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post #3856 of 16802
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Yes tongue.gif

 

eek.gif I'm surprised as well!

post #3857 of 16802

Any plans for the sennheiser cx880 "audiophile" iems? tongue.gif

 

Legendary thread btw. Was waiting for the EX1k for a long time!

post #3858 of 16802
Thread Starter 


 

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Any plans for the sennheiser cx880 "audiophile" iems? tongue.gif

 

Legendary thread btw. Was waiting for the EX1k for a long time!



I should probably try to finally get to the IE6 and IE7 first.

post #3859 of 16802

hi my new RE0 (only a week) already broke. housing spltting. i asked for replacement or a refund. if a refund, i'm considering the Xcape IE or Xcited. but do they have a better build quality?

post #3860 of 16802

wow, 190 headphones, 200 isn't far away now.....

post #3861 of 16802

 

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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

hi my new RE0 (only a week) already broke. housing spltting. i asked for replacement or a refund. if a refund, i'm considering the Xcape IE or Xcited. but do they have a better build quality?


Strange, mine is second hand and solid, I can't pull it apart, can't you just glue the two shells back together?

 

If Hifiman give you a refund I think you should sell your PK1 and get something really good instead ;)

 

Anyway since around ~100 seems like your limit, may I recommend to you the Ultimate Ears UE 700 currently on sale in Australia, you can find it on ebay.

 

 

post #3862 of 16802

i have the pk1 more than a month so i cant get a refund for them. anyway , i'm not willing to send back the pk1 !

but i'll check those UE

thanks

post #3863 of 16802
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Originally Posted by kanuka View Post

hi my new RE0 (only a week) already broke. housing spltting. i asked for replacement or a refund. if a refund, i'm considering the Xcape IE or Xcited. but do they have a better build quality?



They do not

post #3864 of 16802
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They do not


ok. maybe it's time for a meelec?

 

post #3865 of 16802

Great review of the CKM99. They need more love around here.

post #3866 of 16802

^ I agree and, in fact, think the CKM99s should have been ranked a bit higher.

 

Also, I think build-quality is markedly better than the CK10's and closer to the excellent CK100's. The cable, though indeed thinner than the CK10's & CK100's, is not actually thin per se and is, in fact, quite strong and less intrusive that the thicker CK10 & CK100 cables, but when it comes to microphonics, I would give not rate the CKM99s 4/5 but more like 2/5 or 3/5. I also wish it was a single cable, ie not modular and that it had a chin slider.

 

Also, I don't think the CKM99's midrange is "slightly recessed" at all but, overall, on SQ alone I think Joker pretty much nailed it.


Edited by music_4321 - 8/18/11 at 12:19pm
post #3867 of 16802

The ranking is fine IMO, maybe an 8.9 but then that sounds quite generous. It's not as finely tuned as the GR07 and putting at about the level of the Coppers and Golds sounds about right. I really like the housing's build, the cable is nothing to write about. AT did a great job squeezing in such a big driver without sacrificing too much usability, Sony should take note. The only thing I will change on the housing is the nozzle, it's a tad short. I'll make it tapered and slightly longer. If I had to design a dynamic IEM sporting a big driver, the housing will be similar to this one. 


Edited by Inks - 8/18/11 at 12:36pm
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The ranking is fine IMO, maybe an 8.9 but then that sounds quite generous. It's not as finely tuned as the GR07 and putting at about the level of the Coppers and Golds sounds about right. 


At the end of the day, it all becomes rather subjective. I said "a bit" higher, not higher or much higher, more like 9.0, IMO, rather than 8.8. Of course, I haven't heard the GR07, Coppers or Golds, but compared to other ratings (of IEMs I have indeed heard), I do think the CKM99 deserves to be a bit higher up - nothing major, really. Agreed about the great design, simply brilliant for such a big driver and definitely a very comfortable IEM. Oh, and at low to medium volumes I just love how the CKM99s perform - use mine almost every night just before going to bed.

 


Edited by music_4321 - 8/18/11 at 12:51pm
post #3869 of 16802

To a person who has GR07, IE8 and FX700, is it worth it to purchase the EX1000?

Sources are iphone, ipod, E11 and A10 with ALAC files.  Music choices are everything but country.  Also, I'd rather not use the amps and I do love the sounds of each earphone for their differences.  

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To a person who has GR07, IE8 and FX700, is it worth it to purchase the EX1000?


Yes.

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