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conclusion:We like it

85

These lightweight in-ear headphones offer great sound, good noise-isolation, and a snug fit, all at under $100. They also include an inline remote/mic that will work with current iOS devices. If you don't need the mic/remote, consider the S4, which has similar sound quality, but no mic, and is available for about $30 less — or you can opt for the black version of the S4i, which is often marked down to a lower price than the more Apple-esque white model.

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Critic reviews

8.2
6 reviews
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    7.5
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    8.0
  • Comfort
    8.3
  • Noise isolation
    8.0
  • Durability
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8.0
69 reviews
9.0
CNET Oct 29, 2009

The Klipsch Image S4i earphones offer up sound quality on par with and better than sets that cost many times as much, and they include compelling extras for iPhone and iPod users.

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8.0
Gizmodo Aug 16, 2009

At just $20 more than Apple's In-Ear headset, the Klipsch Image S4i is a no-brainer, assuming Voice Control and VoiceOver are priorities to you. If they don't matter, or if you've got an older iPhone or non-Apple handset, the choice is less clear.

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8.0
Gizmodo Aug 16, 2009

At just $20 more than Apple's In-Ear headset, the Klipsch Image S4i is a no-brainer, assuming Voice Control and VoiceOver are priorities to you. If they don't matter, or if you've got an older iPhone or non-Apple handset, the choice is less clear.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 7, 2009

For $100, you get a great-sounding pair of earphones that controls the latest iPods and iPhone, and even works with the iPod shuffle voice-over feature.

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10
Maximum PC Jun 8, 2010

Magnificent headphones can transform everyday listening sessions into mystical experiences ... Klipsch has produced some of our favorite speaker systems, but we would never have predicted that any manufacturer’s rookie earbud effort would bring us so close to sonic nirvana.

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6.0
TechRadar Feb 26, 2010

The quality of the mic for hands-free calls was variable. ... They're reasonably comfortable, though we found it tricky to get a good fit with the supplied tips, and the over-the-ear route the thin cable takes isn't to everyone's taste.

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8.0
quest49 quest49

i have owned these for about 2 weeks with regular use on almost all weekdays. sound is incredible. as the product mentions, the iphone buttons work well. i have not had a chance to use the microphone, but i dont plan on using these for hands free. good thing is they wokr great on the mac as well...

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9.0
MacTexan MacTexan

I searched the world over for a $100 (or less) pair of earbuds with good sound to use with my iPhone. I've probably wasted $300 - $400 in the past three years buying products from Apple, Shure, AltecLansing and others. I never found a product that sounded nearly as good or wore as comfortably as...

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8.0
JustinCarone JustinCarone

Extremely light and comfortable headphones with decent sound for a reasonable price. The music controls work perfectly with my iPhone and provide a lot of utility for someone who listens to music every day while walking around Philly. Speaking of which, the in ear design provides plenty of noise...

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9.0
pdavide pdavide

These are great earphones from my point of view: before trying them, I tried Apple InEar and Koss PortaPro. Apple were worse because they used to telegraph a lot of noise from wire movement, making it unpleasant to listen to music while running or biking. Klipsch do not have this problem, while...

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6.0
fabiopsousa fabiopsousa

I still prefer the SoundMagic E10 over this for 5 reasons: Slight Punchier Bass, Same Audio Quality, Better Comfort, Design Factor and about 30%-45% cheaper than these Klipsch S4i.

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8.0
Musikon Musikon

These are my first relatively nice pair of in ear headphones, and I love the sound quality so far. They do come with a nice little case to put them in, which is nice to have. The noise isolation is as good as my noise canceling over ear headphones, and listening to bass-heavy music sounds great....

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7.0
scissor415 scissor415

i had doubts about the durability thing, given the thinness of the cable. actually, the rubber started to pull and separate from the 1/4" plug at one point a year ago, but hey, a year later and these things are still kicking. they're my everyday commute and gym phones and they have never failed.

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