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Audio-Technica ATH-CK6W Stereo Earphone - Silver Reviews

ljokerl

Outdated and underperforming

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Pros: Very small, light, and comfortable

Cons: Poor isolation, awful cable, no cable cinch, non-standard nozzle shape, very mediocre sound

Audio-Technica ATH-CK6Accessories – Single-flange silicone tips (3 sizes), detachable ear inserts (3 styles), and soft carrying pouchBuild Quality – Housings are made of metal with oval-shaped plastic nozzles and paper filters. Though strain reliefs are excellent all-around, the cabling itself is hugely disappointing (especially compared to the excellent cables on Audio-Technica's higher-end models) – thin, rubberized, and extremely prone to kinking and tanglingIsolation – Poor due to shallow insertion and vented designMicrophonics – Cable is too energetic and tends to bounce around a lot. Lack of cord cinch and shirt clip means these have to be worn over-the-ear to be usableComfort –...
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Loquah

Audio Technica ATH-CK6 Review

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Pros: Compact and light, great range, good isolation

Cons: A touch too forward in the upper mid range

I just bought these earphones to replace a set of Bang & Olufsen A8's that I'd had for 6-7 years. I'm an educated music-lover rather than an audiophile so my focus is on practical, quality sound that's portable and effective with MP3 sources such as iPod. My music is all ripped towards 300kbps using VBR ripping.   I loved the A8's because they stayed in my ears regardless of what I was doing. Although the bass is a bit thinner than canalphones, I found they were up to the task for most of my tracks (rock, blues, soul, funk with minimal hip hop and rap). I like earbuds because they don't cut you off from the world and I find the staging is better (more open and expansive). That said,...
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