The breakthrough Klipsch Image S4i in-ear headset lets you enjoy superior sound, control your music library, as well as answer and end calls without skipping a beat—and all in a beautiful piano black finish with chrome accents.
An advanced three-button remote seamlessly handles voice and/or music control for the iPhone 3GS, 3rd-generation iPod shuffle, 2nd-generation iPod touch, 4th-generation iPod nano and the 120GB iPod classic and is fully compatible with the Apple VoiceOver feature on iPhone 3GS and 3rd-generation iPod shuffle.
Designed for easy use
The S4i positions its in-line microphone and remote at the yoke—where the two cables meet at chest level—to create a more natural feel when answering calls and controlling music.
Advanced microphone quality
The highly intelligible 360-degree microphone frees you from talking down into it. You also get echo cancellation, which keeps the mic from picking up external noise.
Exclusive soft and flexible oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, providing comfortable long-term wear as well as producing a perfect acoustic seal. This noise isolation allows you to enjoy your music at lower, safer volumes.
- Compatible with Apple Voice Control and Voice Over technology (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and shuffle 3rd generation)
- Three-button remote handles voice and music control
- Headphone functionality for all iPod models
- Unique washable oval ear tips for long-term wearing comfort
- Highly intelligible 360-degree in-line mic
- Superior noise-isolating design
- Smooth sound with enhanced bass
- Durable, built-in strain relief
- Skype compatible
Did you notice?Advanced three-button remote handles voice and/or music control of iPhone 4, IPhone 3GS, 3rd-generation iPod shuffle, 2nd-, 3rd- and 4th-generation iPod touch and iPad.
Apple Recommends ForA great choice for music-loving, multi-tasking iPhone and iPod users who want unique control of music, easy answer-ending calls and superior sound.
What's in the Box?
- Klipsch Image S4i Earphones
- Four different-sized ear tips
- Ear-tip cleaning tool
- Premium carrying pouch
- Weight : 0.42 oz./11.9 g
- Mfr. Part Number : 1012675
- UPC or EAN No. : 743878022421
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : Two years (For details, please visit www.klipsch.com/na-en/support/policies/consumer-and-commercial/.)
iPad (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPod classic 160GB (2009)
iPod nano 4th Generation (video)
iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)
iPod nano 6th Generation
iPod shuffle 3rd Generation
iPod touch 2nd Generation
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
Most Bang for your Buck
I'm a little shocked no one has reviewed these yet. I've had them for about a year now and these have been my favorite headphones to use. Amazingly crisp clear highs with solid bass. For the price, there is not a better set of ear buds out there. Make sure you take a close look at these before purchasing anything else. …
- Written by Tom N from Edina
72 of 76 people found this useful
Taking Advantage of Apple's 14 Day Return Policy and.......
I had the Apple in ear headphones with mic for a week. Now, I turned them in with my receipt and upped the ante by getting the Kl ipsch Image s4i, and have some observations of both.
To summarize: They're both terrific headphones with cause for nervousness.
1. Since sound is subjective, all I will say is that both sound great, but the Klipsch definitely has a more pronounced bass.
2. There is no echo sound due to the wiring hitting your body with the Klipsch that is so annoying with Apple's headphone. You can also chew gum while listening with Klipsch, not with Apple.
3. The wiring on the Apple kind of made me nervous, but the Klipsch REALLY makes me nervous; it is thin, and you must use extreme caution when putting them on or taking them off. The tip is not reinforced like the Apple, and could go out at any time if not careful. I would not stick the iPhone in your pants pocket with it plugged in and sit down. Also, the Apple is easier to put on to get the optimum position than the oval shaped plug of the s4i.
4. Klipsch has a two year warranty; Apple one year. Apple can do an exchange at the store within warranty if you buy it there, Klipsch must be contacted, can't do an exchange at the Apple Store.
5. Klipsch exposes the flaws in recording more than Apple. Some songs I'll have to erase or find another recording.
6. With the s4i, classical music sounds deeper, rock and country with more bass but with clarity in the mid and high ranges, and jazz and new age sounds well balanced. Apple is more neutral, even keeled throughout the ranges. With Klipsch, you will have to play with your iPhone's equalizer more than Apple, depending on the genre.
7. The mic/control on the Klipsch is more solid and works better than Apple, and the placement is in the center, not on the right side.
So, I will have to make up my mind within the 14 day period. It's six of one and half dozen of the other. You have to handle each with care. …
- Written by Edward Y from Fort Lee
63 of 68 people found this useful
Good sound quality and comfort. A little bit overpriced.
The sound quality on these headsets is very good.
The sound is clear and rich.
They are very comfortable, it was easy to find a good fit.
The mic works pretty well with my iphone 4. The mic buttons are responsive and easy to use.
The bass is kind of too rich (too much bass) for my taste. I solved this by using the "bass reducer" EQ on my iphone 4 settings.
In the design department there is no fashion statement here. The material used seems to be generic and I personally do not find them aesthetically desirable.
For $100 I would expect a better design and higher quality materials.
Read below to have an idea how these compare to the Apple in-ear, and the popular Skullcandy 50/50
Sound quality: 4 (out of 5)
Expected durability: 3
Apple in ear head phones:
Sound quality: 3.5
Sound quality: 2
Expected durability: 2
In the end I am very pleased with them. …
- Written by Dan A from New york
65 of 74 people found this useful
2nd pair of these. Neither lasted a year. Sound quality is good, build quality is poor. Both units (one black, one white) had the same problem : remote function degrades until none of the commands work. 6 months for the first pair, about 11 for the next. when i spend $80-100 on earbuds (price at the time) i don't consider them "disposable" which is what these became. Won't be making the same mistake again. A shame since my Klipsch home theater products work quite well... …
- Written by craig V from brooklyn
Excellent sound but durability is something left to be desired
I've owned three pairs of these earbuds. The sound quality and fit for me is outstanding. The mic works well as I've not had ano ther complain when on a phone call about hearing my voice. The first set I bought over 3 years ago and really liked the non-tangling wire material. It was a bit harder plastic and slick so the wires don't bind up. However the last two sets I've bought in the past year and half have a totally different type of plastic coating on the wire. It sticks to itself and is just a pain to unwind after being stuffed into my laptop bag. From what I can tell they made the change for durability on the wire coating as set #1 started to crack in places. Sets #2 and #3 don't crack in the same places but still other parts of the plastic around the ear bud it self has torn. Set #1 still works but I've had to do some wire shrink wrap to cover up exposed wires where the plastic coating has cracked around the headphone jack. Set #2 I gave to my son and the volume controls stopped working within a year. I tore apart the volume control module and the circuit board was physically coming apart. A little super glue and it works again. Set #3 is about a year old and last week sound stopped coming out the earbuds. First the right then about 3 hours later the left stopped. Sad for the money I invested I want a durable and great sounding earbud. I suspect if you treat the earbuds with serious special baby care they will last but just normal use (IMO) will end their life in about a year. …
- Written by Mark M from LAKEWOOD
I've got the Reference S4i ear buds.
It took me a week of riding the train to figure out how to put these into my ears to get t he best sound. Once you do that, they are awesome!
They come with 4 different sized of ear piece.
The trick is to find the size and position of ear piece that will form the seal in your ear canal. Until you do that you will just get tiny sound. When you can't hear the outside world is when you've got the right fit. Then you can even listen at super low volume and still hear the full bodied sound.
I found that the only way they fit me properly is to use the insert as normal and turn until the stems are almost pointing straight up method. The brief instructions do suggest this, but I over looked it as silly. Why rotate the ear piece 180 degrees from hanging down then loop to cord over your ear? Because it works in a lot of people's ears! I allows the proper seal to form, keeps the ear piece from falling out and relieves cable noise and strain.
Awesome sound for little money once you get the right fit! They truly are the best in class for the $70 range. …
- Written by Mike R from Calgary
7 of 8 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Rick B from Montreal
- Dec 30, 2012
- Asked by Janet P from Kitchener
- Jan 20, 2013
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As long as you have the right ear piece on them you should have no problems running with them. There are 3 sets of ear pieces find the one that fits tight in the ear canal and you will be all set as I work with them and they don't fall out. …
- Answered by George C from Methuen
- Oct 6, 2011
- Asked by Matthew D from Brooklyn
- Sep 17, 2012
Yep, I recently bought a pair for my iPhone 5 and they work fine. All buttons/controls work as state d. …
- Answered by Marvin A from Cary
- Nov 9, 2012
- Asked by Michael R from Atlanta
- Aug 14, 2012
Yes, these headphones are compatible with the new iPad and all previous versions of iPad, iPod, iPho ne, etc. They plug into the headphone jack and are awesome to use on airplanes. Enjoy! …
- Answered by Jude R from Milwaukee
- Aug 28, 2012