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Originally Posted by shineman View Post

Wow, incredible comprehensive review. I am looking for the CK10 but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. Does anyone know of a good source. Is this a sign that a new version is on the way?


It seems that Audio-Technica has ceased to export the CK10 to US retailers. You can still get them through an independent importer (e.g. AccessoryJack or hovanfue.com) or perhaps one of the international shops (e.g. Jaben/unclewilsons). Lastly you can use a forwarding service to buy them directly from Japan, though you'd have to do some googling to figure out how.

 

As for the new version - that's anybody's guess. Audio-Technica has been tapering off exports of the CK10 for a while and the CK100 has never been sold in the US officially. Both of the earphones have been removed from Audio-Technica's ads stateside as well. Could be a long-term decision from lack of sales or maybe a new one really is in the works.

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That is why this little bump from $109 to $129 surprised me. I'm wondering--and asking about on here--whether this is a temporary little blip back to $129 and will quickly fall back to $109, or whether it's more of a permanent price increase to $129. From the postings so far, it seems the view is that it's more of a permanent increase to $129, where it should stay for a while.


 







As of two days ago when I ordered them from J&R HJE900 are back down to a nice $89 delivered . Really hope Panas will cure my Phonaks disappointment, after long burn-in of course.


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As of two days ago when I ordered them from J&R HJE900 are back down to nice $109 delivered . Really hope Panas will cure my Phonaks

disappointment, after long burn-in of course.


Weird the HJE900's have been $89 at J&R for the last week.  I have been waiting for them to drop down to $79 before I pull the trigger.

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Sorry, typo on my part. I paid $89, not $109.
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

some questions about the hje900..how is it wearing over the ear? the metal thing which is probably where the cable connects to the housing looks pretty long and might make the cable even shorter. also would you say the cable has that much memory like say a shure iem after you been using it a while


In the scheme of things, you really should not be overly concerned with cable length for several reasons:

 

1) the cable length is much easier to solve than getting an earphone with the sound you like and getting a good fit in your ear.

 

2) You can replace them with longer ones, since they're detacheable

 

3) You don't really have to place your MP3 player in the lowest possible pocket on your jacket.

 

4) You can extend them, which is how several Sony earphones ship, you have a very short cable from the earphones, that plugs either direct or into a secondary cable.

This is really practical when its warm and you're only wearing a shirt, with your MP3 player in your shirt pocket, it prevents a giant cable loop hanging down infront of you, waiting to get caught in doorhandles or something.

On other days, when you do wear your jacket and you want to put it in a lower pocket, you just plug it into the supplied extension, and voila, always perfect cable length, not a giant snakes nest in your pocket.

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