85
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Klipsch Image X10i iPhone-friendly earbud impressions

We let you in on one of Klipsch's little secrets when we revealed the Image X10i to the world back in December, and now that the company's highest-end iPhone-friendly earbuds will be shipping en masse within a month, we figured we'd grab a set and let you know if they were indeed worth their weight in gold (or just $349.99, really). The X10 has sat atop the company's most recent lineup of earbuds for awhile now, and with the raging success of the S4i came a stellar idea: add the same iPod / iPhone remote to the flagship set of 'buds. The X10i is just that -- a set of X10 earbuds with the iPhone remote that we highlighted in our S4i review. Needless to say, the X10i isn't aimed at the budget-minded listener, but we were most curious to see if these really were worth the $250 leap from the aforementioned S4i. Read on to peek our conclusion.

Pros
  • Incredibly comfortableMarvelous audio qualityNice iPhone 3GS integration
Cons
  • PriceyNot tremendously better than S4iNo color options
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User Reviews

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babkendanghyan
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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johnnybrick
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Fiatopichan
It's great in most of the aspects, but quite not durability. Mine has cracks...read more
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Average Critic Score

Comfort

8.7
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Durability

8.0
 

Sound quality

8.7
 

Noise isolation

6.0
 

How It Stacks Up

85

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