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 Best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Wed, 26 Jul 2017, 10:52am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 12:38pm Meters Music collaborates with U2's Adam Clayton for new in-ear headphones Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 05:39pm The best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 02:52pm Amazon Prime Day 2017: best UK deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 12:36pm 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.