I bought them because of high rating on cnet, but they don't feel comfortable, sound is good but ergonomics sucks
Klipsch IMAGE S4i II (1014813) Version 2 Headphones (Black)
Image Series Inner-Ear Earbuds Headphones with Mic/Remote System, and Noise-Isolation (1014813)
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 S4i headphones feature an advanced 3 Button Mic and Remote system, which offers full control of your iPhone, iPod touch and iPod 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 S4i are the perfect headphones to accompany your Apple products.
- Klipsch In-Ear Image S4i 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 3-button mic and remote system
- 360° microphone with echo cancellation
- Full music and/or voice control on select Apple 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
- 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 available in: White
- Also found as: ImageS4i, 1014813, Image S4i II Black, image-s4i, images4i-black, is4b, is4ii-black, s4i-bk
- 3 sets of ear tips (small, medium, and large)
- Ear tip cleaning tool
- Carrying Case
- Owner's manual
The 3-button Remote and Mic system is only supported with with the following devices. The headphones will function as standard headphones with other MP3 players
- iPod Classic (120GB, 160GB)
- iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
- iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
- iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
- iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
- iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
- iPod Shuffle 3rd Generation (2 & 4GB)
- iPhone 3G*
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4s
- Macbook Pro
- Mac Pro (2009 Models)
(newest, current model)
(previous model, replaced by Klipsch IMAGE S4i II (1014813) Version 2 Headphones (Black))
Sonic Electronix Insights (Scale from 1-5, 5 Being the Best)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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".
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October 16, 2013
8 of 10 found this helpful
July 23, 2013
Great sound. However, Right ear went out after 6 months of use even though I babied them
6 of 8 found this helpful
June 3, 2013
I bought these for use at the gym and because they have flat wires, they're not fantastic for this application. They're kind of too nice for the gym. They tend to make a lot of noise when you're jogging, etc., because of the flat wires. However, I would recommend them for anything else as they look great and sound killer!
5 of 6 found this helpful
April 2, 2013
One of the best value for money out there. The sound clarity is excellent and there is little to no distortion even when you crank it all the way up to 10. The lightweight design makes them pretty comfortable to wear even for long periods of time. These earphones are excellent for nearly all types of music. However if you are looking for a deep bass, this isn't the earphone for you. Personally I prefer this sound because the bass doesn't overpower the rest of the sound.
6 of 8 found this helpful
July 22, 2013
These earbuds are the best ones I have owned to date.
5 of 7 found this helpful
IMAGE S4i II BLACK
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