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They're $145 on amazon right now in case you missed the deal. It's not amazing, but it's a few bucks off.
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i just received mine today
and here are my thoughts
my sound card is Creative Titanium X-FI HD
i have a beyerdynamic DT235 and a Sony Earbud
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right out of the box, i am extremely disappointed by it. the black earplugs are useless as they are very slippery and would always pop out of your ear if you move.
i also tried the smallest earplug bud it is still huge, very uncomfortable to my ears. it feels like someone is poking inside your ear while wearing it.
the only useable earplugs are the white foamy stuff because it doesn't slip but it is huge
then the sound quality, i do not understand why everyone is touting this thing as one of the best IEM. the sound is extremely boring and lifeless. the bass is weak or it doesn't give you any impression or impact
then there comes the build quality, although the earbuds themselves are o.k., the cable is absolute piece of garbage, the $20 sony earbud that i got on wallmart has like 10x better cable that is tangle proof.
the biggest killer is the comfort, i do not see myself wearing this for long periods of time, it just bothers me and distract me from whatever i am doing.
i do not understand how this could cost $400+ at retail price
even though i got it for $94, i still feel this crap is not worth the money
i should have got a quality headphone instead on bf sad-smiley-002.gif

I have nearly the same experience as you. They immediately fall out when putting them in, the only pair that worked for me was the smallest rubbery ones. There isn't a huge but still noticeable difference between the UE700 and these but when it comes to comfort, its siblings win hands own. I'll make a final judgement after a burn in period.
    
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Back of the box of the Klipsch Image X10:
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FEEL YOUR MUSIC
NOT YOUR HEADPHONES
Proprietary ear tip design naturally fits the shape of your ear canals, making them virtually impossible to feel - the key to comfortable, extended wear.

"The world's lightest and most comfortable in-ear headphones" boldly proclaimed on the bottom of the front of the box. No mention of sound quality or fidelity anywhere on the box.

Sure it's marketing, but I think it would've been worth it for some of you guys to have bought the X10 as well and kept whichever you liked better. The pair you would end up getting rid of could probably have been sold for at least $95 after shipping and fees.
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The trick to the TF10 is that you have to switch the left and right earpieces. Detach the cable from the two and switch them. Put them back on and you should have better comfort and a better seal. I can never understand why UE designed it the way they did because as it is, the earphone is not ergonomic or comfortable at all.

Furthermore, the stock tips do suck with the exception of the Comply foams. For better tips, get Sony Hybrids. Also, the stock cable sucks and is stiff as crap. I don't take it when I travel any more because every time I coil it up and put it in the crush-proof case, the cable just stays a coil when I take it out. It sure does maintain shape well, but it certainly doesn't add to the already low comfort associated with this earphone.

It still sounds good though and I'm going to keep it since I just forked out $28 on what should be a better cable. If that doesn't solve my problem, I'm either going to buy myself a Westone 3 (because I love Westones - broke my UM1 frown.gif) or I'll get custom ear molds.

Agreed 100%, and these issues are ironically solvable only by purchasing additional addons, which pretty much cost the same as the tf10 in the end. It'll drive you crazy until you finally give up and get custom molds. I threw in the towel a few months after purchasing my first set and got 1964Qs. And yet for some weird reason I keep buying more TF10s - pic related somewhat related, its all the tf10 stuff I could gather on my desk alone, and there are even more hidden in my boxes-o-crap.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Mandatory Checklist for TF10 owners:

-Westone Cable/ Jaben cable
-Comply tips w/ wax guard (4 month supply)
-Sony hybrid tips because you doubt yourself

And might as well get an amp and a soundcard too now because you're going to get it sooner or later.
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Do I need to use a headphone amplifier with these? If I do I will return them. I'm not taking a headphone amp everywhere I go outside.

I will be using these with my phone.

You don't NEED it, but it certainly will benefit from it.

TF10s are a huge money pit.

Sooner or later you'll give in to buying replacement tips because the plastic one suck and fall part, and comply tips are $20 for 3. Each tips last about 2 months before they fall apart.

The "memory cable" is a glorified cable with a steel wire inside of it that bends to secure the iem - it too will break in half after a few months of usage. It'll most likely force you to buy a replacement cable that ranges from $22 to $100. The stock cable also feels stiff so chances are you'll give in and buy an aftermarket westone cable for $40.

If you aren't into high maintenance stuff, then I'd recommend you cancel the order now.

Also if you're buying a cable make sure it has the right size metal tips as the tf10, otherwise you'll stretch the "holes" to the point where its too loose to use the stock cable and will fall out tongue.gif
Edited by Agenesis - 11/29/11 at 8:13pm
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You don't NEED it, but it certainly will benefit from it.
TF10s are a huge money pit.
Sooner or later you'll give in to buying replacement tips because the plastic one suck and fall part, and comply tips are $20 for 3. Each tips last about 2 months before they fall apart.
The "memory cable" is a glorified cable with a steel wire inside of it that bends to secure the iem - it too will break in half after a few months of usage. It'll most likely force you to buy a replacement cable that ranges from $22 to $100. The stock cable also feels stiff so chances are you'll give in and buy an aftermarket westone cable for $40.
If you aren't into high maintenance stuff, then I'd recommend you cancel the order now.

I wonder if it was like this before Logitech acquired UE. I remember people were eating these up at the $300-400 when they were the first universal triples on the market*.

*Or was it the E500PTH? I remember the E500s were more expensive.
Edited by friend'scatdied - 11/29/11 at 8:22pm
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You don't NEED it, but it certainly will benefit from it.
TF10s are a huge money pit.
Sooner or later you'll give in to buying replacement tips because the plastic one suck and fall part, and comply tips are $20 for 3. Each tips last about 2 months before they fall apart.
The "memory cable" is a glorified cable with a steel wire inside of it that bends to secure the iem - it too will break in half after a few months of usage. It'll most likely force you to buy a replacement cable that ranges from $22 to $100. The stock cable also feels stiff so chances are you'll give in and buy an aftermarket westone cable for $40.
If you aren't into high maintenance stuff, then I'd recommend you cancel the order now.

I wonder if it was like this before Logitech acquired UE. I remember people were eating these up at the $300-400 when they were the first universal triples on the market.

Most likely, since the issue isn't related to the iems but the accessories. I honestly cannot expect anyone to pay a retail of $400 for these when the stock silicone tips will literally fall apart while inside your ear - its a health hazard. And I'm sure there are better, sturdier kinds of metals than the pieces of tin that they use in the stock cables with the durability of an average erection.

Oh, is this what they call planned obsolescence?
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Got my pair...
And have to say these sound amazing and can now see their worth...

Other than the build quality, these simply sound amazing...

I am no professional audiophile but here is my opinion, and I am coming from Sony EX ear buds and Epyotics HF3, and Logitech G930 Gaming headsets (good enough for gaming)...
They fit me pretty well, and did the over-the-ear with the wire as instructed, and overall, feel as if the Sony fits better and through the quality, they have been through everything... From being in my pocket to crunched up in my gym and luggage bags and they still work great. I am not going to take the risk of $400 earphones to be destroyed, but can believe it when everyone states the build quality could be better...

When I started listening, sure they don't have the bass, but everything sounds 'like it should...' For those that say it doesn't have enough bass, maybe it's the type of music you listen to, or simply a personal opinion...
But when I listen to it, it sounds pretty amazing... something I never heard before in anything that went in or covered my ears...

It gives me an atmospheric experience with sounds in every level(low, mid or high) that I never knew was there...
I listened by testing some Armin Van Buuren, Linkin Park, Tiesto (In Search of Sunrise 7: Asia) all FLACS and it made me listen through the entire albums... Each song WAS A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE and song altogether...

I can understand where you people say it doesn't have enough bass, but it sounds perfect to me... not too much or too little...
Also... these are LOUD and CLEAR once fitted correctly and air-tight in your ears...
One thing is the MID driver, makes it so voices and such are clearer and loud...
Going from these Triple 10's sound SOOOOOO loud compared to my G930 7.1 surround gaming headset... I have to turn down these IEM's but at the loudest, still sound perfect and cannot achieve that in the 930's... which I tried turning up all the way and couldn't get any sound close to it...

I am not trying to start a debate between logitechs gaming headsets, but it basically makes my G930 sound like crap as every instrument and voice sound like they are together, while these ultimate ears distinguish everything in the right way and make the music the way it's meant to sound...
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I get a good seal with these and the smallest tips. I can hear down to 20-30 Hz with a test tone.

The bass is good imho while listening to DnB.
Edited by Riou - 11/29/11 at 9:17pm
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I got mine yesterday in the mail. Coming from a pair of Shure SE215 the Triple Fi excels in one aspect while falling completely on its face in another. The Triple Fi blows the Shure SE215s out of the water in terms of sound quality. It isn't even a close match. In fact, my Kilpsch Image S4 blew the Shure SE215 out of the water. However, the Triple Fi is so freaking huge it's like trying to shove 4-5 qtips inside my ear canal. It's incredibly uncomfortable. The comply foam tips make it a little more bearable, but it is still painful. I will have to purchase some small comply tips in the near future. The Shure SE215, that thing wasn't even noticeable when it was in my ear...both with and without comply tips.
    
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Try listening to this song with these. If you don't hear bass, something is wrong.

It sounds better with my FLAC copy of this album than Youtube since the bass is even more full and no clipping.
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