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ns6490 12-04-2012 09:59 AM

Klipsch Image S4 In-ear Headphones $34.99 on Amazon
 
These were on sale a few days ago for $37 on amazon. They are now down to $35.

Newegg also has them at the same price, but they levy tax in my state, and I prefer amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-IMA...001V9LPT4/

iconian 12-04-2012 09:59 AM

Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Enhanced Bass Noise-Isolating Headphones (black) $35 + Free Shipping
 
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Amazon has Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Enhanced Bass Noise-Isolating Headphones (Black) for $34.99 with free shipping. Thanks ns6490

Price Research: Our research indicates that Klipsch Image S4 In-Ear Enhanced Bass Noise-Isolating Headphones (black) is $44 lower (56% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $79. - iconian

wikipost 12-04-2012 09:59 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
For just $5 more you can get the Klipsch Reference (not Image) S4i In-ear Headphones at Buy.com w/ free shipping but you have to checkout with V.me, which is the only crappy part. The Reference S4i comes with volume and play control and a mic.

Deal Page:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product...=227071648

Other poster found it on newegg at the same price (no TAX for some) after code EMCJHNF42:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6826779006

dgal31 12-04-2012 10:25 AM

Great Deal!

tastychomps 12-04-2012 02:24 PM

in for one!

annoyingred0 12-04-2012 02:55 PM

Thanks good deal

kevinh0143 12-04-2012 03:34 PM

This is the lowest price ever on these headphones according to camelcamelcamel. http://urlhasbeenblocked/Klipsch-...B001V9LPT4

Hipster2010 12-04-2012 03:34 PM

Seems that these are finally starting to be priced closer to what they should be.

momomchine 12-04-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hipster2010 (Post 55682826)
Seems that these are finally starting to be priced closer to what they should be.

Not sure if you're dissing the earbuds but if you are...I own these and they're excellent. Really comfortable and nice sound quality. The only complaint I have would be the sturdiness but for $35, its OK if they don't last for 5 years.

FrederickA 12-04-2012 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinh0143 (Post 55682806)
This is the lowest price ever on these headphones according to camelcamelcamel. http://urlhasbeenblocked/Klipsch-...B001V9LPT4

what's with "camelcamelcamel"??

nedh84 12-04-2012 03:43 PM

The lowest I saw these on Black Friday was 40 and I bit that deal. At 35$ this is an extremely excellent value. I like these buds a lot and rate them above some Sennheiser 870's that I also bought on Black Friday. Extremely nice fidelity, would be hard to find anything better until you hit the 100 dollar price range imo.

Tmac4676 12-04-2012 03:44 PM

Had a pair of these going on 2 years now still work like a champ.. In for another pair..

YamJoker 12-04-2012 03:47 PM

Got these for free after promo credit for windows 8 and chase cashback you are awesome thanks

xprincox 12-04-2012 03:51 PM

definitely a super good deal. This is for sure the lowest i've seen these. I got the white ones and they are definitely excellent buds. They are great for sound isolation at work :cool:

civic4982 12-04-2012 03:56 PM

great, I just got a pair, been needing some new buds

todamax15 12-04-2012 03:58 PM

Really do not need these with my millions of budget earphones I already have. But been waiting forever for a deal for these, missed it every time. Finally got one.

WreckedEm 12-04-2012 04:01 PM

That's some pretty terrible price research, iconian.

Newegg [newegg.com] has them for the same price. Just use coupon code EMCJHNF42 (Which is listed on the page).

Zack77 12-04-2012 04:12 PM

Anyone who has these can tell me if they are good to wear when going to sleep?

huevos 12-04-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zack77 (Post 55684020)
Anyone who has these can tell me if they are good to wear when going to sleep?

They jut out pretty far from your ear when you wear them, so resting on the side of your head will either knock them out of your ear or will be pretty uncomfortable in general.

I bought a pair of these a while back based on all of the good reviews, but I'm generally disappointed by them. The bass is boomy and over accentuated, and the mids are practically non-existent. Definitely not remotely accurate by any means, but could be "fun" depending on what you listen to (and what frequency ranges you care about). Granted, I paid over $50 for them...

mrgreed18 12-04-2012 04:23 PM

Do you think these are sufficient study headphones for listening to lectures / audio while studying

noblerinthemind 12-04-2012 04:31 PM

What's the diff between the S4s and S4i's from yesterday's deal?

http://slickdeals.net/f/5621920-Klipsch-Reference-S4i-In-Ear-Headphones-Black-39-77-When-You-Checkout-using-V-me-by-Visa

Seems like none so I think this is a better deal and from a better seller.

Ronin88 12-04-2012 04:33 PM

How do these compare to the Audio Technica CKM50A? I picked up a pair of those earlier this year for $20 shipped (FP deal) and I really like them, but now I'm looking for a 2nd pair of earbuds for the office.

Is this S4 worth an extra $18 (w/ tax) over the CKM50A?

g0dM@n 12-04-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WreckedEm (Post 55683740)
That's some pretty terrible price research, iconian.

Newegg [newegg.com] has them for the same price. Just use coupon code EMCJHNF42 (Which is listed on the page).

Good eye!
And for many, you will save on tax with newegg and maybe get a few more pennies of cashback.

IMADMUN 12-04-2012 04:40 PM

Klipsch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by huevos (Post 55684154)
They jut out pretty far from your ear when you wear them, so resting on the side of your head will either knock them out of your ear or will be pretty uncomfortable in general.

I bought a pair of these a while back based on all of the good reviews, but I'm generally disappointed by them. The bass is boomy and over accentuated, and the mids are practically non-existent. Definitely not remotely accurate by any means, but could be "fun" depending on what you listen to (and what frequency ranges you care about). Granted, I paid over $50 for them...

Very accurate analysis. These are good for the price but if you listen to any bass at all, the reproduction is imprecise and a bit sloppy. I had some and gave them away but they weren't terrible, a buddy of mine needed some.

FLMJFL 12-04-2012 04:46 PM

just called amazon and price matched the order i placed on these when they were 50 bux... am getting a 30bux refund

mrheavysilence 12-04-2012 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLMJFL (Post 55684920)
just called amazon and price matched the order i placed on these when they were 50 bux... am getting a 30bux refund

Wow, I've never heard this done before. I thought that Amazon doesn't do post-order price matching. How'd you get it done?

Zack77 12-04-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huevos (Post 55684154)
They jut out pretty far from your ear when you wear them, so resting on the side of your head will either knock them out of your ear or will be pretty uncomfortable in general.

Ahh okay thanks. I had a feeling they wernt gonna be good. None of the headphones with rubber buds are ever good for sleeping on side :/

lucasnyc 12-04-2012 04:51 PM

This is a great deal. I had this unit for a few years but it broke so I bought the rugged which is what I am using right now. Absolutely the best sound for the under $100 category. I bought mine for $80 so this is a great great deal! I would definitely jump on this.

volatilepenguin 12-04-2012 05:03 PM

I've been looking at these deals come and go for months now. The only thing that's keeping me from buying is durability issues... Newegg offers a 3 year warranty that begins after the manufacturer's 2 year warranty for $5.99... worth it?

RootonTooton 12-04-2012 05:05 PM

in 4 1

clarkkent06 12-04-2012 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by noblerinthemind (Post 55684538)
What's the diff between the S4s and S4i's from yesterday's deal?

http://slickdeals.net/f/5621920-Klipsch-Reference-S4i-In-Ear-Headphones-Black-39-77-When-You-Checkout-using-V-me-by-Visa

Seems like none so I think this is a better deal and from a better seller.

The S4i has an inline remote with volume/pause buttons and a mic built in (for iphones etc)

jp1234 12-04-2012 05:12 PM

There's been multiple cases of Tinnitus reported with wearing these earbuds. I would say stay away from this product and go for in-ear earbuds that don't go in as far deep or opt for headphones.

Noobzilla771 12-04-2012 05:15 PM

Hmmmm. I currently use the earphones from my Samsung Galaxy S3.

Was thinking of buying one for work and travel (my current earphones also acts whack with my laptop), but reading off amazon reviews..

" The bottom line is that the standard earbuds that came with my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone are at the same sound quality as these Klipsch earbuds"

"I can't actually tell that the sound quality is any better than with the Samsung in-ear headphones that came with my Infuse 4G"

Anyone here have experience with both?

BruceC6376 12-04-2012 05:16 PM

Wow... Not a good deal. For just $5 more you can get the Klipsch Reference (not Image) S4i In-ear Headphones at Buy.com w/ free shipping but you have to checkout with V.me, which is the only crappy part. The Reference S4i comes with volume and play control and a mic.

Deal Page:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product...=227071648

clarkkent06 12-04-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BruceC6376 (Post 55685880)
Wow... Not a good deal. For just $5 more you can get the Klipsch Reference (not Image) S4i In-ear Headphones at Buy.com w/ free shipping but you have to checkout with V.me, which is the only crappy part. The Reference S4i comes with volume and play control and a mic.

Deal Page:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product...=227071648

Some people don't want the remote. And also, I would rather have a 90 degree angle plug than the stupid straight one they use on the S4i, but that's just me

vd853 12-04-2012 05:24 PM

I am not very impressed by my X10... do earphones need to be burned in?

mountaindew35 12-04-2012 05:24 PM

Is there any cord noise with these?

I have sennheiser cx150 earbuds that make awful noise when my shirt rubs against. Would this be a step up? If not what else would be better?

DjReDDiMiX 12-04-2012 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp1234 (Post 55685720)
There's been multiple cases of Tinnitus reported with wearing these earbuds. I would say stay away from this product and go for in-ear earbuds that don't go in as far deep or opt for headphones.

Where did you find this information, I have been experiencing similar symptoms to tinnitus but have no idea what the cause could be.

Being an owner of these headphones I wonder...

singha 12-04-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp1234 (Post 55685720)
There's been multiple cases of Tinnitus reported with wearing these earbuds. I would say stay away from this product and go for in-ear earbuds that don't go in as far deep or opt for headphones.

Hearing aids insert in even deeper. Does that mean people with difficulty hearing shouldn't be wearing them cause they will get tinnitus? I'm curious what your source is.

Most people says IEMs would be better since you are listening at lower volumes since you're blocking out external sound.

singha 12-04-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vd853 (Post 55686054)
I am not very impressed by my X10... do earphones need to be burned in?

The X10 is a balanced armature so would change less and need less burn in than dynamics like the s4. This is if you believe in the controversial concept of burn-in. Either way, don;t expect much change.

jp1234 12-04-2012 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by singha (Post 55686674)
Hearing aids insert in even deeper. Does that mean people with difficulty hearing shouldn't be wearing them cause they will get tinnitus? I'm curious what your source is.

Most people says IEMs would be better since you are listening at lower volumes since you're blocking out external sound.

Hearing aids work completely different than earbuds made for music. So you think bass making direct contact with the inside of your ear will be better for you than it coming through indirect contact? There are many cases of tinnitus from in-ear earbuds, but especially with this model.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DjReDDiMiX (Post 55686660)
Where did you find this information, I have been experiencing similar symptoms to tinnitus but have no idea what the cause could be.

Being an owner of these headphones I wonder...

You can ask the manufacture yourself. I had this issue emailed them and they said many people were having the issue and to discontinue use of them. I would avoid all types of in-ear earbuds, talk to any ear specialist and they will tell you exactly the same. Forming a seal and pressure on the ear is the worst thing you can do.

noobcake 12-04-2012 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lucasnyc (Post 55685108)
This is a great deal. I had this unit for a few years but it broke so I bought the rugged which is what I am using right now. Absolutely the best sound for the under $100 category. I bought mine for $80 so this is a great great deal! I would definitely jump on this.

lol lol. Corrected for you. There are $100 IEMs that are in a different stratosphere compared to these.

"Best sound for the under $30 category"

madmallard 12-04-2012 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp1234 (Post 55686848)
Hearing aids work completely different than earbuds made for music. So you think bass making direct contact with the inside of your ear will be better for you than it coming through indirect contact? There are many cases of tinnitus from in-ear earbuds, but especially with this model.

You can ask the manufacture yourself. I had this issue emailed them and they said many people were having the issue and to discontinue use of them. I would avoid all types of in-ear earbuds, talk to any ear specialist and they will tell you exactly the same. Forming a seal and pressure on the ear is the worst thing you can do.

they asked for you to provide a citation that supported your observation, but this is all anecdotal.

I'm also gonna reject the out-of-kind dismissal of in-ear products you offered. My own anecdotal reasoning as follows.

hearing damage is 2 sourced; 1 is peak damage, and 2 is prolonged damage. In my experience with friends and myself, with earbuds that are out-of-ear, you run greater risk of both due to the earbud competing with ambient noises. You turn up your player to drown out traffic to the point where a sudden snare hit on a track you werent read for can be above 120dB at the ear.

but for me, an in-ear bud shuts out more ambient noise, and makes it so i dont have to turn it up anywhere near as loud....

singha 12-04-2012 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp1234 (Post 55686848)
Hearing aids work completely different than earbuds made for music. So you think bass making direct contact with the inside of your ear will be better for you than it coming through indirect contact? There are many cases of tinnitus from in-ear earbuds, but especially with this model.

I'm not an audiologist. I'm just saying that it is not the deep insertion that causes the tinnitus. It could be the pressure, but its definitely also not the listening volume since the effective volume is lower. If it is due to pressure, this could make sense since dynamics are known to push more air. Sound at any frequency can cause damage, it's not just due to the fact that these are bass heavy.

Hipster2010 12-04-2012 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momomchine (Post 55682964)
Not sure if you're dissing the earbuds but if you are...I own these and they're excellent. Really comfortable and nice sound quality. The only complaint I have would be the sturdiness but for $35, its OK if they don't last for 5 years.

For $35 they are a nice deal. I was saying that at their usual price point they are a bad deal as there are a lot of better options out there. I still think there are better options out there for $35, but these will likely sound great to most listeners and are a much better choice than any of the skull candy offerings. Not bashing these, just saying $35-$40 is a more appropriate price for these

pelo 12-04-2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hipster2010 (Post 55687388)
For $35 they are a nice deal. I was saying that at their usual price point they are a bad deal as there are a lot of better options out there. I still think there are better options out there for $35, but these will likely sound great to most listeners and are a much better choice than any of the skull candy offerings. Not bashing these, just saying $35-$40 is a more appropriate price for these

Any opinion on how they compare with SENN 870? Thanks!

freshabp 12-04-2012 06:16 PM

I have a pair of the reference s4s and I love the fit and sound quality but the cord is extremely stiff and even after a year of wear and many efforts to unstiffen them they're still annoyingly stiff.

Do the normal s4s have this same problem?

jp1234 12-04-2012 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madmallard (Post 55687282)
they asked for you to provide a citation that supported your observation, but this is all anecdotal.

I'm also gonna reject the out-of-kind dismissal of in-ear products you offered. My own anecdotal reasoning as follows.

hearing damage is 2 sourced; 1 is peak damage, and 2 is prolonged damage. In my experience with friends and myself, with earbuds that are out-of-ear, you run greater risk of both due to the earbud competing with ambient noises. You turn up your player to drown out traffic to the point where a sudden snare hit on a track you werent read for can be above 120dB at the ear.

but for me, an in-ear bud shuts out more ambient noise, and makes it so i dont have to turn it up anywhere near as loud....

Right so I myself used this just at home without turning up the volume and have this problem. A friend also has the same. I contacted Klipsch and they said some people are experiencing this problem and to discontinue use of them. The only argument you have is that is blocks out noise and reduces the volume level but this doesn't make a different when it comes to the pressure caused by the earbuds. Tinnitus is not caused by high volume but listening at a high volume for an extended period of time will result in hearing loss. So ignore my warning if you want based on your own belief that because it blocks out noise you are good to go. If you want an unbiased opinion ask a doctor or an ear specialist and they will tell you what I have told you here. Creating a seal will form pressure on your ear causing tinnitus.

xprincox 12-04-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by freshabp (Post 55687548)
I have a pair of the reference s4s and I love the fit and sound quality but the cord is extremely stiff and even after a year of wear and many efforts to unstiffen them they're still annoyingly stiff.

Do the normal s4s have this same problem?

i've had mine for over 2 years and the cord is just as it was the day i bought them. I wind my cord up after every use to put them back in the metal case. :cool:

jp1234 12-04-2012 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by singha (Post 55687368)
I'm not an audiologist. I'm just saying that it is not the deep insertion that causes the tinnitus. It could be the pressure, but its definitely also not the listening volume since the effective volume is lower. If it is due to pressure, this could make sense since dynamics are known to push more air. Sound at any frequency can cause damage, it's not just due to the fact that these are bass heavy.

The bass does create complications but if you are listening in any normal environment and have these turned up high, they will cause more damage than headphones at a similar volume. The tinnitus is likely caused by the pressure and this particular model creates a lot of pressure.

madi05 12-04-2012 06:31 PM

Been wanting some ,can't wait to see how they compare,thanks

singha 12-04-2012 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp1234 (Post 55687726)
Right so I myself used this just at home without turning up the volume and have this problem. A friend also has the same. I contacted Klipsch and they said some people are experiencing this problem and to discontinue use of them. The only argument you have is that is blocks out noise and reduces the volume level but this doesn't make a different when it comes to the pressure caused by the earbuds. Tinnitus is not caused by high volume but listening at a high volume for an extended period of time will result in hearing loss. So ignore my warning if you want based on your own belief that because it blocks out noise you are good to go. If you want an unbiased opinion ask a doctor or an ear specialist and they will tell you what I have told you here. Creating a seal will form pressure on your ear causing tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a very nonspecific complaint and can be caused by many things not just pressure. I am not an ear specialist but I am 6 months away from getting my MD. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss due to damaged nerve cells from volume. Pressure does not cause damaged nerves in the inner ear and is definitely not the primary cause of tinnitus. I am not going to respond anymore cause there is no point. I can cite references if you want.

Hipster2010 12-04-2012 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pelo (Post 55687486)
Any opinion on how they compare with SENN 870? Thanks!

I've never heard those unfortunately (or any sennheiser earbuds actually), do I can't really be any help.

thegreaterfool 12-04-2012 06:41 PM

hahah I was just at BestBuy an hour ago and saw these for $79..lol talk about rip-off

nick_dev 12-04-2012 06:44 PM

Was going to buy it but a lot of the reviewers have problem with the durability of the wires and headphone jack. Apparently, Klipsch is nice and have replaced for a lot of people, but I just don't want to go through the hassle. Disappointed, I truly wanted these but the reviews scared me off.

darktemplar 12-04-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrederickA (Post 55683070)
what's with "camelcamelcamel"??

it tracks amazon and newegg prices. when someone told me about this site, i thought they were lying (ridiculous looking webtsite name, i know.)

LiquidRetro 12-04-2012 06:48 PM

I have the x10i and considering these as a backup pair or something.

Deadbydawn 12-04-2012 07:25 PM

Just like a few previous posts IMO Klipsch are way over rated especially for the price. I bought a $100 pair of Klipsch headphones (can't remember model) and sent them back. I think that was the second item I ever sent back in 10+ years of online purchases.

The Klipsch didn't sound any better than a $15 pair of Sennheiser.

Maj1k 12-04-2012 07:33 PM

Can anyone comment on the noise isolating ability on an airplane? I like buds, but trying to watch and listen to a movie on the iPad with buds is very difficult. I'd rather not have to carry the large over the ear headphones if I don't have to. If not these, any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

- sent by iPhone App Deals & Steals 3.5.8 -

jogajazz 12-04-2012 07:51 PM

Just got mine from last deal and kind of sucks in BASS area and vocals are sharp and ultra clear

Arjun00 12-04-2012 08:34 PM

How do they compare to skull candy ink'd 2 with mic $9.... i mean I"m sure they are better but is the extra price justified in the difference? Is there really that huge of a difference?

citrxj 12-04-2012 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arjun00 (Post 55691682)
How do they compare to skull candy ink'd 2 with mic $9.... i mean I"m sure they are better but is the extra price justified in the difference? Is there really that huge of a difference?

Skullcandy doesn't even come close to what Klipsch makes...

cmicerz 12-04-2012 08:52 PM

1 question. How does this compare to brainwavz R1 for $5 above the Klipsch?

jp1234 12-04-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by singha (Post 55688058)
Tinnitus is a very nonspecific complaint and can be caused by many things not just pressure. I am not an ear specialist but I am 6 months away from getting my MD. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss due to damaged nerve cells from volume. Pressure does not cause damaged nerves in the inner ear and is definitely not the primary cause of tinnitus. I am not going to respond anymore cause there is no point. I can cite references if you want.

Well not what my ear specialist told me. And you're 6 months removed from a MD so I think I will take his word over yours. Just warning people of the issues associated with these earbuds.

terthen 12-04-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by singha (Post 55688058)
Tinnitus is a very nonspecific complaint and can be caused by many things not just pressure. I am not an ear specialist but I am 6 months away from getting my MD. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss due to damaged nerve cells from volume. Pressure does not cause damaged nerves in the inner ear and is definitely not the primary cause of tinnitus. I am not going to respond anymore cause there is no point. I can cite references if you want.

repping the correct answer

00dahc 12-04-2012 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by momomchine (Post 55682964)
Not sure if you're dissing the earbuds but if you are...I own these and they're excellent. Really comfortable and nice sound quality. The only complaint I have would be the sturdiness but for $35, its OK if they don't last for 5 years.

I think he's saying they are pretty good earphones(definitely are) but are now priced where they should be($35), not any higher. I agree. These are not "omg thees r grate!" earphones, they are good for $35.

I think a lot of reviews come from people who are used to the excrement that Apple gives with their products in form of earphones and then try this and are blown away. For a little more money you could get some Shure earphones on sale which smoke the S4's.

elektrosha 12-04-2012 09:06 PM

31.99 on eBay Brand New / Open Box (I am not the seller, just researched a little to see what they sell for)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klipsch-I...2ec3ea66a1

HunkaBurninLove 12-04-2012 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maj1k (Post 55689852)
Can anyone comment on the noise isolating ability on an airplane? I like buds, but trying to watch and listen to a movie on the iPad with buds is very difficult. I'd rather not have to carry the large over the ear headphones if I don't have to. If not these, any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

I've found it to be personal preference for the "in ear noise isolating" vs "over the ear noise canceling" styles.

My wife prefers the "over the ear" noise-canceling style because the in-ear style hurts her ears and doesn't give a good seal. The "in ear" style works well for me (plus they are cheaper than the noise-canceling headphones). I get a decent seal, but have to try a few different ear sizes to get the right fit.

The regular ear-buds that you get with the iPad don't do enough noise isolation to help on a plane.

I don't want to carry the large "cans" on a plane and found that the in-ear does well enough for me. A big drawback is that everytime the cord rubs against something, you really hear it.

vhunter 12-04-2012 09:17 PM

awesome! I have been waiting to get these and with the nice low price, I bit.

Moshe1010 12-04-2012 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by singha (Post 55688058)
Tinnitus is a very nonspecific complaint and can be caused by many things not just pressure. I am not an ear specialist but I am 6 months away from getting my MD. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss due to damaged nerve cells from volume. Pressure does not cause damaged nerves in the inner ear and is definitely not the primary cause of tinnitus. I am not going to respond anymore cause there is no point. I can cite references if you want.

The damage is not for the nerve cells, but for the outer hair cells that are connected to the nerve cells. When loud sound is transferred by vibrations to this area (in the cochlea), the hair is getting damaged and cannot touch the tectorial membrane in order to cause a rough movement between these two that causes a trigger to the nerve cells themselves (creating action potential). You don't really need to be an ear specialist to know this; it's freshman's biology in college.

reako 12-04-2012 09:57 PM

Bought these the other day at higher price, payment didn't go through for some reason and I procrastinated until tonight to contact Amazon to fix it. Nice timing on this lower price, got it locked in through Amazon chat. Repped OP and thumbs up.

HamHB 12-04-2012 10:06 PM

meh.

rather get the visang r02. Just $5 more and much better presentation and bass.

Deadbydawn 12-04-2012 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arjun00 (Post 55691682)
How do they compare to skull candy ink'd 2 with mic $9.... i mean I"m sure they are better but is the extra price justified in the difference? Is there really that huge of a difference?

I bought a $100 pair of Klipsch and sent them back. I have a pair of Skull Candy $8 inked ones now. I believe you get what you pay for 90% of the time but not with Klipsh headphones.

I would be curious to see what you think if you buy them. Klipsch does make some quality home stereo speakers.....

PyroInc 12-04-2012 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by citrxj (Post 55691818)
Skullcandy doesn't even come close to what Klipsch makes...

second that! I have a couple pairs of the S4i's same earphones except the S4i's have the volume up/down and mic. My favorite set of earphones for running or just walking around definitely recommend.

M5Rahul 12-04-2012 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Arjun00 (Post 55691682)
How do they compare to skull candy ink'd 2 with mic $9.... i mean I"m sure they are better but is the extra price justified in the difference? Is there really that huge of a difference?

These are more like the Skull Candy 50/50 ....

citrxj 12-04-2012 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Deadbydawn (Post 55695352)
I bought a $100 pair of Klipsch and sent them back. I have a pair of Skull Candy $8 inked ones now. I believe you get what you pay for 90% of the time but not with Klipsh headphones.

I would be curious to see what you think if you buy them. Klipsch does make some quality home stereo speakers.....

Klipsch's headphones are a bit overpriced at MSRP.. I actually have a pair of S4 but at the price I pay it's far more fair. I've yet to hear a better set for less than $50.

creamyhorror 12-04-2012 11:48 PM

If anyone's looking for other value options, look at the Sony MH1C (~$30) and the Philips SHE3580 (~$10). Both have been attracting some buzz on the headphone forum Head-Fi:

Philips SHE3580 IEM review--how can something sound so good for $10??? [head-fi.org]

Budget IEMs review [head-fi.org]
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(on the MH1C) My impression of cheap IEMs has been changed from "possible to beat $300+ heavy hitters using precise parametric EQ" to "possible to beat $300+ heavy hitters without doing much at all" with these gems.
[REVIEW] Sony MH1 – The Best Kept Secret [head-fi.org]
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Beyond that, it is a fully capable IEM that can actually compete easily with IEM that cost 3 times its original price, right at the edge of top-tier category.
The buzz on these two earphones has actually driven up the price in some places, so you might have to look around for a deal. I've ordered an MH1C off eBay and will pick up an SHE35XX from a store when I get the chance. All my old IEMs have died (disappointingly), so I'm pleased by the thought of good sound at $10 - at that price I don't need to worry about IEMs dying any more. Hope this helps someone.

ssjpiccolo 12-05-2012 12:08 AM

in 4 one!

specialmoose 12-05-2012 12:14 AM

Bought these at Best Buy last week for $79.99... Great headphones. Wish I could return them. Debating on buying a second set now.

Matt Awesome 12-05-2012 12:41 AM

Grabbed a pair for the wife. Thanks

Stevolution 12-05-2012 01:03 AM

Bought a pair a while back... the S4's couldn't come close to touching my Shure 215s so I returned the S4s. They're supposedly in the same "price range" but the sound quality of the S4s didn't impress me at all.

Hipster2010 12-05-2012 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by citrxj (Post 55696600)
Klipsch's headphones are a bit overpriced at MSRP.. I actually have a pair of S4 but at the price I pay it's far more fair. I've yet to hear a better set for less than $50.

The Klipsch S4 is a bass heavy earbud, which caters to the mainstream. If you like the S4 I'd check out the JVC HA-FX101 as it is very bass heavy and performs incredibly well at its price of <$20. The Philips SHE3580 is also quite good and can be had for $10-$15. Both of these compete with the S4 and IMO are probably better. If you have some spare change I'd check one (or both) of them out.

Moshe1010 12-05-2012 03:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Stevolution (Post 55698308)
Bought a pair a while back... the S4's couldn't come close to touching my Shure 215s so I returned the S4s. They're supposedly in the same "price range" but the sound quality of the S4s didn't impress me at all.

They aren't in the same price range. You need to compare Klpisch X10 to Shure 215, only then that would be fair. S4 costs 50% less than Shure 215, and there are no promotions on them usually like the S4 has.

hewsux 12-05-2012 06:24 AM

I am still debating getting these vs. The reference s4i vs. Continuing to use my TF10vi.

Finances are a little tight so I might just have to do with my current setup.

Stevolution 12-05-2012 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Moshe1010 (Post 55700986)
They aren't in the same price range. You need to compare Klpisch X10 to Shure 215, only then that would be fair. S4 costs 50% less than Shure 215, and there are no promotions on them usually like the S4 has.

I'm just going by "reviews" and MSRP. Everyone seems to compare the 2 when it's not even fair lol

unkled20 12-05-2012 07:44 AM

Thanks OP and repped! In for a pair for my wife.

2DXtreme 12-05-2012 08:11 AM

I can't believe Amazon no longer makes price adjustments on recently purchased items, which have not even been received yet.
I thought that it only applied to 3rd-party vendors, but not when the seller was Amazon itself.

RootonTooton 12-05-2012 10:01 AM

deal is dead now, priced at $48.91

TeflonDon 12-05-2012 10:04 AM

better to get sony MH1C for 29.99, annoying cord but much better than image S4

mentosaddict 12-05-2012 12:33 PM

Got a pair of these ~1 year ago, and they're great. Definitely an awesome deal considering I paid over twice as much for these!


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