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Audio Technica ATH-CKM500 BK | Inner Headphones (Japan Import)

67% Positive Reviews
Rated #249 in Universal Fit


Pros: Soundstage is vertically big, making it more bearable than some extremely small sounding earphones but that's all

Cons: 30-60hz deep bass is badly weak, Treble is harsh comes amplified without any improvement in clarity, Mids are low on depth

i just can't believe how people like everything they buy. refer to my xiaomi pistons review for some recommendings, you can buy much much much better products with lower price! (note that i'm not even saying for the same price)


please just stay away from this company. i also tried cks55x, this company does nothing but putting cheap drivers into a good casing to make your money go away. if you have too much money please send me instead, thanks!


note: don't worry i've used the original product. mine was bought from accessoryjack, it came with the box. i sold it to an audio-technica fan who used multiple ckm500 and other ath products from different sellers including cdjapan (and he verified it). i also tried the cks55x with another audio-technica fan who already got everything they offer.


Pros: Awesome performance for the price!

Cons: Should have bought more!



Recommended by Dsnuts, was told that it will be an upgrade from the TT Isarus.


Much more refined and beautiful bass!


Mid's and High's are complimented with a delicious refined low end.


Soundstage is full and wide with great detail and clarity. Very fluid, very listenable and non fatiguing!


Comfortable and stays securely in your ear. Changed the tips to comply T-400's which improved the isolation and making the sound even more alive.


These will be my daily's for a very long time and it will be sad when they are finally replaced but my next IEM's have big shoes to fill!




Pros: Smooth overall sound, large soundstage

Cons: Isolation good not great

I own variety of more expensive IEM however these have to be my favorite. This is mostly due to the huge sound stage which sounds like a full size over the ear headphone.


The highs are crisp clean with good detail and without sibilance.

The mids although slightly recessed still have good presence. The vocals on a good recording will float just above the instruments.

The base is rich and full and will go very low without a lot of bloating. The base may not be big enough to satisfy a base head, however and analytical listen would consider it big. I listen to rock which I would consider the amount just right.


Comparing these to the HA-FXT90 I would say they are pretty close in signature but not the same.

The CKM500 having the edge as they have slightly less treble extension but not a lot. Its just enough to keep it from being strident as the FX90 can sometimes be on certain recordings.


Audio Technica ATH-CKM500 BK | Inner Headphones (Japan Import)

Feature1 year Japan warranty
ModelATH-CKM500 BK
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
TitleAudio Technica ATH-CKM500 BK | Inner Headphones (Japan Import)
Part NumberATH-CKM500 BK
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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