Klipsch Reference ONE On-Ear Headphones - reduced from £159.99 to £39.99 Sold by MP3 Accessories and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Klipsch Reference ONE On-Ear Headphones - reduced from £159.99 to £39.99 Sold by MP3 Accessories and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 19th Jun 2014Made hot 20th Jun 2014
Seems to be a cracking price for a set of very decent headphones. Good reviews all round.

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Edited by: "orlando08" 20th Jun 2014

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Good headphones don't like the blatant copy of Bose especially as there rubbish as headphones

These look the same as the "Image One" headphones, have they just changed the name?

Bought a few days ago. Delivered Sunday by amazon courier. Very pleased with quality for the money. Moving from s4i and certainly sound better.

robo989

These look the same as the "Image One" headphones, have they just changed … These look the same as the "Image One" headphones, have they just changed the name?



It is the uprated version of the Image One. Both the Image Reference One and Image One are now discontinued.
There is now the "Image One II" on sale.

I have the plain Image One and they're good. Paid around £40 for mine, so these are a really good price. Having said that, I'm not sure they would be a comfortable fit for all - quite grippy over the ear, closed style. They also pack flat into a nice travel case ( a bit like Bose).

Metallica4life2013

Good headphones don't like the blatant copy of Bose especially as there … Good headphones don't like the blatant copy of Bose especially as there rubbish as headphones


What does that mean?

RRP £159.99, available everywhere for £50.

Metallica4life2013

Good headphones don't like the blatant copy of Bose especially as there … Good headphones don't like the blatant copy of Bose especially as there rubbish as headphones



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Does anyone know if these will work with an Android Nexus 5 phone?

Egoman

Does anyone know if these will work with an Android Nexus 5 phone?



Of course they will

Egoman

Does anyone know if these will work with an Android Nexus 5 phone?



they're headphones mate - in what possible way couldn't they "work"?

If you're question is, will your phone drive these at sufficient volume or even do they terminate in a standard 3.5mm jack, then the answer to the first is check their impedance (s/b 16Ohms or so, but I'm guessing) and the second, almost certainly.

The question may well be will the control element work with a Nexus 5

bigredbucket

It is the uprated version of the Image One. Both the Image Reference One … It is the uprated version of the Image One. Both the Image Reference One and Image One are now discontinued. There is now the "Image One II" on sale.I have the plain Image One and they're good. Paid around £40 for mine, so these are a really good price. Having said that, I'm not sure they would be a comfortable fit for all - quite grippy over the ear, closed style. They also pack flat into a nice travel case ( a bit like Bose).



Thanks for the reply, I got the Image Ones a few years ago and they aren't bad for the money, like you paid £40.
If these are even a small bit better then can't really go wrong for this money.

I liked the fit, personally

GIJimmy

Bought a few days ago. Delivered Sunday by amazon courier. Very pleased … Bought a few days ago. Delivered Sunday by amazon courier. Very pleased with quality for the money. Moving from s4i and certainly sound better.



They will sound better still after burning in.
I don't need new ones but it's tempting...

i was in same dilemma between these or the new Image One II (mk2).
I chose the Image One-II as they have single cable line from one side and also it is a flat cable, as my biggest problem with headphones is tangling cables which eventually result to torn wires.
They are really good the One-II, but too much on the bass side.
Amazing quality headphones, look like they'll last me for a long time and that is what i want together with decent audio quality.
Ticks all boxes to me. For this price, nothing comes even near them.

better than AKG 451? for the money...

Impedance 32Ohms,check out the answers on Amazon not all functions work on Android,primarily designed to work with Apple devices.Still a good price for a decent set of headphones

sibeer

The question may well be will the control element work with a Nexus 5



very good point! No idea, sorry..

Reading the reviews some are saying they can get uncomfortable after a couple of hours because of the on-ear design. Also the photo's are all with girls wearing them so you don't get an accurate picture of a man wearing them. I am probably worrying too much; they seem very good for the money, but I'm a biggish bloke (6' and 15 stone), so does anyone of similar build have experience wearing them please and could maybe advise? Thanks in advance.

bigredbucket

They will sound better still after burning in.I don't need new ones but … They will sound better still after burning in.I don't need new ones but it's tempting...



Definitely agree - all headphones, being one of the few (only) parts in the audio chain always benefit from burning in..

Egoman

Does anyone know if these will work with an Android Nexus 5 phone?



I doubt the volume controls and mic will. Here is a fantastic no-strings review from Amazon which covers all the salient details, including Android compatibility:

These are some nice supra-aural closed headphones. Closed means they should shut out noise a little bit, and keep your music from leaking out. Supra-aural means they sit on your ear instead of over your ear. They have 32 ohm impedence and 110db/mw sensitivity which means they will get plenty loud on your phone or mp3 player and you won't need an amp. Actually, these sound worse with an amp.

One of the cool features of these headphones is the iphone mic. Sadly, I have an android phone. The play/pause/skip button works. However, the microphone and the volume does not work :(. So if you have an ANDROID PHONE this mic wil PROBABLY NOT WORK. But I don't knock it for that.

Looks 9/10:
These actually look very good. However, they could look better. These look almost just like the Phiaton series. I would give these a 10, but the Phiaton MS 400 really shows you why you can't give these a 10. The orange accents actually look nice, but I wish they'd have even more copper/orange on them.

Build Quality: 8/10
Very nice Hard carying case. Nice quarter inch and airline adapters. The cord isn't that good, and the headphone is made out of plastic and headphone. The headphone is very lightweight but does feel just a tad sensitive. The earphones swivel to case up which is very nice for travel. The cord kind of kinks up a little bit which isn't the best.

Comfort: 9/10
Very lightweight and nice. Not a very tight clamp at all which is good. After about 2/3 hours, the supra-aural design starts to hurt my ears a little bit. However, supra-aural is good for travel so you have to compromise a little bit.

Bass: 10/10
Bass Cannon Bass Cannon Bass Cannon. I listen to dubstep, these handle it very well. Some people might actually have to EQ the bass down. The 50 hz square-wave is very straight which means there bass is not only bumping, but very well refined. To those who don't know what a 50hz square-wave is, the straighter the squarewave, the cleaner the bass. If you want to learn more go to [...] or [...]

Mids: 10/10
These are not well known for the mids, but I think they are very good. The Bass does outshine the mids, but if you EQ the bass down the mids really can shine through.

Treble: 8/10
I'm not a real treble fan, I find the noise to be annoying. I'm probably not the best to comment on the treble of anything, but the frequency response curve seems to fall off very steep.

Overall: 9/10
I give these 9/10. I dock them 1 point because they seem maybe a little weak build quality, a knotty cord, and a little painful on the ears after a long time.

I recommend these for people who need a travel headphones(unless they absolutely need noise cancelling which is a little bit over-rated) and/or love bass. Also if you have an i-phone the mic would be icing on the cake(but not for android).

shootist

Reading the reviews some are saying they can get uncomfortable after a … Reading the reviews some are saying they can get uncomfortable after a couple of hours because of the on-ear design. Also the photo's are all with girls wearing them so you don't get an accurate picture of a man wearing them. I am probably worrying too much; they seem very good for the money, but I'm a biggish bloke (6' and 15 stone), so does anyone of similar build have experience wearing them please and could maybe advise? Thanks in advance.



That's the same thing I'm worried about. I have to wear glasses when on PC, reading etc. So I'm worried these would pinch like my gaming headset does after a short while.

Want to buy a new pair of headphones, but unsure to get headphones for all round or gaming headphones for just the ps4. >

stupid question time. .. Does fulfilled by amazon mean they will be genuine? ie. Not fake?
comes from the Amazon warehouse?

Great saving and they look like quality headphones. However i've had an awful experience with my image s4's breaking after a couple of months each time so I would never recommend a klipsch product. Voted hot for the price, just make sure you check the build quality if you invest in these.

barbiegirl

[quote=bigredbucket] Definitely agree - all headphones, being one of the … [quote=bigredbucket] Definitely agree - all headphones, being one of the few (only) parts in the audio chain always benefit from burning in..



This is just a myth and psychological / placebo thing.

At best, the effect can be barely measured (Tyll Hertsens wrote a nice article about it, including detailed measurements) - claims about headphones massively changing their sound signature after burn-in are nonsense.

Additionally, If the 'burn-in' effect was true (i.e there is some physics-related influence on the diaphragm and its sound characteristic audibly changes over time), we should see some people complaining about sound getting worse after 'burn-in'. However, I have NEVER seen anyone claiming that he is not happy with the sound after alleged 'burn-in', there is some kind of assumption that 'burn-in' is always positive, which is another nonsense. If in fact there is some sound characteristics change happening, it should be perceived differently by different people (as everyone has different opinion in terms of what 'good' sound actually is)

Also, existence of 'burn-in' would imply that listening to the music can actually introduce some wear and tear to the diaphragm / coils / etc over time, which would potentially degrade sound quality. Again, I have never seen anyone reporting that his headphones are sounding worse and worse as they age - actually, it is the opposite that can be found (the more hours they run, the better they sound) - this does not make sense at all.

Good price, Hot.
Can anyone recommend a good set at reasonable price for PS3/4 please ?

aszu

This is just a myth and psychological / placebo thing.At best, the effect … This is just a myth and psychological / placebo thing.At best, the effect can be barely measured (Tyll Hertsens wrote a nice article about it, including detailed measurements) - claims about headphones massively changing their sound signature after burn-in are nonsense.Additionally, If the 'burn-in' effect was true (i.e there is some physics-related influence on the diaphragm and its sound characteristic audibly changes over time), we should see some people complaining about sound getting worse after 'burn-in'. However, I have NEVER seen anyone claiming that he is not happy with the sound after alleged 'burn-in', there is some kind of assumption that 'burn-in' is always positive, which is another nonsense. If in fact there is some sound characteristics change happening, it should be perceived differently by different people (as everyone has different opinion in terms of what 'good' sound actually is)Also, existence of 'burn-in' would imply that listening to the music can actually introduce some wear and tear to the diaphragm / coils / etc over time, which would potentially degrade sound quality. Again, I have never seen anyone reporting that his headphones are sounding worse and worse as they age - actually, it is the opposite that can be found (the more hours they run, the better they sound) - this does not make sense at all.



A well written version of a common argument. Tell me, if mechanical parts don't bed in or burn in, why do cars produce more power after the first few thousand miles of running in? Have you actually compared two sets of cans, one brand new to one that's allegedly been burnt in? I have, they sound different, with the ones that have been used sounding more responsive - just what I would expect from a diaphragm with less latency.

Sometimes, Science can't explain everything. In fact, it misses quite a few things, at least under the current set of paradigms. (e.g. homeopathy in animals, or if you prefer a more scientific demesne, dark matter / the missing mass of the universe)

But I do accept the role of psychoacoustics and overall, the subjectivity of sound. And I will continue to burn in new headphones, nonetheless. Cheers, have a nice weekend.

Banned

well said aszu. Burn in of headphones / speakers is a load of crap

TNS Distribution must be clearing stock again!

alex999

well said aszu. Burn in of headphones / speakers is a load of crap



Aszu cites Hertsens, who actually said (Later he performed a single-blind test and was able to distinguish between a broken-in pair of Q701s from a pair that hadn't been burned in. Hertsens writes:)

"It's clear to me, having had the experience, that there is indeed an audible difference when breaking-in a pair of Q701 headphones. I've seen measured differences, and now experienced audible differences. While the measured differences are small, I believe the human perceptual system is exquisite and able to perceive, sometimes consciously and sometimes sub-consciously, subtle differences.

So not quite as clear cut as your post suggests; in fact the opposite of your fairly adamant position. And by coincidence, my go to cans for home use are 701s..

Each to their own, but my 26 years (and waaaay too much money) spent with hi-fi equipment leads me to conclude that something does indeed happen.

The resonant frequency of electro-acoustic transducers will lower as the mechanical suspension components become more compliant in use. That is a simple fact which any competent audio engineer will tell you. And so product designers will develop their products based on a run-in transducer, not something fresh out of the factory; that is why products like loudspeakers and headphones should always get better, rather than worse, after they have been used for a while.

Whether things like cables "burn-in" is a different matter altogether...

bigsky

The resonant frequency of electro-acoustic transducers will lower as the … The resonant frequency of electro-acoustic transducers will lower as the mechanical suspension components become more compliant in use. That is a simple fact which any competent audio engineer will tell you. And so product designers will develop their products based on a run-in transducer, not something fresh out of the factory; that is why products like loudspeakers and headphones should always get better, rather than worse, after they have been used for a while. Whether things like cables "burn-in" is a different matter altogether...



I agree and it seems perfectly logical to me. Burn in of cables, now that's hokum in my opinion.

bigredbucket

They will sound better still after burning in.I don't need new ones but … They will sound better still after burning in.I don't need new ones but it's tempting...

Burning in is a myth. Read up on it on google

hiezra

Burning in is a myth. Read up on it on google



You only need to go to post #32, not as far as Google, to see that your sweeping statement is an opinion, not a fact. Sorry.

From the description:
Full music and/or voice control on select Apple products.
So the control almost certainly won't work with Android phones. Typical and frustrating.

I've taken the plunge and ordered one so thanks OP.

sokos

i was in same dilemma between these or the new Image One II (mk2).I chose … i was in same dilemma between these or the new Image One II (mk2).I chose the Image One-II as they have single cable line from one side and also it is a flat cable, as my biggest problem with headphones is tangling cables which eventually result to torn wires.They are really good the One-II, but too much on the bass side.Amazing quality headphones, look like they'll last me for a long time and that is what i want together with decent audio quality.Ticks all boxes to me. For this price, nothing comes even near them.



no such thing as too much bass

anyone here got NUS discount code for amazon?
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