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Klipsch Image S4

I'm looking to get a new pair of headphones, preferably for under $100. I saw a great review of the Klipsh Image S4 headphones on CNET. Are these headphones as good as they say? Do you have any other recommendations in that price range?

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I've Been Listening to these for at least a month now

def a good listen for the price. the benefits of these 'phones: high sensitivity and a tipped up treble bring out melodic lines and individual instrumentation. also, if you're commuting, noise-isolation is good without being over-bearing (you can hear what's going on if you turn down the volume a little) -- the fit of the ear-tips is fucking great (probably the best i've experienced with an in-ear)-->they don't slide out, but they pull out relatively easily; the seal is always comfortable/without any concern that you don't have a great seal.

there are a couple setbacks with these 'phones: if "bass" is what you're looking for, its not 100% there; listening to Jimi Hendrix In the West with Billy Cox on bass, Cox's bass guitar was lacking any sort of real low-end presence, favoring attack.

also, my buddy Charlie said his have broken a few times, but a 2-year warranty guarantees replacement.

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Thanks fro the revie, they

Thanks fro the revie, they sound like good phones. Does anyone know of other phones around this price that sound good?

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Do they have to be in-ears?

do they have to be in-ears?

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I would prefer in-ear, but if

I would prefer in-ear, but if you know of a great pair that's not in ear I'd consider it.

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I'm REALLY Loving these right now

Sennheiser HD 428

very affordable

great sense of air and space

the soundstage is a little narrow, but frequency response seems to be even across--revealing and calm playback

very natural sounding.

SUPER COMFORTABLE -- and its pretty tought to say that for any headphone.

if you like BASS, i would not recommend these. their bass response is a little tame (despite what their packaging claims), but they do go low... just not BIG and Low

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What I like is a transparent,

What I like is a transparent, even sound. As little color as possible. Right now I've got Yamaha EPH-30 headphones, and the bass is really overpowering. I'm definitely looking for a more even sound.

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Then you should

definitely check out the Sennheisers -- they are as neutral and uncolored as you can get for under $50. While my Grado SR60s were on the fuzzier, warmer, textural end of things, the Sennheisers are totally cool, but not too cool, so that they sound slick, just very relaxed sounding--lets the music speak for itself.

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What kind of Sennheisers?

What kind of Sennheisers?

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see previous post

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Sennheiser HD428s

super comfy-very neutral.

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recommand new one

We are somtimes cheesed off because of disappointing a high priced phone,here I recommand brand new in-ear headphone T-PEOS H-100 series. It's cylindrical type made from stainless steel and has a dynamic driver and a BA unit, so it's called 'Hybrid Headphone'. It has a wide range and  has a strong bass, cleared vocal and stable treble, it draws a typical v-curve. I'm sure if average headphone is a tame horse, this phone is a wild horse, if you try this one once,you never forget it. For helping your understanding, I post the url-related of Head-Fi.org below.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/630235/t-peos-h-100-hybrid-iem-appreciation-thread

 

  

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