Klipsch S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones

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Klipsch S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones
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Not a fan personally. I bought two sets. My understanding was they were not optimized for push button with android. Turns out it is worse than that, when using it with android devices the sound output was lack luster, and even at max volume it was lower than a $5 set of gas station buds.

While the sound was great on the ipod, one of the buds died after 2 weeks, maybe 4 uses.

I would stay away.

[MOD: Sorry for the problems. Did you contact Klipsch. They have a 2 year warranty. ]

Android users beware! Headphones that advertise iPhone controls ONLY receive full functionality with iOS devices. Apple uses a different electrical configuration, and without an adapter, these will just be dumb headphones.

Check out these comments from when these were offered in November and pretty good reviews over at cowboom.com

I don’t have this particular model, but I have the android compatible S4s (not the rugged ones, but essentially the same guts)and the sound is very good, probably the primary attraction. Volume is perhaps a little lackluster, but isolation is very good. I would describe the sound as warm but not over-saturated. The highs are accurate but perhaps lacking definition somewhat, bass is very good but not overwhelming. The included silicone tips are asymmetrical and very comfortable on my model. Mine have been sturdy enough as it is, and I rarely worry about them beyond the ever present worry I may lose a silicone tip. Compared to my UE600s (which have balanced armature drivers, so this is kinda comparing apples to oranges) they definitely have superior bass and better definition at higher volumes, but less overall definition at average volumes (around 50% on a cowon J3)

Have 3 grandd kyac kids and bought all of them a pair.And me a pair…they work fine and have almost 4 months , use on boat, bicycle, jet ski, and kyack

These ear buds have not worked correctly since the day I bought them. One side rarely works properly. Maybe I got a bad set…I don’t know. What I do know is they suck and I regret buying them!

I bought these on Woot late last year. Had them about 5 months now. They’ve seen light use on an iPhone 5, mostly for audiobooks.

No complaints. Sound quality and build quality are good. I think they look stylish. The big buttons are a godsend for when I’m walking outside or inside and have to pause my audiobook to talk to people. (I get interrupted a lot when listening to audiobooks.)

Also used them on a few flights, worked well on the plane and traveled well.

I bought these back in Oct/Nov on Woot. Really like them. They fit well and stay sealed nicely. I like the cord and controls, the the cord does not tangle up nearly as easy as regular wires. I recommend—good price.

Yes, these are designed for i- Apple products. Per the Klipsch site:

The Image S4i Rugged’s audio works with virtually any device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack; however, the mic and three-button remote support select Apple products.

Have had these for 1+ yr now and they have held up great. Great for daily commute, they sound great and keep out the sounds of my fellow passengers. Also hold up great on long, sweaty runs. Had the non-rugged Klipschs and while great ear buds, they just didn’t hold up all that well.

Anyone know if the buttons will work w/ a iPod shuffle?

There’s a link to the Apple Compatibility list in the Features. Looks like iPod shuffle (3rd, 4th generation) are a go.

Thnx. Ever think of starting a 12 step program for wootaholics?

Egads, never! I wuv each and every one of you.

They’ve got better sound (bass especially) than the ones that come with iDevices or than the Apple $99 ones. Isolation is pretty good, with 4 sizes of earbuds, you can find one that fits. No problems so far.

Does anyone know how these compare to the Image S4’s and also the Image S4 II? My original S4’s broke over the weekend and I’m trying to decide between these and the S4 II’s ($38 on Amazon.)

They broke how they always break for me: the wires in the cord at the plug broke. I’d like to see a picture of plug end on one of these rugged ones, but I can’t find one.

I’m sorry, but no. I had a pair of these and tried to use them for running and they come out as soon as you get the least bit sweaty. The reason is that huge, heavy volume & play controller, which bounces around and slowly yanks the buds out of your ears. These are the worst for running.