I cannot believe it has taken me this long to write a review of the Klipsch Image One headphones. It was last November that I first posted about these over ear headphones, the first on-ear headphones made by Klipsch. And yes, one of these days, I will write a review that doesn’t take an hour to read. Brevity is not my strength.
I’ve decided to edit the introduction to this review with a summary of my thoughts. The full review is posted below, but if you’re in a rush, digest the following. Keep on reading…
Klipsch released their first on ear headphones, the Image ONE, this fall. Klipsch entered the headphone market just three years ago and quickly shot to the top of nearly every gadget sites’ “Editor’s Choice” list. With the massive success of the Image S4i, their first iPhone optimized headphones, Klipsch is back with a new breed of headphone.
With a sound signature modeled after the Klipsch S4i, an iPhone/iPod/iPad remote control, carrying case and full-sized drivers, the Image ONE headphones are certainly ready to take on the competition.
I picked up my pair of Image ONE headphones yesterday and have only had a few hours of listening to them but here is what I can tell you so far.
The packaging is worthy of the Apple products these headphones are made for.
The carrying case is perfect.
The headphones are comfortable and incredibly light.
The headphones are so light they might feel cheaply made to some.
The sound isn’t cheap.
Isolation doesn’t compare to their in-ear headphones but works well enough.
The cabling is solid, best headphone cables I’ve had lately. Thick, well insulated and yet pliable.
Remote control is improved over the previous Klipsch iPhone headphones.
Headphones started out harsh but have warmed up after some time.
Similar sound signature to the Klipsch Image S4i, which was the goal.
I plan to post a review of these headphones after some more listening in different environments and after some tests with the microphone. Hopefully this will be done by tomorrow but no promises!
If you read my wordy review of the Klipsch S4i headphones back in July, you already know how impressed I’ve been with Klipsch’s headphones. Sadly, after around 800 hours of use, I managed to short out the left channel. Legendary for their customer service, Klipsch of course was ready to send me out a replacement pair. However, I had another idea. Instead of replacing my Image S4i headphones with another pair, I decided to upgrade to the Klipsch Image X10i, the S4i’s big brother only, some how, much MUCH smaller.