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How do these triples compare to the Klipsch X11i that are on massdrop right now for $80?? I know the Klipsch are more comfortable but what about sound quality? Cheapest Klipsch X11i I see online are like $199 or $90 for the x11 non i version plus the retail price when the X11i came out in like 2014 were a ridiculous $350 lol
I own both the X11 (without the remote) and the triples. I think highly of both, and I think they're both at a sound quality level where whichever one fits your use case would probably be the factor to decide by, rather than sound differences. With the qualification that, when it comes to descriptive audiophilia, I'd be more like a backup shortstop than the cleanup hitter, I'd say that the triples have more of a V shape than the Klipsch, with resonant bass that's almost but not quite boomy, and gets tamer with the right tips. I think the X11 takes the nod slightly in balance and clarity, and has a slight elevation in the bass that I could also see being a matter of taste for some. I would put both of them in the "fun sounding" rather than analytical category. I just don't think it's the kind of thing where you would hear the other one later and kick yourself because it sounds so much better. For what it's worth, if I had to pick one of the two drops based on my experience with them, I'd go with the Klipsch for the non-sound factors of comfort, design, and discount vs. the general market.