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Audio-Technica ATH-CKS99 | SOLID BASS Inner-Ear Headphones (Japan Import) Reviews

batduck8

"Solid" is the operative word

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Pros: Extremely competent bass but very well controlled; Surprisingly good detail and separation; Not fatiguing

Cons: Not analytical, and the bass does on rare occassions step out of line. Mid-range is a tad recessed.

The CKS99s are, without a doubt, a consumer-oriented headphone in its sound signature. However, despite the prominently advertised bass and the definite emphasis toward that end, the very well-controlled lows rarely step out of place.   First off the design and build.  Like other members of the CKS lineup, the CKS99s are a half in-ear design. The shells are larger and stick out a bit when wearing them. They are made of metal, but also high quality soft plastics where it comes in contact with your outer ear.  The cable is thick and slightly rubbery and generally very nice and terminates to a compact L-plug. Overall I think it is quite well built.   I found...
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TheGame21x

In the Club

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Pros: Detailed bass, Exciting mids, Good soundstage

Cons: Bass a tad bloated at times, Not good for small ears,

Introduction First off, I’d like to thank the folks at Audio-Technica for providing a review sample of the CKS99. Up for review is the mid-range entry into the Solid Bass line of in ear monitors from Audio-Technica, the CKS99. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it, shall we?   Accessories: The CKS99 comes with four pairs of silicone eartips, a set of manuals and a leather carrying case.   Design and Build Quality: The housings of the CKS99 are plastic and similar to the CKS77 but feature a few nicer accents to differentiate it from the lower end model. Overall, the earphones seem nicely built with sturdy cables and black plastic housings with a soft touch...
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