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Klipsch Image X10 Noise-Isolating Earphones EXPIRED

xkramz 40 December 17, 2012 at 08:57 PM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 12-26-2012 at 10:54 AM View Original Post
Update: The following item has dropped to $84.99.

Amazon has Klipsch Image X10 Noise-Isolating Earphones w/ $2 Amazon MP3 Credit for $84.99. Shipping is free. Thanks xkramz & justone

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the klipsch x10 got a big discount again, at $89.99 before taxes. good for anyone who missed the $84.99 price from this years black friday deal.

i grabbed myself one. and it came up to $97.98 with free shipping. retail is $349.99

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Ima...lipsch+x10


updated price: $84.99

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#61
Quote from icon5585 View Post :
So the UE700 do need to burn in? I thought the treble/voices/high end sounded a little tinny. I'm used to wearing monster turbines, so the UE700 are different. But if what you say is correct, I'll let them burn in for 70+ hours. Any recommendations/links to good burn in websites/playlists/etc?
Monster Turbine has a lot more emphasis on lows, moreover they are not at par in sound quality to ANY of the Knowles TWFK dual armature driver IEMs(like the UE 700, R-50, Fischer Audio DBA-02, Brainwavz B2, VSonic GR01, Audio-Technica CK10 ... - notice all these comparable IEMs have outstanding sound quality). Even the Turbine Copper and Pro Gold will not match the flat response of the TWFK dual armature driver.

That said, you will be very happy after the burn-in period of UE700.

Edit: regarding burn-in source, I have read about pink noise, etc., but I guess just playing decently loud music(this is what I did), even a single song on repeat for several hours will let the internal mechanics of armature loosen up to produce desired results.
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#62
Quote from smachine View Post :
also found the UE 600 (super.fi 5 2nd gen) for $59.99, anyone have both and which sounded better?
They are both single-balanced armature driver buds, so they should be similar in performance.
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#63
*sigh* - I shall continue trucking with my ER-4p that I got in 2006
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#64
Bought these two years ago BF. LOVE THEM. Very comfortable, light weight and sound very good. The curved headphone jack SUCKS. You end up putting a lot of pressure on the curved section and it wears out the cord. They sent me the 3 button upgraded x10s as a replacement. The jack on the 3 button cord is straight and it has been going strong for 3 months now. I had picked up the ultimate ears at the same time as the x10s and I always grab the x10s.
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#65
Quote from oOcutiOo View Post :
TF10 sound 2x better than the x10 but the they tend to break very easy. I still having both of them but the TF10 is giving out anytime now

The TF10 have replaceable cables, so just replace the cables. If it is some other issue, you probably had a messed up pair to start with.
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Quote from pragma View Post :
regarding burn-in source, I have read about pink noise, etc., but I guess just playing decently loud music(this is what I did), even a single song on repeat for several hours will let the internal mechanics of armature loosen up to produce desired results.
Best source for burn-in I've found is the local rap radio station (seriously). I never listen to the station, but it loosens up audio drivers quite nicely.
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#67
Looking to buy headphones for the bf for motorcycle riding...how do these compare to the shure e215 limited blue ones? please help!! thanks Smilie
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Quote from Steeldeals View Post :
Best source for burn-in I've found is the local rap radio station (seriously). I never listen to the station, but it loosens up audio drivers quite nicely.
That is if you believe in burn-in, many suggest that it is pure psychological, meaning that you get used to the sound of the headphones\iems over time.

Here is a section on it from a head-fi.org sticky:

"Is burn in actually real?

The idea of burn in has always been controversial. Some people say that there is evidence that proves it while others say that there is evidence to disprove it. Some consider the phenomenon to be purely psychological conditioning while others insist upon physical changes to the drivers, and some agree upon a combination of the two. You are free to be a believer, and you are free to be a skeptic. Whether or not you believe in it and the position you take on the subject is a choice that you should make for yourself."
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#69
Do this have Microphone ?
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Quote from red71rum View Post :
That is if you believe in burn-in, many suggest that it is pure psychological, meaning that you get used to the sound of the headphones\iems over time.
You don't have any such psychological effect if you don't listen to them during the burn-in.

From my experience, many speaker drivers and larger headphones have noticeable burn-in, but armature-driven IEMs don't change much if at all.
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#71
Does it come with a mic for phones?
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#72
how would these compare to the miles davis tributes? I picked some up on the last SD deal, but hate them (super crisp and clear, but zero bass and mid-range).

edit: do these not have button controls?
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#73
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Does it come with a mic for phones?
The mic version shows $200
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You don't have any such psychological effect if you don't listen to them during the burn-in.

From my experience, many speaker drivers and larger headphones have noticeable burn-in, but armature-driven IEMs don't change much if at all.
Then how would you know that they have changed if you don not listen to them before burn-in and after burn-in. I am not talking about listening to them during burn-in. I have several iems and full headphones like the audio technica M-50 and don't believe in burn-in. I think that I just used to the sound over time.
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#75
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You don't have any such psychological effect if you don't listen to them during the burn-in.

From my experience, many speaker drivers and larger headphones have noticeable burn-in, but armature-driven IEMs don't change much if at all.
In theory, I would agree with this statement as dynamic drivers are more affected by air passage. However, even if it's all psychological....as long as they sound better, I say...why not? Wink

I bought the klipsch x10 and love them, and am buying a 2nd pair. They are very smooth, a very refined s4 if you will with more clarity and better everything. However, the klipsch signature in these IEMs appeal to the general public and so they tend to have a slight mid-bass hump, and slight rolled off highs. I've never tried the UE 700, but people have stated that they have more highs and less lows than the x10.

TDLR: it depends on what kind of sound signature and music you're in to.


also as a side note - with all of these IEMs...seal is 100% important. so make sure you fit it right before stating they suck. In general, when using silicone tips you want to insert and then twist to form a seal. many many reviews I've seen are based off poor seals...and so they think the IEM is of subpar quality when its infact just everyone's ear is made differently. some are made in mexico, some are made in china, some are made in the USA...not all from china laugh out loud
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