Klipsch R6 Earphones
Klipsch R6 Earphones
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Carrying on the tradition of award-winning sound started by Paul W. Klipsch, the R6 earphones pack reference-quality sound into a compact package Read More

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DropLikeFrank
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Dec 17, 2018
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Anyone upset that the description has some options (-Inline mic and controls, -Audio playback controls) that do not come with the product?
Dec 17, 2018
GunsOfBrixton
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Dec 6, 2018
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I've owned these for a couple of years now, and at this price would give them a qualified recommendation. First of all, the sound quality is very good at the price. The bass is elevated, but it's well done. It stays out of the lower mids, so you dont get the muddiness that is apparent on a lot of bass boosted models. It's a good, inexpensive choice for someone wanting to explore different types of sound signatures. So on the sound front, no reservations at this price. Overall, a very enjoyble sound for $40. Where I would add the qualification is that Klipsch IEMs are not the sturdiest, and the oval ear tips are hit or miss. These won't hold up well to being thrown in a bag or being banged around. If you baby headphones like I do with most of mine (I have some designated beaters), they are probably OK. I've had no problems with the 3 Klipsch IEMs in my collecton. These also have a relatively heavy body and cable, and if you don't get a good tight seal, they'll consistently loosen and fall out if you move around with them. TIP: There are two ways to improve the fit and stability of these headphones. One is to use foam ear tips. The smaller bore of the Dekonis regularly sold here on MD work nicely. But where I'd start is by changing the insertion angle so they are pointed more upward into your ear, with the cable connection facing forward roughly horizontally. This will cause the flat part at the back of the IEM body to rest against the little "shelf" at the bottom/back of your ear, and lock it in. My guess is that's how the engineers designed them to be worn, but marketing never got the message. If you find that spot, these actually become more stable than the average IEM.
Dec 6, 2018
CBLombard780
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Dec 6, 2018
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Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but are these wired or Bluetooth?
Dec 6, 2018
Pankaic
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Dec 6, 2018
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These should be the wired version.
Dec 6, 2018
InsufferablePedant
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Dec 6, 2018
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I've been using the Klipsch R6 earphones for quite a few years now, and I can say that they're a perfectly solid product. When I bought my first pair I was in my freshman year of college and coming off of a succession of cheap Skullcandy earphones, so the step up in sound quality was fantastic. Additionally, I found the actual construction of the earphones to be excellent and they lasted several years until a mishap caused one of the cords to tear (totally my fault, not related to shoddy construction). I had been so pleased with experience, I decided to replace them with another pair of R6s. This was several years ago, and I'm still using this second pair, but I will say that I was less impressed with the audio quality of this newer pair. I'm not sure how best to describe it, but the sound just wasn't quite as full as that first pair had been. Don't get me wrong, they still sound good - much better than whatever you'll find at Walmart - but not good enough to justify the $60 MSRP. At $40 they're a bit more palatable, but I still think that you can do better for the money. The Tin Audio T2 IEMs, for example, that I bought here on Massdrop were in the same neighborhood, in terms of pricing, and I would describe them as an all around better product. The only aspect in which the Klipsch R6 MIGHT edge them out is in terms of comfort - and I will concede that the R6 is a very comfortable pair of earphones. TL;DR: These are fine earphones, but not the best you can do at this price point.
Dec 6, 2018
Pankaic
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Dec 6, 2018
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Are you saying the sound has changed, or your listening standards have changed? I bought a pair 3 years ago which I recently lost, and am considering replacing them. With the right tips, I found their sound to be similar in tuning to my Lyra 2 (albeit worse in pretty much every aspect), which was great to use as just commuter iems. Haven't really explored the other options in the price range though.
Dec 6, 2018
InsufferablePedant
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Dec 6, 2018
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It seemed at the time that I purchased them that the sound had changed. It could be entirely in my head (I wouldn't begin to describe myself as an audiophile), but I remember that when I snagged my replacement pair a day or two after I broke my first pair I was a bit disappointed. I remember (this was several years ago) thinking at the time that they didn't sound quite as good as the first pair. I would imagine that a better pair of tips could definitely improve the experience. I still use the pair that I have now, and I still think that they sound fine. I just feel like there are other options at this price point that are a better buy. As I mentioned in my initial comment, the Tin Audio T2s I got here on Massdrop have a much fuller sound, and they have definitely supplanted my R6s as my go-to earphones.
Dec 6, 2018