Originally Posted by cn11
To my ears they do. I swear things sound thin and nasally in the mids with the TF10's, like they're coming through a straw. Not good. By comparison, the bass up through the mids sounds more like a nice, open breathing floor stand speaker with the CKS70's. Perhaps I just prefer the big, natural sound that dynamics deliver, I dunno.
I'll keep the Trips for a while, and maybe experiment with a Null Audio cable, or possibly even get them re-shelled, considering I got in on that killer sale.
I didn't like the TF10 sound until I tried UE bi-flange tips, which changed my perception. Before they sounded OK with some songs, not all that great with others, and the bass wasn't all that great. Now, a much better sound for me. Their presentation is very different than the CKS70 and IE8 though.
So, I tried the CKS70 again with all the tips I had that fit, and the tips in both positions. I definitely think the tips mounted deeper on the nozzle sound better for me. But I am selling them as they are too redundant, yet a lower quality than my IE8.