This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
First Look: Klipsch Image S4A
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Klipsch Image S4A

2:08 /

Klipsch's ultracomfortable, noise-isolating ear tips are just one of the reasons I love and recommend the S4-series headphones. If you're an Android user shopping for a new pair of earbuds, the Image S4A headphones are definitely worth the $99.

If you use your Android smart phone as a portable music player, these headphones were made for you. I'm Justin (Yu?), headphone editor for CNET.com. This is your first look at the Klipsch S4A ear buds. So ostensibly, the S4A's aren't exactly the same as the S4I, that's for the iPhone, but they do come pretty close, so think of them as a first cousin. This particular model is made for Android headsets, and comes with a free download code, for an app that lets you change the function of the button on this remote control. Before we get into that though, I wanna show you what makes the Klipsch S4, series one of my favorites. First of all, I like that the housing of the ear bud itself is angled in such a way as to accommodate a variety of ear shapes and sizes. It's really important to get a tight fit for these headphones that wedge deep into your ear, because that seal ensures the best sound isolation in depth. Klipsch only gives you 3 ear tip sizes to play around with, but the oval shape fits snugly in my ears as well as others around the office that I've tested them with. In terms of hardware design, my one complaint is the sticky rubber coating on the wire that makes them tangle pretty easily, and I'm not talking about the kind that just requires a quick shape to unravel. Anyway, another thing that you'll notice is the single button remote control. Out of the box, you can use it to navigate tracks with a single double or triple click, but you can also customize these controls using Klipsch control app for Android. That's an app that's free, and it'll let you decide which function gets associated to things like mute, microphone, answer call, voice search, and voice command on your Android. So regardless of whether you'll use that or another remote for your Android phone, your ears will definitely thank you if you pick up the S4A's. They're worth more than $99, and you can definitely get a tight seal that filters outside noise, and the drivers inside offer distortion free audio that's definitely worth it, if your'e used to using the stock ear buds that came with your phone. You can read all of the details in our full review on CNET.com, but that's gonna do it for me. I'm Justin (Yu?), these are the Klipsch S4A earbuds for Android, and that sounds good to me.

New releases

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Silent run...
9:58 August 28, 2014
The Wraith is the most powerful car the English firm has ever built. But it's no sports car, it's a Rolls...
Play video
Olympus Pen E-PL7 is ready for...
2:58 August 27, 2014
With a touchscreen that tilts down 180 degrees, the Pen E-PL7 is designed for users who love selfies and want...
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 043: Time traveling...
24:00 August 27, 2014
Ashley and Rich discuss using virtual reality as an illusion of time travel, check out Royal Carribbean's...
Play video
Easily run Windows and Mac OS...
2:49 August 27, 2014
Parallels Desktop 10 makes switching between operating systems a snap. CNET's Jason Parker takes a look.
Play video
Not quite high caliber blendin...
2:41 August 27, 2014
Beneath the overblown health hype, the NutriBullet works well enough, but doesn't stand out from less expensive...
Play video
Melitta's cheap drip makes bitter...
2:07 August 27, 2014
Think twice about choosing the Melitta 10-Cup Coffeemaker to save cash.
Play video
Too-hot tech: Overheating Surface...
2:55 August 27, 2014
Hewlett-Packard recalls more than 6 million defective power cords, Microsoft promises a fix for overheating...
Play video
The gigantic Lexus GX 460
5:59 August 27, 2014
Lexus' second largest SUV may be a better fit for big luxury drivers.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre