Perfect for runners, skaters and all athletic types, the Klipsch Image S5i Rugged headphones with in-line mic and three-button remote are extremely durable, yet still deliver the same high-quality comfort and sound you expect from Klipsch.
A competitive edge
These headphones are moisture tested and the remote is textured to offer weather resistance for outdoor activities. The Image S5i features a unique Apple-compatible mic and three-button remote system for taking calls and having full music and/or voice control on select iPod and iPhone models. The buttons on the remote are slightly enlarged, making them easy to navigate when you're on-the-go or wearing gloves.
Amazing comfort and fit
Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch's exclusive oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, providing comfortable long-term wear. These lightweight ear tips also offer superior noise isolation, blocking out almost all ambient noise and providing excellent bass.
Each S5i Rugged headphone body employs a moving coil micro-speaker with controlled damping, allowing it to deliver smooth, full-bodied sound that is similar to a more expensive balanced armature design. Powerful dual magnet motor structures allow for powerful bass and significantly reduced intermodulation distortion, or IMD. So you get amazing sound with clear highs and enhanced lows.
Even more capabilities
Another notable innovation is the included heavy-duty Safety Case with a built-in flashlight, which offers “steady on” and “safety strobe” modes, as well as a removable belt clip. The case helps you safeguard your headphones and keep yourself visible when outside in low-light conditions.
- All-weather design resists moisture
- Durable, tangle-resistant cables
- Advanced 3-button mic and remote system positioned at the cable yoke create a more natural feel when answering calls and controlling music
- Durable Safety Case for protective storage; also includes an integrated flashlight with “steady on” and “safety strobe” modes
- 360 degree mic for hands-free, highly intelligible phone calls
- Superior passive noise-isolation
- Dual magnet motor structures provide powerful bass, clear highs and enhanced lows
Did you notice?These headphones are moisture tested and the remote is textured to offer weather resistance for outdoor activities.
Apple Recommends ForPerfect for every level of activity—offering extreme durability, high-quality comfort and true Klipsch sound.
What's in the Box?
- Klipsch IMAGE S5i Rugged headphones
- Three pairs of different-sized patented oval eartips
- Heavy-duty Safety case with built-in flashlight and removable belt clip
- Clothing clip
- Owner's manual
- Frequency Response : 10Hz-19kHz
- Weight : 4.64 oz./131.54 g
- Mfr. Part Number : 1012133
- UPC or EAN No. : 743878022339
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- Warranty : Two year
- Earphone portion and audio is compatible with all Apple and audio devices with a 3.5mm audio jack. Echo-cancelling 360 microphone is compatible with all iPhone models and most smart phones. Advanced three-button remote seamlessly controls music and/or voice for the iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd Gen.), iPod nano (4th & 5th Gen.), iPod shuffle (3rd-Gen.) and iPod classic (120GB). Apple VoiceOver is featured on iPod nano (4th & 5th Gen.) and iPod shuffle (3rd-Gen.). Remote activation of voice commands are featured on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
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 shuffle 4th Generation
iPod touch 2nd Generation
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
great for those who reaaally sweat
Generally don't write reviews but I waited three months for these to come out and if this review "jinxes" the headphones I promise to come back and delete/re-write.
Now, I sweat. I really sweat. I generally burn off apple's OEM in about 1 month. Seriously. I have tried all "sporty" and even one pair that warranted for "sweat." They all went bad--and none lasted more than three months. What also occurred with the other pairs of ~$100 headphones--almost immediately--is that when you sweat, the sound quality begins to die. Generally the Mic also stops working pretty soon--maybe after 2 real sweaty runs. I ran with these today 3 miles in 24 min and really sweated and throughout the run the sound remained the same. After the continued to work fine and so did the mic. I have had them since they came out but today I really "sweated" them.
The sound itself is fine. I am not a sound expert so I will not pretend to go in that direction--but for me as long as the sound is loud and the bass is good--I am satisfied and these are sufficient in sound quality for me.
The cord is long--this "gets in the way" and gets stuck in certain places sometime, but it is great for the gym--especially if you have no pockets. Again "sporty" is the word.
The remote--big, too big--but you get used to it and everything else seems puny. I would prefer it a bit smaller but the "size" has its benefits. easy to go through songs when running and when not. The other bad thing is that since the size is big and so are the keys, they are very sensible. this means that your ipod/iphone starts rocking a few times a day on its own. to clarify, it's because the "play" button gets pressed by mistake not that they start on their own--this occurred in another pair because of the sweating.
Also, there is some "cord sensitivity" issues that my girlfriend has complain about when I am on the phone--but it doesn't bother me and see my sound description, above.
also, Super outside-sound blocking
Overall the waterproof and the long cord and even the remote are great for working out.
My review is inapplicable to those who do not sweat and are not mainly using headphones for sports--and for those who are seeking quality sounds. This last point stems from me not being a sound aficionado and does not reflect the sound quality of these headphones. …
- Written by Gerti M from Ridgewood
118 of 125 people found this useful
Not bad, decent value for the price.
NOTE: Klipsch S4, S4i and S5i all have the same frequency response on the boxes, meaning that its highly likely the drivers/speake rs inside are also the same. That being said, all three are within 40$ price range from eachother and all have a seperate set of "accessories" to suit them, S4 being bare bones, S4i having remote/mic, and S5i having remote, mic, case and weatherproofness.
use: on my Imac for a little more privacy on skype, with my iphone 4 for car use, and at college.
i've had my ears in practically every brand of expensive headphones from monitor headphones, to listener based amplified headphones, to wireless etc... basicly I've owned almost every type of headphones out there.
So here's the review. I looked at all three klipsch models and I really wanted a case, so this was my choice. The sound is pretty standard for its price range. Also cord noise as others are claiming, well thats standard with any in-ear headphones, if its an issue to them, they likely didn't pick the right product for their needs or arent using them right. The Sound is fairly flat, with a bit of extra bass, but i think its more a product of sound isolation than anything else. The cord is tangle resistant, which means its "less likely" to tangle up taking them in and out of of the case, and this claim is true, they are less likely than say your regular ipod headphones to tangle. So yeah I covered pretty much all of it for a new purchase, sound, value, quality are all decent... durability, we shall know with time. …
- Written by Daniel B from edmonton
93 of 100 people found this useful
Great headphone for working out
I just got them a few day ago. I have used them every day at the gym and at home. They sound great and are stay in my ears well on ce I got the right size of buds. They feel good even after I have them in for 2 hour. The sound has a great balanced, good bass but not to strong, The mid and highs sound clean. They do keep out a lot of noise that is fine for the gym, home or on a plane. I ride a lot of bike I would not use them biking they block out to much sound for that. The only down side I see is you get some noise from the cable rub. …
- Written by Tony P from Mendota Heights
76 of 78 people found this useful
Great product! They're a little on the pricy side but carry great sound(bass and treble included). I've had mine for about a year now and I am seeing a little splitting in the rubber around the cable near the end of the earbuds. But in all, still a great product. …
- Written by Jacob J from West Springfield
1 of 1 people found this useful
Best I've ever had!
These headphones have amazing sound and a crystal clear microphone! The large controls are both a blessing and a curse as they are easy to adjust while running or at the gym, but occasionally get in the way (when running it thumps against my chest so I tuck it under my collar, but when tucked under my collar I hit it while bicep curling a bar of bench pressing so I tuck it into the cavity behind my collar bone... sounds tricky but you don't even think about it).
If my first pair ever wears out (currently over a year old) I will happily buy a second without hesitation! …
- Written by Carter H from Saskatoon
4 of 5 people found this useful
Durable, great sound
Amazing sound for Classical music - rich bass and clear treble. And durable (nice little metal case for storage) - I put mine thro ugh the clothes washing machine on warm mode this week and they still sound fine! …
- Written by James R from Forest Lodge
16 of 16 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Do they have an amplifier in the headset? I need earbuds that will increase the volume as the current 1's I've tried aren't loud enough when I workout
- Asked by David R from Arlington Heights
- Jan 15, 2013
No answers yet
Klipsch Image S5i Rugged - is this item waterproof for swimming. A description says "entirely waterproof."
- Asked by Cheryl F from Laguna Hills
- Jul 6, 2012
no it is not waterproof
- Answered by Matthieu L
- Sep 29, 2012
- Asked by Thad B from North Vancouver
- Nov 25, 2010
Same drivers = same sound
- Answered by Anthony M from Cerritos
- Apr 8, 2011
do the tips come off and if so what happens if I lose one - do I need to get the manufacturer to replace?
- Asked by Spence C
- Jun 13, 2011
The tips are meant to come off; the earphones come with multiple tips in different sizes. If you ha ppen to lose the ones that fit you, replacements can be ordered from Klipsch for relatively cheap. …
- Answered by Carlos B from New York
- Nov 30, 2011
- Asked by Jeffrey H from Berkeley
- Jul 14, 2011
The Bose headphones are not in-ear. They do not actually block out all of the external sound but the y do sit very well in your ear and direct sound into your ear canal. The Klispch will have deeper bass because they're in-ear. Both are very comfortable and sound quality is comparable. I personally prefer the sound tuning of Klipsch over Bose in general (for all products). Lastly the Klipsch are probably better for running and other sports. …
- Answered by Nikita P from Broomfield
- Oct 17, 2011
- Asked by Ann E from Grapevine
- Mar 4, 2011
Yes, I bought mine in an Apple Store, but they were in the back. be sure to ask for them
- Answered by Anthony M from Cerritos
- Apr 8, 2011