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Guys whats your opinion about klipsch image s4?? They are similar price range.
How do they sound compared to pl50????
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:14 AM
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CNET has raved about them. I thought the sound was fine at this price.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:16 AM
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CNET has raved about them. I thought the sound was fine at this price.
cnet raves about everything thats commercial, I wouldnt use them as reference.
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Guys whats your opinion about klipsch image s4?? They are similar price range.
How do they sound compared to pl50????
Over priced. Not it worth it IMO.

They would have a lot more bass than the PL50.
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cnet raves about everything thats commercial, I wouldnt use them as reference.
I hear CNET dissed repeatedly, but it's a point of reference. And they have the Klipsch phones as an editor's choice--this is not a "normal" rave.
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... editor's choice--this is not a "normal" rave.
Yea it's a paid rave
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I've dealt with some of the editors at CNET and just don't get that impression at all.
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I've dealt with some of the editors at CNET and just don't get that impression at all.
Donald Bell and Brian Tong, at least, are pretty rabid Apple fanboys.
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I don’t mean the editors/writers are paid off, it’s all in the advertising and they know which side of the bread there’s butter ...
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I have an s4...decent set. I wouldn't say they are worth $80 but surely $50-60. I dont get all conspiracy theory on Cnet. They are not an audio site, they are a general site. For the general public the S4 kicks the crap out of anything else in its price range at Best Buy. With that said, we all know Best Buy isnt the best place to buy headphones. It gets a bad wrap because it was a FOTM for a while and there is always a backlash once people realize it isnt the bees knees that it was hyped to be for a while and also because the offerings from other companies have caught up so it doesn't stand out like it did when it came out. Same thing with the Hippo VB. It was the big baller in the bass world at the time of its release. Now there are several offerings that have been modeled after its sound and some that have exceeded it (in some peoples opinions) for the same or less $$.

In summary, the S4 is decent but dated and its price still reflects its previous stature. Its like paying $100 to see Gun & Roses now.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:37 AM
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In summary, the S4 is decent but dated and its price still reflects its previous stature. Its like paying $100 to see Gun & Roses now.
Dude, I dig the analogy.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:57 AM
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No conspiracy in my book. Just sloppy journalism. In the top 5 article dated Feb. 14 2012 they use the same review from May 2009 for the Klipsch S4. Their bottom line
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The Klipsch Image S4 earphones offer up sound quality on par with and better than sets that cost many times as much; they are a spectacular choice for anyone looking for new earbuds.
Really? How can an review from years ago speak to today's value?

Conceding what you say, and as a former owner I don't, why not update to reflect today's market rather than over 2 years ago. They're advising you how today's dollars based on yesterday's information. You say there's been changes in the value of the S4, why doesn't their article reflect that?

Take a look at their top 5 headphones article. The Portapro Review is from 2008, the bose review is from 2006. You seriously want me to believe that there's been NO changes in the headphone market in 4-6 years?

Basing an article for today's buyer based on old information just doesn't do today's buyer any justice. At least add a prominent note that any price references were from the time of the original article and that it's possible that the bang for the buck quotient may have changed.
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