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post #16 of 21
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The problem that annoyed me the most about the x10`s was the microphonics which was worse than on any other iem I have ever tried, about being a bass head I actually prefer a mids boost like most Klipsch products because I mainly listen to rock/pop and acoustic. I am currently using the grey filters on the Phonaks.

post #17 of 21
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The problem that annoyed me the most about the x10`s was the microphonics which was worse than on any other iem I have ever tried, about being a bass head I actually prefer a mids boost like most Klipsch products because I mainly listen to rock/pop and acoustic. I am currently using the grey filters on the Phonaks.

 

If you want more bass quantity, swap to black or green filters, it'll give them a nice boost ;)  As for microphonics on the X10, I'm not sure how easily it could be done, but wear them with the wire looping around the back of your ear (IEMs facing up, not down).  This should rid of most, if not all, microphonics.  I may be mistaken, but I've never heard of the X10s being described as mid-heavy :p  The only graphs of them still show them bass heavy.  

post #18 of 21

Reading the OP it appears the complaint is the OP's portable source is unable to drive the PFE 232 properly, which is being confused as a reflection of the sound quality. Being able to supply enough oomph and sound quality are two different things. Though the PFE 232 do need more juice than the most efficient IEM and you want to properly feed it to allow it to shine. Whilst it impacts upon battery life if you need to turn the source up then do it, settings for a different IEM are precisely just that

 

Anyone needing deeper tips with the PFE 232 should try triple flanges

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by ryanjsoo View Post

The problem that annoyed me the most about the x10`s was the microphonics which was worse than on any other iem I have ever tried, about being a bass head I actually prefer a mids boost like most Klipsch products because I mainly listen to rock/pop and acoustic. I am currently using the grey filters on the Phonaks.

 

Mid boost? I didn't find that to be so on the X10, but I have only owned the Klipsch X10 and S4 and both have had a bass boost, to put it mildly :D. Mid-centric IEMs might include the SE535, else the SM3 v2 had really nice mids to my ears. Both are a step down from the 232 in price, I guess, but they're quite well regarded. I heard both at Jaben - really liked the SM3 v2, not so much the 535.

 

Anyways if you like a mid boost, cancel my earlier recommendation, haha. The IE80 will probably not please your rock and acoustic ear; I think for that it's ok, just not outstanding. Pop should be great on them, but I'm not big into pop so it's just my view.

 

@tinyman: It's not possible for me to wear the X10s cable up; they tend to stick out of your ear and downwards immediately (their curved shape and strain relief bend the wire right down)... Unless your ear hole angles down a little, then you could wear them over and shove the whole thing deep in (not recommended, it looks a bit scary - see post#12 in this thread). For me, I have to be stationary when listening to my X10 (e.g. on a plane or train :P), otherwise I have to suffer with microphonics like the OP.

 

I really wanna try the PFE232 now, particularly experimenting with the filters. It seems like a very unusual IEM with great sound.

post #20 of 21
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I was driving from a One X+, which if you check on gsmarena has lower THD distortion and noise than even an iPhone 4s or Galaxy SIII, through a fiio e6 so the problem cannot be the source. Now it seems as though they actually did have some sort of issue because the left earpiece stopped outputting sound, they are now currently at a Phonak repair centre.

post #21 of 21

Why would you want to delete? These threads can be very useful for others as well.
 

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