Klipsch - Reference R6i Earbud Headphones - Black

With anatomically designed, oval-shape silicone tips, these Klipsch Reference R6i 1060400 BLK earbud headphones prevent ear fatigue, letting you enjoy comfortable listening sessions. The 6.5mm dual-magnet, moving-coil drivers provide clear, dynamic sound.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Klipsch Reference R6i Earbud Headphones
  • Carrying case, clothing clip, 4 different-size ear tips
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (488 out of 577)

Features


Earbud design

Features anatomically designed, contoured ear tips that provide a secure, accurate fit within the ear canal. The soft, oval silicone tips reduce ear fatigue and offer a tight seal for enhanced noise isolation and bass response.

6.5mm dual-magnet, moving-coil drivers

Deliver strikingly realistic sound.

3-button remote and microphone

Enable seamless control of music and phone calls when connected to a compatible Apple® iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad®.

Aluminum and elastomer materials

Offer a durable, yet lightweight, design.

Flat, tangle-resistant cable

Allows hassle-free transport and storage in the included carrying case.

10Hz - 19kHz frequency response

Ensures faithful sound reproduction.

110dB/mW sensitivity

For rich, powerful sound.

18 ohms at 1kHz impedance

To efficiently conduct power.

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What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 577 reviews

85%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra money

    Posted
    rareform

    I've been eyeballing the Klipsch earbuds every time I go to Best Buy for the last few years yet I've never been able to justify the price. However, I was buying a JBL bluetooth speaker and saw these new headphones, saw they were new after a search on my phone and decided to pull the trigger. I've had 5 pairs of Skullcandy Titans, a pair of the 50/50, Beats touring, Apple Earpods, even those mybuds. I listen primarily to metal, which can be very dense music with a lot going on, so having good headphones is a necessity to fully enjoy my music. First thing is the comfort, and I assume all Klipsch earbuds share this in common because they use the same tips. Spent 6 hours studying today and I'm still listening to them, I can barely feel them in my ears. Sound quality is amazing. These are louder than the Earpods, which means I don't need to turn them up very loud. The highs are perfect, I can hear every cymbal on well-mixed songs, and the bass isn't cranked up like on other earbuds I've had where it starts to either sound muffled or overpower everything else. These really shine on well-produced music. For example, I listened to Animals as Leaders song Odessa, and I was able to hear the drums finally, before that I could only hear the double bass. Build quality is fine, the earbuds have that rubber coating and the cord is flat/ tangle free. However, for the $20 cost to get the R6i vs the R6 one would assume they could have made a better volume control. It works well, don't get me wrong, however it is made of hard plastic. I do powerlifting, so I would probably break these on heavy deadlifts. I broke my last headphones, the Skullcandy 50/50 on my lightest exercise, just have to hit them the wrong way I guess. I won't work out in these, and will keep the Earpods for that since they are indestructible. They are too nice and expensive to risk it. Overall, very glad I purchased these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh...

    Posted
    FocoGeek
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was led to these earbuds by the claims of stellar sound quality. While these drivers are capable of drawing details and instruments from your favorite tracks that you'd never heard before, they do so on an incredibly narrow and unfulfilling frequency range. I had trouble finding the "thunderous bass" I had read about unless I pressed and held the buds into my ears. Any earbud is going to have more bass when you do this, btw, no matter the price tag. The highs are present but upper treble is non-existant. I've diligently made sure they're snug and fully inserted into my ear canal, tried all tip sizes, cleaned my ears, spent hours trying to find the perfect positioning -- nothing. My stock Samsung earbuds that came with my GS4 sound better, with the exception of providing a little less layering in the sound. This was surprising given the manufacturer's reputation and the $100 price tag. I think (hope) my ear canals are incompatible with these headphones and this just boils down to a perfectly good product being physically incompatible with my ears. Can't say for sure. A little about me: I've been an appreciator of good sound since I was a kid, though I don't feel justified calling myself an audiophile because I've never had piles of money to throw at equipment. I appreciate good sound more than I appreciate a brand name. I find the Beats line pretty laughable, if that tells you anything. I'm usually one to keep my opinions to myself, but this time I found myself disagreeing with all these reviews so I thought I'd offer my 2 cents.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, But Noisy

    Posted
    GoalieMedic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought these despite the other reviews warning about the cord being noisy, but have to echo the other reviewers' concerns. The noise from the cords is unbelievably annoying, and why these get 4 stars instead of 5. Someone here described the sound as that coming from a stethoscope when you have it in your ears & tap on the tube. They were dead on. Every movement or bumping of the cord creates this loud hollow tube sound in your ears, which overrides the music playing. There is no way you could buy these for running, or heck, even walking around. I wore them on an airplane and they were tolerable, but that's because you can't move in one of those seats. The mitigate the noise from the cord movement, you have to use the cord clip it comes with, but this isn't the easiest thing to attach and you have to attach it high and wear it high on your shirt to have any real effect. This lowered the range I could move my head, so it's either tie your head to your shirt & don't move, or put the clip lower & increase the area where the cord can move & make noise. I feel like the outer rubber they used on the cord could have been a different material & not have caused this annoyance. The headphones themselves, in terms of sound coming from your music device, is superb. Some of the best range I've heard in a higher-end mid-grade set of headphones. Great bass with equal higher sound response. The headphones come with 4 sets of earpieces and a cord clip, all stored on a little plate that fits nicely in the small carrying case the headphones come with. The inline buttons don't work properly with Android phones, but that's not a make-or-break deal to me. If they could fix the headphone cord noise issue, these would be the best headphones on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Disapointing

    Posted
    movieman3541
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I really wanted to love these earbuds. I am a serious music listener and when making a purchase, I always do a lot of research. These earbuds got great reviews from just about everyone. I listen to all genres, and great sound is very important to me. I hated the way these sounded. There was a kind of "boominess" to them. I know, a really technical term. They just did not have that great, clear, detailed sound. I am going to actually do an endorsement now. I paid a lot more and invested in a really good pair of Sennheiser earbuds. The sound is unbelievable. Its as if your hearing music you have heard hundreds of times, for the first time. I believe my mouth hung open for hours while listening to these. Every part of the song stood out. When there was a plunk of a guitar, or the strike of a piano key, the bowing of a violin. It seemed you could almost feel the music. I heard nuances in songs I had never heard and voices are crystal clear. Every part of the song stood out, yet blended perfectly together. I have owned almost every brand out there. Bose, Beats, Sony, Skull Candy, and others. These all got great reviews but cannot compete with the Sennheisers. There really is that big of a difference. As I said, they are really expensive, to me anyway. Best Buy has them on sale for almost $100.00 off. They still cost over double than the Klipsch. I thought I may never get another chance to buy these at that price. So I bit the bullet and bought them. I am writing about the IE 60 model. They sell earbuds that cost over $1000.00. These IE 60 sound so great, that I cant imagine the sound improving much better. Can you tell I was really impressed by these earbuds? Haha. Do yourself a favor and try these. I promise you wont regret it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better sound than the more expensive bose

    Posted
    kenofi
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have always loved Bose and Klipsh headphones / Speakers. When it came time to get a new set I didn't want to wait for the new R6i to come out so I tried out a few different types of headphones until I could find one I loved. Picked up the Bose and I did like them but if you go into any type of louder environment they don't push out enough volume. That is by design so you have awareness... for me that was a no good.. by the time I returned those the R6i had just come out. I had loved my prior pair of Klipsh (that my cat ate through the wires) so I figured I would give these a try. I LOVE them. Amazing sound, Great comfort, I like the newer flat cord design that my old pair did not have. My only gripe is that they don't come with the Large Double Flange Tips (personal preference)... They do come with a set of small medium and large singles and a small double flange, and they are that cool Oval shape Klipsh is known for. Other than that, I have used them for a few weeks now and find myself using them all the time. Call quality is what you would expect from an inline mic, nothing fancy. Solidly made, its what you would expect to buy from Klipsh, and the fact they are priced (currently) lower than some of they competitors and sound a lot better is just great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great earbuds, with a few cons

    Posted
    RyanB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought these to replace my previous good earbuds (a set of Shure earbuds that ran me about $150). I love Klipsch's products. I have the Promedia 2.1 computer speakers and they're some of the best speakers I've ever owned. These earbuds are pretty good. The sound is balanced overall and, while is doesn't produce the over-the-top bass that some cheaper buds do, sounds all the better for it. Again, these are earbuds, not full-sized over-the-ear headphones. With speakers this small your expectations have to be realistic. That being said, overall the bass, mid, and treble provide an accurate audio image throughout the frequency spectrum. The only other shortcoming I found was that I bought these for running. If your only intended use for these is for the gym, I can't recommend them. Rustling the cord transfers sound directly to your ears and they fall out easily with anything more than minimal movement. My advice is to purchase these only if you intend on walking or sitting with them in. If you're just looking for something to give you quality sound while reading or walking to / riding on public transit, then they're great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 1 year - Heavy and Non-Durable

    Posted
    BobbyCristo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Here's a breakdown of my experience with Klipsch: 1) Fit: Only good if you are stationary. If you are planning to use these to run, these are not for you. The reason - the cord and mic control are extremely heavy and weigh down the earbuds. 2) Durability: Shortly after the 12-month warranty expired, the sound went out. Reading reviews elsewhere, it seems like this is pretty common, but considering I kept these things in the case, is especially not acceptable. Spending close to $100 for a 1 year rental is ridiculous. 3) Customer Service: Please research on your own, but Klipsch customer service has absolutely zero interest in customer satisfaction. They are as by the book and one sided as a company can be, with poor follow up to concerns. This isn't just some angry customer. Seriously, search Klipsch customer service complaints and hope you never have to interact with them. 4) Sound: It's okay, but not nearly good enough to warrant dealing with 1-3 above. Overall, I am shocked to see as many good ratings as there are for these on BestBuy.com. Other site ratings seem way more accurate. I hardly write reviews, but as a service to my fellow consumers, I am putting this out there so you don't have to deal with the same frustrating experience I and many others have with Klispch and specifically the R6i's. Just a poor product, put out by a company that could care less about its customers and is just trying to eat of it's name brand. Stay away if you can.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good but not for my particular ears.

    Posted
    Eddd
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    these headphones are good. to compare, i'll use the Apple EarPods: ... they have good sound compared to them. mainly, because they seal the outside noise a little. that always adds to the quality with few exceptions. if you are looking for noise cancelling headphones, i feel like these are pretty solid for that even though they are not advertised as such. the maximum volume is not that loud, which is very good for you in the end. it's plenty for casual listening. the wire is extremely loud. by that i mean that any little brush with your clothes, desks, anything etc. will cause you to hear loud rubbing noises. it can be very aggravating to be honest. it is very easy to untangle compared to the EarPods though and that is a huge plus; kinda cancels out. do not get these for working out because of that noise issue, FOR SURE. the rubbers are pretty varied in sizes and i'm sure you they will fit anybody just fine. the case is pretty cool. i keep the iPhone 7 converter cable in there and it keeps everything thst is included plus that in it with no space to spare. feel good about this purchase and i'm sure you will to. please refer to professionals for sound review. I think the bass is good, but i don't listen to hip-hop. good for gaming, rock, podcasts and my other casual uses. big step up from the EarPods.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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