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post #61 of 176
Man O man are my CKS70's taking forever to arrive from AccessoryJack. Guess they're on the slow boat. Tracking shows they've arrived in the US, but haven't cleared customs yet. Hopefully I'll get them next week sometime. I can't wait to hear them since the descriptions of their sound seem like exactly the kind of thing I appreciate in phones.

Must_ have.....-PatIeNCe.....
post #62 of 176
just stumbled on this thread and here i was thinking i was done buying stuff for a while..just might give these a try
post #63 of 176
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post
Man O man are my CKS70's taking forever to arrive from AccessoryJack. Guess they're on the slow boat. Tracking shows they've arrived in the US, but haven't cleared customs yet. Hopefully I'll get them next week sometime. I can't wait to hear them since the descriptions of their sound seem like exactly the kind of thing I appreciate in phones.

Must_ have.....-PatIeNCe.....
I'm in the same boat (pun probably intended). I ordered them a week and a half ago from AJ and the tracking hasn't been updated for days. I have a pair of UE Triple Fi's sloooooowly coming too, so it's been a trying week in the patience department.
post #64 of 176
Thread Starter 
I have headphones stuck in customs in Canada that I bought used from the US as well. I think it's the fact we are in Christmas Season so everybody is backed up, especially customs. There is also a chance that AJ gets through customs easier in Canada as compared to the US for some reason.
post #65 of 176
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post
I have headphones stuck in customs in Canada that I bought used from the US as well. I think it's the fact we are in Christmas Season so everybody is backed up, especially customs. There is also a chance that AJ gets through customs easier in Canada as compared to the US for some reason.
I would guess it's more Xmas traffic than anything else.

34 mill vs. 310 million.
post #66 of 176
Start reading this thread, something really catch my eye, " classic Sennheiser sound with the exception of a more forward non-veiled midrange", I can't help drooling as I love IE8 sound signature so much..............

I guess I should keep my eye on the thread....
post #67 of 176
Thread Starter 
When I mentioned the Senns, I was referring to the bigger fullsize headphones versus the IE8 which I have not had the good fortune of hearing yet.

I do have a pair of HD600 coming in hopefully early next week. I will do a comparison between them and the CKS70 and give my opinion of just how close the CKS70 sound to them. I hope the HD600 is similar but better as it is a $400-$600CAN headphone if I was to buy from a retail store in Canada.
post #68 of 176
The CKS70s finally showed up. I've just listened for a few minutes before they're banished to burn-in for the next couple of days.

Best quality bass I've heard from an IEM, period. I was a little skeptical that some (fairly) cheap in-ear phones like these would live up to the hype. I still don't know about the "overwhelming" sticker on the package, but they definitely bring the low end thump. Fairly detailed despite its massive presence, which isn't always the case.

Mids and highs are fine, and I hope they get a little more clarity as the hours pile up. Comfort is great--I like the "second" tip position where they're further out from the filter.

I'll do some critical listening in a few days, but based on what I've heard so far, it might be time to start packing up the Monster Turbines.
post #69 of 176
Great to hear about their sound.

My pair, which dispatched Dec. 2 from HK, is still hung up somewhere in shipping or customs never-never-land.... Very frustrating.
post #70 of 176
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Stickyfoot View Post
The CKS70s finally showed up. I've just listened for a few minutes before they're banished to burn-in for the next couple of days.

Best quality bass I've heard from an IEM, period. I was a little skeptical that some (fairly) cheap in-ear phones like these would live up to the hype. I still don't know about the "overwhelming" sticker on the package, but they definitely bring the low end thump. Fairly detailed despite its massive presence, which isn't always the case.

Mids and highs are fine, and I hope they get a little more clarity as the hours pile up. Comfort is great--I like the "second" tip position where they're further out from the filter.

I'll do some critical listening in a few days, but based on what I've heard so far, it might be time to start packing up the Monster Turbines.
Glad your liking them so far. The bass will settle down a bit, the mids will lose a bit of warmth and get a bit more detail, and the treble will open up a bit. I noticed a significant change at around the 80hr mark burning them in every night for 8-10 hrs playing a random selection of music at slightly to a bit more than slightly louder than I find comfortable volume levels.

BTW I sold my Monster Turbines about 2 weeks after geting these .
post #71 of 176
Been burning them in almost continuously (except that my wife kept turning the receiver they were hooked to off, so I moved them) and estimate they have about 70 hours on them, and the treble has opened up. They seem like a good match with the AMP3, but not at all with my sound card. I have to say with my sound card they sound like a 2.1 system with the subwoofer turned on too high and tweeters that had the domes pushed in by my kids!

But the sound signature with the AMP3 is very enjoyable. Now all I need are the mids and treble to smooth out and have an increase in detail and clarity! If/when that happens, they will be excellent for the price.
post #72 of 176
looking forward to hear more impressions

im guessing the only place to get them right now is accessory jack?
post #73 of 176
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure, who else sells them, I imagine Audiocubes will have them, and places like blutin but not sure.
post #74 of 176
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looking forward to hear more impressions

im guessing the only place to get them right now is accessory jack?
There are more places, but AccessoryJack is one of the cheapest.
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post #75 of 176
Hey guys, just got my CKS70s myself. I REALLY, really hope that these open up a lot after burn in...at the moment, they sound, well, extremely muffled in comparison to my NE-7Ms. I'm not expecting them to be as clear as the NE-7Ms, and don't really want them to be...however, this, if it doesn't change a lot, is kinda ridiculous.

That said, I can tell, the bass isn't too muddy considering that they are not burnt in, and is well controlled. I'm going to see what changes over the next few days...here's hoping they're drastic, and...good.
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