Pros strong bass, but in no way overpowering, crisp mid range, OK treble. gives a GREAT seal for me.
Cons the flimsy wire.
Summary the sound quality is just awesome for the price. controlled bass, and crisp midrange, but only has average treble.the only real complaint i have with these headphones are the wire. it is about a mm thick. it tangles like any $2 headphones. there isnt THAT MUCH sound from rubbing the wire. the wire does still have hope as the ends they enter places like the jack (place where most 'phones break) and the heaphones themselves. they include good stuff like 4 sets of eartips, a case, a clip and a carry case either the alloy (or stainless steel) or the material. i got the average material case and i think its great. it uses a metal clip thingy to close it, and a squeeze from either end opens it with one hand. the remote works great as well, but is a little long. the mic on it is great and still pics up youre voice.
i have small ears, and with the smallest eartips i get a GREAT seal, and i can hear almost nothing but the sound. it feels great in ear, and hey wont fall out, even when you actually want to take them out they fall out easily.
overall, i LOVE these headphones and hope to use them for a long time.
Pros Bass, Treble and Mid-Range sounds are excellent; Volume/Playback/Mic control unit isvery responsive; Noise cancelling quality is unbelievable.
Cons Earbud tips may take some time to make adjustments to get rid of the "air-pocket" feel to get the snug, secure noise cancelling fit. Tips may also feel slightly uncomfortable from time to time.
Summary Simply said, the pros outweigh the cons by a wide margin with respect to my review. I have been using earbud headphones, from the cheap to the expensive since the late 1990's, and I knew that there had to be some buds out there that had the perfect balance in terms of waht I was looking for - straight ahead, but rich sound quality with a truly comfortable fit. Please, please CNET members, at least give these earbuds a try. There is a good chance that you will not be disappointed!
"Incredible sound"on by Cambrey
Pros Sound quality
tight, powerful bass without being boomy
Cons none really...cord is a little thin
Summary These things are simply awesome. Going to these from anything inferior with make you want to listen to every song in your collection again to hear everything you've been missing.
They fit my ears so comfortably that they seem to disappear and the seal blocks out an amazing amount of external sound.
The cord is thin and light so they don't tug on earbuds, but it comes at the cost of long term durability. I'm on my second pair now (to be fair my old ones only went out after one of my kids bit into them and exposed the wire...dang kids...can't have nice stuff :) ). They held up just fine though workouts and mowing and yard work, so don't think they are fragile.
I've tried many different styles of earbuds because I tend to be a little picky about sound quality. I've tried the Shure 110's, Beats Tours, stuff from skull candy, Sony, Sennheiser...and nothing has come close to providing the same quality of sound as the Klipsch s4i's. The irony is that these are much less expensive than the Shures and the Beats, and easily outperform them. Talk about a bargain!
If you like in ear headphones, get these. You won't be disappointed.
"Amazing Isolation"on by prl67
Pros Sound Isolation, sound quality.
Cons Cheap feeling wire and "OK" base (compared to Diddy Beats).
Summary Back Story:
I have a pair of Diddy Beats (that are PHENOMENAL!) but the left earbud's sound started to fade, so I had
to sent them back and need something to hold me over while there gone. After much research (thank goodness for google) I found these. I was a little hesitant because of somewhat mixed reviews, but Apple has a program in their store where u can buy them, try them, and if you don't like them you can return them for full price, so i said, why not?
I was very happily surprised with these. The main the I was looking for was sound Isolation and they are PERFECT! I don't even have to turn it half way up, to block out all other noise. The only their, it's somewhat lacking is base. I listen to ALL different types of music, from ADELE to Fabolous, and the base is good but Diddy Beats are a lot better, but for $50 cheaper, it's a fair compromise.
All in All:
They are definitely worth the money, and are perfect for my original purpose!
Pros Great fit in my ear canal, very snug and secure. The volume control/remote for the ipod is cool.
Cons cheap, thin wiring. when exercising, the acoustic sound of the cable bouncing off my chest was audible through the headphones. The microphone for phone calls was unimpressive. speaking was delayed to the users on the other end of the phone.
Summary I have a pair of sony's that I paid $25 for 3 years ago. When I got the Klipsch pair home, I did a side-by-side comparison, and the sony's won. The bass on the Klipsch was just a tad weaker than the sony's, and the highs were a bit thin compared to the sony's. Other than that, they sounded pretty much the same. So, I returned them to the store and banked $90.