Among the world’s smallest, lightest in-ear headphone designs, the Image X10i employs a wealth of microtechnology for comfortable wear and audiophile-quality listening. Plus, it includes an advanced mic and 3-button remote for taking calls and controlling the music content on your iPod*, iPod touch or iPhone 3GS.
*The Image X10i serves as a pair of premium headphones for any iPod or other device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. However, its mic and remote system only handles the music and/or voice control of the following Apple products: iPhone 3GS, 3rd-generation iPod shuffle, 2nd-generation iPod touch, 4th- and 5th-generation iPod nano and the 120GB iPod classic. If you have an iPod touch or iPhone and Wi-Fi access, you can also use the Image X10i with VOIP (adapter required for Mac or PC), Skype and iChat.
- Compatible with Apple Voice Control and Voice Over technology
- Five different sizes of patented oval ear tips for unmatched comfort
- 360-degree mic enables highly intelligible phone calls
- Superior noise isolation
- Amazing bass response
- Durable cables with built-in strain relief
- Airline adapter and 3.5 in.-to-.25 in. adapter
- Premium storage pouch
- Keepsake jewelry packaging
- Enclosure material: Aluminum body; vinyl cable
Did you notice?The oval-shaped ear tips are unique in matching the natural shape of your ear canal for superior comfort and seal.
Apple Recommends ForDiscriminating, on-the-go listeners who are constantly playing music and taking calls on their iPhone 3GS.
What's in the Box?
- Klipsch Image X10i In-Ear Headset
- Five pair of different sized patented oval ear tips
- Ear tip cleaning tool
- Airline adapter
- .25-in. jack adapter
- Protective carrying pouch
- Clothing clip
- Frequency Response : 5Hz–19kHz
- Weight : 0.37 oz./10.5 g
- Mfr. Part Number : 1011628
- UPC or EAN No. : 743878021523
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : Two years (For details, please visit www.klipsch.com/na-en/support/policies/consumer-and-commercial/.)
iPad (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
iPod classic 160GB (2009)
iPod nano 4th Generation (video)
iPod nano 5th Generation (video camera)
iPod nano 6th Generation
iPod shuffle 3rd Generation
iPod touch 2nd Generation
iPod touch 3rd Generation
iPod touch 4th Generation
Ratings & Reviews
Petite High Fidelity
The first thing that struck me is the X10i is on the delicate side: tiny machined aluminum earbuds and slender wires that tangle e asily. The wires are thin so treat them with care. The barrels are finished with anodized copper. I prefer plain goth black. The X10i is not nearly as burly as the Shure E series. However, the fit and finish of these made-in-China cans are excellent, albeit understated.
The earbuds are so small they disappear deep in your ear canal. Nevertheless, these are the most comfortable earbuds I've owned and I've owned dozens. The ultra soft silicon earplug-style design allow them to be worn comfortably for hours. The oval shape of the ear gels fit my ears more naturally than the round ones of other designs. I suffered no ear fatigue after five hours of listening on a flight between Honolulu and Las Vegas. For this design to work correctly, they need to fit perfectly and be worn deep in the ear canal. If worn too loosely or not deep enough, noise leaks in, bass response disappears and the sound stage deflates.
The integral remote tangles at my upper chest and forms the yoke for the right and left earbud wires. Compared to the remote on Apple cans sold with the iPhone and Touch, this one is beefy and confidence inspiring: switches are well raised (to operate by touch) and have just the right resistance. My only complaint is the middle remote button requires extremely fast presses to invoke forward (2 clicks) and reverse (3 clicks) commands.
Noise Reduction: When worn and fitted properly, these earbuds reduce the rumble and grinding of motors, air conditioners, traffic, etc., considerably. The reduction is sufficient to make music listening on an airplane, bus or train a high fidelity experience rather than an exercise in irritation.
Sound Quality: The sound quality of these headphones is stunning: smooth, detailed, and neutral. I listened to classical and jazz selections through an Apple Touch and was amazed by the large and vivid sound stage. They have a "big speaker" quality to the sound stage making the imaging and position of each instrument crystal clear. The only thing missing is the tactile sensation of sound waves striking your body! These are not the right cans for hip-hop and metal fans as the reproduction is too smooth and balanced.
Like most headphones, they sound best after a few hours of play-in. Out of the box they were thin, bright and soft. I let them play overnight and in the morning they morphed into deep tight bass, rich mids, smooth treble and detailed resolution.
This is one pair of fine sounding and comfortable cans. In fact the best earbuds I've owned, and I've owned many. …
- Written by Peter F from Honolulu
142 of 159 people found this useful
100% noise cancelling- when the earbuds are in, you cant hear anything but rich sound
deep base- even with the bass turned up there is never a buzz
fragile- because the base of the earbuds are rubber they rip easily if not properly stored
price- quite pricey for headphones …
- Written by Amy B from scottsdale
89 of 99 people found this useful
worth every penny!
in the last 10 years I have owned a few premium headsets, but there is always a compromise between size, performance and comfort. These earphones is a golden middle, very comfortable, with great sound and unbelievably small and light. if you considering them - buy it ! you would not be sorry... …
- Written by GENNADY K from wellesley
79 of 99 people found this useful
A+ From a Real Musician Reviewer
Don't know what the bad reviews are about - maybe just got a lemon? But I use these as live, on stage, in-ear monitors and they ar e amazing.
Clarity is wonderful, bass is perfect; kick drum, guitars, etc are right on the money. Been using them for over a year for this.
I also use them at home, of course, to listen casually and they are the most comfortable I've ever tried - and I've tried a lot. How the heck does Klipsch get that much sound out of these tiny tubes???
Don't hesitate to buy if you can afford them! …
- Written by Daniel K from Cupertino
After 7 months
I must say that these earbuds sounds amazing.
But, they are built very delicately. After 7 months of use, the plastic/rubber p art at the bottom of the buds is beginning to split. I called for warranty service and I was told that this is normal wear and that taping the crack would keep my headphones working trouble free.
Fair enough, but having to start taping up $400 earbuds after less than one year of use is very disappointing to say the least.
I would recommend looking long and hard at alternate high end earbuds before committing to these. …
- Written by Richard M from Oxford Mills
6 of 7 people found this useful
Truthful review here
First of all, I am not an audiophile, I am a musician and music lover who listens to music loud and proud. As you have probably re ad in recent reviews, yes these are built like delicate things, but I think that was the point cuz these babies weigh nothing. I am not a klipsch basher cuz I love their image one on hear headphones. I shelled out big money for these thinking I was goin to be memorized. I'm gonna be honest when I say that once you start to pay about $70 on up for earbuds, the differences are hardly noticeable to me. I had a pair of monster original turbines and hardly could tell the difference from my $60 ultimate ears and jays earbuds. I had to force myself into saying " I hear the difference" So I figured $350 earbuds will surely let me know where my hard earned money went. Ok so here is my truthful take on these buds. I listen to everything but mainly rock, and I like to crank my tunes up cuz that's just me. The sound of these was nothing special to justify all that money, secondly and most important..at nearly full volume playing through my iPhone these things distort so bad they sound like blown speakers. I know I shouldlnt be listening to music that loud but sometimes I get lost in the music and crank it. Horrible! $30 earbuds hold their sound at full volume! I took these back and ended up getting monster turbine pearls. The case that klipsch gives you is cool but it's not even real leather! C'mon, for $350 the case should be freakin Italian leather or something. They did look smooth though, the chinsy wire sucked and looked cheap but I'm sure they did that do keep the weight down. There is my truthful review from a listener who like to have fun with his earbuds. Thanks …
- Written by Joseph R from San Antonio
65 of 131 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes, they are fully compatible with the iPad.
- Answered by Dan K from Cherry Hill
- Nov 2, 2010
- Asked by David G from New York
- Jul 16, 2010
The X10I's are very good. I have gone through several pairs of headphones and found these the best ( Shure SE430, Sennheiser CX400).
The Klipsch deliver clean audio, very neutral overall. They are a single driver (unlike the other incorrect response) but really this does not matter unless you by headphones for the number of drivers in them! The real result is that the things are tiny. Very small compared to a traditional in ear type, and much smaller than the more expensive Shure models.
I would highly recommend these for someone who wants incredible clarity, unlike the Dr Dre or Sennheiser models which are very bass heavy and bass heavy respectively. …
- Answered by Garth R from Upwey
- Jun 11, 2011
- Asked by Jesse H from Duluth
- Apr 23, 2010
If you have an all-in-one headphone jack that also functions as the microphone jack like on my 13.3" MBP, then they work perfectly fine as a voip headset. The microphone works, as well as the volume and song controls. …
- Answered by Daniel K from Cherry Hill
- Dec 21, 2010
- Asked by Theresa S from Minneapolis
- Jun 16, 2012
- Asked by Deborah A from Des Moines
- May 9, 2012