| | 01-25-2013, 08:22 PM #3
I did go and get them Wednesday night. I only got to try them for about 10-15 minutes on the walk from my class to my car, and I'm not sure how I feel about them.
It ended up only being $17 to get them. They were $100, marked down to $80 for their 20% off of Klipsch sale. However, they were placed on a rack for the non-Rugged S4i earphones, which had them at $64. The cashier gave me the price on the tag, so after the $25 gift card, $25 in rewards money, and tax, I owed $17 and change out of my pocket, which was a nice deal.
However, after using them, I'm less than thrilled. I've never used Klipsch's stuff before, so I'm not sure how it compares to other brands. These don't seem to get especially loud. In fact, they're a bit on the quiet side. I tend to keep my music at 25/30 on my Lumia 920, but I was keeping these at 28 (because the music was kind of distorted at 30), and it wasn't as loud as my Zune ones at 25, I didn't think. They didn't sound bad, just a bit quiet. It's not a big deal because I was casually walking to my car, but I did genuinely wonder if they'd be loud enough to comfortably listen to them in a not-so-quiet place. I like my music fairly loud, so it was something I took notice of.
Also, downside to these: The volume buttons do not work on it, as they are made of Apple devices. The Play button DOES work (and the double-tap to skip to the next song works as well), which was a little weird. IDK why the Play button would work, but not the volume ones. It's not a big deal though, and I do like having the button to pause my music and skip songs I don't care to hear, rather than having to unlock my phone for it.
Overall, these are certainly worth the $17 I paid, but certainly NOT worth the normal $100. Even $50 would be iffy, in my opinion.