“But what’s really cool,” claims Klipsch, is that “the S4 uses the same proprietary ear tips as its pricier predecessors,” thus giving the S4 the same capacity for noise isolation as its snazzier siblings.
“People have less disposable income these days. Therefore, we felt it was necessary to develop reasonably priced, high-performance earphones that go above and beyond what you’d expect from the stock earbuds that come with your MP3 player,” said Klipsch dude, Mark Casavant.
Unlike circular-shaped designs that abound on most other in-ear phones, Klipsch’s oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals, apparently providing comfortable long-term wear. This virtually bespoke fit creates much cleaner, more refined bass and better noise isolation – not bad for £69.99.
“Once you have the right fit and seal, these earphones are virtually impossible to feel – letting you listen longer and better,” said Mark Blanchard, inventor of the company’s oval ear tips.
The Image S4 will be available in a piano black finish with three different-sized oval ear tips, an ear-tip cleaning tool and a compact, crush-resistant aluminium case.