- Jan 18, 2009
Hi people. I am now on my second pair of Shure 210s after the first pairs wires cracked. They are of course not the greatest phones but do the job better than the bog standard apple headphones I had, and I use an iphone so use them in conjunction with the Shure attachment with the push to talk, rewind etc. button which is very handy, and with the modular cable its total length is perfectly manageable. I am now looking to upgrade and after some research the Klipsch Image x10 and Shure SE530 look the most appealing. I do, however have a number of concerns and was hoping some of you guys with experience with these phones could give me some feedback. Firstly I am tempted by the SE530's as they appear to be one of the best of the in ear sets, comparable to the triple fi's, but with a modular cable which would allow me to use the push to talk adapter for my iphone, and some say it has a more comfortable fit due to less bulk. I am, however, concerned that the cables might have the usual cracking issue. Has anyone come across this with the se530? If so after how long? If you have the SE530 would you purchase it again over the triple fi's or swap? My second choice is the Klipsch Image X10 due to its size, and from what I have read it is still a very good pair of phones, and very comfortable. My concerns with these are firstly are they any better than the X5's. I know they are smaller, however, I was concerned after reading from one post that the X5's may actually have better sound than the X10's, although on paper it does not appear so. Secondly I read that the cables can make a lot of noise, and finally how do they compare with the SE530's? Is it a massively noticeable difference in sound?