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post #1546 of 1557
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I don't really think the IM02 and CK10 sound all that similar. I no longer own the CK10, so these thoughts aren't from direct a/b but the IM02 is a good bit bassier, with a fuller lower mid resulting in less clarity. Also its treble is easier going than the CK10. Plus the housings are a monstrosity compared to the diminutive CK10.

Thanks, I found the IM02s at a significant discount to the Australian pricing and have ordered them now. Will see how I go! The very sharp top end yet controlled bottom when positioned correctly was what I loved the most about the CK7s; besides that, I could use the EQ of the SB E5 to boost the bottom end to a very sweet point. 

 

(Sorry for my weird thread jump in, the only thing that the CK7s might have in common with the CK10s might be that they're both discontinued, yet loved by many. Also they both go straight into the ears without the over ear attachment.)

post #1547 of 1557
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

Try Sony Hybrid tips (they have narrower bore) and try to get as deep fit as possible (the deeper the better for taming treble response). Those two things helped my when I owned them.

They are definitley classics. Nothing else like them out there.
Thanks, will try them out soon.
post #1548 of 1557

i just bought a used pairn in mint condition , i wanted to try them out for years and i am very curious whether these are 'great' or 'sibilance freaks' :p

 

we'kk find out soon enough i guess :D

post #1549 of 1557
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post

i just bought a used pairn in mint condition , i wanted to try them out for years and i am very curious whether these are 'great' or 'sibilance freaks' tongue.gif

we'kk find out soon enough i guess biggrin.gif

I recommend Sony hybrid tips and as deep a fit as you can muster.
post #1550 of 1557
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post


I recommend Sony hybrid tips and as deep a fit as you can muster.

 

i have some fake sony hybrids here , with RE-272 and K3003 it will be an interesting comparison

how did you like them CK10 shane ?

post #1551 of 1557
The CK10 pretty much ruined any love I had for warm and bassy iems. Around the time I bought them, I owned the um3x and merlin. While the ck10 was ultimately a little too bright for me long term, it definitley put me on the path to more neutral iems with high levels of resolution.
post #1552 of 1557

yeah, without a doubt, using the CK10s for 4 years or so massively skewed my preference in sound sig.  anything that isn't close to neutral and doesn't have a high level of resolution won't cut it for me.

post #1553 of 1557
I'm still lovin these iems. I use my shure 846 as my main earphone but put these in from time to time..I like using them at bed time I find them very comfy.the only thing about these I find is that they take a little more power from my ipod to run..which is really no big deal.does anyone else find they need to turn the volume up a little higher with these? Other then that they are great..I don't take them out of the house to often. I don't want to wreck them because they are hard to find anymore.they do pop up on the fs here from time to time though.even though I have the 846 and the Roxanne and some others they still have my favorite sign.
post #1554 of 1557

i just got my CK-10 and i like what i am hearing

 

will play a bit with tips (the stock tips did not impress me) and write some more observations

i am listening now with some final audio tips (which resemble the stock tips) and i don't hear any sibilance

 

very tight sound , the talk about them was right.

edit : maybe it's the 'new toy' syndrome , but i like these a lot

fast , airy , detailed but with good mids (the one thing my re-272 lacking, imho) that give a bodied presentation

i expected to like them but i was getting them more on a 2nd-tier/backup thinking , but these may give my K3003 a run for their money.

 

will get back once the initial excitement settles in.


Edited by proedros - 7/3/15 at 7:46am
post #1555 of 1557

can anyone here comare the CK-10 with the EQ-7 ?

is eq7 a worthy companion to the ck10 ? i know it's quite an old iem (came out in 2009 if i remember correct) and i wonder whether the new model eq-8 is a much better option

 

thanx for any info .....

post #1556 of 1557
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Originally Posted by proedros View Post
 

how is ck-10 compared to the ortofon eq-5 ?

the sibilance thing is frightening , i saw a used ck-10 sold last week for 120$

i was almost ready to get it , but then i remembered that i had to sell one of my 3 iems (re262/re272/eq5) and i decided to stay put - this place is a madness yard :p

 

quoting myself from 3/30/14

 

these are way more nice than eq-5 , i should have bought them back then and not be scared of sibilance ( i get zero sibilance and lots of ear candy)

120$ for these iems = BARGAIN.

 

oh well , better late than never i guess
 

post #1557 of 1557

who's the sucker who sole these for 120? haha. i'd gladly pick up a back up pair at that price.  anyways, i think its a testament to the CK10 that people are still talking about them and not so much their contemporary competition (RE0, DBA2, EQ7, etc.)

 

i actually know for a fact now that my next custom will be the hidition nt-6, which according to all the impressions of it, is the CK10 bumped to the next level.  I almost regret not getting it as my first custom, but having two similar sounding IEMs isn't something i necessarily wanted at the time.

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