Our Verdict Soundly thrashed by cheaper rivals, so best avoided For Good build quality rhythmic and attacking Against Hissy treble bass lacks depth poor detail Reviewed on 7th December 2009 We were starting to think Klipsch couldn't put a foot wrong where headphones were concerned, but these S2s prove the company is as fallible as the rest. The presentation here is distant and lacking in detail. The treble is hissy and poorly defined, the bass lacks depth, and vocals are thin and indirect. True, they are rhythmic and attacking, and like all Klipsch earphones the build quality is impressive, but sound-wise they're thrashed by rivals costing much less. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi.com on Twitter More after the break Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month - March Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm Headphones Image S2 Klipsch Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.