There’s no doubt that for some people £39.99 would be a ridiculous amount of money to spend on headphones. However, given that the Klipsch X10i cost £260 we feel that the S3 could offer some very good entry-level value for audiophiles out there.
In just three years, Klipsch has carved out a niche in the heavily saturated UK headphone market by manufacturing high-end audio products, such as the X5 and the S4, designed to offer comfort, noise isolation and musical accuracy at various price points. Its new entry-level model, the S3, is hoping to bring Klipsch's products to an entirely new audience.
First seen by TrustedReviews at IFA in September, these affordable in-ear headphones claim to offer a major boost in sound and comfort over similarly priced competitor models. Available in a graphite grey (with red, pink and green finishes coming soon) the Image S3 accommodates virtually any device with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and features a durable, tangle-resistant cable. The cable is also moulded into the plug for improved strain relief.
The package comes with three pairs of different-sized patented oval ear tips (med, large, small/med dual flange) and a carrying case. Unlike circular-shaped ear tips that put stress on the pressure points inside the ear, Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips naturally fit the contours of your ear canals. These lightweight ear tips also offer superior noise isolation, blocking out almost all ambient noise and providing excellent bass.