Excerpt: Klipsch also offers these models with a mini-microphone and three-button remote incorporated into the cable design so that wearers can adjust volume levels and, if their media device also doubles as a cell phone, take calls while wearing the buds.
Conclusion: At $349 USD, the Image will put off many buyers simply because they’re single-driver. In that price range, you’re approaching triple-driver prices (like Ultimate Ears’ triple.fi 10 Pro and Shure’s SE530 ).
Summary: This is my second actual IEM purchase, and I have to say, I'm very surprised. These have a more enjoyable and pleasurable listening experience compared to the Shure SE425, which sounded dry and lifeless in my opinion.
The Klipsch X10s have bass extension to die for.
Pros: Unbelievable bass, perfect treble, not siblilant, fits pretty much any ear size.
Cons: Nothing really, pressure on ears feels weird.
Summary: I carry these everywhere with my IPOD Classic. It's hifi on the move, especially on trains. They give a clear full-range sound and the isolation from the double flanged tips is very good. They are very comfortable to wear compared to the Senheiser and Bose IE's I had previously.
5 Sets of Tips
Ear Tip Cleaning Tool
Build Quality / Fit,
On the build quality the X10 is very well built imo. The housings are made of aluminium and I also think because they're so small that they'll last longer.
Pros: great bass, smooth detailed mids and highs, good soundstage width and 3D presentation and good isolation
Summary: I have some current Senn IE80s and I think the x10s sound better and are far more comfortable IMO. These are underated. I like them enough that I have bought 6 pair due to losing them or wear and tear and I buy the X10i with iphone controls @ $200+ a pop. Thats how much I like them.
Pros: Very detailed balanced good sound, extremely comfortable. I can wear them for 6 hours at work without knowing they are on, great noise isolation
Cons: some microphonics, had a few pair develop shorts in the wires.
Summary: I am not going to try to describe the sound of these IEMs. I am new to the audiophile world, and don't have the appropriate training to give anyone a good description of their sound. I am sure that there are plenty of posts out there that can help with that!
Summary: Those earphones are very nice, strong tight bass, mids are detailed but a bit lacking, highs are very smooth. Soundstage is ok, but I don't have much experience on it (worse than IE8 for sure). I love the warm sound, and it really reveals low quality compressed songs. The build fells fragile.
Pros: Amazing bass, nice smooth highs, small, very comfortable, block out lot of noise
Summary: Being priced at a staggering $349 these in-ears are for people looking for some excellent earphones which can be enjoyed both from a sonically and aesthetic point of view. That being said these in-ears are different than most because they offer a warmer and lusher sound than most, however, this very...
Pros: Good looking design, Contour ear gels, Comfort, Bundle, Performance, Special sound signature, Really good bass performance, Natural and forgiving sound characteristic