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Klipsch Image X5

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Overall 8

Klipsch Image X5

PC Magazine
23 July 2009
  • Conclusion: Klipsch's lightweight Image X5 gives audiophiles who seek flat response—and comfort—a new option.
  • Pros: Excellent audio quality—more flat response than booming bass. Superb in-ear fit. Comfortable. Lightweight.
  • Cons: Expensive. Not for bass fiends. Left and right earphones could be better matched.
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Overall 7

Klipsch Earbuds Deliver Fine Sound When Pushed Hard

3 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Klipsch’s X5 earbuds are little bullet-shaped ‘buds that, despite weighing next-to-nothing, deliver big booming sound. Like many other earbuds we’ve tested, the X5s must be inserted deep into your head to create a sound-isolating seal in the ear canal. We’re prepared to tickle our eardrums a little, sure, but because these ‘buds are so small and sharp, it’s not clear when you’ve got a proper seal or are about to poke yourself in the brain.
  • Pros: Big can audio quality in the guise of wee earbuds. Sharp sound and sharp design. 0.398-ounce weight? What are these things made out of, aerogel?
  • Cons: You’ve got to push (and I mean really push) the buds into dangerously deep areas of your ear to make them work properly. Cinching the cable to keep them tied down will make you look ridiculous.
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Overall 8

Klipsch Image X5 Noise Isolating Earphones

Trusted Reviews
9 July 2012
  • Summary: Klipsch's Image X5 earphones are as good as their (ever-so-slightly) thinner cousins and cost less to boot.
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Overall 8

Extremely petite IEMs.

Good Gear Guide.au
10 August 2009
  • Pros: Tiny design, well-rounded sound, nice rich bass and treble
  • Cons: Some minor distortion, airy mid-range might not suit everyone
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Overall 8

Klipsch Image X5 earphones review Review

21 January 2009
  • Summary: The Klipsch Image X5s are terrific earphones -- one of the company's best pairs yet -- with all-rounder qualities akin to a more costly pair. Also boasting a wonderfully compact and comfortable design, it all adds up to a winner in the all-rounder category
  • Pros: Excellent all-round sound quality, Compact and comfortable, Well-priced
  • Cons: Competing models can offer even deeper bass
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