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
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: 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.
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.
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.
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
Summary: I am a HUGE Klipsch fan, have been for years, will probably always be one. My entire home theater is Klipsch and they usually do not disappoint. But in this case, I think they could do a little better job on their product (some minor tweaks) to make it a GREAT product.
Pros: These IEMs provide excellent sound especially at this price point. I tried the X10s, X5s and various models of Shure IEMs and honestly for the slight difference in sound quality I could not justify the additional price. The silicone nubs fit fairly well. iPhone/iPod remote works very well
Cons: 1. I have had these just over a year and the wires have separated from the speaker. Now, only the left ear works. Granted, I carries these in my pocket, everyday and use them often, I would prefer a little better build quality.
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