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.
It's a lot cash for something so small but I'd buy them again if I lost mine.
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. They have a good strain releif coming of the housing into a good splitter that has a neck clinch. On do the cable is pretty much your standard cable that most IEM's have with the plasticy feel to them.
Pros: great bass, smooth detailed mids and highs, good soundstage width and 3D presentation and good isolation
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. I mostly use it at home, and I had no problems with it. They are very comfortable, but they stick out from my ears when I wear them, so you can look a bit funny.
Pros: Amazing bass, nice smooth highs, small, very comfortable, block out lot of noise
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: these are hands down some of the best headphones i have ever owned, real high quality feel and material used throughout, the clairity of sound through these is suburb, they do a great job at cancelling out noises but the headphone cable sometimes makes that annoying feedback when it rubs on clothing but thats a minor negative considering how many positives these do well.
Summary: Oh wow! What a great set of in-ears these are! I own a stupid amount of headphones from over ears to bluetooth sets and these are definitely in my top 4! My favourite in-ears for sure. They do fall out if you are using them for listening during exercise but for general listening and normal use, you won't have a problem! The funky colour is a bonus too! They obviously can't compare to on ears or over ear sets but they aren't far behind.
Summary: Bought these as a replacement for my standard X10i phones. They were on offer and the same price. They are really outstanding and although it may be my imagination they sound better with improved bass response and clarity of image for all types of music. Extemely light, very comfortable and excellent selection of ear buds ensures a perfect fit. Cables may seem a bit flimsy compared to some their competitors but they are very durable.
Summary: Extremely good extended frequency response with exemplary separation, stunning breadth of sound stage and depth. Very good noise isolating properties, so comfortable and light to wear feels like you can wear them for hours without discomfort.
Summary: This is now my third set of X10's. First set...no remote. Second set...plastic supports at the back of the aluminium 'phones split. Third set...just unpacked... and realised why I keep returning to X10's. Light. Fit in ear superbly...without any discomfort...especially if you lie on your ear with your earphones in in bed!. The sound is excellent...on this set the bass is natural (listening to Marcus Miller just now). When I looked at the original price on the box..