Klipsch Image S3m In Ear Headphone - Red
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- Single-button remote and mic which gives you total control of both your playlist and phone calls on virtually all of your mobile devices
- Customized 5.8mm moving-coil driver to deliver smooth, full-bodied sound
- Utilizes the patented Klipsch oval ear tip design making them virtually impossible to feel and perfect for long-term wear
- Durable, tangle resistant cables to alleviate the anguish of un-kinking a clump of wires
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Universal Headphone for Any Device. Specifically engineered for mobile devices, the Klipsch S3m headphones give you a front stage pass to your music collection whether you are an Apple, Android*, Windows or BlackBerry user. This is the ultimate hassle-free headphone thanks to a nifty single-button remote and mic which gives you total control of both your playlist and phone calls on virtually all of your mobile devices. The S3m also features durable, tangle resistant cables to alleviate the anguish of un-kinking a clump of wires. No matter your device, the S3m brings the best possible sound, producing dazzling highs and lows befitting of the Klipsch audiophile heritage. The S3m utilizes a customized 5.8mm moving-coil driver to deliver smooth, full-bodied sound that can hold its own
Headphones can sound great, but if they don't fit, you're not going to want to put them in your ears. Unlike traditional, circular-shaped ear tips which don't fit properly in your oval-shaped ear canal, the S3m utilizes the patented Klipsch oval ear tip design making them virtually impossible to feel and perfect for long-term wear. Oval ear tips fit better, feel better and only Klipsch has them. The excellent seal gained from the oval ear tips allows the S3m to have superior noise isolating capabilities, blocking unwanted background noise from reaching your ears
Using the S3m's one-button remote and microphone, it is possible to: Answer/end calls, volume up/down. play/pause and track forward/track back
Three pairs of different-sized oval ear tips
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Top Customer Reviews
Cons: Lows, accentuated highs, straight jack, no volume control, microphonics, price
Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 6/10
Design & Look: 6/10
Microphonics (higher ratings means lower cable noise): 6/10
Audio Quality: 7/10
My final Rating: 7/10
Packaging, accessories, box content, overall first impressions (look wise)
The packaging I received seemed to have been a pre-opened package, that had then been authorised by Klipsch and re-packaged. The packaging is quite flashy and you'll be able to see it on shop floors quite easily.
The accessories provided are sufficient for earphones of their price. You get a set of small, medium and large tips along with a small compact case.
I must say I was very sceptical about the case fitting the earphones, as it is extremely flat and doesn't look like it can contain anything inside it. However I was mistaken as the case fits the earphones and the tips comfortably. You just have to ensure the earphones are properly wound up, before they go into the case. It would have been nice that said, to have been provided with a little more selection of tips and some other accessories, like a shirt clip.
Overall first impressions:
Overall, my first impressions were positive as the overall package provided is more than adequate for the price paid. That said, I wasn't too confident on the wire of the earphones as they felt quite thin.
The build quality of the earphones seems very much like the S4's one, however there were a few things that stood out for me on the S3M's.Read more ›
The buds are comfortable to wear and don't pop out. Their marketing spiel is the oval-shaped buds result in a better in-ear fit. Without going into how valid that claim may be scientifically, my personal experience is that unlike other brands where buds pop out very often, this is not the case with Klipsch. The thin wires make it so that it doesn't drag down on the buds, despite having an inline mic.
The single-button for picking up calls, skipping tracks etc is a neat system that worked well with my Lumia phone. Very useful for operating with minimal hand interaction.
The wires ARE incredibly thin, at all joints and throughout the length of the headphones, and that might be a cause for concern for some. However, I've used these in very punishing usage: I travel often, and I usually just chuck these into my backpack without keeping them in carry pouch. Or tugged on them when it got underneath something. Or carry them in tight jeans' pockets (accidentally put them into the washing machine as well, once). Or, sometimes, I have a habit of chewing on the wires absent-mindedly while working. This pair took all of that beating without the headphones cutting out or getting damaged functionally.
If you're looking for a pair of headphones with mic / inline controls below £50, this is a highly recommended buy. Stay away only if you're the kind who like bass-heavy headphones.
The sound is...well, I bought them because I didn't want bass-heavy headphones, and these don't disappoint. But, depending on the song, the bass can be totally washed out or just about right. Having listened to a wide range of music, I've concluded that it depends on the quality of the digital music you're listening to - I've heard tunes from the 1960s and 1970s that sounded better than recent tunes.
The headphones at first didn't seem like they would stay in my ears for long. In fact, I thought they would fall out, but they never do. I've had a pair of AHG's that kept falling out of my ears, but this size is just right (I used the default earbud size). The microphone is nice and clear and allows me to walk around and do things hands free.
At first I couldn't quite understand how it would work if you were listening to music and answer the phone as there's only one button on it, but I've found you can answer calls and even dial calls using that one button. It would have been nice to have had a volume button as well but at the price, I can't complain.
The sound is down to personal preference, but if you want non-bassy earphones with a mic that is pretty straightforward to use, you can't go wrong with these.
I have some expensive Klipsch earbuds which are fantastic for sound quality and comfort, but I don't like to leave them in my coat pocket 'just in case' I want to use them when out and about. So I bought these as a cheap, no worry item. As you would expect, the sound isn't as good, but they are a fraction of the price, and certainly they are as good as any other earbuds I've had at this price. They aren't quite as comfortable as the more expensive ones, either, and they don't have volume controls, but good for the price, and I don't worry about losing them. The zip case they come with is good, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broken within a week. Persistant hiss/buzz through one ear piece.
Returned for refund. Never saw the money
these are the cheaper version of the set that I seem to have lost - very good but I should have got the exact replacementsPublished 5 months ago by Alexander Dickson
My new favourite buds. They fit comfortably and sound really clear. The isolation is great. I do go through lots of ear buds so will let you know how long they last.Published 7 months ago by sph
Tried many different budget brands but none with this sound and ear fit quality.Published 7 months ago by PVilarinho
I've purchased many Klipsch products before due to their brilliant sound quality at such low prices. The bass was punchy and vibrant with the mids and highs just right. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Louis Segal
These are really good, the sound seems to improve the longer you wear them. You hear a lot of detail in the music the bass is strong but may not be to everyone liking.Published 8 months ago by Jimbo S
Excellent product........Very good value...........prompt despatch / deliveryPublished 11 months ago by John B.
The controller is clearly a retro fit to the original earphone design. It's badly located by the time you've wrapped the cable around your ear. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mr. J