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Dec 6, 2018
I've owned these for a couple of years now, and at this price would give them a qualified recommendation. First of all, the sound quality is very good at the price. The bass is elevated, but it's well done. It stays out of the lower mids, so you dont get the muddiness that is apparent on a lot of bass boosted models. It's a good, inexpensive choice for someone wanting to explore different types of sound signatures. So on the sound front, no reservations at this price. Overall, a very enjoyble sound for $40. Where I would add the qualification is that Klipsch IEMs are not the sturdiest, and the oval ear tips are hit or miss. These won't hold up well to being thrown in a bag or being banged around. If you baby headphones like I do with most of mine (I have some designated beaters), they are probably OK. I've had no problems with the 3 Klipsch IEMs in my collecton. These also have a relatively heavy body and cable, and if you don't get a good tight seal, they'll consistently loosen and fall out if you move around with them. TIP: There are two ways to improve the fit and stability of these headphones. One is to use foam ear tips. The smaller bore of the Dekonis regularly sold here on MD work nicely. But where I'd start is by changing the insertion angle so they are pointed more upward into your ear, with the cable connection facing forward roughly horizontally. This will cause the flat part at the back of the IEM body to rest against the little "shelf" at the bottom/back of your ear, and lock it in. My guess is that's how the engineers designed them to be worn, but marketing never got the message. If you find that spot, these actually become more stable than the average IEM.
Dec 6, 2018
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