Klipsch X20i In-Ear Headphones
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- Connectivity Technology: Wired. Frequency response-5Hz-40kHz
- KG-2625 AcuPass® Two-Way Driver
- KG-926T Balanced Armature Woofer
- KG-125B Balanced Armature Super Tweeter
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Super-Slim Oval Ear Tips
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The New Klipsch Flagship
X20i is the most revealing in-ear headphone Klipsch has ever made. High frequencies are reproduced with unheard-of accuracy and bass is clear, full, and warm. Breaking all barriers, X20i sets a new standard in headphone acoustics. Powered by a true two-way dual armature design, the high-horsepower KG-926T woofer is mated to a high-resolution KG-125B super tweeter. This results in a palpable sound character and makes X20i the broadest bandwidth in-ear headphone available from Klipsch.
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- AcuPass Two-Way Driver
- Balanced Armature Woofer
- Balanced Armature Super Tweeter
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Super-Slim Oval Ear Tips
- Advanced Three-Button Remote + Mic
Stainless Steel Construction
Injection-molded surgical-grade stainless steel is the primary material used in the X20i chassis. Complemented by a reverse hood scoop, X20i is one of the smallest and most durable two-way headphones on the market.
Putting X20i into a class of its own, the KG-125B super tweeter creates a truly transparent sound. With high-frequency performance created to take advantage of superb lossless recordings, this headphone delivers hi-hats and cymbals with lifelike realism.
Super Slim Ear Tips
The X20i comes with the most comfortable ear tip we have ever designed. Pre-installed on the product, we redesigned our most popular ear tip into a super slim form factor, by using an even narrower and more tapered design. However, all ears are unique, so included with the product are five additional sizes to choose from.
Complementing the groundbreaking design and acoustics of X20i is the ability to swap cables. Screw-type coaxial SSMCX connectors for both left and right sides allow for swapping cables or using custom balanced cables.
Why Klipsch Headphones Rule
Our ear canals are oval shaped, not round. Klipsch patented the exclusive oval ear tip for one of the best in style, sound, comfort and fit. Ever. The patented oval ear tips naturally fit the shape of your ear canals, delivering the ultimate in comfort while offering superior noise isolation and sound quality.
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Breaking all barriers, X20i sets a new standard in headphone acoustics. Powered by a true two-way dual armature design, the high-horsepower KG-926T woofer is mated to a high-resolution KG-125B super tweeter. This results in a palpable sound character and makes X20i the broadest bandwidth in-ear headphone available from Klipsch. INJECTION MOLDED STAINLESS STEEL HOUSING - Surgical grade steel is used for the highest degree of precision and strength. HIGH FREQUENCY SUPER TWEETER - Combined to make a true two-way armature combination delivering response above and beyond 20kHz. AUDIOPHILE BALANCED ARMATURE - The smallest, highest performing single-driver in the Klipsch lineup. INTRODUCING SUPER-SLIM - Built upon our patented oval ear tips and pre-installed on X20i, we’ve invented the most comfortable ear tip yet.
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I love the design of the x10 line headphones, super small, very comfortable and easy to use. When I saw that Klipsch released and new and improved version called the x20i, I ordered a pair almost immediately. There was a hiccup in the ordering process through Amazon as the first order I placed for these I was instead presented with a 17 pound large center channel speaker. Don't know how a large speaker gets mixed up with earbuds, but when I tried it again I was correctly sent the x20i in a beautiful wooden box.
These headphones resemble the x10s in many ways, they are still quite sleek, very small, and will still fully insert into your ear canal if you so desire. The included eartips fit the same way as the x10, but there is a new size, the 'super slim medium'. I haven't gotten the most out of the super slim, they seem to small for me to get a good seal. So instead I use the normal medium on the left ear, and the normal large on the right ear.
The nozzle opening on the ear tips and earbuds are larger than that of the x10, and the cable a bit thicker. There wasn't a shirt clip included with the headphones this time around, which helps with the heavier cord weight from bouncing and tugging on your ears. I borrowed the clip that came with my x10i... also the eartip cleaning tool, and the adapters don't seem to be included anymore either. Must be the trade off for getting a pretty box instead.
I plugged these into my iBasso DX50 digital audio player, listening to only lossless flacs, some being hi-res. The moment I hit play, no burn in what-so-ever, I immediately noticed a big difference between these and the x10s. They both have the same woofer driver in them, they both can play a good deal of strong rich bass. The mids were pretty good on the x10, the highs were really weak though. The x20i is pairing the x10's woofer with a super tweeter, the main difference in how they sound is that on the x20's it sounds suddenly like the treble has come out to play. The highs are incredible now, and the bass just as rich as ever with less distortion now. The sound signature resembles the x10s, but with the benefit of a tweeter, and that makes everything sound quite a bit different. Things sound very detailed, guitars sound so crisp and clean, drums are amazing. Switching back to the x10s after these and everything suddenly sounds very muffled through those.
After having been using them regularly for over a week now, they've had plenty of 'burn in' time, however I don't notice them sounding different from burn in. I'm not a believer in this highly spoken of burn in concept, they sounded brilliant the moment I first hit play, and sound brilliant still now.
There is an annoyance factor with these headphones, it has annoyed me since the x10i came out, but now more so because the x20i has a replaceable cable. The annoyance is, these headphones come with an Apple mic and control in the headphone cable. Past 7 years I have never got to use this feature as I never own Apple products and it doesn't work at all with Android products. Not that this really matters what it works with because I don't even listen to music using a phone, so the existence of the mic is pointless. The x20i has this mic further up the cable on one side, and I find this location horribly annoying. It is inconvenient, it is harder to wrap up the cable in a way to where it doesn't feel like I'm going to eventually break it, and the control itself is made of plastic whereas all the other accents on the cable is steel. I'd prefer this mic to be removed. Since the x20i lets you swap cables, I'd prefer Klipsch release optional cables that either have no mic or have an Android compatible mic, or both. I'd buy them. As it is now, I do not know where to obtain reasonably priced replacement cables for these headphones with these connectors, and I love the design Klipsch gave the cables. Being see-through, you can see the copper strands within.
Well, that minor complaint out of the way, overall I love these headphones. They are amazing and feel they are worth my money, and worthy of being a replacement to the over comfortable x10. :)
-Unreal sound. You can hear everything, it's incredible. Little nuances that you have never heard in music you've been listening to for years suddenly comes alive. The clears and highs are brilliant and the lows are phenomenal. It's hard to wrap your mind around how they got this big sound out of something that is so small.
-They are made well. Unlike previous models I've read about (and had second hand experience through my friend on), these are made VERY well. My buddy has a pair of the X11's and the wire is separated and fixed with electrical tape in two areas. I can't see that happening with these. They are far better. The wires are thicker, it seems the seams are far better constructed, and they seem very strong. Plus, I like that you can unscrew the ear bud wires from the main wire SHOULD something happen. Then you only have to replace a part of them, rather than the whole thing.
-They look amazing. I've had people ask me who makes them or what they are made of. It's that "famous" bronze/copper color that attracts peoples eye. The buds themselves are so nice looking...they have brushed metal and a nice little shiny copper part on them. And the wire is black and copper. They look great.
-This may sound silly, but the packaging and how they come is amazing. Really luxurious compared to their other/lower models. They come in a real wooden Klipsch branded box that includes everything. A really nice leather pouch for them (much better than the annoying leather thing that comes with the x12i), the manual (which basically just is a bunch of warnings for listening to loud music), and a plastic piece that holds all the extra ear tips (there are 5 different sizes/types plus the SM/M that come on them in the box) and the metal Klipsch branded clip for the wire if you want to clip it to your shirt, etc. The wooden box comes with a cardboard protector around it, so it doesn't have much of it exposed for prior damage. And the box is great to use after. You likely won't use it to transport the x20i's because you have the nice leather pouch, but the box is great to have for other uses.
CONS (and these are more just things to note, NOT reasons to keep you from buying)
-They suction into your ears. Now this is nothing to be worried about, it creates a nice seal to not only block out noise, but to let you hear EVERYTHING from your music. But I've noticed at times, it can start to bother me a tiny bit. Nothing bad or painful, just a bit annoying. And sometimes, when you go take them out, they make a little popping noise as the suction is lost. Again, NOT a reason to not buy these, but just something to note.
-They are SOOOO clear, if you're listening to poorly recorded songs or very low quality stuff, they are going to sound awful. Now that's not really a huge knock on these for being so good, but it's something you need to note. You will notice every subtle thing in your songs with these and if you listen to really bad ripped music, it's going to be noticeable.
Summary - I'm a HUGE audio fan. I'm a somewhat practical audiophile. I don't spend 40 grand on my systems. But I really do look for high end stuff and these fit the bill. The price may be high seeing as you can get so many in ear buds for 50 bucks. But these will BLOW YOUR MIND. As I noted, I'd give them 4.5 stars if I could. I just take .5 off for the minor Cons I mentioned. But these are by far the best in ear headphones you will ever have. They are crystal clear, strong with the lows, and make you hear music like you've never heard it before.
And one last note - although these were purchases primarily for music use, I have used them for phone calls and I can't believe how clear and precise they are. And my callers have said they can hear me so well. So if you are getting them to use for that as well, you will be very happy.
was the triple flange discomfort once you see them the sound was definitely there and it sounded great but they were not the most comfortable things in the world but the clarity of the music was insane. Having upgraded from a Klipsch image x10i found the sound of the x20i to be very similar and I have yet to do a serious side by side comparison to be able to notice that distinct differences. However the differences between the er4sr and the x20is are significant. To my ears the low end on the Klipsch is definitely more pronounced. However with that being said they don't hold a candle to the sparkling mids and highs and the insane resolution of the er4sr. If the er4sr had the durability and comfort of the x20i I would use the etys in a second. I was scared to go back with the etys after that experience and I also didn't like the weird filter change that you had to do from time to time. So in summary durability, build quality, low end definitely the x20i, but in terms of clarity, image resolution,staging, and just simply put to my ears a better sound the Etys are the best choice. Hope this helps.
After boosting the high frequencies with the neutron EQ I was able to get much more detail and sparkle out of the Klipsch
After spending a CONSIDERABLE amount of time with these theyears have really opened up in terms of clarity and imaging. Trying to go back to my x10i's it's like listening to a 20 year old Sony Walkman. I appreciate them the more I use them.
p.s. 6 months later and the sound keeps improving...and theyre durable...
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