Summary: CNET, PCMag.com and Britain's TrustedReviews.com all give the Klipsch Image X10i detailed reviews, including comparisons with competitors. The British consumer magazine Which? also gives some brief feedback. A decent number of owner reviews at Amazon.com provide information from a user's perspective regarding sound quality, comfort and durability over the long-term.
Excerpt: Klipsch first entered the headphone market roughly three years ago and the very first model I tried was the firm’s original, flagship Image in-ear headphone. When the review samples arrived, the tiny ‘phones seemed almost impossibly small and light, but I soon discovered that they delivered a big, well-focused sound and were amazingly comfortable.
Conclusion: Klipsch's Image X10i isn't the cheapest pair of mic-equipped earphones you can find, but an excellent listening experience, solid design, and seamless iPhone operation make it well worth the price.
Pros: Excellent audio performance. Lightweight and secure fit. "Works with iPhone"-certified.
Cons: Expensive. Flatter response; not for heavy-bass lovers. Some cable thump.
Excerpt: Long before Klipsch brought audio nirvana to the masses with the sub-$100 Image S4, the company was still carving out its headphone reputation for a far more discerning audience with a line of earbuds that tread knee deep into triple digits: the Image X10 . Universally lauded for their performance, comfort and small size, the X10 proved that in-ear headphones didn’t need to come from a custom mold or use multiple drivers to produce sound that rivaled open-air cans More...
Pros: Outstanding bass, treble, clarity and imaging, Incredibly lightweight and small, Five comfortable ear tips deliver superb fit, Built-in mic and three-button remote
Cons: Midrange can sound slightly buried, Average mic out of place on high-end headphones
Summary: The X10s were our favourite in-ears for years and a perennial favourite at Stuff Towers, but the X10is now look too pricey for the number 1 spot in our Top Ten list of best headphones . Built in iPod/iPhone controls are useful, but it's their sound and size that really impresses. The buds are slim as lolly sticks but sound thrilling and insightful and are more comfortable than they look.
Excerpt: Pound for lb, the Klipsch X10i are some of the most expensive headphones out there. At the time of writing you’re looking at £195 for a product which weighs 10.5g, so that’s around £18.50/gram which, for the record, makes it less valuable a commodity than gold only by £10/gram. Maths and precious metal lessons to one side, the bottom line is whether these in-ear headphones are worth that kind of cash and we’re pleased to say that the answer is a whole-hearted and...
Pros: Superb sound performance, lovely light build, plenty of extras
Excerpt: Klipsch states that this is the world's smallest and lightest full-range earphone, so naturally it's got us excited, because small and light so often equates to all-day comfort, a close second to sound quality.