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post #76 of 87

Thanks for the review! I really like the CK10 but unfortunately they're ridiculously expensive due to them being discontinued... Now I'm interested in the CK90Pro. How do you think they compare to other headphones in its price range, such as the Fisher DBA-02?

 

Also, I don't want something that's too analytical. I'm looking for a "fun" sound signature, like my Shure SE215's. How are the CK90Pro's in that regard? 

 

Thanks!

post #77 of 87
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

Thanks for the review! I really like the CK10 but unfortunately they're ridiculously expensive due to them being discontinued... Now I'm interested in the CK90Pro. How do you think they compare to other headphones in its price range, such as the Fisher DBA-02?

 

Also, I don't want something that's too analytical. I'm looking for a "fun" sound signature, like my Shure SE215's. How are the CK90Pro's in that regard? 

 

Thanks!

 

If you like Ck10, Check this new Ortofon e-Q5 BA IEMs

This review claims that e-Q5 is a good option for those looking for Ck10 sound sig.

http://anythingbutipod.com/2011/01/ortofon-e-q5-review/

 

this also are cheaper then Ck10  (about 250 from MA)


 

 

post #78 of 87


 

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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post



 

If you like Ck10, Check this new Ortofon e-Q5 BA IEMs

This review claims that e-Q5 is a good option for those looking for Ck10 sound sig.

http://anythingbutipod.com/2011/01/ortofon-e-q5-review/

 

this also are cheaper then Ck10  (about 250 from MA)


 

 



Thanks for the suggestion, but my limit is $200 so the Ortofon is out of my price range.

post #79 of 87
I don`t know why is everybody saying CK10 has amazing build, because iv got cable tearing apart after couple of months, right at the connection of left phone.
post #80 of 87
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post

Thanks for the review! I really like the CK10 but unfortunately they're ridiculously expensive due to them being discontinued... Now I'm interested in the CK90Pro. How do you think they compare to other headphones in its price range, such as the Fisher DBA-02?

 

Also, I don't want something that's too analytical. I'm looking for a "fun" sound signature, like my Shure SE215's. How are the CK90Pro's in that regard? 

 

Thanks!

 

Wow..I didn't see this thread coming back again.


You want something not analytical but you ask about the DBA-02 and the CK10? The CK90Pro is a bit less analytical but it basically just has a harder hitting bass but quicker note. I don't know what a SE215 sounds like so can't compare.

 

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Originally Posted by Nachkebia View Post

I don`t know why is everybody saying CK10 has amazing build, because iv got cable tearing apart after couple of months, right at the connection of left phone.

Well the CK10 remains the best built universal I've had in my possession.
 

 

post #81 of 87
I owned two pairs of shure E5c for around five years and never had any single problem with it (well, besides the fact that my cat ate cables) unlike ck10 which got messed in couple of months. So I don`t really get the amazing build part of ck10 and its not only you. Iv heard it many times.
post #82 of 87

Could you show a few of the many examples?


 

post #83 of 87
Examples of what? people saying ck10 are greatly build? just open any ck10 related thread.
post #84 of 87

I agree, the CK10s great build is largely overstated. Sure the cable is one of the best built out there but it's not replaceable and the area near the housing and strain relief are really vulnerable. The housing's rubber material is also prone to scratching and looking old with use and the strain reliefs aren't as reliable as they seem based on issues that came up with some users. 

post #85 of 87
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Wow..I didn't see this thread coming back again.


You want something not analytical but you ask about the DBA-02 and the CK10? The CK90Pro is a bit less analytical but it basically just has a harder hitting bass but quicker note. I don't know what a SE215 sounds like so can't compare.

 

Well the CK10 remains the best built universal I've had in my possession.
 

 


By analytical I mean I don't want something bass shy. I'm not a basshead by any means but I don't want some thing completely flat (and IMO boring) like Etys. I don't necessarily want something that colors the music, just not something flat and flaccid. I also read Joker's review on the CK90Pro and he say it has a love it or hate it signature so I want to get mire opinions before I take the plunge as I don't have any way of trying them before buying.
post #86 of 87
Thread Starter 

Well the CK90Pro is basically a harder hitting CK10 but a quicker note and the first couple of posts has my thoughts on them.

post #87 of 87

On my quest to find the best trance cans/IEM's, I discovered the CK10's. Coming from the IE8's, which I owned for over nearly 2 years, I had high expectations. After the many reviews I came across, I had even higher expectations, so I took the plunge and received a pair, that had roughly over 100 hours of use prior. All's really been said and done, but I thought I'd give my first impression, as an added light review.

 

Isolation (5+/5): This is the first thing I'd like to point out, as it's also the first thing that really caught my attention. Simply put, they absolutely trump my IE8's, no competition. Though I haven't much experience with a diverse range of IEM's, I find it hard to believe that it's possible to offer "better" isolation than what I'm currently experiencing. Once these are plugged in, nothing else exists, literally speaking. Whether on a bumpy road, in a party hall (where there's mostly loud conversations, without music blasted), or any large gathering of the sort, it's as though the world's on mute, and the music to your ears is the only thing that exists! Not to mention, there's absolutely no leak either! I'd rate it higher if I could, hence the 5+.

 

Comfort (5+/5): It's hard to distinguish which area the CK10 handles better, isolation or comfort? If I had to, I'd match exactly what I said above, to the comfort of the CK10's. They practically dissapear! I actually had moments where I traced back the cable thinking I wasn't wearing them, when the sound was off for a short duration. Again, I find it hard to believe there's room to "improve" here, as it'd be unnecessary.

 

Build (4.8/5): I recieved these beaten up, and the black inner portion (where the tips go onto) looked as though it had been violently chewed up or something. So for the most part, it's entirely subjective, since I can't really comment on the previous owners use, so I'll leave it at this; unless they were mauled, they are definitely prone to a good amount of wear, only on the inner half however.

 

SQ (5/5): I can't emphasize enough about how well these managed anything I'd throw at them, out of my collection of trance & progressive, especially since I couldn't help but compare them in every aspect to my IE8's, having been accustomed to their sound for so long. There are just too many pros to list with the CK10's given this particular genre, so I'll start with the cons, rather, the distinctions. The soundstage is ~85% what I'm used to hearing from my IE8's. Not necessarily a con, yet maybe noteworthy to someone else. It just seemed wider all around with my SENN's. To put it in easier terms, I found it easier to distinguish which sound was coming from where with my IE8's, but not by a longshot. Just barely. Next comes the bass, which I'd say is "well-balanced" at best. Not at all overpowering, nor shallow. Since my 900 PRO's handle that department without any flaw, and having read multiple CK10 reviews beforehand, I wasn't expecting much here. Though for anyone who'se a basshead, the IE8's are pretty hard to beat; especially given the dedicated bass control on the side of the IE8's which clearly makes a statement. My only gripe, or "con" if you will, was the treble. I'm not a fan of high trebble, as that tends to scream at the climax of trance tracks. It's almost ear piercing, and at times I was forced to dumb the volume down ever so slightly. I don't believe it's due to the quality of the tracks either, as my entire collection is either FLAC or 320kbps. I believe it's simply due to the fact that the treble is too pronounced at times. It's a rarity, sure, but when it's there it's definitely noteworthy.

 

I'd like to point out that my pair included the sony hybrid's, of which I use the largest size. Yes, I have large ear canals. I'm sure this is primarily why the isolation and comfort was at best for me. It's only been a day in with them, but given their prior use of 100+ hours, I'm more than perfectly satisfied with the CK10's, and the pro's easily outweigh any cons (many of which are entirely subjective of course). Before these, I truly missed my IE8's. With my 900 PRO's alongside the CK10's, there's no chance I'll ever look back.

 

P.S. I don''t at all consider myself experienced, yet simply an enthusiast, and an entry-level audiophile at best. Forgive me for lack of detail, or for anything I'm completely off on, and please take whatever I said with a grain of salt, as I already pointed out, it's almost entirely subjective. My only reason for posting this was because it's user impressions that brought me the CK10's and my beloved 900 PRO's to begin with, As small as it may be, I'm simply offering my contribution. smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by i2ehan - 5/6/11 at 8:23pm
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