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The improvements over the CKN50s are the aluminum housing. And use of ATs first carbon nanotube driver. I expect nothing short of greatness. These earphones will be a statement to their rivals JVC.. Considering how the CKN50 turned out. I bet they had their best sound guys tweek these new CKN70 to their will. It will be interesting to see how burn in affects these new ones.

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See most guys have no idea how great these are gonna be. I am just gonna call it. These will punch way above their price in sound. Just a haunch. I just hope they threw in a decent cord this time.  The blues was my 2nd choice those look real nice too. But silvers. I needs them CKN70s in silver.

what was so bad about the cable??

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It's ok but it is the only cord I have ever seen that has a mind of its own. Memory wire it seems without the memory.  It is all over the place. Thin but rubbery and stiff.  I hope the CKN70 cord is not the same as the CKN50.

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+1. The cable is probably the only drawback to the CKN50's. Plus, I really don't like J cables. The sound makes up for it though. 

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So someone sent me their CKS1000 to listen to (with the possibility of purchasing). I've give thoughts on it later. 

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So someone sent me their CKS1000 to listen to (with the possibility of purchasing). I've give thoughts on it later. 

 

Big tease!

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Anyone heard of Somic SE-500 IEM's?   @Cashlnotcredit?  Anything new from Somic on these?  8mm drivers, neomydioum drivers, with Titanium coated diaphrams!  Very interesting!

 

 


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ya the sabre chips is wicked high end sounding.. For the price it is the upgrade for guys that want a much more sophisticated sound without the cost. Sounds absolutely fantastic on my iems. . The source sounds so nice it ups the sound on anything you hook up to it. Headphones earphones. All of em. They sound even better hooked up with my E11 or Bravo amp.

 

They have enough volume straight out but the sound expands even more so using an amp connected to them.

 

 

 

 

Yup! I use the hifimediy in my desktop setup, and it's fantastic. Most measurements put it at 95% of the ODAC

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Anyone heard of Somic SE-500 IEM's?   @Cashlnotcredit?  Anything new from Somic on these?  8mm drivers, neomydioum drivers, with Titanium coated diaphrams!  Very interesting!

Neodymium is the norm for drivers, 8mm is a fairly typical size, but I don't know about the titanium on those diaphragms. That might be something new or atypical? It might be awesome or terrible, for all I know.

(Atypical features is really what I look for in "discoveries". A 50mm driver and the cable extension are what sold me on the Somics, because a 10 foot cable would be useless anywhere but a studio, and a crappy sounding headphone would be useless in one.)

Could you provide me a link?

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Yup! I use the hifimediy in my desktop setup, and it's fantastic. Most measurements put it at 95% of the ODAC

 

I'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseam, but do you have an ELE DAC, and how does it compare to the hifimedy? I see that the hifimedy is only $42, so that's quite reasonable if it's good.

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I'm sure this has been discussed ad nauseam, but do you have an ELE DAC, and how does it compare to the hifimedy? I see that the hifimedy is only $42, so that's quite reasonable if it's good.

 

I actually haven't seen it anywhere, so fair question.

 

I owned the ELE, but I got rid of it because it was simply too bright, even when outputting into an amp.

 

The ELE is good, but the hifimediy is damn good. It performs better, and doesn't have any of the ELE's issues. A friend told me that the ODAC is about as good a DAC as you can get without going to the $2K range, and the hifimediy uses the same chip with almost as good implementation. 

 

Yeah, don't hesitate.

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I actually haven't seen it anywhere, so fair question.

 

I owned the ELE, but I got rid of it because it was simply too bright, even when outputting into an amp.

 

The ELE is good, but the hifimediy is damn good. It performs better, and doesn't have any of the ELE's issues. A friend told me that the ODAC is about as good a DAC as you can get without going to the $2K range, and the hifimediy uses the same chip with almost as good implementation. 

 

Yeah, don't hesitate.

 

Very intriguing! Thanks.

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I have no idea whether to go for IEMs or headphones for my music. Just want something that will be better than my FX101s if IEMs or something that sounds good and won't clamp my head/jaw for headphones but there's so much choice especially with some of the stuff in this thread.

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I actually haven't seen it anywhere, so fair question.

 

I owned the ELE, but I got rid of it because it was simply too bright, even when outputting into an amp.

 

The ELE is good, but the hifimediy is damn good. It performs better, and doesn't have any of the ELE's issues. A friend told me that the ODAC is about as good a DAC as you can get without going to the $2K range, and the hifimediy uses the same chip with almost as good implementation. 

 

Yeah, don't hesitate.

Well, I know it's been discussed extensively in online forums but this should be the better implementation http://www.ebay.com/itm/HiFimeDIY-Sabre-USB-DAC-external-PSU-96khz-24bit-ES9023-TE7022-Coaxial-Out-/140904440818?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20ce8f23f2 because of the USB isolator. The good thing is that it isn't much more expensive than the portable version as in the beginning people had to use DIY skills and spend double the current cost to make something like that. The downside is that it's not small and portable anymore and you need rca to 3.5mm female adapter for headphones but it should be the way to go if you're a desktop pc user who wants the best bang for his buck. 

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Well, I know it's been discussed extensively in online forums but this should be the better implementation http://www.ebay.com/itm/HiFimeDIY-Sabre-USB-DAC-external-PSU-96khz-24bit-ES9023-TE7022-Coaxial-Out-/140904440818?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20ce8f23f2 because of the USB isolator. The good thing is that it isn't much more expensive than the portable version as in the beginning people had to use DIY skills and spend double the current cost to make something like that. The downside is that it's not small and portable anymore and you need rca to 3.5mm female adapter for headphones but it should be the way to go if you're a desktop pc user who wants the best bang for his buck. 

 

It's good for people with noisy ports, but I read on diyaudio where someone compared both versions, and couldn't really find a difference.

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