an impressive score that I have been dying to get my hands on them. Luckily, Klipsch were kind enough to supply us with one for review. Read our thoughts after the break. The Klipsch headphone packaging is nothing special and is comprised of a cardboard box. However, it what’s inside that counts.
Excerpt: I received a pair of these as as gift and I am beyond impressed! The Klipsch Image S4 are noise cancelling, great sounding earphones that are incredibly comfortable. Their specially angled design combined with three sizes of ear tips ensure a perfect fit.
Klipsch Image S4 in Review – Double the Bass with Twice the Pace
5 August 2009
Conclusion: Klipsch’s attempt to bring an affordable, high-quality earphone to the market was successful with the S2 and is equally so with the S4. Offering good, yet laid-back highs, excellent mids, and mind blowing bass, Klipsch S4 is definitely a top-tier performer. Quality is great – certainly among the best at the price, and despite lacking some accessories and some detail and clarity on the high frequencies, we would recommend these the Image S4’s to anyone entering the...
Pros: Smooth highs, Excellent and detailed mids and lows, Excellent build, Ergonomic design, Excellent cable and low microphonics
Cons: Lack of Accessories, High frequencies lack clarity and body
Conclusion: The road to audiophilia gets a little less steep, treacherous and hazardous to the wallet with Klipsch’s Image S4 headphones. For casual music listeners who can’t quite justify a pair of cans that cost five times as much as the player they’ll be wired into, Klipsch strikes a winning balance with the Image S4.
Pros: Affordable price; solid bass; good build quality; comfortable