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: From their 2008 launch, the Klipsch Image X10 in-ears were our premium in-ear headphones of choice – other contenders came along in that time, and all found themselves dashed, to a lesser or greater extent, on the rocks of the Klipsches' unshakeable poise, fearsome attack and vanishingly small dimensions. It seems reasonable, then, that if any company was to overthrow the Image X10s, it might just as well be Klipsch itself. And then in 2010 along came these X10is.
Pros: Rapid, substantial and purposeful sound, tiny and lightweight
Cons: Don’t have across-the-board compatibility for remote functions