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Audio-Technica ATH-CK10 Portable In-Ear Headphones Reviews

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mrstrangeguy

Years on, still a highly capable and unique earphone with little in the way of alternatives

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Pros: Resolving in spades, Airy Treble without peakiness, great imaging and separation, very good build quality

Cons: Not traditionally "musical", lacks body and note weight, requires deep insertion and tip picky, timbre + texture may be offputting

Background: The Audio-Technica CK10 is a dual BA IEM that was released in 2008, back then in those simpler times, CIEMs were a highly niche market, three BA drivers per ear was considered a lot, and $500 on a pair of IEMs would be considered preposterous. The market that the CK10 faced then is a completely different world from IEMs today, and given the last review for these here was done nearly 5 years ago, how have they held up?   Gear Used: HM650 Balanced Card - Source Sony MDR-EX1000 Campfire Audio Orion Campfire Audio Jupiter   Build and Fit: The overriding impression one initially gets with these is that they are a very high quality product, the housings are...
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kiteki

ck10

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Pros: watery mids, airy highs, revealing, detailed, exceptional for trance and similiar music, excellent for background listening or sleeping in.

Cons: unnatural and flat sounding, not suitable for rock.

These are most likely the best IEM's you will ever find for trance, let me explain, firstly it is as if they are fine-tuned and sonically crafted for Trance and similiar genres, all the vices you heard in these IEM's in other genres suddenly become virtues and they simply come alive and you are swept away. Secondly, there is something about the sound signature in these IEM's that is trance inducing, I believe it lies in the very flat and true to life frequency response and satin smooth mids, it's like listening to water, like a band playing on a misty lake, this quality is very fine and quite relaxing, unlike other IEM's I can listen to these for hours and I even fell asleep in them...
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