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Klipsch Image S4A

Portable earbud headphones for Android™ cell phones

7 Reviews

Item # 714S4A

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Our take on the Klipsch Image S4A

A perfect blend of sound quality and control
Klipsch Image S4A in-ear headphones put you in charge of the tunes and phone calls on your favorite Android™ mobile device. Each lightweight-yet-powerful earbud features a dynamic moving coil micro speaker inside that delivers crisp detailed highs and deep punchy bass. Your music will sound clear and natural, whether you're rocking out to a killer guitar riff or relaxing to smooth jazz.

A perfect blend of sound quality and control
Klipsch Image S4A in-ear headphones put you in charge of the tunes and phone calls on your favorite Android™ mobile device. Each lightweight-yet-powerful earbud features a dynamic moving coil micro speaker inside that delivers crisp detailed highs and deep punchy bass. Your music will sound clear and natural, whether you're rocking out to a killer guitar riff or relaxing to smooth jazz.

Control your Android with ease
When you download the free Klipsch Android Control app to your phone, you can use the push-button control built into the headphone's cord to answer and end calls, change the volume of your calls or music, pause, play, or skip through your songs, and more. The S4A's built-in microphone ensures your voice comes through loud and clear for convenient, hands-free conversations.

Patented earbud design for super-comfortable listening
Klipsch's patented oval-shaped ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, providing better comfort and sound isolation than conventional circular-shaped ear tips. The soft ear gels also create a tight seal to help minimize outside noise, so you can enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes. Four sizes of ear tips are included to help ensure a good fit with your ears. The S4As also feature angled housings for proper in-ear alignment that reduces strain on your ear canal. A soft zippered carry case provides convenient storage for your earbuds.

Product Highlights:

  • sound-isolating earbud design
  • in-line microphone for clear phone conversations
  • built-in remote control lets you answer and end calls, mute the microphone, redial, turn the volume up and down, and control music playback
  • voice search and voice command capability
  • requires free Klipsch Control Android App to operate phone
  • compatible with devices running Android 2.1 or later
  • dynamic moving coil micro speaker in each earbud
  • frequency response: 10-19,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 110 dB
  • impedance: 18 ohms
  • includes an assortment of patented oval ear tips for a comfortable fit
  • 51" straight cord with stereo mini plug
  • includes soft carrying pouch and a clothing clip
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Simply put the best Earbud headphones I have ever listened to.

ShawnB, Oxon Hill,MD

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones with in-line remote/microphone (attached 51" cord terminated by a male 3.5mm connector)
  • 3 Pair of silicon single-flange ear-pieces (S/M/L)
  • 1 Pair of silicon dual-flange ear-pieces
  • Shirt-clip
  • Soft carrying pouch
  • Owner's Manual

Klipsch Image S4A Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)


Michael from Beavercreek, OH on 3/19/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tried a few different brands of 'on-ear' headphones, but couldn't find a pair that felt comfortable for hours. Decided to go with the Klipsch Image S4A to replace a previous pair of white earbuds. Love the fit and I am really happy about the Android controls. These are pretty good at cancelling out the noise of an airplane...which is FANTASTIC!! I would highly recommend!!

Pros: Sound, fit, and controls.


Best Earbud Headphones

ShawnB from Oxon Hill,MD on 3/14/2012

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Simply put the best Earbud headphones I have ever listened to.

Pros: Perfect highs,mids and lows. Bass not too overwhelming, highs not too peircing and mids just right. It all comes together for incredible sound.

Cons: Had to replace earbud cushions none of the 3 sizes fit just right. I highly recommend buying Comply headphone cushions it makes the sound of the earbuds even better.

excellent product

cajun man from lafayette on 2/29/2012

they where great. nice sound all-round, they fit my ear good did not fall out once even when I'm running . the only con i have if the cable was stronger they might lasted 5 washes rather then 3 washes. i m going to bye another pair again



excellent sound & value but one hangup...

PatO from montebello, ca on 2/11/2012

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Great design and outstanding in sound. Kind of unusual fit if your not used to placing it tightly in your ear but once its in the sound is crisp, bass is tight and clean and reproduction is accurate. Tried several from other big brands (Bose, Beats, etc) but these are hard to beat in value. Case is much better than the one for the iPhone. Multiple eartips guarantee fit for almost everyone. Only complaint would be with klipsch control app because with my phone (Droid3) the volume would keep cycling even though I pressed the control button correctly. Other times it would not function at all. Sounds like an app issue. Microphone well positioned and at least from feedback, sounds great on the other end. Would definitely buy again in an instant and yes I already bought another one!

Pros: Clean accurate sound, great fit, stylish

Cons: Button control issue

Buds Did Not Fit In My Ears

RDB from Annandale, VA on 1/11/2012

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Unfortunately, none of the ear tips allowed the buds to fit snuggly in my ears. So for me, this headset was not useful. I wish I had returned them, but I think I am out of the 60 day period. Perhaps I will try the Comply Foam tips that one of the reviewers suggested.



Very nice Headphones

Bill H from Hobbs, NM on 11/1/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After getting a new AT&T Galaxy S 2, I was looking for a good set of in ear headphones that would be compatible with my phone. After researching where ever I could and then talking to two different Crutchfield advisors, I decided to try the S4a's. They came in and I installed the free Klipsch app and they work like they are supposed to with my phone. Some people are having problems with the controls on Sprints version of the Galaxy S2 however it worked fine with my AT&T version. I tried them first with the silcone earpieces that came on the headphones and listened to music for about 30 minutes and they were OK but not great. In another review of headphones, the reviewer was very high on Comply Foam Tips and I had ordered some. These tips made a HUGE difference in the sound of the headphones. These are the most comfortable tips I have ever worn and make the Klipsch S4a really come alive. Very happy with the headphones. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars was because of the silcone ear tips. Get the headphones and the Comply Foam Tips and you will have a very good set of in ear headphones that works with your phone.

Pros: Very good looking product and not overpriced. Works with my AT&T Galaxy S II.

Cons: The silicone ear pieces didn't fit me well.

Awesome and Flexable

Tomc1944 from Sun City Center, Fl on 10/17/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just got the S4A's and they are "awesome". Have been waiting to get the S4's but wanted them to work on my android HTC inspire hd and I can tell you they really work well. The Klipsch app that works with them is easy to use and gives alot of flexibility to the headphones. They sound fantastic and were well worth the wait.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Fit Style In-ear/Earbud
Earcup Type ---
Earcup Width x Height 0.4375" x 0.4375"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control ---
Lightning Connector No
Android Control ---
Frequency Response 10-19,000 Hz
Sensitivity 110 dB
Impedance 18 Ohms
Weight 0.42 ounces
Cord Length 51"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The Klipsch Image S4A in-ear headphones have been designed specifically for Android. The Image S4A headphones merge the functionality of your Android smarpthone with the sound of Klipsch. Compatible with devices running Android 2.1 or later, the S4A headphone offers push-button control for music and calls when you download the free Klipsch Control App (from the Android Market). The Klipsch Image S4A in-ear headset offers premium sound for your music, a comfortable fit for your ears, and control for your compatible Android smarpthone.

Note: The Klispch Image S4A headphones require an Android mobile device (2.1 or later) with the free Klispch Control App from the Android Market.

Premium Sound: The Image S4A in-ear headphones deliver realistic sound through the use of a single, moving coil micro-driver (or mini-speaker) per channel. These drivers cover a wide frequency range (10Hz-19kHz) with dynamic detail.

360° Mic Design: Unlike other headsets, the S4A positions its mic and remote at the cable yoke to create a more natural feel when answering calls and controlling music. The mic is a highly intelligible 360° design with echo cancellation, so you will be heard crystal clear and will not have to worry about the external noise around you.

Comfortable Fit: The Image S4A features angled housings for proper in-ear alignment. The Klipsch Image S4A's exclusive soft and flexible oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, providing comfortable long-term wear. The Image S4A comes with three different sizes of washable single-flange ear tips (S/M/L) and one pair of dual-flange ear-tips.

Noise Isolation: The included ear tips provide a perfect acoustic seal that minimizes outside noise, also known as noise isolation (up to -16dB), and allows you to enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes.

Android Control: The Klipsch Control app offers control of your Android smartphone's music and calls using the Image S4A headphones. Simply download the Klipsch Control App for Android on to your compatible Android smartphone (2.1 or later) from the online Android Market for free. Once the app is downloaded to your Android smartphone, the Klipsch S4A headphones offer the following music, phone, and voice control.

  • Music Control: Play/Pause, Track forward/backward, Volume up/down
  • Phone Control: Answer/End calls, Mute microphone (not compatible with all devices), Redial
  • Voice Control: Voice search, Voice command

Note: The following music apps have been tested and compatibility confirmed: Google Music, Amazon MP3, Pandora,, Slacker (as of 12/30/2011, list subject to change).

Incompatibility Note: Due to software conflicts, the Klipsch Control app is not fully compatible with select Samsung phones (Galaxy S II family, Epic, 4G Touch, Captivate). The Klipsch S4A headset only supports voice control, call 'Answer' and 'End' functionality for these mobile devices. Klipsch continues to work on an update to allow full functionality on these devices.

51" Headphone Cable: The Image S4A in-ear headphones features a durable 51" headphone cable with built-in strain relief. The headphone cable has an adjustable cable-slider to prevent tangling.

Gold-Plated Connector: The Klipsch in-ear headphones features a gold-plated, straight, male 3.5mm connector, so it works with any portable device that features a standard 3.5mm headphone output.

Shirt-Clip: The S4A features a shirt-clip to keep the in-line mic close to your chest when speaking.

Carrying Pouch: The Image S4A comes with a cloth "snap-tite" carrying pouch to store the headphones when not in use.

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