Hello, this is my first post although I have been reading these forums for a while as a guest. I am looking for some advice on whether to get the Etymotic ER-4PT or Klipsch Image X10i earphones. I was actually going to pay the extra and go with the Grado GR10s as I had the chance to demo them and really liked their sound, but I found the isolation lacking as reported by another member in this thread:
I travel a lot with my work (metro/subway or plane) and really need some earphones with good isolation. The G10s just weren't good enough for me at blocking ambient noise even when using a friend's Comply tips. I demoed the Etymotics and Klipsch Images and remember generally liking the sound of both, but it was quite a while ago. I guess I have a few general questions:
- Do either the Etymotics or Images have a similar sound to the GR10s? I found the Sony XBA-4s and Westone 4s to have a rather dark and veiled sound.
- I've read that the isolation of the Etymotics is very good, but how do the Images compare? Do they block out airplane and metro noise? Again the Westone 4s apparently don't have much better isolation than the GR10s.
- Are there any alternatives I should consider (I don't mind paying extra) that have similar detail and balanced, engaging sound as the GR10s?
Any advice or recommendations would be much appreciated. I have checked out the reviews on this site and elsewhere.