I just bought the Klipsch X10 IEMs hoping they would sound good. I often listen to music a lot on the go, so I thought IEMs would be the best choice for me. I had read reviews saying that they could be ran perfect without an amp, but other people said that an amp was needed. I gave these a try with my Sansung Galaxy player 4.0 and they sounded...average. They sounded exactly the same as my $30 headphones I previously owned. Should I buy a portable amplifier like a fiio to go with these? I was looking at a DAP (I think thats what it's called) called the Rocoo P. I would much prefer something compact like this rather than lugging around a separate amp. Would these significantly increase sound quality? Is there another option that could be recommended?
Klipsch X10 sound quality problem
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I own an X10 for about 4 years now, and they still are one of my favorite!
As others have mentioned it, the X10 should be a significant upgrade from cheap earphones, so you might be doing something wrong...
Have you tried using other sources to drive the X10? like a comptuer, friend's iPod ... and see wether it sound the same.