Summary: I lost my Shure SE425's recently. Devastated, I knew I wasn't going to spend another $300 on earbuds, so I did my research and found these. In many ways, these are better than the ones I had. First off, these things are tons more comfortable. I am convinced that I have weirdly shaped ear canals, and I can wear these for hours. Also, I think the construction is pretty solid, though the cord is thinner than what I'm used to. Time will reveal. Overall, the sound is good.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
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.
Klipsch Image S4 offer decent sound for their price.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Pros: I've had the Klipsch s4's for a a long time. I've had plenty of ups and downs with them, allow me to clarify. I had S___re e2c before but they broke after much abuse. I picked these up because of rave reviews in the price segment, I immediately fell in love with the comfort, and the sound alike. The bass was livelier compared to my older IEM's and mids and highs were on point, not drowned or muffled. I had to make my friends listen to these.
Excerpt: This is one of the first sets of headphones that I invested in. They are excellent in-ear headphones with a somewhat expensive price of $80. They produce wonderful sound for you to appreciate and have a great base as well produced from the neodymium magnets. I have read reviews of these headphones being brittle but I have not yet had that problem since I took them out of their original box.
Excerpt: I did my homework when I decided to purchase this product, and I am very satisfied with this pair of headphones. The sound cancelling feature works very well, and the sound quality is wonderful (I don't find any specific boost in bass or treble, but it is a delight to listen music with). I am a frequent flyer, and having a pair of noise canceling headphones to take out the plane engine noise makes my flight more musically enjoyable.
Conclusion: Good sound, the cord doesn't get tangled, and they stay in ear really well. What's not to like? The only issue I had is that the built-in controls don't work for some older devices, but as long as you check compatibility first you should be fine.