I saw this on Klipsch's website and i am really looking forward to the release of these IEMs.
Firstly, they have got rid of the easily tangled rubber cable and changed it to one that looks less prone to tangling, microphonics and the sound of the wind blowing in your direction. They call it "home theater style" cables, which is rather relevant because it does look like my home theater cables, just that these are a tad bit bronze.
Secondly, the Reference S4 looks somewhat the same as the Image S4. But now, it comes in black with copper accents, which look really sleek.
Thirdly, the Reference S4 has 4 PAIRS of earbuds (2 pair of single flange, 2 pairs of double flange) instead of 3 PAIRS that came with the Image S4. That is an improvement, although fitting may still be a problem. All the other specs are the same as the Image S4:
- DESIGN: Dynamic Moving Coil Micro Speaker
- DIMENSIONS: 8.5mm diameter
- DRIVE COMPONENTS: Full range KG 25
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10Hz – 19KHz
- INPUT CONNECTIONS: 3.5mm
- NOISE ISOLATION: -16
- NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 18-ohm
- SENSITIVITY: 110db SPL/mW
- WEIGHT: 11.9 grams
And the MSRP on the website is US$99, just 20 more than the Image S4, so i can't wait to give them a try when they hit the shores of Singapore, which may take awhile, because i love the output of the Image S4. They are not perfect, but it is above average for that price.
Here's the link to the upcoming headphones/speakers/IEMs that are coming out soon!
Go have a look!