SMOKING DEAL. Klipsch x10 IEM's for $85 at Amazon

Discussion in 'Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests' started by VulgarDisplay, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. VulgarDisplay

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    In for one (which is as many as Amazon would allow me to order). My Image X5 is holding up great, and sounding great, but are getting older. Will save these as a backup when I eventually break the X5's.

    Thanks OP!

    Chuck
     
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    thanks in 4 1, probably to resell since i just got etymotics, but who knows. I always end up keeping these things when I intent to sell them anyway
     
  5. hotel77

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    Not trying to thread crap, but I bought a pair of these on impulse and cancelled my order after doing more research. I'm a big Klipsch fan, but a lot of the poor reviews on Amazon have the same gripes...If you MUST have these, I would with a good CC (Amex, etc) if you have one.

    These seem to have some poor build quality issues, especially on the left ear bud.

    Amazon is not an official klipsch dealer, so no real warranty through Klipsch. Some people had some success anyways, but they were only offered a replacement of Klipsch items for the sale price, not the actual items that broke. (IE $95 paid, $300 headphones broke...offered $95 store credit @ Klipsch)

    Amazon's 30 day return policy is pretty much set in stone, so you won't get any help there.

    Just seemed like a little too much money + potential risk/hassle for some earbuds.

    EDIT - Looks like Amazon is now an authorized online retailer...
     
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    WEll, one of the bad reviews on quality is mine. I did order through amazon and did get replacement headphones from Klipsch. The original pair had a wire break despite very little use. The new pair is doing better.

    I probably should update my review to reflect the warranty replacement.
     
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    Unbelievable sound. Best earphones I've ever owned. Soundstage is amazing. Less tinny than the S4's.

    No problems, yet, with build quality.

    I just can't understand how they get this much sound definition from such a small driver.
     
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    Less hot now at $105
     
  9. JL514

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    I have mine unopened that i'll sell for $90 if anyone wants
     
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    I LOVE my etymotic ER-4Ps. How do these compare?
     
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    Wonder how these compare to Brainwave M4...

    Got em for like $30 new but they're kinda underwhelming.
     
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    I didn't open these so I can't compare them. My ety's are hf3s so not as nice as yours anyway
     
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    I got the X10i's as a Christmas gift to replace my old pair of malfunctioning Shure 520's. I have to say I am very impressed with these headphones... especially for the money.
     
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    The S4's are horrible. They are not designed to be carried in a bag or in a pocket. They cannot withstand being constantly folded or coiled up. The part that connects the ear-buds to the cable quickly became flayed, and now my buds look like crap. Also, the in-ear attachments get loose over time, and fall off the buds, so I ended up losing several.

    Never had any of those issues with cheaper IEMs. Also the sound really isn't that much better than cheaper competitors. I think people just convince themselves that S4s are better than (whatever) because they paid more money for them.
     
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    I'm a fan of ME's 161; great isolation; the cable is not quite as strong as the 151 (which are super strong) but the 161 have slightly better sound and a mic.
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    This thread gives one person opinion on the 161, x10, ER-4 and approx 265 other IEM:
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-268-iems-compared-visang-vs-k1-added-01-03-13
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    Note that if you choose some random IEM from that list; be sure to check the resistance; as quite a few of them require amps if used with small devices (phones, ipods, ...).