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|03-07-2013 12:38 PM|
It cant be compared with anything! Dont buy this junk. Poor sound quality even for this price. I expected better quality from Klipsch.
Only good things about it are the tangle free wire and the design of the ear buds. This has a lot of vibration noise from the wires. You have to be literally motionless to enjoy some music.
|02-27-2013 06:00 PM|
|KevinWSlick||Don't know if this matters to anyone though I think it should for some people... If you reside in New York, make sure you purchase this from newegg's website as it doesn't count in the tax. You are going to be paying 19.XX in amazon opposed to the 17.99 in newegg. Hope this helps.|
|02-27-2013 05:19 PM|
If fit doesn't bother you, try the monoprice 8323
It will be the best headphones you can get for under $10
Alternatively, there are monoprice 9980s coming out in a few days which look very promising, both for sound and fit. I am awaiting a review from anyone on headfi. They have an integrated mic as well.
|02-27-2013 04:07 PM|
|TylerJ_COE||Are these better than the Sennheiser cx150's that are on sale for $15 at newegg.|
|02-27-2013 09:35 AM|
And some people like the $8-$15 Philips 3580/3590 more than either of those.
And some people like the Mono 8320 over the 3580.
And some people like some other $6 ones over the 8320.
Though at least two on your list, the Brainwavz and the MH1C tend to be very highly recommended.
|02-27-2013 09:28 AM|
|zachary80||Might pick up a pair so I can stop using my X1 at the gym. The S4 weren't amazing but I would guess these share the good fit of those with better than typical earbud sq|
|02-27-2013 08:55 AM|
|Iced_Thi||In for one, thanks!|
|02-27-2013 07:39 AM|
2) Break in? I used my friend's "burned-in" S4's and I still prefer my cheapo "straight out of the box" FX101/FX40's.
3) I'm using a Wolfson dac (Galaxy S3) for all of my listening needs and I still prefer the FX101/FX40.
JVC doesn't have the sound detail and quality of Klipsch?
Are you kidding me? JVC is one of the most reputable companies (and have been around for a very long time) when it comes to audio.
Your Klipsch S4 is so great that there is a lot of problems with the earpieces dying out. Don't believe me? Just google it.
Don't tell me the S4 is a quality reliable IEM because there are tons of problems with it.
Klipsch and Sennheiser. Yes, the name brands of IEM's. They make high-end stuff that sounds great. But they produce alot of crap that people go crazy over just because the label says "Klipsch" or "Sennheiser".
Have you even tried these other brands? Somehow, I doubt you have.
Sound detail of the Klipsch?
I'll give you a handful of IEM's that destroy the Klipsch S4 at the price range.
So what do the S4's retail at. Well, the retail price is around $80. But the going price for the S4's are around $30-60? Give or take?
1) JVC FX101
2) JVC FX40
3) Vsonic VC02
4) Vsonic GR02 Bass edition
5) Sony MH1C
6) JVC FX3X
7) Brainwavz R1
Etc., Etc., Etc. The list goes on.
The above IEM's are all under $40.
No one is saying the S4's are garbage. They're not. They're pretty good.
But at the price range, there are much better alternatives.
|02-27-2013 07:37 AM|
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|02-27-2013 04:10 AM|
Klipsch have gone from highend to bargain brand since the explosion of personal media devices. Those who know better know Klipsch is still riding on the premium brand momentum it built up over the last 60 years. But in my eyes the brand is tainted and since Voxx bought them out it's just a race to the bottom in terms of quality.
Better buds can be had in this price segment, it just requires a little research.
|02-27-2013 03:33 AM|
1. Do you have a perfect seal with the eartips? Are the earphones in your ear all the way? Klipsch eartips don't fit my ears, so I have to use aftermarket eartips for a perfect fit especially to hear strong bass out of the S4.
2. Did you listen to the S4s for many hours to break them in?
3. Are you using an iPod/iPhone as a sound source? The newer models do NOT output strong bass, and it's too easy to blame your earphones. Apple toned down the bass in the EQ and hardware chip in order to save battery power because apparently, more bass means poorer battery life when marketing a product. If you don't believe me, google up Wolfson audio chip. It generates more bass and only the older iPod models have it. My Klipsch S4 with the original iPod Nano had so much bass when playing Trance/Electronic dance music, I sometimes had to turn it down.
Also, before you recommend JVC as an alternative, I'm 100% positive it doesn't have the sound detail and quality of the Klipsch. I hear sound frequencies on Klipsch I've never heard before on other brand names, and for me, that's a fact. I've bought Senheiser CX200 and the sound is dull compared to the Klipsch S4 (although Senheisser fit and sound isolation were better, but you can say the Senheisser eartips are better, not the speaker).
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