Over-hyped and under performing- a total waste of $100
18 February 2012
Summary: Never in my life have I been so unsatisfied with an audio purchase. At first listen the treble was so harsh I had to put them down after ten minutes- I figured they just needed a little burn in so I let them do so for about 2 days straight. Long story short, after a year of ownership and more burn in than that I still cannot stand these things.
Summary: I'm still looking for a reasonably priced set of earbuds with a strong cable.
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: I have owned two pairs of these earbuds, and the cable on both gave out before the warrentee period. If I were organized enough, I would keep my receipt and see if I could get them replaced on the warrantee.
Summary: These are junk with a quality one might equate with a set of drugstore earphones. Not sure what CNET's reviewer was smoking when they issued an editor's choice for these turds, but she clearly doesn't get out much. I've heard worse, but not nearly with a product this overpriced. Bought these because I've owned Klipsch loudspeakers and wanted to like them. Boy, was I disappointed.
Pros: comfort, weight
Cons: bass is pathetic, durability is atrocious, overpriced
Summary: I had the Klipsch S4i headphones for about a year. I treated them with care, but after a year of bending, the cable has given out. I only have sound in the left ear and the volume controls don't work anymore. A big waste of $100.
Summary: These are great headphones. I've had them for about two years now, and they're going strong. The only problem is where the cord enters the jack, the rubber is not very strong and the wires have become exposed. This can be prevented by wrapping it in electrical tape, but it's still a design flaw.
Cons: - There are some reliability problems because of the small wires - I am repairing my friend's set right now, there are about 8 enameled wires inside the cable, very tiny and hard to solder (you need to burn the enamel off of the wire with a lighter first).
Summary: For the money I paid, and the use that I've put them through...I would gladly step down to the next tier of headphones and sacrifice some sound quality for function during athletic activities...plantronics makes a pretty sweet pair.
Pros: I have had these headphones for a year now and I feel like I can finally write a decent review on these. *Different earbuds for ear sizes, tough and durable wires (compared to most that are braided), and great sound with crisp highs and a deep bass. The sound only gets better after 'burning in' a few hours after opening!
Cons: If you are getting these for working out...I would probably say look elsewhere. While these things are tough enough to be toted around everywhere...if ANY moisture or sweat gets on the rubber earbuds they just pop out of your ear. I've tried every single ear bud size (which actually affects the sound quality btw...u need the larger ones for the bass response) and it doesn't help!!! I spend more time shoving these things into my ear canal in anger than I do enjoying th...
Summary: 20+ years of ear buds and these are the best fitting and best sounding I have used. Plus easy access mic, pause and volume control. They also have a first for me, more volume than I can use!These things flat out rock! Thank you C/NET for the hot tip!
Pros: Great form, fit and function, meaning they're made well, they fit perfect and they sound great.
Cons: There's just nothing about these that I don't like.