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Klipsch Image S4A (Black)

Image Series In-Ear Headphones with Mic/Remote System, and Noise-Isolation

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Klipsch IMAGE S4a II Version 2 Android In-Ear Headphones/Earbuds

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Portable Sound Efficiency

Klipsch was founded in 1946 and has been manufacturing highly efficient and precise sounding products for over 60 years. With the major changes in the audio market, personal audio has become a very significant standard in every day life and Klipsch has brought their over 60 years of experience into their Image Series headphones. Klipsch's patented oval ear tips will create a natural fit and feel into the ear canal. The oval tips will give an acoustic seal allowing for minimal outside disturbances thus providing a clear and precise sound. With its award winning Image Series, Klipsch has introduced an in-ear headphone that will provided unrivaled comfort and superior noise isolation for musical preciseness and enhanced bass.

The Image S4A headphones feature an advanced button layout which offers full control of your Android's music and video content. The mic and remote are placed at the cable yoke for a unique and more natural feel when answering calls and controlling your music. With a 360° Echo Cancellation feature, the Image S4A are the perfect headphones to accompany your Android products.

Product Features:

  • Klipsch In-Ear Image S4A Series Headphones with Mic and Remote System, and Noise Isolation
  • Dual-Magnet micro-speakers
  • Realistic sound through the use of a single, moving coil driver
  • Advanced button layout mic and remote system
  • 360° microphone with echo cancellation
  • Full music and/or voice control on select Android devices
  • Wide frequency range with dynamic detail
  • Exclusive soft and flexible oval earphone to nestle well within the ear canal
  • Superior noise-isolating design
  • Delivers smooth sound with great bass
  • Durable, tangle resistant cables to avoid unwanted tangling
  • Durable, built-in strain relief for unbeatable comfort
  • Angled nozzle for proper in-ear alignment
  • Great for long-term wear
  • Three different sizes of washable ear tips are included to match the size of your ear canal
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Driver Type: Dynamic Moving Coil Micro Driver
  • Connector Type: 1/8" Standard mini plug (gold over brass)
  • Headphone Type: In ear
  • Frequency Range: 10-19,000 Hz
  • Drive Components: Full range KG 25
  • Sensitivity: 110dB
  • Impedance: 18 ohm
  • Isolation: -16dB
  • Weight: 11.9 grams
  • Color: Black
  • Also found as: ImageS4a, Image S4a Black, 1013812, is4a, image-s4 android, s4android, image-s4a

Package Includes

  • 3 sets of ear tips (small, medium, and large)
  • Ear tip cleaning tool
  • Carrying Case
  • Owner's manual

Compatibility:

  • Phones with Android version 2.2 or later

Product History:

Klipsch IMAGE S4a II thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Klipsch IMAGE S4A thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Klipsch IMAGE S4a II Version 2 Android In-Ear Headphones/Earbuds)

Sonic Electronix Insights (Scale from 1-5, 5 Being the Best)

Comfort & Ergonomics
Rates how comfortable the headphones are, taking into account build quality and materials used. Judged on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being uncomfortable and 5 being so comfortable you could sleep while wearing them.
Overall Audio Quality
Overall rating of how well the headphones perform with 1 being an unimpressive audio quality and 5 being the absolute best.
Hip-Hop, Rap, EDM, Dubstep & Pop Optimized
How well the headphones perform for hip-hop, rap, EDM, dubstep and pop music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Rock & Alternative Optimized
How well the headphones perform for rock and alternative genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Instrumental & Classical Optimized
How well the headphones perform for instrumental and classical music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 representing headphones that were designed with these specific genres in mind.
Optimized for All Genres
Rates how well the headphones perform for all music genres with 1 being not recommended and 5 being top-of-the-line music reproduction.
Build Quality
Overall Construction quality of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall construction quality of the headphones with 1 being the poorest quality and 5 being as close to indestructible as a pair of headphones can get.
Design
Overall design of the headphones. This rates on a scale of 1 to 5 the overall design of the headphones, including construction, sound quality and accessories with 1 being the lowest and 5 being top-of-the-line.
Isolation
Rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being no isolation and 5 being complete isolation, this gives you an idea of how well the headphones seal your ears from your surrounding environment.
Value
Value refers to the quality of headphones (how they sound, how they're built, etc.) for the price.

Sound Signature

Sound Staging & Imaging
Sound Staging and Imaging refers to the ability of a pair of headphones to create the placement of instruments and vocalists in a recording. A small sound stage is very difficult to determine where the instruments are in relation to the vocalists, everything sounds like it's coming from the same place. An extra large sound stage separates the instruments and vocalists so that you can clearly tell where each is on the sound stage.
Clarity/Detail
Refers to how clear the headphones audio reproduction is.
Tone/Timbre
Refers to the quality of a music note that distinguishes different types of sound production (voices, musical instruments, etc.).
Bass
Refers to the bass performance of the headphones. Rated from Light bass to extreme bass.
Bass Detail
How accurately a headphone can reproduce bass notes; a culmination of attack, speed, decay and clarity. Attack is how precisely it can begin a bass note without delay. Speed is the ability to continue to attack an array of bass notes without lagging. Decay is the length of time after a bass note ends that the sound is still heard. Clarity is how easily all bass frequencies are heard. It gives perception of loose, tight, or muddy bass.

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

In-Ear
Headband Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Earbuds
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

Home/Office
Student
Traveler/Airplane
Acoustic Principle

The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types:

Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source.

Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room.

Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Device Controls & Compatibility
Refers to the devices the in-line controls are compatible with.
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
Yes
Smartphone/Tablet App Available
These headphones have a companion app available from the manufacturer. These apps are generally available on both the Google Play Store and iTunes for Android and iPhone use. They usually include an equalizer and other controls to give you complete control over your music.
Equalizer/Tunable
This means the sound of these headphones can be customized to your listening preference through either an app or on-board controls.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Corded
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Yes
Bluetooth Version Compatibility
Which version of Bluetooth the device is compatible with. Is it important that the both devices being paired are the same version of Bluetooth. For example, a Bluetooth version 2.0 cell phone can be paired with a compatible version 2.0 headset.
aptX Codec
Refers to whether these headphones feature aptX Bluetooth audio streaming.
Jack Size
Refers to whether the headphones use a 3.5mm or 1/4" headphone jack connection.
Jack Angle

The Jack Angle refers to the angle of the input jack on the headphone cable.


Straight Jack: Straight plug with no angle.


Angled Jack: Angled plug, usually a 90 degree angle.

Swivel Jack: A swivel jack is able to swivel between a straight plug and an angled plug.

Included Adapters
Refers to the connection adapters included with the headphones like 3.5mm or 1/4" input adapter as well as airplane adapters that let you use your headphones with airplane specific headphone jacks.
Detachable Cable
Refers to whether the cable can detach from the headphones. If a pair of headphones has a detachable cable, the cable can be replaced with a longer cable, one with (or without) a microphone or if you accidentally damage the cable.
Color Shades
Primary color shades of the headphones.
Material
Refers to materials used to build the headphones. Most headphones are built from some combination of plastic and metal to give you a durable pair of headphones.
Ear Cushion/Earbud Material
Refers to the material that the ear cushions/earbuds are made from. Ear cushions and earbuds are available in a variety of materials, ranging from basic rubber eartips to plush leather ear cushions intended for maximum comfort.
Replaceable Ear Cushions
Refers to whether the ear cushions can be removed and replaced. Often times on heavily used headphones, the ear pads can wear out long before the actual headphones. Headphones with replaceable earpads often last much longer than headphones without replaceable earpads.
Protective Case
Refers to whether a pair of headphones come with a protective case.
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
Water Resistant
This refers to the level of water resistance of the fitness tracker. Some fitness trackers are water resistant and can be used while swimming, while others are only splash proof or should not be used near the water.
Child Safe
Refers to whether a pair of headphones are designed specifically for children. Child safe headphones feature volume limiting technology so that your child can’t damage their ears while listening to music.
Foldable
Refers to whether a pair of headphones can be folded up. These headphones feature hinges in the frame above the earcups that allow the headphones to neatly fold into a much more manageable size. Folding headphones are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time traveling and needs a compact pair of headphones that can fit in their bags.
Ear Hooks
These headphones feature hooks that wrap around your ears for a secure fit.

Gaming Headphones

Compatible Systems
Refers to what system(s) these headphones are compatible with.
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
USB Connection
Refers to whether these headphones can be connected via USB.
Noise Cancelling Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone eliminates ambient noise for crystal clear conversations.
Detachable Microphone
Refers to whether the microphone can be detached from the headphones.
Microphone Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
Microphone Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the microphone will pick up (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better.
Surround Sound
Refers to the surround sound type used by the headphones.
Separate Game & Chat Volume Controls
Refers to whether the headset has separate volume controls for the game and chat channels.

Home Wireless Headphones

Hub Connection Type
Refers to how the hub connects to your home stereo system
Wireless Type
Refers to the wireless connection type used by these headphones.
Wireless Range
The maximum distance the headphones can be from the hub and still work in feet.

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic:
Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic:
Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
18 ohms
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
110 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
Power Output
Refers to the power output rating (in watts) of the headphones.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 19,000 Hz
Audiophile
Audiophile headphones represent some of the finest headphones available. Audiophile headphones produce genuinely outstanding sound quality as well as extraordinary build quality, components and comfort. They are truly the finest headphones available.
Built-in Amplifier
This refers to whether the headphones have an amplifier built-in.
Amplifier Recommended
This refers to whether a separate headphone amplifier is recommended for use with a specific pair of headphones. It is highly recommended that any headphone with an impedance greater than 100 ohms be amplified.
Pass Throughs
Refers to whether a pair of headphones has an output to connect to another pair of headphones.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.5
Usability
4.7
Dinu

Romania

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Love them

January 21, 2013

I highly recommend this, the audio quality is very very good.

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Jason S

Decatur, IL

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Great set of buds!!

December 6, 2012

Got these for use in my Galaxy s3 and they sound awesome! Very comfortable, rich full bass, very clear sound. Only complaint could be that they could have used a more quality insulated wire, but doesn't hurt sound at all, just feel. Highly recommended!!!

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David

Abilene, TX

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best buds I've ever owned

November 26, 2012

The sound is clear, bass is good, fits in ear comfortably

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Ang

Hellam

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Nice earphones

November 13, 2012

These are OK ear phones. Maybe as good as it gets for the price.

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Jon

Mpls, Mn

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Best buy for me

October 3, 2012

I researched for quite awhile before deciding on the Klipsch Image S4A ear buds and I was not disappointed. They fit snugly and comfortably in my ears and the sound is superb. A little more expensive but I got what I paid for.

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Bus Commuter

Cambridge, MA

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Nice Headphones, Good Sound Isolation, Bad Mic Placement

August 19, 2013

I bought the Klipsch Image S4A to use with my HTC One V Android 4.0 phone. I was looking for lightweight, in-ear headphones with a microphone.

I am very happy with the headphones overall:

Comfortable ear plugs, pretty good sound isolation (not as good as noise-cancelling headphones), good sound quality, a cord that untangles easily, very lightweight. I am a bus and subway commuter, and the noise isolation is good -- I don't have to crank up the volume to 11 whlie on the subway.

My major ding is that the microphone on the cord is not well placed for good audio quality. I have to hold the microphone close to my mouth for others to hear me on the phone. Maybe it's not a knock on the product, but I don't find myself using the Android-specific phone controls on the cord -- I still control muting, stopping, etc. from my phone.

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Bill

New York

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Great Headphones at a great Price!

January 14, 2013

These headphones are great and a good value too! Now that there is a version with the cords that do not tangle, I might upgrade to that version.

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Chris

Australia

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Awesome headphones!

January 13, 2013

These headphones are the best I have found for the price. They have great sound quality and they actually fit really well. They cancel out most of the ambient noise by using the shaped silicon thing. I actually bought the S4's initially then when I upgraded to an android phone I saw that these could control the android music player so I bought these too. The ability to skip tracks with the button on the cord is awesome. Although occasionally it can be difficult to get it to register a double click rather than single click but this normally fixes itself. It might just be the phone being a bit laggy.

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david

Israel

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Great value

November 21, 2012

It's light, the sound is great.
You can control it with your android phone.

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Mike

Australia

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Excellent quality & value

November 11, 2012

After reading many reviews and forums I decided to give these a go. I am a music producer so I am critical of sound quality. I am incredibly happy with them. They are exactly what I expected.
So happy to find a pair of ear buds of this quality that actually have the android remote built in. The Klipsch app is useless on my Galaxy SII (unless they've found a workaround recently) but I don't really care. I can still answer calls with the remote button, mute sound, or skip tracks (slow double-click).
Very clear and accurate sound. Quite the bargain for the price. Very happy.

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Thomas

Raleigh, NC

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The S4A Just Doesn't Hold Up Therefore I Can't Recommend

November 11, 2013

This is a simple review to the point:

The Klipsch S4A are fine headphones...when they work. In the space of nine months I'm have had to return a set for the second time. The problem with both returns are for the same: the mic quits working then not long afterward one of the headphones goes out. Very frustrating. I can not, therefore, in good faith recommend the S4A. I wish I could. As I said before, I like them fine when they work. Alas, the quality of the construction just isn't there.

I will give kudos to the SE service dept for their help with the returns. They've been helpful and efficient every time I've needed them. Wish the headphones were as good.

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tr3ndsetr

NJ

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Klipsch SA4 Headset for Android

August 15, 2013

I bought these headphones to use with my Samsung Galaxy at the gym while running on the treadmill. I use them 4-5x a week and I have to say they have held up very, very well. I switched from Shure E3C, which are a slightly more expensive set around $129. But when I researched these, CNET had high recommendations as best for an Android. The reason I switched was because the Shure just were not holding up, The wires kept shorting or they would get wet from working out and perform. I switched to this cheaper model at $65 but these sound just as amazing if not better and the wire cable is thicker and sturdier with a nice fit. They come with a nice case too. I'm very pleased with my purchase and would definitely buy these again.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

IMAGE S4A

UPC

743878023572

Weight

0.12lbs

Internal SKU

s4a-black

Internal Product ID

42339

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