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Klipsch Image ONE - Gen -2 On-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Jul 23, 2015

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Klipsch Image ONE - Gen -2 On-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 08/21/2015
Based on 305 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 7.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Volume5.0   exceptional
Noise4.8   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Price4.6   average
Sound4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Music4.2   average
Image4.0   above average
Listening3.9   below average
Cable3.8   above average
Service2.5   mediocre


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Adapter

Adapter:
"Pros:-Great looks-Great price when it's on sale-Excellent clarity in sound and excellent bass-Comfortable-Durable Metal headband-Flat cord design is virtually tangle free-Inline Remote w Microphone built in for phone calls-Comes with a great case and 1 4'' adapter and airplane adapter (not necessary but a great bonus nonetheless-Klipsch name brand and amazing customer service-Works great as ear-muffs for cold weatherCons:-Can get a bit hot sweaty, but this can be a pro in cold weather-The cord is not removable-The bass is too much out of the box, needs equalizer setting adjustments-The remote's volume up down do not work with Android phones..."
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"The ear pads are very comfortable to wear especially on long flights, it also comes with airline adapters so you don't have to use the crappy ones the airline gives you."
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"Found a $5 adapter (Prime, no shipping charge) which worked perfectly."
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"They fit the case well and include adapters for use in portable devices, consoles, and even airplanes."
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"I also love the included larger adapter and the 2-1 airline adapter."
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Audio

Audio:
"Since my Audio Technica ATH-M50x's broke recently (which I used to DJ as well as casual listening, and loved), I had been looking for some new 'phones to purchase."
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"I bought them in oct, 2013 and I take care of them like a baby and they still look like new and they have incredible sound I trust this brand because my dad owns vintage home theather speakers from the late 80's and I always see this brand as high end quality If you want clean sound of sennheiser and punchy notes I recommend this you're paying for good not crappy brand like beats audio you pay for cable not for sound quality."
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"Unfortunately, even though I treated them well, they started to only play one side of the audio (as in playing in mono instead of stereo) unless I pulled them partially out of the audio jack."
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"My Beats audio buds work perfectly with all my Android devices."
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"I had to play a lot with audio equalizer to get a pleasant sound."
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"The flat single audio cable does not get tangled up as easy as round cables."
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Base

Base:
"Many people complained about the base."
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"Wow....highly recommend for those who love deep base sounds from your music."
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"I find it a huge bonus that they actually do such a nice job of reproducing all the base they do."
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"I have several sets of headphones and I get good quality sound from them but I was looking for a little more base."
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"This is a very clean and powerful set of headphones - solid base, articulate midrange, and brilliant highs."
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"Base is good but can sometimes overpower the high end, but they sound great on my daily commute."
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Cable

Cable:
"They are otherwise comfortable, have great sound, and worked well for the short time the cord stayed intact, but they are not durable."
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"My only small complaint would be that while the cord actually don't get tangled, it tends to curl into balls of cord."
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"CON: Non-removable cable meaning that if the most common failure on these types of headphones - remote - occurs you are stuck with a half working product."
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"The only problem I find is that the cord is too short."
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"Both previous pairs developed a problem with the cord shorting out."
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"Every single pair, including the most recent Gen 2 set, has developed a problem where the cable near the headphone jack must be getting frayed internally."
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"The in-line remote control feature rocks and the cord isn't annoying."
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"Best earphones on the market has memory foam so very comfortable and the cord is tangle free and is goldplated and very good bass also."
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"If you love dubstep, or over emphasized bass, then, buy these right now, but if you're looking for smooth sounding headphones, go elsewhereDon't get me wrong, I love these headphones, but they are bass heavy, they sound good with rock (my favorite genre) but not outstandingThese headphones leak a lotThe sound is powerful and in your facePros: looks, fit, convenience, comfort, buildCons: bass heavy, no removable cord, LEAK sound big timeConclusion: these are great for travelers, you can work out in these things, they are comfortable, but not right for everyone, and for the price, you can't go wrong"
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"First of all, the headphones themselves are great, the pads are very soft, sound quality is excellent (they sounds on par with much more expensive headphones), the Apple style remote works great with supported devices and the flat cable helps to keep them tangle free."
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"The cable is longer than standard for headphones which is a good and a bad thing depending on how one uses it."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They are an absolute Bathgate Comfortable great sound"
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"Sound is great and the most comfortable headphones."
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"They are so incredibly comfortable and lightweight and the mic is fantastic."
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"Easily the most comfortable headphones I've ever had."
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"Comfortable, good sound, exactly what I wanted"
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Fit

Fit:
"This not only gives me confidence in the headphones durability: It greatly improves the fit, the movement reduction during listening, and the noise reduction (by providing the force needed to create the seal.4."
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"The sound is great and the fit is good."
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"If you love dubstep, or over emphasized bass, then, buy these right now, but if you're looking for smooth sounding headphones, go elsewhereDon't get me wrong, I love these headphones, but they are bass heavy, they sound good with rock (my favorite genre) but not outstandingThese headphones leak a lotThe sound is powerful and in your facePros: looks, fit, convenience, comfort, buildCons: bass heavy, no removable cord, LEAK sound big timeConclusion: these are great for travelers, you can work out in these things, they are comfortable, but not right for everyone, and for the price, you can't go wrong"
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"Headsets fit snug, cover ears nicely and have clear sound."
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"They fit the case well and include adapters for use in portable devices, consoles, and even airplanes."
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"The ear fit is very tight, making an excellent sound isolation, however it is hurting my ears after a while."
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Image

Image:
"I accepted their offer because I have no confidence with Image One bluetooth although I must say the sound quality is one of the best that I have tried but what is the use if the bluetooth not working."
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"There is a serious problem with the Image One bluetooth functionality and I suspect that is the main reason why Klipsch has discontinued with this model."
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"I see some folks are disappointed by these, having owned the Image ONE Gen 1 model - well all I can say is those must have been phenomenal, because I am totally impressed with the Gen 2."
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"i didnt think their would be a better sounding headphone than my image one's but after listening to at BestBuy i was wrong."
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"Regarding Image One gen2 - spouse has gen1 and is pleased with the performance & comfort."
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"So when I was looking for a comfortable over the ears headphones with mic, Image One were on the list."
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"At this price point the image ONE offers a great value for your money."
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"Needless to say, I was not disappointed with the Image Ones."
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"I see some folks are disappointed by these, having owned the Image ONE Gen 1 model - well all I can say is those must have been phenomenal, because I am totally impressed with the Gen 2."
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Listening

Listening:
"Since my Audio Technica ATH-M50x's broke recently (which I used to DJ as well as casual listening, and loved), I had been looking for some new 'phones to purchase."
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"Not as well as listening with Sens maybe, but, again, look at the price tag."
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"i didnt think their would be a better sounding headphone than my image one's but after listening to at BestBuy i was wrong."
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"These gen-2 phones are the best I've had in over 40 years of fanatically listening to music."
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"You may even want to dial down the bass setting on your amp when listening through these excellent phones, or turn up the treble."
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"I own several headphones earphones and I really enjoy listening to Klipsch for home use."
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"Within Minutes the headphones where out and plugged into his iPad, iPhone or whatever device he had and when we would try and say something to him he couldn't hear us, After about 10 minutes of listening pleasure he took them off and said I couldn't hear a thing you guys were saying... No more hearing the kids or the T. V. while I'm working..."
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"Since my Audio Technica ATH-M50x's broke recently (which I used to DJ as well as casual listening, and loved), I had been looking for some new 'phones to purchase."
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Music

Music:
"I wouldn't recommend these to a hard core audiophile or a classical music enthusiast but for anyone else these are really sweet."
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"My iphone headphones are not great on planes and I have trouble hearing my music or watching a movie."
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"Bottom line if you are looking to use it for a variety of music, I wouldn't recommend this, its good for the youngish type EDM electro music as you will like the bass."
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"I read some reviews where people were complaining about how they sounded when playing music on their phone."
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"I like my music LOUD and clear."
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"Dubstep and other heavy music styles sound great."
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"Wow....highly recommend for those who love deep base sounds from your music."
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"For my iPhone, it's perfect, but the majority of my music is either on a computer or a samsung tab."
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"Makes music and movies much more fun."
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Noise

Noise:
"I really liked them for the price but they get uncomfortable after about 2 hours and make some squeak noises."
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"Great sound while blocking most outside noise."
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"They cancel out a lot of noise and have a good hit of bass (which I prefer)."
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"The sound quality is excellent, and these are great at reducing external noise."
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"Noise isolation is exceptional for on-ear headphones due to the highly conforming material: it molds to the individual contours of the ear to create ambient noise limiting baffles.2."
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"Though without noise cancellation design, the pad isolate outside noise well."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"I had these headphones for a year when a little plastic piece broke that held one of the ear pieces in place....I contacted Klipsch on their website and they responded almost immediately (every time I emailed them, they responded within 30 min)....they had me send the broken headphones to them and they sent me a new pair right away."
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"My number one complaint is actually that they make a very irritating plastic squeaking sound on the R earpiece fairly regularly when I move my head while listening, especially facial movements like chewing."
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"Worked great for about 6months, then the plastic hinge on one side broke."
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"Today is April 30th, and the left piece that hinges the actual earpiece broke, not in the joint, but in the solid plastic piece, while i was removing them from my head to answer my phone."
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"The problem happened less than 6 months later when a small plastic part broke."
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"The only drawback I would say is that they are made of plastic although they seem durable and are much better built than the competing bose OE headphones."
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"The headphones sounded great but the plastic cheap headband cracked and spoiled the party...not smart or worthy my time to deal with a warranty question and fight with them."
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"Worked great for about 6months, then the plastic hinge on one side broke."
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"And as for quality of construction these are well made the plastic is not cheap."
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"Sure there is some plastic, but there is metal inside the band as well."
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"The only drawback I would say is that they are made of plastic although they seem durable and are much better built than the competing bose OE headphones."
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Price

Price:
"I really liked them for the price but they get uncomfortable after about 2 hours and make some squeak noises."
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"I used to own Beats headphones, but when those broke I was reluctant to spend that amount of money again."
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"I'm very disappointed, especially at the 49.99 price point."
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"Not as well as listening with Sens maybe, but, again, look at the price tag."
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"still one of the best headphones for the price if not the best."
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"Now if you want to be part of the crowd, pretend to be cool and like to throw away money to own mediocre celebrity endorsed gadgets buy the DRE Beats on the other hand if you enjoy all types of music and want a pair of high quality headphones that will allow you to enjoy electronic or instrumental sounds to the highest degree get the Klipsch."
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"I really liked them for the price but they get uncomfortable after about 2 hours and make some squeak noises."
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"great for the price."
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"Best earphone in this price range."
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"Unbeatable price for the quality it provides."
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"Great price for this quality! "
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Quality

Quality:
"I was just sorely disappointed in the quality and the customer service for these headphones."
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"The design is good but the sound quality is not that good(as simple as that).Sound is lost and its blurry."
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"Sound quality very good but not excellent."
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"Unfortunately, they had defects after only 6 months both with sound quality as well as the microphone."
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"This headphone is lightweight comfortable to my ears and it looks very well to my head but the sound quality is not the best."
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"RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS:1 - Low quality."
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"They have decent sound quality."
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"Great value and good quality."
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"Great sound quality, but buy some duct tape with them."
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"These are great quality, great sounding headphones."
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"Good quality headphones deliver good sound ..."
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Range

Range:
"However, the bass is boosted to ridiculous levels and totally overwhelms the mid range and highs."
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"Great range of sounds, very rich."
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"Best earphone in this price range."
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"Classical is rich in midrange tonality; pop, R&B;, alternative, etc., produce appropriate bass and highs and warm mid range sound, with a decent degree of vocal and instrumental balance."
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"The bass is much too intense for my taste but the rest of the range is good."
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"They provide good isolation but the sound is too much in the low range."
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Service

Service:
"Thank you, Klipsch, for not only a great product but for customer service that goes above the norm"
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"I was just sorely disappointed in the quality and the customer service for these headphones."
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"There is nothing worst then Klipsch warranty replacement service 7 days or more to respond and Klipsch will do everything and anything in their power to brush you off !"
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"Worst warranty replacement service0 People skills when you call7 days or more to replySay no to Klipsch"
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"It's a shame for Klipsch that they can't have good service (at least in Europe, and now I am living in US so I will try to contact US warranty service) and can't design 100 headphones without using cheap materials..."
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"Not this time - after sending them for warranty repair, the service replied that the damage is user made so they will not repair my headphones."
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"And happy with the Klipsch customer service."
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"Good products, good customer service."
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"Excellent service from seller."
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"The highs don't really shimmer the way they would on a pair of B&O;'s, let's say, but to be fair you aren't paying B&O; prices (and Bang's after-sales service is pretty contemptuous, I find).While the description may have you believe these are not great for jazz or classical, this is not true."
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"These are solid all-rounders, with decent noise isolation and comfort, and great after-sales service."
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Size

Size:
"My only small complaint would be that while the cord actually don't get tangled, it tends to curl into balls of cord."
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"The problem happened less than 6 months later when a small plastic part broke."
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"If I have a fault with them its that the ear pieces are a little on the small side and barely cover your ears."
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"Positives:-Has great bass and mids-most COMFORTABLE set of cans I have tried on, earpads are extremely well made and soft-absolutely great and comfortable for anyone who wears glasses-flat chord means less tangling, and there is a three button control for those who use Apple products-doesnt clamp too hard or too lightly (of course, depends on your headsize, but I would say i have a mid sized head)-looks stylish not too plastickyNegatives:-If you are an audiophile, you might consider it muddy due to some weakness in the highs-if you have a large head, it might clamp down too tightly-could feel a bit uncomfortable and ears might sweat after 30 minutes or so, but this would definitely be more apparent for those with larger heads-case is small, but it is very inconvenient to put the headphone in (gotta shorten headband all the way and face earcups downwards)-swivels are a bit loose, so if you are usually rough about your headphones, that may not be a good idea."
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"Sound and Size are great when they are working."
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"As for these headphones, I like that they are small and fold away easily."
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"They are extremely comfortable and are small enough that you can take them anywhere."
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"Collapse well and small case for travel."
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"Durable feeling and comes with decent, rigid storage case (as opposed to a small cloth sack)."
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Sound

Sound:
"I'm not able to do a proper A B test, but these sound as bass-heavy as Beats now and not in a good way."
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"My number one complaint is actually that they make a very irritating plastic squeaking sound on the R earpiece fairly regularly when I move my head while listening, especially facial movements like chewing."
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"Unfortunately the right side no longer has any sound.?"
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"If they weren't putting out such great sounds I wouldn't even notice them on my head."
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"the sound degraded after a month or two, a friend got the same ones and the same happened to him till they stop working."
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"Unfortunately half of the sound has now stopped working rendering these useless after about 3 weeks"
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"They have decent sound quality."
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"They are an absolute Bathgate Comfortable great sound"
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"I bought them in oct, 2013 and I take care of them like a baby and they still look like new and they have incredible sound I trust this brand because my dad owns vintage home theather speakers from the late 80's and I always see this brand as high end quality If you want clean sound of sennheiser and punchy notes I recommend this you're paying for good not crappy brand like beats audio you pay for cable not for sound quality."
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"The sound is great and the fit is good."
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"Sound is great, but they tend to hurt after 15 minutes."
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Value

Value:
"Great value and good quality."
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"Good value, great product."
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"I would recommend these to anyone that value good crisp highs and thundering lows."
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"These by far are the best sounding for the value."
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"Excellent value!"
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Volume

Volume:
"Headset function and volume track controls work well with my iPhone."
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"Sounded great but the volume control stopped working soon after I got it."
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"I was able to easily hear music with the volume only turned half way up (vs struggling to hear with full volume on iphone headphones)."
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"Love the adjustable volume on the wires! "
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"Truly great sound, excellent volume, very good isolation."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"There is nothing worst then Klipsch warranty replacement service 7 days or more to respond and Klipsch will do everything and anything in their power to brush you off !"
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"Worst warranty replacement service0 People skills when you call7 days or more to replySay no to Klipsch"
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"Our warranty is non-transferrable and is unfortunately void when purchased from an unauthorized dealer."
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"Cons:-They will break after few months because of poor build quality*.-The warranty is not covering their design mistakes."
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"Not this time - after sending them for warranty repair, the service replied that the damage is user made so they will not repair my headphones."
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"But I'm worried that the mfgr would not perform warranty service on some of these purchased from Amazon."
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"The manufacturer was great about honoring the warranty, but the new ones they sent had the same issue within a week."
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"Klipsch is a great company and stands by their warranty policy."
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"Also, my understanding is that a defect (if this is a defect issue) like this would be covered under the fantastic 2-year warranty."
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"Klipsch replaced a 20 month old Promedia headphone for a brand new S4A II model now that is what I call a great warranty."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"Complaints from people like me who did not realize that iphone headsets mike combos had that extra connector ring on the plug."
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"My iphone headphones are not great on planes and I have trouble hearing my music or watching a movie."
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"Works great with my iPhone too! "
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"Headset function and volume track controls work well with my iPhone."
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"For my iPhone, it's perfect, but the majority of my music is either on a computer or a samsung tab."
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"I have the model with the in-line microphone that is compatible with the iPhone."
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"CompatibilityLots of comments on the net about how these headsets are only compatible with iphone products."
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