Klipsch Image S4i Headphones Review

By Jonathan Spira on 27 June 2010
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Headphones – you either love them or hate them.  In the case of the Klipsch S4i earphones, it was love at first sight.  The S4i is similar to the S4 with the addition of an integrated microphone and a call answer button, plus volume control and remote playback controls for the iPod. They come in a metal box for storage and include an earwax cleaning tool.

The earphones are comfortable and the sound quality was exceptional. The tapered shape fit our tester’s ears perfectly (n.b. he typically doesn’t like in-ear models and has rejected dozens) and the ear tips do a credible job of blocking external noise.

Each earpiece has a set of dual-magnet microspeakers which deliver an astounding amount of clarity and warm balanced sound.  We tested the Klipsch with a variety of music ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Falco and Herbie Hancock.

Indeed, we prefer these over earphones costing three or four times the $80 price tag, which is why we’re including them in the Guide.

$99.99 at amazon.com

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