Klipsch S4i II

The Good The Klipsch Image S4i II in-ear headphones have the same impressive sound and fit as the original S4i model but they're more durable and have a tangle-resistant flat cord. There's an integrated Apple-friendly remote/microphone and they come with a nice, compact carrying case.

The Bad Opt for other models in the S4 line if you want Android compatibility or better sweat resistance; bass lovers probably won't be satisfied by the amount of bass.

The Bottom Line The Klipsch Image S4i II in-ear headphones add a new, more durable tangle-resistant flat cord while retaining the S4 model's very respectable sound quality and superior comfort.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
8.2 Overall

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Review

Same impressive sound, better design

Combining a comfortable fit with excellent sound for the money, Klipsch's original Image S4 and S4i earphones have long been among our favorites here at CNET. But the one knock against them is that they just don't hold up that well over time, a criticism that seems to stem from their thin cord.

Enter the Image S4 II and S4i II earphones, which look and sound exactly the same as the original S4s, except for one difference: a new flat cord that's both tangle-resistant and more durable.

Both models come in white and black and for better or worse, the S4i II has the same Apple-friendly inline remote/microphone that probably won't fully work with many Android mobile devices. But Android fans can rest easy: Klipsch does offer a non-Apple version called the Image S4A II Headphones for Android, which cost $99.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $100
  • Brand Klipsch
  • Type headset
  • Color black
  • Headphones Ear-Parts Type In-ear
  • Connector Type mini-phone 3.5 mm 4-pole
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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