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I saw a used one maybe a week or two ago for around $200USD. The housings weren't in the best of shape but knowing how well built these things are seems like that wouldn't be a problem at all. With the situation with the yen right now I imagine that you might be able to find an amazing deal on a used pair. Great!  Shouldn't be a problem navigating the sites then!:) If I see anything I'll send over a link. 

 

Sure is. 

The only problem i currently face, is that my current rig is not high-end enough to be used with the ck100pro. I real pity...with my current setup they are harsh and bright as all hell.

post #212 of 217
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Sure is. 

The only problem i currently face, is that my current rig is not high-end enough to be used with the ck100pro. I real pity...with my current setup they are harsh and bright as all hell.

They are definitely one of the most source dependent earphone/headphones I have tried. I don't think you need anything super high-end to get a great sound out of them though, it just needs to be a good match. Something with a very low noise floor and low output impedance usually works well to eliminate the weird impedance swings that sometimes happen with the earphone. 

post #213 of 217
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They are definitely one of the most source dependent earphone/headphones I have tried. I don't think you need anything super high-end to get a great sound out of them though, it just needs to be a good match. Something with a very low noise floor and low output impedance usually works well to eliminate the weird impedance swings that sometimes happen with the earphone. 

Completely agree with this. I was surprised how different the CK100PRO sounded out of my iPad and to my phone. They are definitely a special IEM.
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Completely agree with this. I was surprised how different the CK100PRO sounded out of my iPad and to my phone. They are definitely a special IEM.

 

Yes, makes owning them ever more difficult.

Thats why i am not sure whether it would be worth it. I'll maybe go with a warmer iem, because i just bought a ER4s.

post #215 of 217
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Yes, makes owning them ever more difficult.

Thats why i am not sure whether it would be worth it. I'll maybe go with a warmer iem, because i just bought a ER4s.

 

I think if you can get a good deal and your budget allows, it might be worth the risk. Otherwise, I would air on the side of caution. Also, I didn't have this problem, but some CK100PRO owners in Japan didn't like the fit or the way the cables hang. IMO it's definitely a marmite (love it or hate it) IEM.

post #216 of 217
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I think if you can get a good deal and your budget allows, it might be worth the risk. Otherwise, I would air on the side of caution. Also, I didn't have this problem, but some CK100PRO owners in Japan didn't like the fit or the way the cables hang. IMO it's definitely a marmite (love it or hate it) IEM.

It definitely does seem like a love it or hate it IEM. When I first got them I was really disappointed with the fit and how source dependent they are, but after some toying around A LOT with tips and finally getting a better fit and pairing it with source it went well with (this was the biggest challenge), they are really unlike anything I have heard. They are also now really comfortable for me.

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Yes, makes owning them ever more difficult.

Thats why i am not sure whether it would be worth it. I'll maybe go with a warmer iem, because i just bought a ER4s.

They are definitely not a warm IEM but I would say that they have more of a "fun" and dynamic sound signature than the ER4s (not as linear or neutral). They are however, very forward and although this really doesn't happen to me, can cause fatigue after some time listening to them if you are sensitive to a forward treble presentation. 


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post #217 of 217
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Yes, makes owning them ever more difficult.

Thats why i am not sure whether it would be worth it. I'll maybe go with a warmer iem, because i just bought a ER4s.

 

There are so many option in terms of great IEMs right now I don't think you would be missing out too much by trying out something else. I feel like the used prices are gonna stay low for a while on these because of their fit and source issues. Good luck on your search!


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