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Klipsch S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones

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Klipsch S4i Rugged In-Ear Headphones
Price: $29.99 - 34.99
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bmrbill


quality posts: 138 Private Messages bmrbill

Good customer reviews over at Crutchfield.

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3695 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

lifehacker.com named these one of their five best earbuds

woncoolone


quality posts: 906 Private Messages woncoolone

tradergeorge


quality posts: 14 Private Messages tradergeorge

Being an old time "audiophile" (chuckle), I had a lot of respect for the Klipsch brand. I had not bought anything from them for quite a few years until recently I bought a pair of earbuds from some sale. It may have been a WOOT, but I could not swear to it.

Long story short, they were horrible, among the worst I have ever used, and I consider myself quite a headphone geek...They were very tinny, and had almost no bass...Even hooking them to a quality headphone amp did not help.

I would like to be able to trust this brand again, but I will have to read a lot of positive reviews first.

dtherio


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dtherio

Anyone know how long the cable is? It wasn't listed in the specs.

Thank you.

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blockschip


quality posts: 1 Private Messages blockschip

I've had a pair of S4i's for several years now. They are a great little pair that I can just slip in my pocket whenever I have to take the train or I go skiing or biking. I've tried a number of earbuds over the years, and I always come back to these. They are by far the most comfortable in my ears.

mahhkk


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mahhkk

I've had a regular pair of S4i headphones for a few years and a year or two ago I got one of these "rugged" pairs for running. I don't ever use them for running though, because the in-line remote is absolutely gigantic.

I cannot overstate how large that thing is - it is way bigger than it appears in photos. When running the remote flops around so much it would often yank the buds out of my ears.

The sound quality is pretty great, but just be aware that you'll have a giant rectangle of plastic weighing down the cord at all times.

toadfish63


quality posts: 2 Private Messages toadfish63

I bought a pair of these last year and I like them okay fine. Sound is good and they block out other sound really well. I use the while riding on my tractor mowing and walking my dog. The volume buttons/play/pause are a bit large and do not work with my Samsung S5. The cord does not tangle at all. Overall a very sturdy durable pair of headphones that I like.

TTM77


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TTM77
mahhkk wrote:I've had a regular pair of S4i headphones for a few years and a year or two ago I got one of these "rugged" pairs for running. I don't ever use them for running though, because the in-line remote is absolutely gigantic.

I cannot overstate how large that thing is - it is way bigger than it appears in photos. When running the remote flops around so much it would often yank the buds out of my ears.

The sound quality is pretty great, but just be aware that you'll have a giant rectangle of plastic weighing down the cord at all times.



Thanks. Thats what i wanted to make sure. I see the design and had a feeling it's bulky for activities. Another is the bass. Most cheap ones have next to no bass.

qualls07


quality posts: 1 Private Messages qualls07

Anyone know how these compare to the basic iphone earbuds?

chrisstefan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chrisstefan

Not only are these fantastic earbuds, but Klipsch backs their product up with a no hassle replacement for the duration of the warranty. My last pair of s4i had a problem, and they shipped me R6i as a replacement.

col920


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qualls07 wrote:Anyone know how these compare to the basic iphone earbuds?



Much better than iPhone earbuds, night and day

chrisstefan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages chrisstefan
qualls07 wrote:Anyone know how these compare to the basic iphone earbuds?



There is no comparison. These are 1000% better than stock buds.

tunafish9943


quality posts: 3 Private Messages tunafish9943
dtherio wrote:Anyone know how long the cable is? It wasn't listed in the specs.

Thank you.



Not sure on exact length, but the cable seems to be longer than other headphones cables. I wear these to lift weights, attached to my phone in my pocket, which leaves enough slack for the cable to wrap around the phone a couple of times, and travel through my shirt to my ears. Also, I'm 6'6", so it is a lot of distance from pocket to chest.

TomAssBender


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TomAssBender

If you plan on moving at all while wearing these, I would advise against them. The in-line remote is HUGE (way larger than it needs to be), and as a result, very heavy. Even while using the wire clip they provide (which is flimsy and very easy to lose), the remote tugs the buds out of your ears.

I tried running with these and it was a disaster. Even just walking during my normal commute required me to re-position the buds back in my ear frequently.

agingdragqueen


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dtherio wrote:Anyone know how long the cable is? It wasn't listed in the specs.

Thank you.



I am told they are about 55 inches.


arctic5891


quality posts: 0 Private Messages arctic5891

Anyone know if these could be used as a headset on a PS4? Looking for something basic to mic with friends and possibly run the full game audio through...without dropping a ton of money on a big headset.

And speaking to the basic S4's, I got a pair a few years ago and love them. I don't listen to bass-heavy music, but the clarity for an earbud, especially at this price, makes it a good buy in my mind.

jarch3r


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jarch3r

I've had difficulty finding headphones that are comfortable while running. Can anyone recommend something?

PimPong


quality posts: 0 Private Messages PimPong
jarch3r wrote:I've had difficulty finding headphones that are comfortable while running. Can anyone recommend something?



First off, these are worth the price just for the sound quality, even if you don't ever run with them.

Now, I am in the same boat in not being able to find a good pair of ear-buds to stay in while running. I have successfully used these for running but with Comply Foam Tips. The foam tips made these headphones stay in nicely, which I could not achieve with what I got out of the box (I tried the around the ear set-up from the instructions, but it only helped marginally). However, I was not comfortable with the foam tips being shoved in so far, so I reverted to using some simple and cheap around-the-ear Sony and Phillips models (not ear-buds) for running. And I use the Klipsch pair for commuting, while concealing the gigantic control button, of course!

greyrockone


quality posts: 0 Private Messages greyrockone

Thanks! that is enough for me to decide NO!

tradergeorge wrote:Being an old time "audiophile" (chuckle), I had a lot of respect for the Klipsch brand. I had not bought anything from them for quite a few years until recently I bought a pair of earbuds from some sale. It may have been a WOOT, but I could not swear to it.










Long story short, they were horrible, among the worst I have ever used, and I consider myself quite a headphone geek...They were very tinny, and had almost no bass...Even hooking them to a quality headphone amp did not help.

I would like to be able to trust this brand again, but I will have to read a lot of positive reviews first.




Jeembo


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Jeembo

I had a pair of these.. one of the buds went out after about 3 months. Sound was alright, but not really anything special. I'm much happier with my Sennheiser CX300II buds, which are actually cheaper on Amazon (though they don't have a mic).

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-II-Precision-Enhanced-Earbuds/dp/B001EZYMF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409760576&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+cx300

markstaben


quality posts: 0 Private Messages markstaben

I bought a pair of these on woot a while back and my experience is exactly the same as Tradergeorge: they are horrible. Seeing some of the positive reviews here makes me wonder if I somehow got a lemon set of earbuds...

But if they are representative of this product, I wouldn't pay $5 for another pair. I have pair of sennheiser MM30i's that are FAR superior, and the apple earbuds that come stock with any new device deliver much richer sound.

jbraunonline


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jbraunonline

If you have an issue with these, or any 'in ear' buds, falling out of your ear while running or moving around, just wrap them around the back of your ear. Basically insert them upside down. I have this same pair, except they are not the 'active' ones and when I use this trick, they will not fall out no matter how hard you move around. Doing this will also move the three button remote up a couple inches which puts it in a easier place to use (IMO). Give it a try but remember, YMMV.

x98otto1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages x98otto1
jarch3r wrote:I've had difficulty finding headphones that are comfortable while running. Can anyone recommend something?



My fave is an around the ear style ear bud, where the bud is attached to a little plastic "hoop" that fits around the ear. I hate how it feels to have buds jammed in my ear, and I hate how buds often fall out due to me not liking them there in the first place. I have a pair by Sony that does a pretty good job. These might be them...

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-AS20J-Active-Headphones-Hangers/dp/B0015AHRFK/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409762831&sr=1-8&keywords=around+the+ear+headphones

Scooter32401


quality posts: 7 Private Messages Scooter32401

I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but the "i" designates iPhone, as in these are the iPhone version of the headphones. I use mine on an Android phone so only the Play/Pause button functions. As others have mentioned, the remote is large, but I am able to run with them by looping the cord over top of my ears so the weight doesn't pull on the earbuds directly. I also replace the standard rubber tip with a three-flange model from Amazon that makes them seal and sound much better. All-in-all good headphones for the price, being weather-rpoof is an added bonus.

jarch3r


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jarch3r
x98otto1 wrote:My fave is an around the ear style ear bud, where the bud is attached to a little plastic "hoop" that fits around the ear. I hate how it feels to have buds jammed in my ear, and I hate how buds often fall out due to me not liking them there in the first place. I have a pair by Sony that does a pretty good job. These might be them...

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-AS20J-Active-Headphones-Hangers/dp/B0015AHRFK/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409762831&sr=1-8&keywords=around+the+ear+headphones


Thank you everyone for your responses. I decided to give this pair a try, as I don't care much for in ear headphones when I am sweating.

andysexton


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Jeembo wrote:I had a pair of these.. one of the buds went out after about 3 months. Sound was alright, but not really anything special. I'm much happier with my Sennheiser CX300II buds, which are actually cheaper on Amazon (though they don't have a mic).



Just an FYI, but Klipsch is great on warranties. Contact them via the website, and as long as they're still covered, they are very good about sending a new pair out (I didn't even have to return my broken ones).

I think these are 2 year warranties, and I had a pair go out about a month before the warranty ran out. Easy replacement.

For me, I've yet to find anything that compares with the Klipsch comfort at anywhere near the sound quality. These aren't exactly $300 IEMs, but they're good and fit me very well (YMMV, as ears differ).

brawlin99


quality posts: 0 Private Messages brawlin99

I bought these the last time around a few weeks ago, so far they are great. And yes, you do need to read the instructions regarding the sport fit...they work and stay in just fine that way during my long bike rides. I would recommend them...great sound, and I actually like the remote pad, at least for biking. Hold the play button down if you have an iphone, and you get Siri access. good for quick text responses on the fly.

sheck1968


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sheck1968

spec sheet says about 55inches...

dtherio wrote:Anyone know how long the cable is? It wasn't listed in the specs.

Thank you.



spiek


quality posts: 3 Private Messages spiek

Bass from earbuds? Your ears are better served with something that doesn't hammer them into submission. Ensure these are fitted correctly and they'll have plenty of bass.

Other than the Twix-sized controller, these are great headphones.

jc283


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jc283

I bought these from a previous sale to replace a lost pair of cheap earbuds used mainly while working out. So far, I've worn them for about everything - weight lifting, Olympic lifts, plyometrics, jogging, etc.

The good: they sound better than the usual cheap pair I buy, but not amazing. EQ settings needs decent bass boost to round out the sound. The overall construction of the earbuds themselves appear solid. The color choices are nice to distinguish from others.

The bad: I cannot get them to stay in my ears during exercise if worn on the correct ear. Any type of jarring loosens them right away. The fix has been to reverse the earbuds, but this has lead to the backside of the earbud pushing on my ear, which leads to soreness. In fairness, I do have big ears (always have to use the largest earbud piece), but I've never had to reverse a pair to keep them from falling out. Second, the remote is ginormous and not as "rugged" as I would hope. The play/pause button is already malfunctioning and does not "click" when pressed. I would guess that it broke during a work out. I can get it to still function, but I have to press the button pretty firm to do so.

Side note: after an email to Klipsch to ask what I could do to correct the poor fitment issue, they sent a replacement set of another model of earbuds no questions asked. Awesome customer service. The replacement set does fit better, but I still have to reverse the earbuds to keep them firmly in my ear during certain exercises.

andysexton


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jc283 wrote:I bought these from a previous sale to replace a lost pair of cheap earbuds used mainly while working out. So far, I've worn them for about everything - weight lifting, Olympic lifts, plyometrics, jogging, etc.

The good: they sound better than the usual cheap pair I buy, but not amazing. EQ settings needs decent bass boost to round out the sound. The overall construction of the earbuds themselves appear solid. The color choices are nice to distinguish from others.

The bad: I cannot get them to stay in my ears during exercise if worn on the correct ear. Any type of jarring loosens them right away. The fix has been to reverse the earbuds, but this has lead to the backside of the earbud pushing on my ear, which leads to soreness. In fairness, I do have big ears (always have to use the largest earbud piece), but I've never had to reverse a pair to keep them from falling out. Second, the remote is ginormous and not as "rugged" as I would hope. The play/pause button is already malfunctioning and does not "click" when pressed. I would guess that it broke during a work out. I can get it to still function, but I have to press the button pretty firm to do so.

Side note: after an email to Klipsch to ask what I could do to correct the poor fitment issue, they sent a replacement set of another model of earbuds no questions asked. Awesome customer service. The replacement set does fit better, but I still have to reverse the earbuds to keep them firmly in my ear during certain exercises.



I've always worn my Klipsch upside down to fit my ears. But that works well with the wire looped over the ear to make them stay on and reduce the cable noise. And even inserted like this, they're the most comfortable IEMs I've found for my ears (again, YMMV).

I don't wear them in opposite ears, though. So maybe you can try them upside down (wire pointing forward and slightly up).

rogershsv


quality posts: 1 Private Messages rogershsv
tradergeorge wrote:Being an old time "audiophile" (chuckle), I had a lot of respect for the Klipsch brand. I had not bought anything from them for quite a few years until recently I bought a pair of earbuds from some sale. It may have been a WOOT, but I could not swear to it.

Long story short, they were horrible, among the worst I have ever used, and I consider myself quite a headphone geek...They were very tinny, and had almost no bass...Even hooking them to a quality headphone amp did not help.

I would like to be able to trust this brand again, but I will have to read a lot of positive reviews first.


tradergeorge, the tinny sound with lack of bass fits what I've encountered when I fail to get the right size tip with IEMs and thus fail to get a good seal. Without a good seal between the tip and the inside of your ear canal, you will not get the proper sound...

ronstell


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ronstell

I have bot several pairs of these; briefcase, gym bag, kids, etc. These are very comfortable in the ears and sound great.

There are some people that will never be happy with any product, but these are vary highly rated for a reason and worth the price.

Enjoy!

kumaku


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I freegin love mine. Light weight, good tips. I mostly use these for gym and work. Seals me out completely and I get into that 'zone'.

I listen to a lot of talk radio - very good listening, you can hear whispers thru the sounds of a weight room and a chatty coworker haha.

the only thing I've actually gotten irate about is the control. while moving around in the gym you'll always have to put your chest on something, pushups, machine rows, whatever. during a good set I hit the stupid pause button; it falls right between my sternum and the floor/machine. it's a little annoying but it's user error.

I love these and i'm seriously considering trying to convince myself in getting these bad boys in orange.

A Roomba for only $150? WOOT!

Halh1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Halh1

These headphones suck! Volume control broke outside woot warranty period and Klipsch says to return to point of purchase (woot) for a return. Had to trash. Dont buy!

mastermike569


quality posts: 2 Private Messages mastermike569

Anybody else able to get the mic to work on a PS4 or Android? I can't seem to get mine to work, maybe these do not work on those devices? Perhaps mine is defective and need to be returned. Anybody who has an Android device and PS4 give theirs a whirl for me?