This is coming from the same guy that digs his beloved S400s more than the S500s. But which one is more popular with the gents and ladies here at head-fi??? HA! I am gonna have to take everything you say with a GRAIN of salt now ghost. Double HA!!!
But i am planning to get the CKN 70s as well so....... what was your point again??? Right no point as usual.
Don't end this fight so early into the year yet, cuz JVC haven't flexed all of their CNT muscles yet.
Lol ! ...take it with whatever you fancy bro, salt, pepper, rice, sand ...doesn't matter !
I'm still standing by the S400 for music, for me the mids is just that bit more smoother and forward but it's a muted point as the AD900X has taken over just as the WS99 has taken over the duties of my S500. But yes, the S400 was the start of something for me (read below)
I've followed this thread from page 1 and going thru from FX1X to FX101 to FX3X, FX40 to FXD80, SHE3580 to MH1C to XB80EX and a whole heap more, the emphasis always being bass, sub bass and more bass. I've enjoyed these phones but somehow wasn't truely satisfied, something was somehow missing, the S400 made me realise what it was.
When I first heard the FXZ100, I knew I'll got to have the both of them (100 and 200). It was the first time hearing what I call the "full spectrum" distinctly, nothing seriously missing or lacking in the sound, those JVCs were the first shots fired in a new level of Audio gears wars.
Thanks to bros Dsnut's and Ericp's impression of the CKN50, I was willing to take a chance on the new CKN70, I was expecting a side-grade (they were, out of box) but even with the short hrs of burning I've put in the CKN70, they have pulled ahead of even the FXZ200 (For me)
If you judge the 2 of them based on bass level alone, the FXZ200 is ahead, but the CKN70 is certainly not lacking in bass and their overall sound will grab you by the neck, swing you round a few times and leave you woozy from all that detail, layering, separation, smoothness and 3Dness, you just have to burn them 150hrs+
My point ? ...very simple really, new gears will always be developed and I don't doubt the CKN70 will be superceed in the future but I'm willing to bet the CKN70 will go down in history as one of the Classic IEMs which others will be judged upon.