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post #1516 of 1691

Got my Chinese built AKG's today. After 5 minutes of play out of Ibasso HDP-r10, I can only say, WOW, real clear, excellent details, as Eke said above,transparency!

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Cool, another recent addition. Probably my fave phone of all time. Glad you could join the party smily_headphones1.gif
post #1518 of 1691
I'm thinking about getting the 3003i as my next upgrade. Does anyone know how they compare with the ck10 with treble ..seoeration ..detail ? I really love my ck10 ..are these a huge upgrade. .? Thank you
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I'm thinking about getting the 3003i as my next upgrade. Does anyone know how they compare with the ck10 with treble ..seoeration ..detail ? I really love my ck10 ..are these a huge upgrade. .? Thank you

I'm my opinion the treble of these two are very similar in tone, weight and detailing. But the k3k does it with smoother treble and much less sibilance in direct comparison. So a ck10 lover should greatly enjoy the treble of the k3003.

Of course this is from my memory of the ck10 but things you will gain are a richer more dynamic note, more sub bass in quality with more decay; thicker and sweeter mids. Larger staging and just overall more refined. The ck10 is the king of speed, so you will lose that speed and you won't really gain any more detail, as the ck10 is one of the most detailed iems IMO.

Also check out jokers multi iem review thread. He's a big ck10 fan and rates the k3k highly as well.
post #1520 of 1691
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I'm my opinion the treble of these two are very similar in tone, weight and detailing. But the k3k does it with smoother treble and much less sibilance in direct comparison. So a ck10 lover should greatly enjoy the treble of the k3003.

Of course this is from my memory of the ck10 but things you will gain are a richer more dynamic note, more sub bass in quality with more decay; thicker and sweeter mids. Larger staging and just overall more refined. The ck10 is the king of speed, so you will lose that speed and you won't really gain any more detail, as the ck10 is one of the most detailed iems IMO.

Also check out jokers multi iem review thread. He's a big ck10 fan and rates the k3k highly as well.
that's awesome thank you ..I'm thinking I will really like these then. I want that detail that treble..I'm not sure I will like them not being as fast but I will still have the ck10 anyways ..you could probably play two songs at the same time with the ck10's they are that fast. But you loose some real emotion ya know..doesn't mean the mids ain't there cause I think the mids are great..I don't like that as same as the ck10 removable cable but it its anywhere near the quility as the ck10's are then I'm sold. One of the best built cables I've ever seen on a iem anywhere ..one more question...I hear that its one of the best iems at low volumes..why about playing them loud..do they loose anything sq wise?
post #1521 of 1691
I think the k3k is the best low volume iem I've owned but it does just fine at higher volumes and you should have less issue with it loud than the ck10. You should also like the greater intimacy in vocals you get with the k3k compared to the ck10, at least IMO.

The k3k housings are very solidly built. The weak point is the cable. It's a bit thin and no real stress reliefs. So far no issues on my pair and several long term owners I know have been fine but if you are hard on your iems, it's something to consider. It's certainly not as robust as the ck10 cable by a long shot.

I'm a big fan of the ck10, so I think it should be pretty easy for ck10 fans to appreciate the k3k.
post #1522 of 1691
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

I think the k3k is the best low volume iem I've owned but it does just fine at higher volumes and you should have less issue with it loud than the ck10. You should also like the greater intimacy in vocals you get with the k3k compared to the ck10, at least IMO.

The k3k housings are very solidly built. The weak point is the cable. It's a bit thin and no real stress reliefs. So far no issues on my pair and several long term owners I know have been fine but if you are hard on your iems, it's something to consider. It's certainly not as robust as the ck10 cable by a long shot.

I'm a big fan of the ck10, so I think it should be pretty easy for ck10 fans to appreciate the k3k.
your rite about the ck10 at high volumes. There is a point like most iems that have that sweet spot in the volume which is high enough in my opion..so I'm thinking that these are the way to go.even though the cable isn't the greatest from what I hear..I shouldn't have any problems with it as I take pretty good care of my stuff..I don't put them in the case a lot as I thing its best to just lay them like on my night stand kinda thing then always wrapping them around your fingers and putting them into a case..I think that's where you run into problem IMO..and these do look so sweet..really well made..and I'm thinking that the cable even being kinda thin like you said is still made pretty good..can't really see akg putting a horrable cable on something this expensive .maybe..but I'm thinking not...or at least if they were having a issue with the cable putting out a version 2 ..OMG my wallet is hating me already LOL .
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As a former ck10 owner and going from memory as I haven't had these for a couple of years, I completely agree. I think the K3003 handles the lower end better as well.

Also, from memory, the CK10 to me was on the fatiguing side, which I do not find with the K3003. But both have the same sparkle.


Edited by Carlsan - 1/30/14 at 9:12am
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post #1525 of 1691
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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post

As a former ck10 owner and going from memory as I haven't had these for a couple of years, I completely agree. I think the K3003 handles the lower end better as well. The CK10 to me was on the fatiguing side, which I do not find with the K3003.
did you really ? I guess everyone's ears are different..I traded for my pair and I listened to them the first time and that's what I heard..fatigue ..so I called off the deal ..about a month or so later and after reading a lot about them on here and other places ..I thought I had to be wrong..so I called the guy again and said OK ill make the trade if you still want to ..so I got them and this time I got the fit/seal rite and there it was ..they were so sweet ..not fatuging at all ..very smooth with one of the best trebles I've ever heard just amazing detail..anyways the fit is very importent with the ck10. But I really have to try these 3003's. I'm getting up in age and want to keep my hearing cause I love this hobby..and these being the best low volume iem out there I'm thinking these will fit rite in very nicely ..smily_headphones1.gif
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I always had a problem with the fit on the ck10's but not with the 3003.

I've only had the k3003 for a few days, and really am quite surprised at how good they sound to me. Lower volume is nice, especially for going to bed and not disturbing your significant other while you listen to music to relax to.

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I find something very interesting here (& I am smiling now), I see that most who love AKG 3003, love birds too :)

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I find something very interesting here (& I am smiling now), I see that most who love AKG 3003, love birds too :)

I think a "grumpy old sparrow" has to do with this...:evil:

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I find something very interesting here (& I am it smiling now), I see that most who love AKG 3003, love birds too smily_headphones1.gif
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post #1530 of 1691

Want to report that the Sony ZX1 pairs very very well with AKG3003. The DAc in the ZX1 is so detail and bass so clean, it scale up pretty well. To tone the treble down a bit, I bought the new TS500 comply foam for the AKG3003 and ooohhh.. all these combination makes the AKG300 really really good.. It kick up some really good bass, superb clean melodic bass, the foam also add some richness to the vocal. Good thing is, it didn't make the K3003 darker.

 

One of the complaint in the past, is I find the bass on the k3003 is a little light, but not now. Its still not as much as 1p2 (with comply as well) but is on par with 1p2 (with silicon). When both is on Comply, the 1p2 still came out more on the sub bass, but then the slam is more on the k3003 & much more tuneful. They almost sound the same on the bass now, the only differences is k3003 has a more forward vocal while 1p2 is still a slight U (very slight) & the difference is very noticeable. K3003 still maintains its wide sound stage with Comply

 

Have anyone try TS500 comply with k3003 yet?

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