Thanks for posting your initial impressions so promptly james444. Just how deep are you supposed to insert the CK10 in order to establish a proper seal? Would it be deeper than the SE530? I'm interested in your comment regarding how the CK10 reproduces drums. Which of your balanced armature earphones do you think render them better or more naturally?
I look forward to your comparisons with your other earphones, particularly the e-Q7. I'd also be interested in your thoughts about how the CK10 stacks up against the SE530 and the IE8.
Out of the few true BAs I've heard I liked the SE530 and SF5 Pro better with drums than the CK10 and CK100. I had only a few minutes to A/B the dynamic driver based HJE900 with the CK10 tomorrow morning. While both of these feature nicely extended and detailed highs and good mids, drums instantly struck me as more natural on the HJE900 even though the CK10 is most likely the more neutral phone. Once again, I don't think it's a matter of amplitude on a frequency chart. And I have no idea whether you can read differences in bass texture from any chart.
But the best example of what I mean is the e-Q7: I was really excited about the e-Q7 being the best BA phone to render drums until I learned from ClieOS that it was a in fact a dynamic/BA crossbreed. That's why I suspect I might simply have a preference for DD.