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Klipsch Image S4i

Portable earbud headphones for iPhone®, iPod®, or iPad® (Black)

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Item # 714S4I

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Image S4i

Klipsch's Image S4i earbuds are a dramatic sound quality upgrade for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad — or any portable music player. These convenient in-ear headphones offer full control of the music loaded on your favorite Apple device. (See Hands-on Research for full compatibility info.) The tiny wide-range speakers in each earbud deliver dynamic detail and punchy bass. Your music will sound clear and natural, whether you're rocking out to a killer guitar riff or relaxing to a smooth jazz beat.

Klipsch's Image S4i earbuds are a dramatic sound quality upgrade for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad — or any portable music player. These convenient in-ear headphones offer full control of the music loaded on your favorite Apple device. (See Hands-on Research for full compatibility info.) The tiny wide-range speakers in each earbud deliver dynamic detail and punchy bass. Your music will sound clear and natural, whether you're rocking out to a killer guitar riff or relaxing to a smooth jazz beat.

Control your iPhone, iPod, or iPad with ease
A three-button remote control built into the cord lets you answer and end calls, control the volume of your calls or music, and pause, play, or skip through your songs. It also has a 360° microphone with echo cancellation, so your voice will come through clearly and you won't have to worry about any surrounding noises drowning you out.

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 S4is also feature angled housings for proper in-ear alignment that reduces strain on your ear canal. A compact, crush-resistant aluminum case provides safe storage for your earbuds.

Sound great, strong bass response.

Ken, Cincinnati, OH

What's in the Box:

  • In-ear headphones + microphone with 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

Product Highlights:

  • sound-isolating earbud design
  • 360° in-line 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
  • dynamic moving coil micro speaker in each earbud
  • frequency response: 10-19,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 110 dB
  • impedance: 18 ohms
  • piano black finish with silver accents
  • includes an assortment of soft washable ear gels for a comfortable fit
  • 51" straight cord with stereo mini plug
  • includes carry case
  • weight: 0.42 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
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

Features

Overview: The Klipsch Image S4i in-ear headset offers premium sound, a comfortable fit, and an in-line 3-button microphone with music/phone control (select Apple products). The Image S4i features an in-line advanced 3-button mic and remote system for full music and/or voice control on select Apple products. The 360° mic yields high intelligible phone calls. Its patented oval ear-tips offer unbeatable comfort, superior noise isolation, and amazing bass response. The in-ear headset uses durable cables with built-in strain relief.

Premium Sound: The Image S4i in-ear headphones + mic 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.

3-Button Mic and Remote System: Thanks to its advanced 3-button mic and remote system, which Klipsch designed in conjunction with Apple, the Image S4i is the first third-party headset to offer full control of your iPhone or iPod touch. The built-in 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).

Note: Its also compatible with VOIP, Skype, iChat, and audio recording applications.

360° Mic Design: Unlike other headsets, the S4i 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.

Apple Compatibility Chart: The Klipsch Image S4i is compatible with the following Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad models (as of 1/20/2012).

iPod Model Generation Tested Version Audio Output In-Line Remote In-Line Mic
3.5mm Connector Audio Playback Playback Controls Answer/End Call Voice Control Hands-Free Communication
Shuffle 1st n/a Y Y N N N N
2nd n/a Y Y N N N N
3rd n/a Y Y Y N N N
4th n/a Y Y Y N N N
dock connector 3rd 2.0.2 Y Y N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th 3.1.1 Y Y N N N N
mini 1st 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.4.1 Y Y N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y N N N N
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y N N N N
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y N N N N
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y N
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y N
6th 1.1 PC Y Y Y N Y N
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y N N N N
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y N
3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y N N N N
3G 4.2.1 Y Y N N N N
3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y
iPad 1 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N
2 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y N

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

Comfortable Fit: The Image S4i features angled housings for proper in-ear alignment. The Klipsch Image S4i's exclusive soft and flexible oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, providing comfortable long-term wear as well as producing a perfect acoustic seal. A good seal minimizes outside noise, also known as noise isolation (up to -16), and allows you to enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes. The Image S4i comes with three different sizes of washable single-flange ear tips (S/M/L) and one pair of dual-flange ear-tips.

51" Headphone Cable: The Image S4i in-ear headphones + mic 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 + mic 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 S4i features a shirt-clip to keep the in-line mic close to your chest when speaking.

Carrying Pouch: The Image S4i comes with a cloth "snap-tite" carrying pouch to store the headphones when not in use.

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Good fit, great sound

Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 12/21/2011 11:44:00 AM
Granted, this is a highly personal statement, but I found the Image S4i's to be some of the most comfortable in-ears I've tried recently. The angled earbuds slipped easily into my ears, and stayed in place. Since I would use these for on-the-go listening, I checked out mostly rock and electronica tracks (my preferred exercise music). The S4i's produced pretty convincing bass, and delivered plenty of detail. The sound felt closed-in, but for running or listening in a noisy environment, that's the type of sound field I like.
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