Summary: Klipsch’s Image X10 headphones are among our favourite sound-isolating in-ears. They sound spectacular despite their minuscule proportions and are about as comfortable as invasive ear-pluggers get. So it was with some trepidation that we approached the X5s. These cheaper, slightly bigger (though still barely there) and silver-er headphones had a serious weight of expectation bearing down on them. Tubular swell Fortunately, our initial impressions were positive.
Conclusion: Thanks to the well-designed ear tips, the Klipsch Image X5 earphones offer great sound isolation — always a good thing in our book, because it lets you listen to your music at lower volumes and preserve your hearing. Since the sleeves aren't round like most, it may take a bit of twisting to get the best fit; if you're having trouble getting a seal, try inserting the 'buds then tugging them out a bit.
Pros: Thin, tangle-prone wire that raises some concern for durability, Pricey, Shorter warranty period than competition from Shure
Cons: Ultracompact, lightweight, and comfortable, Offer great sound quality, Contoured eartips offer a secure fit with exceptional sound isolation, Plug is uniquely designed for durability, Includes a nifty travel pouch, an aeroplane adaptor, and a cleaning tool