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post #31 of 622
Makes sense. Again, I would love to have the W3s back in the fold, but could not justify two $300+ IEMs.
post #32 of 622
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Originally Posted by Rip N' Burn View Post
The RE0 is more detailed but sounds lifeless as compared to the S4. The S4 has more energy and impact. Which is something I prefer because I can really get into the music without being distracted by details.
Comparing the S4 to the RE0, the S4 is definitley more active, busier. But for me, I don't get distracted with the details of the RE0 -- I DO get distracted with the sizzle of the S4, thinking "how can I tone this done some?" The RE0 is smooth enough that I can listen for extended time and to me, it stays balanced jumping from song to song, genre to genre.
post #33 of 622
Just got a pair of the S4i's and have to say am pretty impressed with the sound quality, though I have yet to burn them in completely, they've got around 10-15 hours on them. The bass is quite detailed and certainly present. I've heard a few other IEM's but my experience is not extensive, but for working with the iPhone I would definately recomend it.
post #34 of 622
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Originally Posted by kmhaynes View Post
Comparing the S4 to the RE0, the S4 is definitley more active, busier. But for me, I don't get distracted with the details of the RE0 -- I DO get distracted with the sizzle of the S4, thinking "how can I tone this done some?" The RE0 is smooth enough that I can listen for extended time and to me, it stays balanced jumping from song to song, genre to genre.
Well, after the suggestion that I check out the UM56s with the S4s, I would not call them un-detailed. The deep custom sleeves do give the S4s even more oomph, but in a good way.

As for sizzle, mine are well over 150 hours and with the custom tips, the sizzle sounds pretty good. Though my sizzle and your sizzle are no doubt different sizzles. LOL.I just never hear even a bit of harshness with the S4s now, unless of course the track has it already built in. Again, I've tried the RE2 and the RE3 (now RE252, but with changes other than a new name), and the details are nice. Just felt the bass was lacking and didn't want to use an amp.

For long-term listening, I had the S4s in my ears (with modded shure flanges) for eight hours the other day in a poker tournament, and never felt a bit fatigued. Just my experience. I really think they keep morphing away from any harshness until they hit the right spot somewhere over 100 hours. If you have crossed that plane, then I guess they are maybe too much for your ear sensibilities.

Small update:
I was messing with some other tips today and the S4 is a very good match with the Shure soft flex tips (mediums work best for me). I think they sound smoother than the modded bi-flanges, and are just as comfy. There is something about the S4 design that makes them comfy no matter which tip I try. I definitely don't care about trying foamies with them. For now, I will use either the Shure grey soft flex or the UM56s. And again, not hearing any harsh sounds coming from them. It's just gone.
post #35 of 622
You play poker with the sound blocked out?
post #36 of 622
Much of the time, during tournaments, which are long and boring for the most part. Long is good though, means you are getting to the final table. And often I have one in to just hear some music. Some of the players on TV use those silly Bose phones, or worse, guys winning millions of dollars with ibuds in their ears.
post #37 of 622
sorry to threadjack but,
where can you find these in canada?
post #38 of 622
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Originally Posted by slntdth93 View Post
sorry to threadjack but,
where can you find these in canada?
You can get the S4i for the iphone and ipod touch 2G from the Apple store or Apple.ca
post #39 of 622
London Drugs has these on sale this week for $99CAN
post #40 of 622
for burning in the earphones should i just leave them plugged into a source at maximum volume for 50 hrs.
post #41 of 622
Not maximum volume, just louder then you would normally listen. Basically, just set them to the level that it becomes painful to listen to, and leave them be.

Note: it's best to hold the things outside your ears when you do this.
post #42 of 622
DaProphet, I've read in many places to just leave it at a little above normal listening normal volume. So, plug them into the source at normal volume, and increase that by ~10%.

On a buying note (threadjack 2), would you guys recommend buying from Klipsch itself, or Best Buy? I'm guessing buying from Klipsch saves you tax, is there any other benefit?
post #43 of 622
I got mine from Klipsch, but don't remember paying tax on them in the U.S. THey have a 30-day return and two-year warranty.
post #44 of 622
I got mine from vanns.com through amazon and i pay 79 shipped with no tax. But i think they have in stock at klipsch so it might be smart to get them through klipsch
post #45 of 622
In talking about the sizzle/slight harshness during and after burn-in, do the S4's resemble the Super Fi Pro sound at all? That's how I hear SFP....pretty decent full sound all the way around but a bit harsh and unrefined....a bit fatiguing at higher volumes.
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