Originally Posted by H20Fidelity
I was listening to CK4+ tonight with Sony MDR V6 (the trusty beasts)
As with C3 I was mighty impressed with this pairing. Bass was solid, deep, and almost to much for my standards after H-100 (this is a good thing) Vocals especially melt in your ears, gave me a real taste of what CK4 is about, air, smoothness, richness in the mid range, I do feel the treble is slightly back seated still, It's highly detialed but rather polite compared to C3. But the sound coming out of V6 was the best I've ever heard them so clean, so clear, was pure joy listening. There was a moment I grasp the player in my hand lightly and thought this...this is what you're trying to tell me! A moment of specialness between us.
Power wise I was above 3/4 volume but we're venturing close to rocking out levels, far beyond any volume Lee would submit too without breaking into tears.
Pretty down right impressed with CK4+ right now, I just need to find another IEM that doesn't have problems.
How are you enjoying the player RAFA? Pretty good fun eh?
Hmm, the right IEM. It depends on your taste. For example, what is "a lot of bass" for me and what is "a lot of bass" for you? If we would have similar ears and taste, I would recommend you the IE8 or IE80 (did not hear them, but assume that they are similar). I do not recommend the Ortofon eQ7 for the CK4 as it does not sound good to my ears. Do not get me wrong with this, the eQ7 is excellent with other sources.
As you can see through the recent posts here is that there are many opinions on sound of this and that. IMO source and headphones must correlate good together, to reach a good sound. Believe it or not, it is just electronics in the end. The "bass-roll off" is just the -3dB point set at a higher frequency in the low pass filter. One could try to solve this problem with EQ, but this doesn't work out, since the lowest setting is, I think, at 80Hz. So what now? Luckily the IE8 generally known has a hump in the lower frequency range, which more or less acts like a hardware EQ.
To come to your actual question. Yes I enyoj it very much and I did not even try it with all my headphones. :)
Originally Posted by goodvibes
Can I be stupid too? I just think it's nice that we have some great sounding alternatives to Ipods and Sansas. Lee has had the standard studio V and the anv 3. He clearly prefers the 3 so it would likely do quite well in that comparison. The added power will definitely help some phones and be of no real benefit to others. Some like it more solid and punchy and others like it smoother. When you're dealing with opinion much comes into play, Having both a RoCoo and Clip+ here, I can say that I don't fully agree with the views stated on that review but that's also only my opinion.
H2O loves his 4ck+ in the same way as lee does his ANV 3. What could be finer. Nothing is perfect. There's a reason that there are mods for the CK4. Perhaps it ups an ANV 3 before the mods, perhaps after, perhaps never and perhaps it's just different. It's been around for quite some time. Seems odd that it's just now being discovered here.
The forum attached to the French review only topics one brand of player so perhaps theres a bit of bias there as well. http://forum.tupperwav.com/viewforum.php?f=12 That said, I'd love to hear a CK4 and see for myself.
I am not really sure why the ANV 3 is discussed with a player that is only a third of the price. (ANV 3= $450, CK4= ~$150)
Sigmatel was once well known for good sound. I think their speciality was computer or laptop audio. I have the Cube C30 at home, which is a Sigmatel player in combination with a Maxim opamp. This thing sounds pretty damn good. Its only 30$. Probably adding some better components and better layout would make this thing sound even better. The point is that the Studio V can definitely sound better. I will probably never buy it, because of the price. blablabla I lost my point