Summary: I admit that these are my first pair of IEMs That did not come free with an iPod, but the reason for this is part of the Klipsch benefits; I have what must be the smallest ear canals in the world, I have never been able to find and IEMs that fit me.
2nd set of these, and at the price well worth the effort.
13 May 2014
Summary: The sound on the x10i is excellent, needs a good 40 hours to burn in though, and the tips are great. This is my second set, wanted to have a new set as back up. Yes they can fail at the joints but my other set is 3 years old and has been hammered and is still going strong if getting a bit dodgy.
Thought I'd made a terrible error, but fixed with better tips
12 May 2014
Summary: I spend an awful lot of my life listening to music, or being on calls, on my iPhone. I had for the previous couple of years been using SkullCandy Full Metal Jacket (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skullcandy-Jacket-In-Ear-Earbud-Headphones/dp/B004P1IU20/ref=sr_1_7?
Summary: The only expensive earbuds I've bought, so can't really compare them to others. So happy with the sound I bought replacements when I broke the first pair after three years use by pulling on the wires accidentally.
Summary: I can't think of one thing I'd change about these. Only gripe is I use the dual flange buds and these are not that easy to get, not that this is an issue, as I don't actually need one at the moment - I'm the type that likes to have spares in case something breaks - I've a lot of clutter still in boxes :)
Summary: I have only been using these for half an hour so far as I just received them, but straight away the sound is fantastic, a noticeable improvement on the 'S4i's I had before. Admittedly I can't comment on the durability of the cable. It does feel incredibly thin and flimsy though and given that I was forced to replace my other earbuds due to the plastic around the jack splitting, I'll be sure to look into how best to preserve the cable this time.
Summary: Disclaimer: I'm no audiophile—just someone who uses a lot of public transport. These were the ones I tried: Shure SE215 Etymotic HF5s Klipsch Image X10i The Shures weren't really that impressive—the sound was good but not great, the isolation was good, but I found them very uncomfortable and a pain to put into my hears. You have to wrap them around your ears and spend ages trying to get a good fit.