Klipsch Image Reference S4
A very well-scripted balance of high-end build quality and top-shelf audio value, the Klipsch Image Reference S4 are good-looking and high-performing in-ear headphones designed for mobile iPod listeners, travelers jamming MP3 players and commuters banging on a laptop, iPad or MAC. Big room-sized bass with an engagingly warm, laid-back but well-detailed tone makes for sound quality easily on par with other in-ears found at this price, but Klipsch's proprietary oval eartips are amongst the most comfortable in the category and deliver superior isolation in noisy listening environments.
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- Excellent sound quality and extremely comfortable fit design
- Very durable build quality with strain-relief cabling
- Includes wide selection of proprietary Klipsch gel eartips
- Sleekly understated black color with 'Reference' copper accents
- Free 2-year Klipsch manufacturer's warranty
What's In The Box:
- 4 sizes soft silicon eartips [XS/S/M/L]
A reasonably priced in-ear headphone for travelers and portable music lovers, the Klipsch Image Reference S4 has a very widely appealing sound with a deep, full bass response and smooth-toned extension into the upper highs. The Reference S4 overall presence and musical detail are easily on par with other in-ears at this price but the studious Klipsch build quality is simply second to none in the 'under-$100' category. The Klipsch Reference S4 other big strength remains its superb isolation ability and excellent wearing comfort due primarily to the unique 'half-oval' eartip design. Klipsch audiologists determined that the average ear is basically oval in cross-section and has built earphone earpiece tips that correctly conform to this difficult shape. The tip ergonomics seem to work very well indeed; our HeadRoom test crew found the ambient noise isolation close the top of the category and the comfort of these little miniaturized in-ear cans also rated close to the top of the field.
A small sliding cord 'keeper' is provided on the Klipsch S4 Reference cable so that once the earpieces are properly in place, the cables can be routed over the top of your ears and then snugged at the back of the neck if so desired. This ensures a nicely secure fit and prevents the cables from rubbing against your clothing and making annoying contact noises at your ears. The well engineered and manufactured look & feel of these S4 Reference in-ear cans is quite impressive at the price. The Klipsch packaging provides three different gel eartip sizes along with small carry pouch for storage or travel.
If you are interested in these headphones as a smartphone 'headset' with mic, please check the Klipsch Image Reference S4i model!
- Headphone Type: In-Ear
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Weight: 11.9 grams
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -16dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 18 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: No
- Cord Length: 5ft
- Cord Type: Straight Y
- Ear Coupler Type: IEM
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Sensitivity: 110dB
- Microphone: No