Summary: I've had the last 2 generations of these earphones. The sound, noise isolation, remote w/ mic, and looks make a great product. However, I've had the last 3 break on me within 3 years. Klipsch warranty covered it up to 2 years and replaced them easily enough which was awesome but after the remote broke yesterday and with an expired warranty I'm finally done buying this model. They are basically image S4 models now. Enjoy them while you can.
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 complemented in electronic music by one of the cons with the higher frequencies.
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 and warm as is my personal preference, which really what is the main problem with these headphones for me. The sports fit doesn't seem to do well with my ears. The wire keeps ...
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.
Summary: When i originally bought these, I had a Kyocera ECHO, and the app worked with it. The phone died and I replaced it with a Samsung SGS2. The app DOES NOT WORK. After I contacted KLIPSCH about this, they changed their tune about the app working with all phones and continued to get the run-a-round about thier working on it and were blaming Samsung on the incompatibility. If you have a SAMSUNG phone, DO NOT GET THESE.
Pros: Sound good.
Cons: KLIPSCH APP DOES NOT WORK WITH ANY SAMSUNG PHONES!!!! Customer service from KLIPSCH has been poor to say the least.
Summary: Great headphones, but the primary issue I have is with the cord, which I feel is very flimsy. While Klipsch customer service was great in replacing the headphones so quickly, it is a pain to have to replace them so often, especially since I take really good care of them (whenever they are not in use, they sit in the case).
Pros: I loved the sound of the S4, the bass was solid and it kept out all other noise. A great purchase for the price.
Cons: I have lost sound in the headphones in two pairs in two years. The first pair lost sound in only the left ear, and a month after receiving replacements I lost the ability to hear words. The cheap headphones I use at the gym have lasted longer.
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: 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: 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