Product Type: Klipsch headsets
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Unfortunately these headphones don't bring music to my ears!
Klipsch Image S4i Headset
Member Name: BobbySweetTooth
Klipsch Image S4i Headset
Advantages: Snug fit Build quality Built in sound
Disadvantages: Disappointing sound Buy Koss Porta Pros Expensive (when not on sale)
Klipsch are well-known for producing high-end audiophile equipment and have good rep for such, hence my purchase, but after buying these as a budget audiophile upgrade for the impending summer weather - which we don't seem to have been blessed with - I've got to say I'm fairly upset with the purchase. Although, this is most-likely due to me buying the wrong 'phones for the types of music I listen to - i.e. dubstep, screamo, metal.
These 'phones have a nice quality to them, and don't look too tacky. The cord length is more than adequate, and is of a decent thickness, meaning that these 'phones will suit your need and will last a decent amount of time without worrying about a channel dying, which is a unfortunately fate which has met many of my other in ear 'phones. The casing of the actual drivers is very well constructed and, although not putting it to the test, seems like it would stand the test of time - meaning the 'phones could take some punishment. They also come with a carry-case which ensures that the wires don't get tangled and therefore break, which is an added bonus.
The sound, which is the most important aspect of a pair of 'phones, left me sorely disappointed. The vocal elements of the songs overpowered the bass, if you call call it that, and would pick up when the vocals had ended. Essentially if you were to draw the sound it'd look like a roller-coaster ride! The mids and the highs were okay, at best, and are undoubtedly the ranges which Klipsch had decided to focus upon with these 'phones. If there were highs/mids/basses layered then you'll only hear the higher ranges.
In an attempt to improve the quality of the music I bought various non-native music players from the Play Store and attempted to EQ the music myself - something I've not had to to with other headphones such as my Koss Porta pros. Although this manual EQ'ing had some use it did not really have the favour I desired as it compromised some of the other elements of the music!
I didn't thoroughly test out the built in mic for calls and such, but when I did the experience was adequate and those who I engaged in conversation could understand what I was saying.
Overall, whilst I'd recommend these 'phones I'd only willingly recommend them to someone who doesn't share the same musical taste as me - and I'd only recommend them at a sale price, and I managed to snag them for £16 (IIRC). Otherwise I'd suggest you should buy a pair of Koss Porta Pros!
Summary: Of decent build quality but lacking the sound I desired.
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