Klipsch’s original Image headphones came out about six months ago, and now they’ve modified them with a different driver and a slightly larger form factor, contributing to a lower cost. The new X5s (the old ones have been renamed the X10s) have more high-end emphasis, apparently; either they felt the X10s were too bass-heavy or the new driver isn’t quite capable of the range. The high-end in-ear design of my own headphones has been good to me, however, and I haven’t noticed the lower bass since I switched from regular earbuds. Klipsch is a solid brand and I doubt the performance is lacking.
And am I crazy, or does anyone else find the shape of the earphones suggestive? In any case, they’ll be hitting the street later this month at a price of about $250.