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Klipsch Image ONE

Portable on-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone

13 Reviews

Item # 714IMAGONE

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Our take on the Klipsch Image ONE

The Image One makes controlling your player and your music a snap. The plus and minus buttons let you adjust the volume up and down, while the middle button handles the rest. When listening to music, press the middle button once to play or pause your tunes, twice to skip forward a track and three times to skip back. For phone use, press the middle button once to answer and once to end the call. You can also use the middle button to take advantage of the voice control feature on the latest iPhone and iPod touch models. Just hold down the button and say your command.


Amazing Klipsch® sound you can take with you everywhere

If you love your music and the convenience of your iPod® or iPhone®, too, Klipsch made the Image One headphones just for you. These powerful yet lightweight 'phones pack a huge sonic punch, delivering your tunes with realism and clarity while offering an amazingly comfortable fit. Your music will sound detailed and natural, whether you're rocking out to a killer guitar riff or relaxing to a smooth jazz beat. Klipsch also designed the Image Ones in conjunction with Apple® to provide easy control of the music loaded on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad®.


Switch between your calls and music with ease

imageone_remote A three-button remote control built into the headphone cable lets you conveniently answer and end calls, control the volume of your calls or music, and pause, play, or skip through your songs. You can even take calls on your iPhone hands-free, thanks to an in-line microphone. The mic features echo cancellation that keeps your voice clear so you won't have to worry about surrounding noises drowning you out.

Hands-on or hands-off, you control the show

The Image One makes controlling your player and your music a snap. The plus and minus buttons let you adjust the volume up and down, while the middle button handles the rest. When listening to music, press the middle button once to play or pause your tunes, twice to skip forward a track and three times to skip back. For phone use, press the middle button once to answer and once to end the call. You can also use the middle button to take advantage of the voice control feature on the latest iPhone and iPod touch models. Just hold down the button and say your command.

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Comfort, good looks, and convenience

Each pivoting earcup features high-density memory foam wrapped with soft natural leather for hours of listening comfort. The earcups also create a tight seal to help minimize outside noise and enhance bass, so you can enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes. And since the noise reduction is passive, no batteries or active electronics are ever needed. These 'phones feature a stylish black and chrome finish and leather accents, including a cushioned, leather-covered headband. The durable, tangle-resistant cable prevents snarls while the supplied clothing clip helps keep it in place when you're on the move. The earcups even fold flat to fit nicely in the supplied case for storage and travel.

From the review Klipsch Image ONE portable headphones — no artificial color
"My demand of headphones, speakers, or audio component, is really quite simple — make what I'm listening to sound real. The very concept of "image" in sound equipment takes into account that we hear in three dimensions. That's tough to pull off when the space that's available is about a cubic inch between the driver and the ear. Klipsch gets kudos for accomplishing this with their Image ONE portable headphones."

— Marshall, Crutchfield A/V Writer

Product Highlights:

  • on-ear design
  • high-density memory foam ear cups for comfortable, long-term wear and passive noise isolation
  • 360° inline microphone for clear phone conversations
  • built-in 3-button remote control lets you answer and end calls, turn the volume up and down, and control music playback
  • music playback supported by all iPod models
  • remote control/microphone features supported by iPhone 3GS and 4, iPad, and most newer iPods (see chart in Hands-on Research for details)
  • dynamic moving coil micro speaker design
  • driver diameter: 40mm
  • frequency response: 16-23,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 110 dB
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • black finish with chrome and leather accents
  • leather covered headband and earcups
  • 56" straight cord with 3.5mm stereo mini plug
  • tangle-resistant cable design
  • includes airline adapter, clothing clip, mini-to-full size (1/4") plug adapter, and storage case
  • weight: 4.9 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Over-the-ear headphones (with in-line remote/mic and attached 56" cord terminated with 3.5mm connector)
  • 1/8"-to-1/4" Adapter
  • Airline adapter
  • Storage case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Klipsch brochure

Klipsch Image ONE Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)


TFS from PA on 4/15/2012

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Great product, exactly what I wanted

Pros: Good sound, good weight, comfortable

Cons: Not noise canceling, BUT I knew that.

Great headphones

Jon from Guntersville Al on 3/24/2012

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Comfortable ,and awesome sound! Very good price.



Klipsch Image One - Provides Pure Ear Candy

EddyEars from Charlotte on 3/11/2012

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These headphones are incredibly comfortable and provide clean, crisp, listening pleasure. Pure ear candy!

Pros: Comfortable, over-the-ear design, clear sound reproduction, easy controls allow for personal volume adjustment

Cons: None

Great sound & quality

Dave R. from E. Los Angeles, CA on 2/17/2012

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Compared these to Beats & Sennheiser. These headphones are hands down the best on the market for the price.

Pros: Great sound, comfortable to wear for extended period of time. iPhone / iPad controls are a nice addition. Love the carry case.

Cons: None so far.

Great Sound and Price

Matt M from Richmond VA on 1/24/2012

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I have only used ear buds until I purchased these, and unfortunately I wish I had purchased these much sooner. Although I do not have any other over the ear headphones to compare to, the richness of sound is so much better than any ear buds I have ever used. I purchased these based on the fact that the price seems right and I have had good success with other Klipsch products in the past. As I also use Apple products, the volume/controls on the cord are great as well. No problems with comfort either. I have worn these for up to 6 hours on an airline flight without really feeling like I need to remove them for anything other than listening to the stewardess. It's also cool that it comes with the dual prong adapter that only seems necessary on certain airplanes. The shell cary-case is also nice if you travel a lot.

Pros: Great sound compared to all ear buds I have tried, comfortable, very well integrated with Apple products, adapters and case make travel easier as well.

Cons: None that I have found yet after 2 months

Right for the money

bliz67 from Dallas TX on 10/20/2011

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Excellent product for the money. I just cant believe the bass response coming out of these things. I have to adjust the equalizer. Very clean clear sound but the bass is crazy. Hard to believe they where able to get that effect out of head phones. They fit very comfortably and look great. I bought them as a gift and am going to buy me some as well. Excellent phones for the money. Buy them you wont be sorry.



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DrJ from Florence, SC on 10/17/2011

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Outstanding value. Great sound and well packaged for travel.



Good Stuff!

PeteK from Rochester, ny on 10/14/2011

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After a number of years of using expensive earbud type headphones I decided to try these traditional style klipch units, high build quality and fantastic sound are what these are all about plus the controls work great with an ipod touch.



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EricJ from CT on 7/6/2011

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This replaced the AKG K390NC ear buds. They were less money but much better to use. They are light and the controls work great. Very good sound quality. Much better choice.



Amazing sound

zenewicz from Gibsonia, PA on 6/23/2011

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Great deep sound. Better even than what I expected.



Klipsch delivers on their promises big time!

Luke H. from Flagler Beach, Florida on 4/26/2011

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Yes, these things are expensive. But not only are you paying for quality sound, you're paying for a genuine Klipsch product. The sound quality is great, with powerful bass and crisp mids and highs. Details and nuances are easily picked out in songs. The 3 buttons actually control iPod Touches and iPhones better than Apple's ear buds (more functions, without need for voice control). The cushions are incredibly comfortable, and allow you to listen to the headphones with limited ear fatigue for hours on end. The cords are also designed to tolerate moderate stress (getting caught on clothing, objects, pulling, etc.) Warning: These things are powerful! They pump. So don't turn them up too loud or you can actually damage your hearing. Overall, awesome headphones! I would definitely recommend them to others. PS, the included semi-hard case is a great addition which makes travel on airplanes, buses, car rides, etc., much less stressful. Definitely a great buy. Purchase and enjoy. You won't regret it!



Good Headphone Good Price

AceManFan from Las Vegas, NV on 4/5/2011

The Image One's sound awesome. I work in a cubicle and spend hours on my iPhone. These sound great for music. Great highs and lows. Best of all though, the 3 button mic works great. I never get any comments that people can't hear me and I can hear everyone i speak to crystal clear. If I wear them all day long the pressure on my ears will hurt a little, but, this has happened with EVERY pair of over ear headphones that i have tried. I like the Klipsch Image One's best because they look cool and sound better than the rest I have tried. I swear that I have heard things in songs that I have never heard before listening thru the Image One's. If you want quality, sound, look, build...Klipsch Image One is the way to go.



Klipsch Rocks!

Happy Consumer from Los Angeles, CA on 4/5/2011

Klipsch has always been well known for making awesome speakers. This is their first jump into the over-ear headphone arena as far as I can see and these bad boys really rock. Right out of the box i was impressed with the look and feel of the Image One's. They feel like quality product and the leather feeling cups (not sure if it is real leather) look killer. I also dig the carrying case. Most important---- They Sound Awesome!!!!! Big Bass but not too much. Clear highs, but not so exaggerated that my ears bleed. Most of all, they sound more like live music and less like headphones. I have had a few other over ear headphones in the past. These Klipsch Images One's are #1 on my list.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type ---
Earcup Width x Height 2.5625" x 3.0625"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 16-23,000 Hz
Sensitivity 110 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 4.878 ounces
Cord Length 56"
1/4-inch Adapter Included Yes
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Klipsch Image ONE stereo headphones bring high-performance Klipsch sound to those who prefer an over-the-ear headphone design. The Klipsch Image ONE features an Apple-based mic and three-button remote for taking calls and controlling music on select Apple iPods, iPhones, or iPads.

40mm Driver: The Image ONE stereo headphones cover a wide frequency range with accurate detail and delivers strikingly realistic sound with a moving coil 40mm dynamic speaker.

Passive Noise Cancellation: Each lightweight, pivoting ear cup features premium leather and a special high-density memory foam for hours of listening pleasure and superior passive noise-cancellation, which blocks out ambient noise and provides enhanced bass. And unlike active noise-cancelling headphone designs, the Image One does not require batteries. Just plug them into any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and you are ready to enjoy your music.

Adjustable Headband: The adjustable leather headband provides a comfortable custom fit.

Built-in Mic/Remote: The Image ONE over-the-ear stereo headphones feature an Apple-based mic and three-button remote system for taking calls and controlling music on your compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The mic and remote functionality support select Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The integrated remote and mic are positioned at the cable yoke (where the two cables meet at chest level) to create a more natural feel when answering calls and controlling music.

  • Built-in Mic: The built-in mic supports the voice control feature of your compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Its also compatible with VOIP, Skype, iChat, and audio recording applications. The mic is a highly intelligible 360-degree design with echo cancellation, so your voice will be heard crystal clear without having to talk down or directly into it.
  • Inline Remote: The inline 3-button remote control lets you answer and end calls, turn the volume up and down, and control music playback (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Skip) from your compatible iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

Apple Compatibility Chart: The Klipsch Image ONE is compatible with the following Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad models (as of December 2010).

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Audio Playback Music Control Mic Phone Control
shuffle 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y Y N N
4th Y Y N N
dock connector 3rd Y N N N
clickwheel/color screen 4th Y N N N
mini 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
video 5th Y N N N
classic 80GB Y N N N
120GB Y Y Y N
160GB Y Y Y N
iPod nano 1st Y N N N
2nd Y N N N
3rd Y N N N
4th Y Y Y N
5th Y Y Y N
6th Y Y Y N
iPod touch 1st Y N N N
2nd Y Y Y N
3rd Y Y Y N
4th Y Y Y N
iPhone 2G Y N N N
3G Y N N N
4 Y Y Y Y
iPad All Y Y Y N

Note: Requires latest iPod/iPhone software update. The remote and mic are supported by iPod nano (4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic (120/160GB), iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen), iPhone (3GS/4), and iPad; as well as MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro (2009  models). The remote (only) is also supported by the iPod shuffle (3rd/4th gen). Volume controls are not compatible with the iPhone (2G/3G). Audio is supported by all iPod models.

56" Headphone Cable: The Image ONE features thicker cable to help minimize unwanted tangling. The cable is also molded into the plug for improved strain relief. The headphone cable measures 56" in length.

3.5mm Connector: The Image ONE features a gold-plated, straight, male 3.5mm connector to connect to the headphone output of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

Included Adapters: The Image ONE includes a 1/8" to 1/4" for use with home components, and a 1/8" stereo to dual 1/8" mono mini-plug adapter for use on commercial airlines.

Folding Design: The ear cups fold flat for easy storage or travel.

Storage Case: The included storage/travel case is large enough to store and carry the Image ONE headphones with your iPod or iPhone.

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