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post #31 of 38
I would steer away from the Klipsch S4s, since they're bassy, and would be against what music you listen to.

And their build quality was kinda eh in my experience. The jack's housing just gave in on me 3 months in and cut off the left earphone's sound
post #32 of 38
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There are more than enough stories about the wires splitting on the X10.You can look it up.

*shrug* I researched them fairly obsessively before buying them and I never read anything about cables splitting; not denying it happens though.
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Besides, just look at the strain reliefs, they're virtually nonexistent. They aren't built to withstand the rigors of everyday use.

I would agree, but I've put mine through the ringer and never had problems. They've since been retired to home use for precisely the reasons you mention, but I can't agree that they are frail, either; I think someone who took good care of them, folded the cable properly and always stashed then in the case when not in use could easily get a good few years out of them. I would die to see Klipsch implement a replaceable cable, because then I would use them as an everyday IEM; the housings are aluminum and plenty sturdy, which I can say for a fact as I've stepped on them in shoes, rolled computer chairs over them, and generally abused them beyond what they should be put through by someone who takes good care of them.
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Preference obviously plays a role in all of this, but to me, the Monster Turbines (yeah, the original ones) sounded better than the X10s.

See that's just insane to me. I prefer the Shure SE215 to my Turbines, both of which are clearly technically inferior to the X10, and Monster has notoriously poor build quality for most of their products. The turbines aren't as warm tonally, but the bass is far less controlled and textured, the mids less full and detailed, the highs duller, and the presentation falls well short in more than one way: size, separation, relative instrument placement, airiness...you seem like a reasonable guy but I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one.
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It is comfortable to wear, I will give to you that, but sonically, it's a disaster. I really don't see the appeal.

*shrug* To each his own.
post #33 of 38

I would suggest what has already been mentioned - HF5, A161P and VC02

post #34 of 38

VC02!

post #35 of 38

If this is still relevant, the current Phonak deal is a no-brainer.

post #36 of 38

Just got some RE-400's yesterday.  

 

I'm a total newb when it comes to IEM's, but I've been a home audiophile for decades.  I never knew that one can get this kind of detail, transparency,  balance and dynamics in something this tiny and at this price point.    Truly amazing.   Without a doubt, the most bang for the buck in audio gear that I have ever spent.
 

post #37 of 38

x10 gets my vote, the bass might be too much for you though. And the mids are a little dry sounding.
 

post #38 of 38
No way, OP wants neutral, X10 should be out of the equation. It has its merits, but isn't suited here.
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x10 gets my vote, the bass might be too much for you though. And the mids are a little dry sounding.

 
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