Klipsch Image One Review

Image 1

Above average (B) 9 reviews 06/2013
102 opinions (Above average)
Product specification:
  • Type: Clamshell headphones, HiFi …
  • Design: Headphones
  • Shape: Over-ear, Closed
  • Extra Features: Gold Plated Plug, …
  • Weight: 145 g
  • Nominal impedance: 32 … more information

PC Advisor
Single test
3 out of 5 stars

Like most mainstream-orientated headphones these days, the Image One produces an impressive amount of bass that can, despite sounding clean and boasting good extension, on occasions drown out the midrange. It's comfortable and well built, but if you want a more balanced sound, PC Advisor reckon you'd be better off looking elsewhere.

Hi-Fi News
Magazine 10/2012
Place 4 out of 5
Sound Quality: 70%

Compared to the rest of contenders on test, Klipsch's Image One have a hard time coming out on top on any aspect. They're not particularly comfortable, their sound is not as open as that from Bose's AE2 due to excessive low end weight and there is a definite lack of air and imaging that kept Hi-Fi News from finding them truly engaging. If you like some drama in your music, avoid them.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 5/2011
Place 2 out of 4
"well worth considering" (4 out of 5 stars)

"... the Image Ones' workmanlike appearance should appeal. And so should their sound ... Bass can be a little overpowering at times though ... Overall, then, a fine effort - you'll get hefty bang for your buck."
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

CNet describes the Klipsch Image One as a solid set of headphones, describing their audio quality as up-to-par with their price. They like their design and comfortable fit, while noting that some will appreciate the inclusion of a remote for Apple devices; however, they found other headphones offering slightly better audio for the same price, though they weren't as stylish.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 2/2011
Place 3 out of 8
"well worth considering" (4 out of 5 stars)

"FOR: Lavishly finished; generally composed and balanced sound...
AGAINST: ... except in the bass, which threatens to capsize the whole thing." Info: This product was retested here 5/2011 by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and received the same final score.
Single test
4 out of 5 stars

Pocket-lint were concerned that with such a high price tag, you were paying for the Klipsch name as much as for the headphones, but they did find them comfortable and lightweight. They also liked that the protective case was included. It has an in-line remote that will work with some music players and offers a high level of audio quality, though no noise-cancellation.

Magazine 7/2011
Sound verdict: 60 points

Value for money: “very good”

“Likes: the bass! No other model delivers so much depth. Dislikes: the bass!”
Single test
“very good” (7.7 out of 10 points)

“The Klipsch Image One outdoes the competition when it comes to bass and its thick ear pads shield the user from any ambient noise. With its closed design, reliable two year guarantee and sound (which is even more natural than many of its more expensive competitors), the Klipsch Image One is definitely deserving of our recommendation.”

Single test
“Outstanding” (9 out of 10 points)

“Our recommendation”

“The Image One model from Klipsch is not only the brand’s first on-ear model for mobile use, it’s also one of the best. Although this set was essentially designed for use with the Apple iPhone, and thus includes an integrated hands-free option, it also impresses with its simple operation and comfortable fit as well as its top-class balanced sound.”

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