Originally Posted by JAG87
I don't see myself buying another CIEM anytime soon. They are perfect for me. Sometimes I find myself listening to higher volumes than I used to, with zero listening fatigue, which is a good sign. I would say that (coming from JH16), they exceeded my expectations. I wanted (and was expecting) less bass and more high frequency extension, and that's exactly what I got. But there is more than that, there is clearly more detail in the midrange and increased sound stage.
Short comings... just one. The short cable. I ordered a 64" but JH didn't say anything about only the 48" being available. 48" works fine for jacket breast pockets, but it does not work well for pants pockets, and in the summer I have no other place to put my phone.
I agree with FullCircle that you really should not let the driver count sway your decision. Once you reach these numbers, overhead is meaningless, it's all about how they are tuned to sound. Personally, the Roxanne is approximating perfection for me. I'm sure that the K10 sounds just as good, but I can't objectively speak for it.
I don't agree with those that said the bass pot is not useful. I like to have control of the bass, because more often than not it tends to be tuned too high for my taste and that affects all other frequencies. If it's there then you can adjust it, if not then your only resort is EQ, which is a pain if you use multiple devices. Again, the K10 may be tuned just right, but as a buyer I have no guarantees unless I test a demo. Roxanne gives you a little bit of adjustment freedom in that sense.
But as I said earlier, all things being the same (SQ wise), I would choose the Roxanne for the cable collars. The sound is... how shall I put this... more than good enough. If there is any untapped improvement left (which the K10 may or may not have), it's minimal.
Either way, both seem like great end game products. You can't go wrong with either one.