"Excellent Buds for the money."4.0 starson by SebHurtado
Pros: -Crisp clear sound
-well balanced sound
-easy to use controls for phone
Cons: -cord is a bit thin
-feel a bit flimsy
Summary: As an audio engineer I have used many different headphones. With that I can say that there is no one set of in ear headphones that will make everyone happy. Sound quality to an extent is very subjective.
I was very happy with these, particularly the bang for the buck. I prefer clear, punchy bass. There could be a bit more bass, but a part of that problem is the output from the iphone. Bass is deep and clear. One thing I like about these over the bose set, is that i can easily differentiate between low instruments. I can distinctively hear the difference between a bass guitar a kick drum. To me, the bose low end, is a bit boomy. Most low end frequencies just meld together to form one sound. This isnt a bad thing when listening to hip hop or dance music, but when listening to jazz or funk, I like to hear every instrument.
They don'tt quite measure up Shure ear phones, but for the money you cant beat the S4i's. Shure clarity does have its downfalls however. Because mp3's are so compressed, Shure's clarity and transparency makes the listening experience less enjoyable. When I am listening to music on my personal time, I do not want to be critiquing sound quality. The S4i's I feel have just the right amount of coloration creating a very pleasurable listening experience.
You also can't overlook the fact that these were designed specifically for the iphones. The controls are easy to use, and you don't need to worry about having to pull your phone out of your pocket to control what you are listening to.
If you have an iphone I highly recommend the Klipsch S4i. Extremely comfortable, easy controls, and great sound across all frequencies.