In ear headphones, Advice !?!?! Klipsch Or Bose

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by buffgrk, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. buffgrk macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2010
    Hey guys im tossing up between the bose ie2 OR klipsch image s4i .. i mainly listen to rnb so i like a nice clean sound with plenty of solid bass.. these headphones are in the same price range.. going by the reviews i think i have seen abit better feedback swaying towards the klipsch .. but i would like to know what you guys think.. maybe you got one or the other, thanks - Jim
  2. deeesea macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
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    Go with s4's. :)
  3. SmokeyRobinson macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2010
    The Bose IEM's Ive heard had horrible fit with my ears and my friend who got them preferred my Klipsch. I went S4 and liked them a lot.

    They can be a bit sibilant sometimes and only lasted a year though (gym/general use. chord issues.). But very good for the price and nice bass.
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
  5. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
  6. Jooles macrumors member

    May 28, 2008
  7. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    Bought a pair of the Klipsch S5i's yesterday at apple and wanted to like them. They sound great but like many earbuds I could not wear them for very long before they started hurting. The other problem was the remote. Have heard a lot of people complaining about the size of the remote. I on the other hand thought it would be perfect when boarding. The size of the remote would help in changing song, volume or answering calls with gloves on. The downside was there was a lot of feedback in the cable when listening to music. Drove me crazy.

    Went to Best Buy last night and they had the Bose Mie2i marked down to $116 by mistake. Still honored the price and pulled the trigger. Happy I did! The Stayhear buds work great. The buds stay secure in my ear and could wear them for a long period of time with no pain or discomfort. The sound is not as good as the klipsch but close. Very happy with the bose and will be keeping them!
  8. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Klipsch x10i ftw.

    Fixed it for you. :D
  9. Dominat0r macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    i would return those...just me though. I see em online for 129$, so you saved 13$, but they dont sound as good as the klipsch...which are cheaper.

    No brainer, return the bose, spend LESS money and get the headset that you know sounds better. just my opinion..:D:D:D
  10. SR Steve macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Klipsch S4i. Great sound for the $$ and very comfortable, plus the remote works as designed and placed where it is easy to use.
  11. cfairbank macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2006
    The klipsch do sound a bit better but doesn't justify the discomfort they cause when I wore them. The mic and controls may be better on the s4i than the s5i but have been happy with the quality of the bose so far.
  12. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    get the s4i if you are on a budget. much better than bose.
  13. vernieNZ macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2011
    I can't say about the Bose as I have never tried them, but the S4's are awesome for the money. Very comfortable fit (at least for me), with strong bass which does not diminish the clarity of the mid to high end.
  14. reebs macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Klipsch s4 if on a budget, s4i if you want the remote feature and s5i if you need something really durable.
  15. clientsiman macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2009
    I love the Klipsch s4, they are really good but they don't last long. Had mine changed twice in 14 months. Good thing that they have 2 year warranty.
  16. Meltdownblitz macrumors 65816

    Jan 21, 2010
    So I bought the klipsch s4i today and the sound is awesome! But I was reading some reviews and people are saying the wires break fairly quick, in a matter of a few months as one said in this thread. Anyone else have these problems? Is it worth keeping these if they are going to break farily quick? If not what else is similar to these and sound just as good, and maybe around the same price range? Thanks alot!
  17. kyomagi macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2010
    i have both pairs, go with the bose. the bose sound better to me than the s4i's
  18. Apok macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2011
    Columbus, Ohio
    I love the Bose headphones. And I have worn a few pairs out over the years, and their warranty is awesome. Fantastic sounding. I wont switch in the foreseeable future.
  19. dwa2011 macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2011
    Northwest Atlanta
    My klipsch s4's have lasted over two years now and I love them. They were cheap, and efficient!
  20. oldhifi, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013

    oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
    I have the Bose IE2 Audio Headphones, great sound but dont't like the way they fit. I just like the plug type..easy to remove
  21. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    klispch s4i. I had two pairs of them one white the other black. I lost the white pair :(
  22. Adutrumque macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2012
  23. Ring Leader macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    If your most important factor is sound than i would go the Klipsch
  24. comptr, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013

    comptr macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2007
    Go with the Klipsch I have a pair of the Klipsch S4iII the current model the one with the thin cable and it sounds great.
  25. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008

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