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post #106 of 355

Maybe that's just a bad recording? No sibilance here, the treble is pretty polite. 

post #107 of 355

Yeah I tried it with a few recording, even Radiohead - male vocals. It's crazy, I've never heard it so strong before. It brings a whole new meaning to the word for me. 

post #108 of 355

hmm perhaps it's a seal issue then. 

post #109 of 355

I know I'm getting a good seal. Isolation and bass are top notch... I am using the tips that came right on them, which are my size. Would the flanges work better?

post #110 of 355

They did for me.

 

I'm actually using Monster foam tips now to open up the treble as it's very polite. 

post #111 of 355

What Radiohead song? I am not getting any sibilance on mine. Listen to King of Limbs as I type this.

 

Ive had them from a few days, coming from E4s. They are delightful for the most part. Incredibly comfortable and tiny as has been mentioned. I will only be using them for air travel so they will be perfect.

 

 

post #112 of 355

Any Radiohead song, but specifically, Bodysnatchers. I've never heard sibilance like this. Makes me wonder if they're defective somehow. I'll have to try out the different tips later. 

post #113 of 355

Just got my pair a few minutes ago. Listening to them right now, I'll post my opinion after.

 

Edit: I noticed that when I push them quite deep in my ear canals, they stop producing any sound for a few millisecond when I stop pushing them. It happens with both left and right. Is this hapenning to anyone else? This is worrying me since 2 pair of S4's broke due to connection issue (one earbud stopped working, but sometimes when I placed it in a specific position I would hear some sound, so the driver still worked)


Edited by Poak - 12/2/11 at 2:42pm
post #114 of 355
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Any Radiohead song, but specifically, Bodysnatchers. I've never heard sibilance like this. Makes me wonder if they're defective somehow. I'll have to try out the different tips later. 



Im getting a bit on that one. Seems like the recording. Definitely nothing crazy though.

post #115 of 355

the treble was way too harsh for me until i changed to the foam tips.

post #116 of 355

Here are my first impressions on the X10. Before saying anything, I want to precise that I'm not an audiophile and that I'm new to head-fi, so don't expect a fully detailed description. I'll compare them mainly to the Image S4, since they are the headphones I have been using for about two years.

 

First of all, they are the most comfortable IEMs I have ever used, followed by the klipsch S4. Klipsch gels simply fit and seal my ear canals perfectly, and the X10 are so lightweight I can't feel them at all after a few songs. They are extremely small and even if I've read many time how small they were prior to buying them, I was astonished by their size when I first saw them. They're almost as slim as the cord. 

 

Therefore, the amazment quickly turned into worries about their built quality. The cord is very flimsy and the IEMs are very small, but they look solid. The strain relief looks OK, but it doesn't look really durable either. So I can't really comment on their long term durability since I just got them, but my first impression is that they don't look very durable. On the other hand, there is a 2 years warranty and I had a very good experience with Klipsch customer service (They replaced my S4 without asking any question, and I didn't need to send them my actual pair. They just sent me a brand new pair, which was delivered to Canada in less than a week.)

 

Now, the most important: sound quality. To begin, I can officialy say I prefer their sound to the S4's sound. I think the best word to describe their sound is smooth.

 

The bass: Less present than on the S4, which was expected. The S4 simply had way too much bass. The X10's low end is a lot tighter and faster, and it has a really nice texture. Overall, I prefer the X10's low end to the S4. I really don't understand those saying they lack bass, since they have a good amount of bass and the quality of the bass is amazing. 

 

The mids: They're pleasant to the ears, but I was definitively expecting more details considering it's retail price. Also, the vocals are very sibilant on some tracks. They still have more details than the S4. 

 

The highs: Pretty much the same thing as the mids, they're pleasant but lack details. They also are a bit rolled off, but that's not a big issue for me. 

 

So overall, the sound is very smoothed out and musical. I prefer these to the S4 and for 95$ they were a good deal, but I wouldn't pay more than that for them. The two major advantages of this set of IEMs is the comfort/seal and the bass in my opinion. 


Edited by Poak - 12/2/11 at 3:58pm
post #117 of 355

I've had my X10 for 2 days now (I've been listening to the GR07s and got used to that signature).

 

To me, these sound really, how do i say this....unnatural, mechanical, artificial?? are those the right words?? Is that with all BA iems??

 

But these are the most comfortable iems I've ever tried and ill be using these for my flights.

post #118 of 355


 

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Originally Posted by sulkoudai View Post

I've had my X10 for 2 days now (I've been listening to the GR07s and got used to that signature).

 

To me, these sound really, how do i say this....unnatural, mechanical, artificial?? are those the right words?? Is that with all BA iems??

 

But these are the most comfortable iems I've ever tried and ill be using these for my flights.

Both of the BAs I've tried (my X10s, friend's HF5s) sounded exactly like you said--mechanical & artificial.

 

I think this is called an "analytical" sound, but I kind of hope not, because I don't really like it at all.
 

 

post #119 of 355
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

Just got mine.  Loved them like crazy til someone sang. Sibilant as HELL!!!



Sibilant?!?!?!?!?!?! That's a new one on me, I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered but you're the first poster to complain of sibilance. The X10's are known for being smooth.

post #120 of 355



 

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Originally Posted by sulkoudai View Post

I've had my X10 for 2 days now (I've been listening to the GR07s and got used to that signature).

 

To me, these sound really, how do i say this....unnatural, mechanical, artificial?? are those the right words?? Is that with all BA iems??

 

But these are the most comfortable iems I've ever tried and ill be using these for my flights.



i have this problem going from headphone to headphone and because i try to get variety. i go to opposite ends of the spectrum; takes a few songs for me to settle in sometimes. i've never gotten unnatural out of both x10s i've owned.

 



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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post



Sibilant?!?!?!?!?!?! That's a new one on me, I'm still waiting for mine to be delivered but you're the first poster to complain of sibilance. The X10's are known for being smooth.


 

sibilance? only if it's in the file. yes, smooth and full range are what the x10 are thought to be; somethings not right there. comparing the x10 to the hf5s is a stretch in the analytical category; like sennheiser and grado.

they're your ears, like them or not. i sure can understand the dissapointment when things are not what you expect them to be.
 

 

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