Klipsch Image ONE Premium On-Ear Earphones

General Information

The Image ONE brings high-performance Klipsch sound to people who prefer an on-ear design, and is also one of the first on-ear headphones to feature an Apple-based mic and three-button remote for taking calls and controlling music on iPods, iPhones or iPads. These compact headphones are extremely comfortable and offer the same powerful, detailed sound reproduction that has made Klipsch a popular choice among discriminating listeners since 1946. The Image ONE covers a wide frequency range with dynamic detail and delivers strikingly realistic sound with a moving coil 40mm speaker. Each lightweight, pivoting ear cup features premium leather and a special high-density memory foam for hours of listening pleasure and superior passive noise-isolation, which blocks out ambient noise and provides enhanced bass. And unlike noise-canceling designs, the Image One does not require batteries. Just plug them into any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and you’re ready to enjoy the full impact of your tunes. The mic and remote functionality support select Apple products, and the mic is a highly intelligible 360 degree design with echo cancellation, so your voice will be heard crystal clear without having to talk down, or directly, into it. The Image ONE cables feature improved strain relief for extreme durability and also minimize unwanted tangling

Latest reviews

Pros: Sound is clear enough, nice carrying case and bass is nice for a basshead
Cons: Too bassy, confort is poor
First I`d like to say that I`m not an audiophile, but I appreciate good sound especially for watching movies on my ipad.  
When I got these headphones I was really impressed with the the bass response, at first I thought that would be nice to have such bassy headphones for watching movies. However, as I would use them, I noticed that I the bass was so overemphasized that A guy shooting a 22 would sounded like a Desert eagle! totally unreal. Songs were good though, however, the bass guitar sometimes seemed to keep vocals out of focus.
Comfort wise was really bad since these are on-ear, the pressure is too strong. I Also have a Bose AE2 which is excellent in comfot (only comfort) and you can note a HUGE difference!  klipsch image one sounds way better than Bose AE2, but when you spend long periods of time wearing the headphones, comfort make the whole difference.
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Do not get Image One Bluetooth set. The bluetooth is really a big let down. Got one recently but it only lasted my for 2 months before the bluetooth died on me.
Pros: Light. Sturdy. Compact. Bass (for those who like it). Comfortable for a few hours. Remote and mic. Easy to EQ. Nice design. Nice case.
Cons: Bass. Recessed mids. Muddy. Bloated. The wire, Plug.
Let me start by saying that I am no expert when it comes to sound. I am not very good at using what I like to call "Audiophile terminology". Anyways, on to the review.
 
Sources:
-Dell Inspiron 15
-Samsung Galaxy Q
-Sony Xperia S
-iPod touch 2nd gen
-iPod nano 5th gen
-iPod nano 6th gen
 
Music:
Well, having owned these for as long as I have, there have been countless tracks used with these. For this review, I picked tracks used in my other reviews (with the exception of K-OS)to keep consistency and better judge the sound.
-Michael Jackson Thriller flac
-Michael Jackson Dangerous flac
-The Beatles Blue Album (Greatest Hits) flac
-Drake Nothing Was The Same flac
-Frank Ocean Channel Orange flac
-Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience parts 1 and 2 mp3 @ 320
-Eminem The Slim Shady LP flac
-Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP flac
-Taylor Swift Safe and Sound (song) mp3 @ 320
-Daft Punk Random Access Memories flac
-MGMT Oracular Spectacular
 
What's included in the box:
-Hard shell, zip-up case (really nice)
-Airline adaptor (those old two pronged nightmares)
-1/4 inch adaptor
-The headphones themselves
 
Ergonomics:
Well, they are about as comfortable as any supra-aural (on-ear) headphones I have tried. As is common -at least for me- they get quite uncomfortable after about 3 hours of use, due to the pressure put on the ears by the cups. This isn't a fault of the headphones per say, as it's part of what comes with the design of any headphone (that I have tried) that goes the supra-aural route. However, if comfort for long hours of use if important for you, look else where (preferably over ears or, if portability is a concern, iems -if you can find the right tips-). These also cause discomfort when worn with glasses after about 45 minutes, so for those of us with glasses, these are a no go. As for the material used on the pads, it is pleather and as such is not very good in very hot weather where sweat and heat may be a concern. The headband has good enough padding and is well made.
While wearing them around the neck. the swivel cups come in very handy, as they can become flat and not interfere with movement in anyway.
 
Build: Sturdy, and I mean it. The actual headphones -minus the wire, but more on that later- are very well built, and can take a beating if you're so inclined to subject them to it. They are built almost entirely out of plastic, aside from the metal in the headband. That's not a problem though, as the soft touch plastic is great for taking everything life can throw at them, and contributes to the light weight of the headphones.
 
The Sound: As a note, I'd like to mention that everything was heard un-amped.
Bass: Bass heads rejoice
The meat of the sound. Thumpy, thundering, muddy, bloated or any other such adjective you can use to describe a headphone with huge bass presence. Imagine a subwoofer, now grap some tape and tape it to the side of your head and that's what you have here. Personally. I am not a fan of headphones with too much bass so I am going to count it as a negative. However, if you have a good equalizer, you can EQ to bearable levels, as I did for most of the hip-hop songs I used for testing (if you're not a bass head). One thing I can say, is that these headphones seem to bring bass out of places that normally wouldn't. So.......yeah. As a side note, if you travel a lot via bus, train or plane and want an affordable, portable headphone, these are very good as the bass drowns out the outside noise quite well. 
Mids: Where?
One word: recessed. They sound distant and muddy. Drowned out by the bass, there really isn't much to say about them. Voices seem distant. For example, Michaels voice in smooth criminal takes a serious back seat to the bass guitar and drums.
Highs: .....Better than the mids
Slightly more forward then the mids, but not as quite as prominent as the bass. They're okay, though there isn't much sparkle. Not much to say really.
 
The Wire and controls:
The wire is a non-removable "Y" cord with the mic and iPod/iPhone controls seated in the Y split. The buttons are good, they have a nice click to them and seem like they can take a beating and not break or loosen up. The mic also is very good, with clear voices when used in environments that don't involve howling winds. There are a couple of things that are huge negatives to an otherwise pretty good wire.
1:It is very kink prone
2:Like I stated earlier, it isn't removable. Even though Klipsch offers a 2 year warranty, it is worrying as it can give out after a while. Though I have not have any issues with it yet, watch out.
3:Straight plug with not do great strain relief. This is where the non- removable nature of the wire becomes very very worrying. The plug isn't very good, and doesn't live up to the rest of the headphones quality.
 
The Klipsch Image Ones are great as a starter pair of headphones (as they were for me) or anyone upgrading form something like the old beats studios, solos, or the apple earphones. They are alright, but you can do a lot better at the price, especially if you look around a little and spring for sales. 
 
Thanks for reading :)
Pros: Will satisfy bassheads, restrained highs are forgiving, very durable and good-looking
Cons: Too much bass for me, drowned lower mids, upper mids are pushy
Having gone from the absolutely awful Sony MDR-XB500s directly to these, I was relatively impressed. Only relatively, though. Now that I own Audio-Technica ATH-M50s with non-airtight velour replacement pads and a Fiio E11 without using the bass boost feature, I've come to truly appreciate the somewhat more neutral sound my current setup presents. The Image ONE has plenty of sub, and it extends impressively low. The highest highs, however? Gone. Rolled off the steepest hill imaginable. For most music, that would be okay, due to this forgiving sound signature. But as a listener with variety, I like to hear the crack of a snare drum or a vocalist's throat being cleared before a lyric. The ONE just doesn't deliver in that sense. The mids are not completely absent, just being pushed on by the jacked-up lower frequencies. This combination of extra sub, scooped out mids, extra mid-highs and no highs at all makes these an odd combination that I can't say I love. The durability is surprising, and the $120 price tag is reasonable. Bass = yes. Variety = maybe not.

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