Excerpt: I have owned two pairs of the S4s and both of them have ended their lives with broken wires. The first pair lasted just under 2 years and the replacements have lasted just under 1 1/2 years before losing the right channel. I do a fair bit of running and I like the sound and fit but Klipsch needs to figure out how to make the wiring last.
Excerpt: Bought these today to replace v-moda remix that have developed a bad connection at the jack end. On first impression they seem too flimsy (especially so at the jack plug end!). And having just spent 20 minutes comparing them to my v-modas I have to say that they: 1) Don't fit as snug 2) Don't feel as deep or resonate 3) Are not as loud (although admittedly this can easily be overcome by simply increasing the volume at source) In general i would say they're worth [$] like...
Cons: Falls Off/Out Of Ear, Flimsy Construction, Poor Value
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.
Conclusion: These headphone definitely block outside noise and are comfortable to wear and have good sound quality. The only thing I do not like is when I'm wearing them while exercising any movement of the cord is amplified in the ear buds. For that reason alone I would not likely spend the money to purchase this item again.
Summary: I have an iPhone 4. Previously, I had the Shure SE125 earbuds. I thought they sounded very good, and were an excellent buy. Though over the 2+ years I owned them, I had numerous issues (one time the left channel was fizzling out, with no sign that it was an issue with the cable, and multiple times, the cable went bad near the 3.5mm jack), Shure's customer service was very good, and they always replaced for free during their warranty period, and replaced at a...
Pros: - Very good sound quality for the price. Mids/highs are suitably crisp and powerful (though not as much as I would ideally like). Bass is substantial, and is hard to beat at this price. - Very few competitors offer a 3-button iPhone/iPod inline mic, and of them, I think this one is actually the best, which is actually the main reason I bought them - Microphone quality is possibly the passable of any competitor: people actually DON'T complain that they can't hear me wh...
Cons: - The cable is actually THINNER (or mayybe just as thin) than stock iPod buds. With the constant use that mine receive, this makes me nervous that they'll get snagged and break near the connectors, or just otherwise fail after a short while - Thin cable also tangles much easier than the thicker cable on my Shures, and doesn't "stay put" well enough, when I carry draped around my neck. - The 3button remote meets at a "V" where the L/R channels split. This V is too clos...
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 while back, and I believe it actually blew my eardrum. Now, there is almost always fluid buildup in my right ear, and my sinus issues don't help matters.
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
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.
I gave the S4s a 20-ish hour burn period before I began to analyze their sound quality. Before the burn in, I did a bit of introductory listening and fit test.
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
Summary: Let me just start of by saying these headphones are great (for the price). They fit well which is rare for my odd ears and really have excellent noise isolation. Again for the price range.
My one complaint is quality. These are not something for a commuter or jogger etc. These will break if you don't hold them in silk case carried by a man who can't move. The first one I got shipped broken. Left ear did not work at all and the microphone button didn't work.
Summary: Hmmm... I did a bit or research before buying these. There were plenty of glowing reports out there and the cynic in me thinks that most writers on major sites write nice reports in order to not bite the hand that feeds them.
The build quality seemed average at best,
the cables transmit a lot of noise, it like someone running alive mic over clothing
The mid range and treble sounds like its coming down a phone line
After 6 short months of 1-2 hours use per day...
Pros: reasonable bass
Cons: poor build quality leads to short life span, weak midrange
Wonderfully lightweight earbuds that unfortunately fall apart
12 June 2010
Excerpt: These sound great and look great, but unfortunately they fall apart. I have owned multiples of both the basic version and the "S4i" version with integrated iPod/iPhone controls, and I've had to have both replaced on warranty. Warranty service is wonderful - no questions asked and they let you keep the old ones - but the replacement ones fall apart as well.