Some time back, I’ve received a review unit of the Klipsch Image A5i Sport In-Ear Headphones from Tat Chuan Acoustic, which is the first true sport headphone that Klipsch has ever produced.
Build and design
The design of the headphone is unlike any other sports headphones I’ve seen so far. A flexible rubber piece which wraps around the wire which allows the user to easy wear the earpiece easily. The earbud is connected by a flexible metal wire which can be bended so that the angle will be comfortable for the user. Finally, Klipsch’s patented oval ear tips is designed to naturally fit the contours of the ear canal, providing comfortable extended wear and noise isolation.
It’s a Klipsch. I think that pretty much says it all. Vocals sound really good, and audio is crystal clear. The details in the music come through very nicely. The only thing is that the bass may not be strong enough for self-proclaimed “bass-heads”, but personally I find it alright. It depends on personal preference.
The earphones feature a remote with built-in mic which works on ipod/iphone/ipad. The remote can be clipped onto your shirt so that it does not get into your way.
Overall, the Klipsch Image A5i Sport is definitely a choice that is worth considering if you are looking to buy a pair of sports headphones. Quality comes at a price though – these headphones are selling at S$229.