Summary: I have owned four pairs of Klipsch Image S4i headphones, both gen I and II, and with every pair, after as long as several months and sometimes as little as several days, one of the earbuds fails to work. As in: no sound out of either right or left earbud, regardless of if it's connected to my iPhone, MacBook, receiver, whatever. Broken.
Pros: When they fail, Klipsch will replace with a new pair in 10-45 days, and that pair will work and sound great, until it doesn't.
Pros: Great response, incredible volume, crystal clear highs, strong lows
Cons: Rubber isolators feel kind of cheap and thin compared to many of my other earbuds and after wearing them for long periods of time at work get uncomfortable. Very bright and almost need an EQ to pull them into a more comfortable frequency response.
Summary: The problem is the material that the cords are made from. It is so noisy that I'm finding the longer I use these ear buds, the less I can stand to use them.
Pros: Okay sound.
Cons: The cords create sound when rubbed or bumped against any object such as clothing and chairs. This sound transfers along the cords to your ears. Even subtle movements such as the expansion of my chest from breathing creates noise that is much louder than the audio from my phone.
Cons: I've observed one flaw. The wire insulation is made of a nice rubbery material that gives the cords a nice feel to touch and hold. It feels like high quality material. Unfortunately, when the wires are bumped or rubbed against clothing and other obstacles, it seems to transfer sound to headphones. It's kinda hard to explain. But, unless I'm sitting perfectly still, I get unwanted noise from the wires rubbing my shirt. This is not electrical interference. It's a physic...
Summary: Fit - These buds fit better than any other ear bud I have ever owned, and these are the only pair I have owned that have not fallen out of my ear on their own. However, I notice that the bass response is better depending on the angle of the bud. Is this a con? Not really, because once you find the sweet spot they do not move, but you have to find the sweet spot first.
Pros: These ear buds are crystal clear. They do not have the muffled sound that factory ear buds have. I have tried, and I mean really tried get these things to clip, but no luck. I did manage to make my ears ring. The noise reduction works better than expected. I work in an office and at 50% volume I can not hear someone standing next to me talking. These headphones perform differently with each genre of music, please see below. Comfort on the headphones is great, I have w...
Cons: Cable - It seems like regardless of what I purchase from Klipsch, the cable is a pain. It tangles way too easy. It loves to roll on itself. The legth is great, except for when I have a tangled mess in the middle.
Pros: Really love these headphones. Excellent build quality, excellent all around sound. Cord is just the right length and it comes with 4 different tips for the perfect fit. Amazing bang for your buck.
Cons: Cord carries a lot of noise, can get annoying if you move around a lot. Also, it might just be me, but they get uncomfortable after 15-30 minutes. I feel like I constantly have to adjust them. Not going to knock an egg off for that though.