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post #16 of 19
I don't have a problem with the memory wire of the TF10's. It does the job and I don't know how they would stay in your ears without it.
post #17 of 19
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I've had the X10s a few days now, and while I can't compare them to the TF10s that I've never tried, I can compare them to the UHP 336 (super.fi 3's) that I do have:

Pros:
  • The X10 comfort is amazing. You really forget that you have them in after a while. I fell asleep with them in a few times already; that would never happen with the sf3s, which are always more than happy to remind you that you're wearing them.

  • Bass is quite good, as is expected. Mids are full, warm, and detailed, but seem to peak sharply around 5k. High end is also more detailed compared to sf3s.

Cons:
  • Soundstage. Despite its strengths, going from the $40 sf3s to the $170 X10s is like going from listening to a mediocre set of speakers in a large, open room to listening to a great set of speakers in a bathroom. Everything sounds more detailed, but it also seems more like the music is coming from inside your head, as opposed to the sf3s.

  • Lack of isolation. Lets in a fair amount of outside sound compared to sf3s.

  • Boo on not having an easily replaceable cable.

All in all, I like them, but I don't like them $170 worth. I think I'm going to also give the TF10s a shot and see how they measure up.
post #18 of 19
I find the isolation on the X5s to be very good (particularly with the bi flange tips)
These are very comfortable.
I feel the thin wires and the thin strain relief could be a problem as time goes on.
I prefer the RE0 for clarity in mids and high end extension.
X5s have more bass quantity and are warmer in mids, but i feel the treble is not as crisp as the RE0s. Wiith clear bass on the walkman, i prefer the RE0.
post #19 of 19
interesting... my tf10s are on the same level of isolation as the x5, x10s. i also use the double flange and even the shure olives which go on and really lock down. i've yanked the cable; after hooking it on a table edge and got no damage. point is that it's better than it looks. not to say that it can't be damaged but does quite well in the real world.
i bounce around from the different phones depending on my mood. the tf10s have much more detail but are fiddley needing an adjustment, much like moving a full size headphone back into position. this is something i never need to do with the klipsch.
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