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Well Specified and Fantastic Sounding,
This review is from: Klipsch Image S4i Headphones -with built-in mic (iPhone Compatible) (Electronics)
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I am a bit of an audiophile and snapped these up when they appeared on Amazon Vine. I do not have a 3rd gen iPod Shuffle or iPhone so cannot comment on the controller built into the cable on these phones. What I will concentrate on in this review is the build and sound quality.
First up, the build of these phones is pretty plasticky but at this price point these things normally do feel pretty cheap. This is not a criticism, I like my phones to be light and these are really, really lightweight. The build quality feels pretty good but the cable could do with being thicker (again, a common criticism for IEM's at this and even higher price points).
However, like all things, these phones will last if you take care of them. I found the cable length just about perfect, the only minor niggle is the length of cable after it splits could have been even a couple of inches longer for the sake of comfort.
I have itching to experience the Klipsch sound after reading about the brand on various forums, they specialise in speakers and some naysaysers have criticised the Klipsch sound signature as being too bright. I totally disagree and loved the sound from these IEM's
Before listening to them I burnt them in for about two days. I then selected the large silicone tips and found I could achieve a good tight seal without having to shove them into my brain.
The sound, OMG the sound! These are heavenly, the presentation is open and airy. There is no veil to the sound, the bass, mid and treble sit nicely without being overly bright or artificially emphasized. To my ears the blend was enjoyable and did not cause fatigue even after extended listening session.
A track I often use to audition phones is Trophy by Bat For Lashes. There are lots of nuances and whispered background voices that totally disappear with cheaper phones. Not with these, they did a great job of picking out detail whilst presrving the subtle qualities of the track.
All in all these IEM's are fantastic for the price, coupled with a 3rd gen shuffle they would be an ideal commuting set-up.
A very, very good set of earphones.
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2012 20:14:51 BDT
You mention you burnt them in for a couple of days before listening, could explain the term Burnt for a novice please
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 19:44:42 BDT
Brian Hamilton says:
To 'burn in' is to play music at a relatively loud volume through your headphones for many hours in order to bed in the phones and have them working at optimal levels. Every set of phones is different but I would suggest doing this for a good 50 hours. Just plug them into an ipod or hi-fi, hide them in a drawer and leave your music on repeat. Good luck.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 19:49:14 BDT
I have never heard of that before thanks.....I think
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 19:50:23 BDT
Brian Hamilton says:
It should make a difference. Some people play music through the phones, others download a pink noise MP3 file and blast that through the phones.
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