Originally Posted by DigitalFreak
Well....maybe I'm just losing my mind but tonight I just hooked up my X10 to my DIY Marilyn pocket amp for the first time and it made a difference....as in a BIG difference. My X10's aren't so dark anymore, matter of fact the highs are quite prominent and now it's leaning towards bright sounding. Anyone else run across this or am I going crazy? Some other sound attributes I've noticed, sound stage is now wider and music is far more layered meaning it has far MORE depth. Definition and crispness is superb and quite wonderful to listen to. Listening to the X10 out of my iPod with no amp the music felt more boxed in and two dimensional. These things seem to really scale up quite noticeably and I doubt I'll ever bother listening to the X10's unamped again. My Monster Coppers also scale up very nicely when I amp them but the X10 I'm thinking scales up even more. Right now the X10's almost keeps up with the Coppers falling behind in mids and deeper more bodied bass. Of coarse the Coppers are known for being little bass cannons so it's a rather unfair comparison. I'm really liking what I'm hearing right now, these IEM's I'm keeping around for as long as I can and I'm hoping the form factor will last. I will also say when amped the Coppers have better forward and side depth then the X10 but the X10 is no slouch either. Looks like I finally found my kick back on the bed IEM for my pop rock/electronica/hip hop. In case anyone is interested I've settled on the Klipsh small sized dual flanged tips. The deep insertion brings out both the details and bass an I've found that sibilance is kept to a minimum when I use them. Oh and so everyone knows I found that because the highs are now more prominent sibilance is also more noticeable. Luckily the flanged tips keeps it at acceptable levels. When not amped sibilance with the flanged tips out of my iPod is nearly non existent. I should look into better flanged tips one day. I'm guessing a tri flange tip would really work well with these.
On a side note I so love Marilyn and what she can do for my gear
X2 on the amping these from my perspective. I bought a Fiio E11 a few months ago, and dutifully tried it with my collection of iem's. In the end it seemed like a waste of $65, and I put it in my (already crowded) drawer.
I ordered the triple fi's and the x10's during the Amazon sale a couple weeks ago. When I initially tried to x10's I was distantly underwhelmed. Plenty of bass, but a little lifeless and dull otherwise, although as everyone mentions, very comfy. I put them away and just enjoyed the triple fi's, which I love. Then I had the idea, why not try them with the amp I bought and never use? I charged it up and plugged them in. WOW! What a difference! They sounded much more like the triplefi's-lively and energetic, good treble extension and much better soundstage. I'm no expert, but if you have a pair of the Klipsch's, and an amp, try them out together-I bet you will be impressed!
I really need to stop coming here....