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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 312 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Why are these things $200+

    Posted
    MikeyInTheD
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Value doesn't always mean a cheap price - it's a mixture of price and quality. These are cheaper than some earbuds and more expensive than others. But these sound better than any other earbud I've EVER heard! I was looking to replace some Altec Lansing headphones I had for a few years. My options were Monster iBeats ($100#, DiddyBeats #$150#, and these Klipsch Image S4i's #$100#. There are so many mixed reviews on the Beats by Dre products that I wasn't sure if they were worth my hard earned money. I listen to a wide range of genres on a regular basis - rap, country, metal, talk radio, etc. The Beats products are great for deep bass, but lacked the range I was looking for in a pair of $80+ headphones. The S4i's offer a great range of low, mid, and highs. Various eartips make these super comfortable for hours of listening. Fit in the ear well and seal off outside sound better than any other headphones I've ever used! I keep my iPhone and iPod at 10% volume most of the time because ALL of the music goes into your ear with zero sound leakage. There should charge at least $200 for these earbuds when you compare the others in the $100-range #iBeats, Diddybeats, Bose, etc.). If you are looking for a long-term pair of earbuds you have to buy these or you'll regret it. The only person who shouldn't buy these is someone who only cares about their headphones being a fashion statement rather than great for listening to music. Even if you're looking to spend $50 or $60 - spend a little more and get these. The S4 vs S4i is one BIG difference - the "i" adds a 3-button mic/controller on the cord. It works seamlessly with my iPhone 4s to control the music app, tune-in app, youtube app, and answering and making calls. I wasn't sure if the $20 extra for these feature was worth it, but after using these headphones for 2 days I am so glad I got the S4i's. The only bad thing I can say about these is they have a thin cord that seems like it could suffer from wear after a couple years. It does tangle somewhat early if you just toss them on a table without making sure the cord is flat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Value, Sound and Seal

    Posted
    KXTao
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These earphones are nothing short of amazing! The sound isolation and quality are fantastic. Klipsch claims to have done significant research on fit. I believe them. However, if you read some of the poor evaluations for these headphones, you will find comments like, not comfortable, or they wouldn't stay in. My experience is this, if you put them in like typical earphones you may be sorely disappointed. I know I was. They felt terrible and the sound quality was mediocre. In the instructions, they talk about placing the wires over you ears. In my case, this tidbit of information became critical and is the key to an incredible fit. As I experimented by rotating the earbud, when I reached the point where the wire was pointing up (in position to drape the wire over the top of my ears, the earbud found a very natural place where it seated perfectly in my ear and sealed the sound like never before. However, there is only one way of getting that seal, no other position works. Yours may be different. But when you find the right method, it is truly amazing. I can't hardly feel these in my ears, and the seal is the best ever. Sound quality for the money cannot be beat in my opinion. I think Klipsch has done themselves a disservice by not explaining in more detail how to find the right seal in the ear. Had they not mentioned placing the wires upward and draping over the ear, I never would have experienced how great these really are. So please experiment by rotating the earbud through 360 degrees to find the right spot for you. If you do that, you too will be amazed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Try But Not Good Enough

    Posted
    WisconsinCheese803
    • My Best Buy® Member

    So today after reading many reviews on Best Buy and other websites about these earbuds, I decided to make a trip to our local Best Buy. They were on sale so it was kind of a timing bonus. Upon opening the package, I, like many others noticed how thin and delicate the wires feel and look. I am on 5 years with my old pair of in-ear headphones and I am not rough with my electonics so I made a mental note to be careful with them. I noticed the unique shape of the ear buds and how they would go into my ears. I could not locate a L or R so just put them in as I tought they would fit and they fit perfectly, except I had them in the wrong ears. On the bottom of the earbud is the elusive L and R. Once I put them in the correct ears, I liked them less. They fit a lot more snug when I had them in the wrong ears, but of course the sounds and vocals would be backwards. Plus, now, they just didn't feel right. They felt better when they were in the wrong ears. Strike One. As for sound, I am just a regular guy who listens to music when I work out. I don't need the best headphones they make, just something that is durable, has decent sound, and isn't going to fall out while on the treadmill or in the middle of a set of weights. And then after 10 minutes of walking on the treadmill, I had to adjust them as they were slowly working their way out. Strike Two. The main reason I bought these is to use the in-line mic, volume and multifunction button with my iPhone 4S, so I could listen to music, skip songs, adjust the volume, and take the occasional call from my wife. On the first day, the very first day, during the first workout with these, the remote quit working. It worked at first, the up and down arrows worked the volume. The middle remote button would pause the song so I could answer the phone. Before I finished, the buttons no longer worked. I unplugged it, restarted my iPhone, hooked them together and still nothing. Strike Three. Fianlly, when it did work, I tried to use Siri with it, but it did not detect what I was saying very well, even if I held the mic up. It took three tries to get it correct. Siri has worked very well with my voice from the start, so this was the last straw. I took them back to Best Buy and even though I am disappointed in the quality of the headphones, the nice people at Best Buy didn't give me any problems returning them a few hours after I bought them. So I am back to square one with my 5-year old earbuds, which work, but don't have any in-line contols. I will continue to look.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Give them a chance, more than meets the eye

    Posted
    Islander30511
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Don't be fooled by an initial impression of these, be sure the are fitted to your ear right. There is plenty of great sound in this pair... For full explanation see below. I purchased these headphones to replace an old set of IE2's (Bose). They were decent in ear phones, they garbled the sound a bit, but had good bass response and were comfortable. I decided to indulge my inner audiophile with this purchase and sought out a pair of in ear headphones that would produce the highest quality sound for around one hundred bucks. I purchased these for my iPhone and started listening. At first I was horribly disappointed (after about two hours of listening) and thought I had been suckered into paying $100 for a pair of $30 headphones. So I took them off and put the IE2s back on. They sounded better and had more warmth. I was packing these up to return them and thought lets start playing with them again. So I took out all the ear pieces and started trying to fit them to my ears. Turned out I needed the largest ear piece to fit properly, and then boom, once jammed into the ear canal and forming a tight seal these suddenly sounded like over ear phones. They were responsive, crisp, full bodied. I couldn't even work, I had to stop and listen to the music, I started hearing notes and inflections I couldn't make out with the IE2s. I promise if you properly fit these to your ears and give yourself time you will hear the difference. Trust me, they are excellent, responsive, loud enough for any music, subtle enough for jazz, crisp on high notes, and booming in bass. Remember I almost returned them, it took about thirty minutes of playing with the different pieces to get a good connection. If you don't hear the bass boom, they are not sealing properly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a great headset

    Posted
    MistaCrowley
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    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I have owned 3 pairs of S4 earbuds, the first 2 pairs were gen 1 (round super sticky cables that clung to everything) These headphones had great sound quality and I loved them, however with the cable design they always got caught on things and ripped out of my ears and I went through 2 sets of them in 1 year. For my 3rd set I decided to purchase the S4i with the iphone connector as I have recently purchased an iphone. The new set are also the version 2 of the earbuds with the flat cables. The new design is much better and they dont get caught as much. I have had problems with these more easily just falling out of my ears though. Im not certain why these are worse than the gen 1s at that, but I attribute most of that to the weight of the volume controls. the set does come with a clip to help hold them up which I have recently attached and seems to help with this problem. overall I would buy these again and they are extremely usefull to me with my frequent business trips needing to talk on the go while also having a set of earbuds for workouts at the hotels I stay at. I hope that in the next revision Klipsch is able to reduce the weight strain placed on the headphones to create more stability in the ear. Thats the only thing I can knock these for. Lastly, for any gamers out there I have just recently purchased an alienware laptop, and these headphones + microphone can be configured to both work on the alienware laptop which utilizes the creative labs recon 3di sound card. It makes the headseat even more valuable to me as typically I would need to carry a more traditional headset with seperate voice in and voice out jacks on my old laptop. Neat perk to these earbuds for alienware owners. I believe both mic and earbuds work on a single jack with apple based computers as well, but they did not work that way on my asus and I have heard this is a very uncommon characteristic to find so dont expect it to work with many computers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, comfortable fit

    Posted
    WmGardner
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Well, first and foremost, I would advise anyone who purchases this headset to try the different gel covers and to try rotating the earbud. Do not judge the sound until you have done this. I have (since purchase) seen many reviews where quality sound and noise isolation did not happen until the earbuds were rotated 180 degrees after insertion. I discovered this on my own; my rotation is probably about 120 deg and it turned the experience from "Man, this is lousy, I paid how much?" to "Wow! This sound is incredible and they are way more comfortable than my SC earbuds!" About me: I have probably bought 10,000 sets of earbuds over the past 10 years because I can never find ones that fit well or, they don't last. I seem to have a small ear canal and most earbuds are too large so they either pop out all the time or they are painful to wear. A couple of years ago, I bought SC FMJs ($75-ish at the time) and they have been the best I have had so far (but be careful with the foam!!!). Although the sound was good and the fit was not too bad, they did not isolate sound well unless you use the Comply foam tips (they tend to lodge in my ears, requiring a tool for removal!!!!) and would hurt if I wore them for more than an hour or so. When I saw how small these earbuds were, saw that they are not using Comply tips to block the sound, I just had to try them. As for the mic, when on phone calls the other party claims that I am very clear, more so than on any other headset I have used, but they sometimes echo just a little. The placement of the mic and controls at the yoke center, really is nice as you do not need to feel around or slide your hand up and down the wires until you find the mic. I plan to buy another pair soon, maybe two. That way I always will have one handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good for this price range.

    Posted
    BobInEugene
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I was looking for a replacement for the earbuds that came with my iPhone 4s. My requirements were something that fits without falling out, good sound quality, a microphone, and controls for the iPhone. I found what I was looking for with these Klipsch earbuds. I had considered the Skullcandy for about $30 less but based on my experience with Klipsch products and the recommendations of the helpful Best Buy staff, I opted for these. Sound quality is very good for an earbud. They sound crisp and the bass is pretty good as well. I was not expecting these to sound as good as full sized headphones, and neither should you. The fit is comfortable and it is nice that a few different ear gels are included to customize the fit. While these are not a noise canceling headphone, the tight fit of these buds does help to seal out outside noise. I was able to use these on an airplane with no problems. This was not possible with the stock Apple buds, I couldn't hear too well with all of the noise. The controls are straightforward for anyone who has used Apple headphones before, and I like that the microphone/control pack is centered on the cord rather than hanging from the right earbud as some sets. For situations where I want to use only one earbud, I can choose which ear with this configuration. The microphone works well, if maybe a little too sensitive. There is no noise canceling and callers may complain of a little bit of background noise, but in most situations, the mic is adequate. The cord is not tangle free but it does a fair job, especially if you slide the strain relief up to the buds before putting the set into a pocket. Overall, if you are looking for a good sounding set of earbuds with good sound quality as an iPhone or iPod replacement, or to use with your iPad, I highly recommend this set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How COULDN'T you like these?

    Posted
    whop

    I'm 19 years old and i play drums. For drummers, one of the most important things is being able to hear what you're playing along too. I've always had problems with this since i first started. i remember using regular ipod headphones and a big 530 watt stereo just to be able to hear what i wanted to play, quite harsh on the ears. NOT ANYMORE! i can literally keep my volume halway down. I read a review where someone said these earbuds aren't very good at isolating sound, maybe your ear canals are shaped square? i don't know, because these things are like industrial grade ear plugs for me. They are very comfortable, i practiced 6 hours straight with them, went on a 10 hour car ride in the back seat, and use them everyday. After the first 5 minutes you forget they're in your ear. It's like being engulfed in a whole new world. The earbuds are so vibrant. the bass isn't like a cracking cluster of distortion, found in other earbuds, it's very clear, almost like a warm vibration or hum. Every musical note is enhanced. I was listening to Shinedown-SImple Man the other day, and jeez, i can't tell you how much of that song i never HEARD. I've really been missing out. It's so easy to identify musical instruments. You can hear exactly what cymbals are being played and what drum is being hit, which is a very important thing when figuring out complex songs. It's like being front and center at a stage. I honestly have no clue why anyone would dislike these earbuds, except maybe your eq setting on your music source is thrown off, which will make any headphones sound like junk. If you're tired of playing games and are looking for some high quality earbuds for around $100. GET THESE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacing lost pair of Ultimate Ears Lost

    Posted
    Ted10
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I originally was kinda skeptical about them as I saw the construction rather weak as Im a daily user and avid listener. When I purchased them it was to replace a lost pair of Ultimate Ears that were lost about a week prior.. was having IPhone music withdrawals and went over to my local best buy to get a new pair.. The store clerk told me he never heard of ultimate ears I said shame shame. well they don't sell them in this store. I asked him around the price range from my previous pair what he recommended.. He said Beats I said no way jose. I did pay less for this product than the ultimate ears and I have to say Im surprised. the sound quality is A+ but they do suppress the sound a bit when it comes to high volume listening but then again who would like to blast off with earbuds anyway. Overall build quality is exceptional sound quality is a+ with deep defined bass and crisp highs listening to different kinds of music from classical to hip-hop and my fav EDM they sounded extraordinary. Sound Isolation is phenomenal!!!! Would I buy this product again if I had to yes but I got the two year replacement for only 14.00 bucks. This means if anything happens to them they will swap them out no questions asked. Overall good purchase you can't go wrong with this set.. although you can't try them out in the store I can tell you from my perspective its blissful to listen to them. Note: you must try all the extra plugs that come with them as it does make a difference in sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pros out-weigh the cons

    Posted
    Dmac3

    The Klipsch rugged model is a great addition to their award winning line up that has previously received so much appraisal. These headphones sound fantastic for the price and provide a decent amount of noise isolation. However there are a few things to consider: I use them primarily walking around a noisy college campus, at the gym, and riding my bike. The do a better job than many of their competitors at keeping out unwanted sound, like weights clanking together at the gym. The remote and mic however are largely inconvenient for a number of reasons. The design is meant to provide easy access and large buttons that are simple to press. Because the remote is located on the chest area where the chord falls, its much more difficult to access than if it were closer to the ear or neck. The weight of the buttons often tug downward when moving around a lot, even while walking. This causes the ear buds to slightly slip and constantly need to be pressed back in. It is also inconvenient while lifting weights, as many exercises require touching your chest (extremely annoying with bench press in particular). If none of these complaints are potentially meaningful to your own personal needs, I think their an incredible option for high quality durable in-ear headphones at a very good price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Deep bass, full sound, cancels out noise.

    Posted
    jeffprov
    • My Best Buy® Member
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    I'm not an audiophile. Just a consumer who wants fair value for my money. Before the Klipsch's, I bought a PowerBeats by Dr. Dre set and I was pretty disappointed. For $160, I expected to be blown away. At the very least, I wanted to feel like after spending that kind of money, I would be able to say "Now I get it" since I was upgrading from my factory iPhone headset. I took the PowerBeats back within 24 hours. After reading some reviews of these Klipsch's, I bought a set for $99. Major difference in my opinion. The bass sounds deeper and the music just sounds "fuller" if that makes sense. I've tried changing out the different earbuds and that also affects the "fullness" so make sure you try them all out. Maybe the biggest key though is pushing the buds all the way in (and maybe even turning them a bit) creates a tight seal and blocks out virtually all background noise (and creates a deeper bass). NOW I get it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Using Spotify on iPhone4

    Posted
    JayAich
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've primarily used $30-$50 Sony ear buds (the last were MDREX58V/BLK) for the last 5 years+ and decided to get an expensive set of buds at last when my previous pair were stepped on. Nowadays I listen to all music via Spotify and in comparison between the 2, the Klipsch sounded like your using either the Sewer Pipe or Cave Environment preset from Windows equalizer. Not good, to say the least. Yes the noise cancellation is great, the bass is pretty good, BUT the highs are a too tinny and the mids are really really loud. The instrumentals drown out the hook that I was so used to hearing before. I got a really big headache after a couple hours of use. Plus the tips are oval shaped so I needed to shove them all the way into my ear to get a secure fit. They kept falling out when jogging on Town Lake which made for a pretty lame workout. Again, I use Spotify (at least 3 hours) daily so there isn't an Equalizer I can use to make any adjustments needed. But keep in mind I didn't have to make any adjustments w/the Sony MDREX58V/BLK. The sound was well balanced and provided a round/full sound and deep bass when listening to Skrillex/electronica/dubstep for example, but definitely sounded great on all others I listen to daily: rap/bluegrass/indie/folk/rock/pop/jazz/soul/triphop. Save your $120 (w/2 yr warranty) and get something else if your looking for a balanced, rich, rounder sound that doesn't have an annoying sewer pipe effect. I returned these hours later and purchased the Bose IE2...I guess we'll see how those compare.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    First week impression

    Posted
    thebudda

    When I left the store I plugged them into my iPhone in the parking lot & almost took them right back in. I convinced myself to be a little more patient. I later tried a couple different tips & got a great fit, huge difference but certain music still sounded flat. iPhone & iPod audio apparently cannot put enough juice into these to produce much bass. I plugged them into my MacBook Pro & listened to the same files & sounded great. Audio is spectacular with most genres, great highs & mids, bass was good from the computer but almost nonexistent through pirtable devices. They are extremely comfortable and after a few seconds you forget they're in & after a couple hours there was no fatigue at all. Noise isolation was great after proper tip fitting. I know Klipsch are made well but they feel really light & kinda cheap. The lightweight plastic was really noticeable when a breeze kicked up & they really transferred the wind noise bad. If Klipsch were to produce a metal case like Monster iBeats (great bass & sound, solid bud but cables & connectors are very poor build quality) & Turbine series I think they would be perfect, it would really help with bass push & cut wind & vibration noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Terrible but not blown away

    Posted
    SpeakerDude
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Ok, so $100 is a lot to drop on headphones for an average user, but my ears are a little spoiled and I was tired of wearing my massive Sennheiser Studio headphones on the bus and train riding into the city every day. I have a 2 hour commute each way and use my headphones about 95% of the time. These Klipsch sounded better than your average earbuds but didn't compare to my buddy's Shure E315's or my closed-cup Sennheiser's. The quality was good enough for the price but the comfort/seal and build quality really turned me off. after a week run with these I was still having trouble getting a good seal, often turning them 90 or even 180 degress from normal. the oval tips may be gentler but they don't block out ANY outside noise. I could still hear every bump in the road on the bus. Also the slightest tug on the cord by my jacket and they came flying out of my ears, I have Motorola S9 Blue-tooth headphones for working out so no big deal for me, but I wouldn't suggest taking the S4i's to the gym. the straight 1/8" plug just begs to be broken and probably won't last long. sadly the nicest thing about these is the fact that the call control buttons are down at the split not up by your ear like some (cough Bose). The hard case is a nice touch but kinda necessary since they feel less than solid. I brought mine back and am trying out the Bose IME2i's. My first impression is they feel and sound better than the Klipsch S4i, Monday's commute will tell about their noise-isolating ability.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A definite upgrade for your 2nd pair of earphones

    Posted
    reznuel
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I lost my previous pair of Klipsch S2 earphones that I had purchased over 3 years ago for $45 and loved. They no longer make the S2 and now make the S3 instead. I decided to try these since I knew what their lower model could do. Im happy to report that these are a definite upgrade to their smaller brothers. Bigger, more full sounding, and just as comfortable with a great balance of treble and bass, and no distortion. in fact, im starting to pick out my mp3's versus lossless files because I can now hear the inferior quality of the older codec. which is great, but kind of sucks! I wish my 4Runner's upgraded JBL premium audio sounded this good. ANYONE who's planning on getting the JBL upgrade on the 4Runner....DONT! A nice accessory was the 4 different sized ear canals. The only thing Klipsch cant seem to get good at is a case. The S2's came with a stupid purse-string cloth. These have an aluminum case but there's no fast way to just throw your buds in there and close the lid. If you do, the lid wont close and who wants their $100 earphones to fall out! Overall, highly recommended to any audiophile looking for a great and not too expensive pair of earphones that you just end up losing anyways. Spend a lot of money on a nice pair of noise-canceling headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    sound vs comfort

    Posted
    Pantheru206
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I bought these a couple of months ago, and returned them because I really needed the money more than earbuds. Didn't use the talk features at all but it's good that those are available. As far as sound quality, these are top notch. Very detailed and lively frequencies and sounds. Hearing the music is very enjoyable with these. The flat cord was good too - these never got tangled. The carrying pouch is small yet secure and all around useful. However, I think $100 is a little steep for these. I'd value them at around $70 or $80 (maybe get the cheaper S4's if talk control isn't necessary). The biggest flaw with these is getting them to stay in your ears, and comfortably at that. I had to jam these things so deep in my ear, it was a little uncomfortable and invasive. When they were where I liked them, comfort wise, i couldn't hear all of the characteristics I wanted, and they'd always fall out. When they were jammed in, I could hear everything in crisp clarity but felt like the speakers were WAY to close to my eardrums. All in all, if you got money to blow and want some good sounding joints that aren't Beats, these are pretty good. But for exercising, NO! The different sized earpieces didn't help much either. Too big or too small. But for bus rides, between classes, at home, lunch breaks, etc. These work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly good sound & comfortable to wear

    Posted
    tiredtraveler
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought the earphones based on reviews that said they had the best sound, except for the Etymotics. But those seemed to have quality issues so I took a chance and bought the Klipsch. I am pleasantly surprised. They have excellent sound, the earphones fit well, even though they don't cancel as much sound as I hoped, and I tend to forget I am wearing them. On a recent flight I was listening to music when I heard what I thought was someone tapping on a seat behind me. I turned around only to discover that it was some kind of percussion instrument in the jazz piece I was listening to. The sound was clear, with no artifacts or distortion. That was impressive, both for the sound quality and the noise isolation. These earphones advertise their bass response so I was worried the bass would dominate the sound. It doesn't. I find the sound very lifelike,with good reproduction of mid range and highs as well as the bass. On the down side, I still have trouble knowing which earphone is left and right. They are marked but the marking is hidden on the bottom of each earphone. The volume buttons don't always work but they aren't broken. It may be I haven't figured out the right touch yet. The cord, although Klipsch says it's tangle-free, isn't. It still gets itself into a knot and I have to untie it. On the whole, I recommend them both for the sound quality and the noise isolation. Be careful with the cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Active Use

    Posted
    ToddN
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I have been through many, many headphones of varying prices and styles to use while working out. My favorite pair sound wise are Shure 535e, but those cost 5X the price of the S4i Rugged. For the $99 price, the sound quality on these is quite good unless you are a Dr. Dre lover of excess bass. The sound on the S4i is more balanced. The vocals are clear, and you can hear the different instruments well on good recordings. Acoustic, Country, and even ACDC sound good. The headphones have held up well under hundreds of miles of running so far, including a marathon and one or two rainstorms. Because they go into the ear canals, you do need to clean them from time to time, or wax can get in the way and that will destroy the sound. The cord is long and the controls are large and a bit heavy, so you do need to take cable management into consideration. Personally, I wrap the cord over my ears and run the cable down the back of my head, through my shirt. That works out pretty well for keeping the cable from getting in my way. One thing I have noticed is that sometimes when subjected to humidity the volume up/down buttons stop working for a while. But if I leave the headphones out on my desk overnight, by the morning the buttons work fine again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    only thing missing is a quality carrying case

    Posted
    JeffP79
    • My Best Buy® Member

    These are the first headphones that I've bought that cost more than ~$40, and so far it has been money very well spent. I originally bought the Skullcandy 50/50 earbuds and thought they were decent but I could notice that the sound contrast between highs and lows wasn't the best. I really debated between both the skullcandy 50/50 and these Klipsch ($50 difference in price but the Klipsch are so highly reviewed... and the 50/50's aren't horribly reviewed either for their price range), and ultimately decided that I didn't trust myself with a $100 pair of headphones. but fast forward (or rewind..) to Christmas and I got a $25 Best Buy gift card, so I decided to return the 50/50's and get these. And man I'm certainly glad I did. What a difference in sound you hear.. I'm a music fanatic so I don't know why I waited so long to get some decent quality headphones but I'm going to be using these puppies for a long time to come. and like my review summary title says, the only thing missing is a quality carrying case!! even a cheap cloth carrying case would have been something decent, but instead they give you this little tin that reminds me of an Altoids tin, and it really doesn't do the trick. If I wanted to use an Altoids tin for my headphones I'd use an Altoids tin! That's the only thing keeping me from giving these a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    eargasum

    Posted
    reviewwritter

    one word for these: AMAZING! ive had the Klipsch Image S4i for about 3 months now and they still sound like they did the day I bought them. Ive have the klipsch 2.1 wired speaker set for about 5months and I knew klipsch made great speakers in the desktop size, but i had my worries about the earbuds. My roommate though who is a weekend DJ had the Dr. dre beats earbuds and he told me to go get a pair and i wouldnt be disapointed so i took his advice and bought a pair a quickly realised that they were not what i was looking for they were uncomfortable they were way more costly and just weren't good. I took them back and decided to look around more and I was reading reveiws of these earbuds and i heard things along the lines of "Ive washed these and they still work perfect" and "I had the Dr. dre earbuds and they have nothing on the klipsch ones" so after responses like that i decided to just take my chances and buy the klipsch image s41 earbuds and I have yet to find anything better. My roommate has took my advice and switched to these for everyday listening. so just in short these are the best Ive ever used

    I would recommend this to a friend