Summary: The Klipsch Custom 3 is a very capable earphone with one colossal caveat – the cabling. Personally, I could not live with these cables if the Custom 3 was my primary IEM. It’s possible that I’ve simply been so spoiled by the Audio-Technica earphones when it comes to cabling but my gut says...
Pros: Comfortable, well-isolating, wonderfully balanced and very enjoyable sound
Summary: Although not a pair of earphones we'd recommend to a user wanting extreme comfort, the Klipsch Custom-3 earphones are without question a pair we'd recommend for their sound quality -- balanced, powerful and bursting with detail
Pros: Performance with jazz, vocal, acoustic and folk music; extremely balanced, clear and detailed sound.
Cons: Design and fit; high end lacks a certain brightness.
Summary: The Custom-3s are wonderful, well-balanced earbuds that deliver serious high-end performance in every sense of that term. If $299 seems like crazy money to spend on in-ear headphones, consider this: you’d have to spend ten times that much (or maybe more) to find full-size speakers that sound this...
Conclusion: The Klipsch Custom 3's are an amazing set of Earphones. There is a definite "family resemblance" between these and the IMAGE earphones. The high end is clear and crisp, yet there is an incredibly "warm" feeling from these earphones.