The Klipsch X10s are fragile, but come with high performance marks.
6 March 2013
Conclusion: Consumers who prefer in-ears to on or over-ears, but need an extremely light pair may enjoy the Klipsch X10s. While they definitely have their durability concerns for a pair of high-end headphones, their audio performance fits their pricetag, and may be available in sales at this point in their life cycle.
Summary: Just like fancy lingerie, with top-notch headphones, less always costs more. If you listen to headphones for hours at time, though, the X10’s superb sound quality, comfort and convenience seem less like luxury and more like common sense.
Excerpt: (9 items) There’s no easier way to improve the sound quality of your iPod than to swap out the original Apple earbuds for something better. With the right ‘phones (and quality audio files, of course) the iPod is capable of producing truly excellent sound. To help you find the right step up the audio ladder, we’ve rounded up nine current in-ear-canal headphones (also known as “canalphones”).
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 feature along with the extravagant design comes at a hefty price tag.
Pros: Good looking design, Contour ear gels, Comfort, Bundle, Performance, Special sound signature, Really good bass performance, Natural and forgiving sound characteristic
Excerpt: If you're skeptical about the merits of high-end in-ear headphones, insert a pair of the Award-winning X10s and you'll soon change your mind. They've been the benchmark for high-end buds for the past 18 months. The beauty of the X10s is that they manage to get the most out of your digital music collection whether it's uncompressed or squashed down to around 256kbps.
Summary: The Image X10s are tiny. Real, ant-like, those-can’t-be-headphones small. For some, this may be enough to convince them to part with the cash for them: little headphones are easy to carry and put less pressure on your ears, so they’re comfortable for longer. The bronze barrels are made from machined aluminium, housing a single balanced armature in each. The cable is ultra light and flexible, and while we had no problems, we have minor concerns over its longevity.
Conclusion: The Klipsch IMAGE earphones are simply the most amazing earphones I have ever listened to. The sound is full, the bass is incredible, the high end is clear and believable and the sound stage is just not to be believed. The $350.00 MSRP certainly seems high - but when you think about it, the Earphones are probably the single most important component in your portable sound system.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, great build quality, impressive sound stage, very comfortable
Summary: Х10 обладают всеми достоинствами своего менее дорогого собрата Х5, но поднимают их на новую высоту; эти наушники исключительно хороши. Если вы скептически смотрите на идею наушников-вкладышей класса High End, возьмите эту пару - обладателей Award Х10, и вы вскоре забудете свой скепсис. В последние полтора года они были образцом для наушников этого класса.