The Klipsch Image S4i portable isolating ear-insert earphones sit inside the ear opening. These iPod/cellphone-centric earphones have a 50-inch audio cord with a modified stereo mini-plug that works with iPods, iPads, iPhones, and some cellphones, but they may not be compatible with other audio devices. The S4i has an inline remote control with a microphone, volume and player controls, and a call connect/disconnect feature. The Image S4i comes with four pairs of ear pieces in various shapes and sizes, a carrying/storage pouch, and is covered by a 24-month warranty.
About This Brand
Klipsch, a venerable manufacturer of audio products best known for its horn-based speakers, offers on-ear, in-ear, and noise-canceling headphones at a variety of prices.
Features & Specs - Klipsch Image S4i
Integrated microphone Has an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control This allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Call connect/disconnect control
Integrated volume control This allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated volume control
Integrated function control This allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated function control
Cord length (in.) Cord lengths indicates the approximate length of the cord from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Cord length (in.)
Plug type The type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
4 contact Mini (1/8")
Warranty: parts, labor (mos.) Warranty (parts/labor, mo.) indicates the length of the manufacturer's warranty for parts and labor, in months.
Warranty: parts, labor (mos.)
Weight (oz.) Reflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Really pleased with these for first two months. I am ultra-careful and always use a hardshell carry case. After ten weeks of light use the sound started getting muffled and eventually the earbuds became useless. The Klipsch warranty requires having an original sales receipt. Couldn't find it so I was out of luck. Would never buy Klipsch again.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Ottawa, Ont.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good sound, bad cord
Fits Well And Stays In
Bass Not The Best
Needs Cord Protector
I'm not a huge audiophile but I can't stand weak headphones. These headphones have great sound for the price, unless you're a bass fanatic.<br />The headphone itself is well-built and solid. Nice clean finish and metal feeling. I had absolutely no problems with the drivers and casing and actual speakers.<br />The terrible thing about these phones is the cord. After 2-3 months of wearing them day in day out, the cord just gave out. First just the right headphone cut out, then the left a couple weeks later. I wore these headphones a lot, 40-60 minutes per day walking around and two-three hours sitting down. I connect them to my phone in my pocket, and yes, the jack gets pushed and pulled every time I take it out of my pocket or take a big step. BUT THIS IS HOW PEOPLE USE HEADPHONES IN 2013. It's utterly useless spending money on good sound if you need to buy new headphones every few months. <br /><br />Verdict: Get these headphones, but buy a cord and jack protector before you start listening.