So i was reading that old pdf of an "earphones buyer's guide" that was posted on the FP a while back, and the reviewer said the s4 have FORWARD MIDS. omgwtfbbq?
According to Chris Martens:
"tonal balance is reasonably neutral though it exhibits a touch of midrange forwardness"
"the bass it does deliver is presented with terrific clarity and definiton with absolutely no boominess of any kind"
Are we hearing the same earphone? Maybe it's a typo, and he meant to write mid-bass. The s4 have boomy bass with CLEARLY recessed mids... (on the bright side I do enjoy the sparkly highs)
and regarding the construction:
"cables and cable strain relief
fittings that, according to Klipsch, have been
rigorously tested for resistance to common
household “chemical, cosmetic and cleanser
agents.” Moreover, the cables have also
been subjected to extensive “tensile strength
and flex cycling tests and are then tested for
strength and flexibility at every connection
point, including the plug, yoke and earphone
Yeah, mine started ripping apart at the strain reliefs after 1 month of normal use...
Still, they're not THAT bad for the $40 I paid from an authorized dealer.
I sure hope so. Klipsch doesn't really make much of worthy since the original X and Custom series and that was quite a long time ago in the IEM world. Make me wonder if they are still interested in the IEM market or not under the new management.
Well it double if you get from Amazon, but many major retailers are selling the S4 anywhere form 60-70 usd with the Pro Media being had for as low as $35 or so, and the S5(rugged S4) for as low as $100 in store. I sort of want to know how to get those cables on my X5, as they look like better quality(and possible offer less microphonics).