Originally Posted by Kamakahah
No sleep for you, or eating, only impressions. Then comparisons, must have them. You must listen and post, nothing else. chop chop!
Okay, just a quick update.
I had a brief listen to all 3 ATH phones.
Out of the box, it is pretty clear that the CKN70 are an upgrade over the CKN50, they both have a very similar signature but the CKN70 is just tighter and deeper everywhere, vocals have more emotions, if I didn't knew better I would have thought that the CKN70 sounds like a well burn in CKN50 (hence my initial impression that the CKN70 don't need burn in) but they are both brand new out of box items, after hearing the both of them doing female vocals with lots of Sss and Thss, I will say they are both sibilant and DO need burning in.
The SQ of the CKN50 is pretty unique, even though they aren't settled/burn in yet, I am already preferring them over the MH1C. The CKN70 is just at another level.
WS99 ...right out of box, these are even better than what I was expecting them to be, listening to them for 5 mins and I've settled down with their signature and really starting to enjoy EDM on them. Bass is more than sufficient and not bloated, maybe just a tiny bit of tightening up and the mids and highs are not lacking either ...I am most certain the mids and highs would only get better and forward with burn in just as they did on my AD900X.
Looks like my JVC HAS500 just got replaced !
Edited by Ghostfit - 2/23/13 at 7:08am