Originally Posted by dweaver
I am using an Ipod Touch 2G and yes I will miss the conrols but the sound difference is worth it for me. But I would wait before selling your S4i as your ears may not be as appreciative as mine or you might prefer the S4i for certain genre's. But for me I like the sound stage and fuller signature enough I know I won't be going back to the S4i regardless if these ever achieve the same treble detail, the small amount of loss will be worth it.
Not selling the S4s (not S4i), or any other phones for awhile. I also have a pair of AL im616s, a new pair of Sleek SA1s, Cyclone PR1s on the way and I also own a pair of UM3X, which are at Westone for repair/replacement (developed the dreaded vibration in the right driver on bass passages). So a lot of comparing/listening ahead. The main reason I will keep the S4s is they really match up well with my Amp3s, and no other IEMs do (too much hiss).
Oh, and I have a review pair of RE252s coming one of these days (out of stock right now).
I just wanted to hear these phones, and decided to make the move. I will no doubt end up selling some of the above phones, but not sure which ones yet (not the Westones).
But one thing is for sure, I may just attach the CKS70s to my PC for 4-5 days before even listening to them much. I like to get the burn-in period over as quickly as possible.