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To buy Klipsch image s4i or not ?

post #1 of 13
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Hello, I am wondering if anybody out there could guide me on wether to invest on the klipsch image s4i. They seem a bit fragile especially the jack. I have owned the S4's and I used to love them. They are no more now. It got water in them somehow.

Anyways could anyone tell me an IEM in the similar price range with better or similar Audio quality ?


Edited by logan369 - 6/25/12 at 3:47pm
post #2 of 13

Monster Turbine from amazon.

post #3 of 13

ermm, klipsch so far in my experience, they are pretty durable despite the fragile design, and they provide 2 years warranty too.
if you prefer earphone with microphone, try Phonak PFE012 or Denon C560R, a good alternative for the usage.

post #4 of 13

Should be reliable enough. I know my friend had a pair for a year, he sold it to another friend of mine who has had them for another year. They're still working fine right now. Monster turbines are undoubtedly better though.

post #5 of 13

yeap but price is relatively higher, s4 still consider best for buck

post #6 of 13

I've been looking at Monster Turbine Gold Pros but they're more than double the price of the s4i.
 

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I've been looking at Monster Turbine Gold Pros but they're more than double the price of the s4i.
 


I was talking about regular Turbines. $79 on amazon,


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/29/12 at 3:24am
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I was talking about regular Turbines. $79 on amazon,


My bad, sorry.  I've only just discovered the Monster range so wasn't aware of all the models.

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My bad, sorry.  I've only just discovered the Monster range so wasn't aware of all the models.


No problem friend, mainly I didn't want you purchasing the golds thinking I meant spend much more.

There's Monster Turbine Pro Gold / Pro Copper /  Regular Turbine. Just stay away from the Dr Dre line, such as beats Tours they're a little...over priced for their sound quality. Turbines are a really good IEM for their going price now, you get good bang for your money, plus over vamped packaging. I use IEM's in the $150 - $250 range and still use Turbines at the computer. I think you'll find more resolution and clarity with them over S4's while still retaining that friendly consumer signature S4's well known for. 

Goodluck! 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/29/12 at 4:22am
post #10 of 13

a lil more and the se215 is at 90 on amazon.

prefer these over the s4 by a long mile.

post #11 of 13

I bought the S4i as a temporary placeholder until I get my Yamaha EPH-100, and they sound really good! Huge improvement over the Monster Beats Tour.

 

I got them used for $35 and the cable seems pretty thin... if you get it (again), be sure to be very careful handling it.

post #12 of 13

Bumping this as I'm indeed finding the S4t to be pretty fragile or "buggy", or whatever you want to call it. I really like them overall, great sound, great isolation with the biflange...but I'm on my second pair in a month that has an odd "volume loss" problem in the right ear. The first time it happened out of the blue after a couple of days, but the second time I'd been using them regularly and one day I noticed a slight "popping" in the right ear when walking, then the next day, volume loss.

 

So i guess it's not the cable but something wrong with one of the drivers (i think there are two inside). I took a peek with a light and magnifying glass but I can't see anything stuck inside.

 

Anyone else had that problem ?
 

post #13 of 13

+1 for SE215. It's probably the best sub 100 iem. rug, gd for pop and gd fits

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