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post #136 of 1523
Just got some sony hybrid tips. Pretty sure my ck10s are now directly linking music to my brain. This is great.

I was pretty underwhelmed by the ck10s at first. This just made a pretty damn huge difference for me.
post #137 of 1523
I made a wise investment today by clicking the 'ORDER' button.

Thanks for all the information by you guys, especially tstarn06 who has been giving though brief one but informative and useful comparison between CK10 and W2, which I was unable to decide which to get as there isn't any shops nearby for me to audition them.

I am looking forward a tour on heaven tomorrow
post #138 of 1523
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Originally Posted by zzephyr27 View Post
Just got some sony hybrid tips. Pretty sure my ck10s are now directly linking music to my brain. This is great.

I was pretty underwhelmed by the ck10s at first. This just made a pretty damn huge difference for me.
Interesting, as I could not get them to work with the hybrids, and I love those tips for most of the large sound tube phones I have. But if the hybrids ever fail for any reason, the Shure flanges have taken the CK10s to their potential for me. I agree on the OEM tips, they were just too darned hard to use for me, and prevented me from enjoying the CK10's wonderful sound.
post #139 of 1523
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Originally Posted by KLS View Post
I made a wise investment today by clicking the 'ORDER' button.

Thanks for all the information by you guys, especially tstarn06 who has been giving though brief one but informative and useful comparison between CK10 and W2, which I was unable to decide which to get as there isn't any shops nearby for me to audition them.

I am looking forward a tour on heaven tomorrow
No problem. Again, you must get the fit right, or you will be disappointed as well. But once you get there...I have no doubt that the CK10s are an upgrade from the Westons 2s. Again, consider one had an MSRP of $400 and the other $249. That does not always make a difference (since I preferred the W2s over the UM3X), but often is the case.
post #140 of 1523
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post
Well, macro detial means the main harmonics of instruments and vocals - "the body" so to speak. A headphone with good macro detial can allow the listener to hear the bodies of all the instruments and vocals very well without them getting lost in the mix. Macro dynamics are the variations in volume between quieter and louder macro details.

Micro detial are the more subtler harmonics present within the bodies of instruments and vocals including the various reverbs that the bodies of the sounds produce as well as smaller detail within the bodies, sort of like bumps or cracks on a surface. It means how textured the sound is and how well ambiance and depth is portrayed. Micro dynamics are the variations in volume between the quieter and louder micro detials.

That's just how I understand these terms. My explanation probably sounds a bit silly and I am not sure what the proper definitions of these terms are, but I hope you get the idea.
Macro detail and dynamics...check.

Micro detail and dynamics...check.

As long its in the recording, as Vorlon1 mentioned, the CK10's will produce it for you. If the recording quality isn't good, the sound won't be either. It definitely doesn't smooth or gloss anything over.

If I had to choose just one word to describe these IEMs it would be CLARITY.
post #141 of 1523
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Originally Posted by AudioDwebe View Post
Macro detail and dynamics...check.

Micro detail and dynamics...check.


As long its in the recording, as Vorlon1 mentioned, the CK10's will produce it for you. If the recording quality isn't good, the sound won't be either. It definitely doesn't smooth or gloss anything over.

If I had to choose just one word to describe these IEMs it would be CLARITY.
Hmmm... ok that sure sounds good. I really have a hard time believing that a dual driver BA IEM can sound that great though. I wonder what drivers the CK10 uses.
post #142 of 1523
Yes, it does seem weird. But all I can say is the CK10s have me wanting to listen to music more than any other IEMs I've owned, including the UM3X (not that close) and Westone 3s, which did have more bass impact, but not this clarity. No, it will not deliver room-thumping bass, but short of that, it's got everything. I am a skeptic too, but now, I have little doubt. What the CK10 is not, is thin, a word I have seen used to describe it by people who have not heard it, or have heard it with a poor fit/tip (including me out of the box).
post #143 of 1523
Jesus, in my admittedly short time on head-fi, I haven't seen any headphone as universally praised as these. They almost seem like a bargain at 200(certainly less polarizing than any other $200 IEM I've read of yet. Just the only "complaint" I've seen is that bass isn't room thumping, but I'm not as concerned with this as I am with the IEM simply being able to reach 20khz. It seems like a slightly more fun and accurate RE0.

More and more it seems like I'm just going to end up getting these, so that I can actually get something that's an upgrade to my PX200-IIs, instead of just different. I'd like to get something I could just settle with for a good while instead of constantly looking for something more. Their build quality is also very attractive, my main issue with earbuds is how little they tend to last relative to full size. I wonder if there's anywhere I can buy these in person in NYC.

Has anyone listened to movie soundtracks with these? I'm curious as to whether they sound enjoyable with the. The feeling of the soundstage would be nice too.

Oh, and so what do you guys suggest as for tips for me to order with them? It seems the biggest issue with these is getting the proper fit, so I've seen some different reports on which tips to use.
post #144 of 1523
^I know Adorama sell these for $229 on their website. I don't live in NY and have never been to the store, so I don't know if they will have them or not.

Newegg seems to be the best place to get these in the U.S. at a low price if you want to buy from a very reputable dealer.

For the tips, I would try the stock ones first to see how it fits.
post #145 of 1523
Yeaa, I also just remembered sales tax, *sighs*. Guess shipping would be the best option, as I wouldn't have to pay 20 bucks of tax. I'm just slightly worried as I've heard accounts of shipments being messed up at my college's mail place thingy.
post #146 of 1523
I don't know. In the Russian forums I visit, CK10 does not impress people all that much. Most say that it's just a solid mid level IEM - nothing more, nothing less.
post #147 of 1523
Interesting, what headphones are big for them around that price range?
post #148 of 1523
BTW, try turning down the treble a few notches (say 3-5db) on your CK10s guys and tell me if they still sound as transparent and fast to your ears as they do with no EQing. The reason I am asking is becuase bright IEMs usually give an impression of better transparency speed and even clarity than they are actually capable of producing.
post #149 of 1523
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post
LOL Yeah, I just got too excited there I guess. Right now I am trying to figure out if it will be worth to let go of e-Q7 for the CK10. I am also really curious about how Westone 2 matches up to CK10, since it's also seems to be getting only positive reviews so far. Urghh... there are too many choices these days!


I just tried out the e-Q7's at 32 OHM. They BLOW away the W2's for SQ! For size and ergonomics, they suck.

I am going to return my W2's, if the e-Q7 were available in customs, I'd get them.
post #150 of 1523
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Originally Posted by ben4345 View Post
I just tried out the e-Q7's at 32 OHM. They BLOW away the W2's for SQ! For size and ergonomics, they suck.

I am going to return my W2's, if the e-Q7 were available in customs, I'd get them.
Yep.
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