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Klipsch Image S4
6.9 out of 10

Klipsch Image S4

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Reviews and Problems with Klipsch Image S4

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Overall 6
6.0

Fragile

Arman G., Newegg
25 September 2013
  • Pros: Good quality Perfect fit Absolutely no noise leakage
  • Cons: No base Fragile (cable became loose after casual use)
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Overall 6
6.0

They're alright if you're upgrading from lower grade headphones.

Roland H., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Summary: As with any audio review, this is based on my personal preference consisting of: bass that isn't overpowering, average mids (average meaning it can be corrected a bit with EQ), and smooth or warm highs.
  • Pros: They do have a really good, almost punchy bass response, which compliments electronic music well (Daft Punk & various dubstep, house, and DnB artists). They are VERY comfortable (but still has it's cons) once you get used to the fit of the earbuds and look sleek as well. They clarity can be compl...
  • Cons: The headphones have good bass, but unfortunately, it causes the mids to be recessed, and seemingly, to try to make up for the clarity loss, Klipsch has made these particularly bright. So much so that listening to rock and genres alike has become very fatiguing on the ear. The highs aren't smooth ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Fragile

Richard T., Newegg
28 February 2013
  • Summary: Buy them with the insurance and your set for 3 years for an additional $16. Still not what you would (should) expect at this price point! Panasonic can make ones that wear like iron for $19....
  • Pros: Sound Great (to my ears). These buds produce a nice well balanced sound.
  • Cons: Very Fragile. As noted in other reviews these will not hold up under any sort of mild abuse. I have replaced them twice in 18 months.
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Overall 6
6.0

hmmm

Stephen P., Newegg
28 January 2012
  • 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...
  • 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 s...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice but treat them gently

Dan O., Newegg
19 January 2012
  • Summary: I need to replace mine. I will not buy this model again, had they lasted more than a month, I would have been happy.
  • Pros: I liked them, the fit was good, the sound quality great.
  • Cons: The down side for me is on my set, somewhere between the plug and speakers, the wire(s) are broken. I can get them to work crunching up the cord, let it hang, dead. I work with them on, I probably hooked the cord and broke them. So, take that
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Michael S., Newegg
17 November 2011
  • Summary: These came highly recommended from old reviews on CNET. Not sure I would recommend these to anyone else, especially not at this price level.
  • Pros: -- Very clear highs and rich bass if you can get the buds to fit fully within your ear.
  • Cons: -- Considering the price tag, not the huge upgrade from the Apple buds I was hoping for. -- Maybe this is problematic for all in-ear buds, but getting a good fit is a pain, even with the three options for bud size. The large is too big. The small is too small. The medium fits OK but not great. --...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

thepiper92, head-fi.org
30 August 2011
  • Summary: I gave these headphones to my father some time ago. They were decent, but I have moved onto much better ones and have found my niche to be over-ears rather than in-ears, partly due to full-sized have better, real life sound, and also due to the fact that I had a major ear infection in my right ear a...
  • Pros: Lightweight, Easy Fit, Comfortable, Good Isolation, Decent sound for price.
  • Cons: Houses are cheap feeling (maybe that's why they are lightweight.), Cable, Sound sounds largely unnatural
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

DirtyHarry98, head-fi.org
30 August 2011
  • Summary: I recently bought a pair of Klipsch S4A because of their glowing reviews on certain tech websites. I figured I'd finally try out a Klipsch product to see what they sounded like. Overall, I don't mind them, but there are some LARGE issues with these IEMs.
  • Pros: Good build quality, GREAT fit, Comfortable, Great Isolation
  • Cons: V-Shaped sound signature, Narrow soundstage, Straight plug, Cable is short, Button is WAY too big
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent, but flawed

Jason N., Newegg
31 July 2011
  • Summary: Contrary to previous poster's remarks, they are marked L and R on the under side. If your ears wax up easily, the buds get messy, and are difficult to clean (grab a paper clip). I wish I could have tried them before buying, I probably would have passed.
  • Pros: Amazing range, great bass when you get them situated just right. Light weight, good at high volumes.
  • Cons: These are awesome if you can get them lined up, and one of the three sizes of the buds fits you just right. The problem I have is I can't get them lined up just right, or if I do, they fall out of place with the slightest of movement. This is with all 3 sizes. Also, the smallest buds produce horr...
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Overall 6
6.0

Miss Leading

R R., Newegg
11 July 2011
  • Summary: A combination of the reviews, the Klipsch reputation, and the noise isolation feature convinced me to try the S4. I just expected more so I was disappointed when I first tried the S4. I recommend you wait for a 75% off sale or save your money.
  • Pros: Light weight, comfortable and reasonable sound. (Buying toys from Newegg is always a pleasure.)
  • Cons: Noise isolation is partial and is NOT active. There is slight noise reduction because you put them in your ear canal. The other ear buds I own that highlight noise reduction are active or noise cancelling for about the same price as the S4s. The S4s are not marked for left and right. Klipsch went...
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