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View Full Discussion I've owned the X11(no i) version of these headphones for a few months now (they don't have the remote). I'm a big fan of Klipsch speakers, but not necessarily a fan of their headphones. In fact, the Image S4 was the first IEM I ever tried outside ones packaged with a phone (because I like Klipsch and was foolish enough at the time to listen to Amazon reviewers raving about their sound). I almost gave up on buying headphones, because they didn't sound much better than the freebies. I also tried a pair of their on ears a while back and didn't like them much (don't remember which model, but I do remember they were really ugly). So I don't generally think too highly of Klipsch headphones. I moved on and found other gear I liked much better.
Fast forward a couple years to when I saw these on a fantastic flash deal on Newegg. I took the plunge to see if their higher end stuff was any better. I was surprised how good these turned out to be, and they are one of the three IEMs I use regularly (1More Triples and MD PX are the others). The sound on these is excellent, and I'm amazed at the engineering that can pack it into such a small design - which is really nice looking as well. Where these really shine is on the comfort to performance ratio. They are very small and light. I have to consciously try to feel them. The oval tips fit my ear better than any other tips I've tried, and have great isolation (although tips, like sound, are very much a personal preference). These are my out and about IEMs and serve that role well. No need whatsoever for an amp.
As other have noted, though, Klipsch IEMs are notorious for being easy to break. The S4s I mentioned above died the first time my teenage son used them. I keep mine in their case and baby them, because there is a a lot of evidence of their fragility. I noticed that these have a 2 year warranty from Klipsch listed, which was the older Klipsch standard. That's better than the 1 year warranty currently posted on their site and included on the warranty card with mine. I'm skeptical - I'd screenshot that if I were buying these :)
If you treat your stuff well, I think they are a great deal at this price.
I’ve had the x11i’s for a few years now and I completely agree with you. I had the s4’s previously too. I sometimes use the x11 with a fiio e06. A tiny amp, but it does open up the x11 a little. I usually only bring it with me if i know I’ll have time to sit down and listen, as opposed to being on the go.