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post #7186 of 25932
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Originally Posted by Death3man View Post

Heya,

To be totally honest with you, I really have no clue, 
I was recommended this thread through a friend who had told me that you found budget headphones that sound 100x better than they actually cost!

So I thought I'd sign up,

Anyway,

I wouldn't mind some headphones and IEMs, haha
Perhaps over ear, and both home and portable use.

Would love to have the cabability to do both.


Thank you,

When I first registered on this forum I had no idea what was about to happen to my wallet. Soon, you'll understand. Once you buy your first pair of phones, it's game over man.

post #7187 of 25932
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

When I first registered on this forum I had no idea what was about to happen to my wallet. Soon, you'll understand. Once you buy your first pair of phones, it's game over man.

This is unfortunately the truth. I think our addiction could rival a drug addicts. Always looking for the next new sound.
post #7188 of 25932
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Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post

So after spending the weekend with the Incase's, I decided I'll throw a short review out there for you guys.

I'm no audiophile but I know what sounds good and what doesn't. So judge this however you want. Take it with a grain of salt, baking soda, or pop rocks..whatever floats your boat.

I was strolling through a Marshall's on Friday with the girlfriend and these were just sitting there all b y themselves. I was like..what the heck. I hooked them up to the Rezound and the sound was decent to say the least. These had no box so no rpice or anything. Went up to checkout and they gave it to me for $5. Yeah, you read that right.

Anyways, feeding them through the Hifidiyme Sabre DAC, these get loud enough.

Aesthetics: Has a subtle silky feel to it. Very modern yet retro. I plan on extracting these drivers and fitting them in a nice pair of headphones when I get a chance. But they look decent.

Sound: I'm still in awe. The sound is just beautiful. I've never heard the drum sound better in my life. Soundstage makes me want to cry. Everything sounds so well placed and detailed, it's crazy. I don't want to say too much. I just wish my quest for a pair of IEMs end with this same exact sound in a IEM form.  

Price: No comment.

Conclusion: Please order one up for yourself. You have to hear these! 

I doubt they will sound anything like they used to when put in a normal circumaural headphone shell though...
post #7189 of 25932
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


I doubt they will sound anything like they used to when put in a normal circumaural headphone shell though...

 

I was suspecting that. It's just that the top band is not comfortable on my head. HOwever, it seems like INcase used the same driver for all three of their OTE headphones.

post #7190 of 25932

Holy smokes and gee whiz! Dsnuts and DannyBai were right. The CKS1000 is beginning to open up and the bass and highs are there as expected (and nice), but there is something magical about how the mids are presented. Full and headphone-like. All those chambers the CKS1000 possess are no joke. And it's funny, but I remember some members talking the TF10 make you look like have Frankenstein bolts coming out of your ears, but those UEs have nothing the CKS1000. lol .. Yet, you get so immersed in the sound that you don't care how you look.

post #7191 of 25932
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Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post

So after spending the weekend with the Incase's, I decided I'll throw a short review out there for you guys.

 

I'm no audiophile but I know what sounds good and what doesn't. So judge this however you want. Take it with a grain of salt, baking soda, or pop rocks..whatever floats your boat.

 

I was strolling through a Marshall's on Friday with the girlfriend and these were just sitting there all b y themselves. I was like..what the heck. I hooked them up to the Rezound and the sound was decent to say the least. These had no box so no rpice or anything. Went up to checkout and they gave it to me for $5. Yeah, you read that right.

 

Anyways, feeding them through the Hifidiyme Sabre DAC, these get loud enough.

 

Aesthetics: Has a subtle silky feel to it. Very modern yet retro. I plan on extracting these drivers and fitting them in a nice pair of headphones when I get a chance. But they look decent.

 

Sound: I'm still in awe. The sound is just beautiful. I've never heard the drum sound better in my life. Soundstage makes me want to cry. Everything sounds so well placed and detailed, it's crazy. I don't want to say too much. I just wish my quest for a pair of IEMs end with this same exact sound in a IEM form.  

 

Price: No comment.

 

Conclusion: Please order one up for yourself. You have to hear these! 

I wonder how similar these are to the JVC HAS160B FLATS, available on Amazon for $11.99.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JRYLG4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I came across these the other day at a local Head-Fi Meetup. Everyone there seemed to have the same reaction.

 

Put them and start the music... "Shock and Awe"!  Take them off.... Look at them in disbelief.... And then put them back on! :)

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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post

I wonder how similar these are to the JVC HAS160B FLATS, available on Amazon for $11.99.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JRYLG4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I came across these the other day at a local Head-Fi Meetup. Everyone there seemed to have the same reaction.

 

Put them and start the music... "Shock and Awe"!  Take them off.... Look at them in disbelief.... And then put them back on! :)

 

I've had the Flats. They don't even compare.

post #7193 of 25932
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Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post

 

I've had the Flats. They don't even compare.

Better?  I will definitely have to look into these! :)

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Holy smokes and gee whiz! Dsnuts and DannyBai were right. The CKS1000 is beginning to open up and the bass and highs are there as expected (and nice), but there is something magical about how the mids are presented. Full and headphone-like. All those chambers the CKS1000 possess are no joke. And it's funny, but I remember some members talking the TF10 make you look like have Frankenstein bolts coming out of your ears, but those UEs have nothing the CKS1000. lol .. Yet, you get so immersed in the sound that you don't care how you look.


Well that didn't take long. Glad you are starting to hear them. I think they need around a 100 hours of burn in for them to show their true colors. Maybe a bit longer to get all of it loose, but very enjoyable earphones. Love the mids on these. I would keep them on the burn. The drivers actually seem to mature over the burn in period. The sound becomes more refined with more time it seems. I remember reading a guy that chimed in on the CKS1000 thread saying how he felt the CKS1000 was actually the better earphone over the CKM1000 and the CKW1000.  Both being much more expensive than these. So it goes to show you how AT this year is not messing around.

 

Just so you know ericp. The WS99 has very similar sound characteristics to the CKS1000..The CKS1000 actually has the more mature audiophile tilt to the sound qualities while the WS99 has more of a funner tilt to them being that they actually have the bigger bass over the CKS1000. Otherwise the smooth deep finely balanced sound is on both phones.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/18/13 at 10:21am
post #7195 of 25932
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


Well that didn't take long. Glad you are starting to hear them. I think they need around a 100 hours of burn in for them to show their true colors. Maybe a bit longer to get all of it loose, but very enjoyable earphones. Love the mids on these. I would keep them on the burn. The drivers actually seem to mature over the burn in period. The sound becomes more refined with more time it seems. I remember reading a guy that chimed in on the CKS1000 thread saying how he felt the CKS1000 was actually the better earphone over the CKM1000 and the CKW1000.  Both being much more expensive than these. So it goes to show you how AT this year is not messing around.

 

Just so you know ericp. The WS99 has very similar sound characteristics to the CKS1000..The CKS1000 actually has the more mature audiophile tilt to the sound qualities while the WS99 has more of a funner tilt to them being that they actually have the bigger bass over the CKS1000. Otherwise the smooth deep finely balanced sound is on both phones.

 

Ain't that the truth, really looking forward to hearing the WS99. beerchug.gif

post #7196 of 25932
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


Well that didn't take long. Glad you are starting to hear them. I think they need around a 100 hours of burn in for them to show their true colors. Maybe a bit longer to get all of it loose, but very enjoyable earphones. Love the mids on these. I would keep them on the burn. The drivers actually seem to mature over the burn in period. The sound becomes more refined with more time it seems. I remember reading a guy that chimed in on the CKS1000 thread saying how he felt the CKS1000 was actually the better earphone over the CKM1000 and the CKW1000.  Both being much more expensive than these. So it goes to show you how AT this year is not messing around.

 

Just so you know ericp. The WS99 has very similar sound characteristics to the CKS1000..The CKS1000 actually has the more mature audiophile tilt to the sound qualities while the WS99 has more of a funner tilt to them being that they actually have the bigger bass over the CKS1000. Otherwise the smooth deep finely balanced sound is on both phones.

 

 

Thanks for the suggestions and insights bro. beerchug.gif

post #7197 of 25932
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Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post

 

I've had the Flats. They don't even compare.

 

Yeah, the flats are okay, but they lack detail and resolution (at least when comparing to my ksc75's).

post #7198 of 25932
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

Holy smokes and gee whiz! Dsnuts and DannyBai were right. The CKS1000 is beginning to open up and the bass and highs are there as expected (and nice), but there is something magical about how the mids are presented. Full and headphone-like. All those chambers the CKS1000 possess are no joke. And it's funny, but I remember some members talking the TF10 make you look like have Frankenstein bolts coming out of your ears, but those UEs have nothing the CKS1000. lol .. Yet, you get so immersed in the sound that you don't care how you look.

I only listened to them for a week ericp and I can still remember how seductive that midrange was.  I've been close to buying a pair since but I am holding back for other purchases or just stop spending on gear in general.  

post #7199 of 25932
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I only listened to them for a week ericp and I can still remember how seductive that midrange was.  I've been close to buying a pair since but I am holding back for other purchases or just stop spending on gear in general.  

I understand DannyBai. I really want a couple more items, then I hope to quit for awhile.

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

I only listened to them for a week ericp and I can still remember how seductive that midrange was.  I've been close to buying a pair since but I am holding back for other purchases or just stop spending on gear in general.  

 

Good luck with that Danny! very_evil_smiley.gif

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