I'm looking for my first "serious" pair of IEM's and have narrowed down the game for two models - Shure SE215 and Klipsch X10.
To make a long story short, it basically gets down to this:
- The SE215 can be conveniently bought from a local authorized dealer, with full warranty.
- The X10 can only be bought abroad (via Amazon), imported, and at the bottom line be a bit more expensive (assuming no surprises in regards to taxes - about 20$-25$ more overall) and have no warranty (or not a useful one, anyway - I won't ship it back to Amazon in case of problems, the cost isn't worth it probably).
The X10 also seems to be officially discontinued.
Now, considering all of the above, are the X10 (or anything else, for that matter, in the sub 90$ range) a definite improvement over the SE215 that is worth the trouble?
My listening preferences are pretty varied, but if I have to generalize I'll say "rock" in a pretty general use of this term (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Pixeis, Smashing Pumpkins...).
That being said, I really do listed to a pretty varied music, and while heavy bass is fun, it isn't a must, and a decent bass with more variety on higher notes is perhaps better.
Does this change anything in favor of the X10 when comparing to the SE215 ?
From what I've read, they seem to have a general similar sonic signature, with the X10 doing it a bit "better".
Edited by adam777 - 12/29/12 at 1:44am