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Wow interesting. Being Philips phones, surely these will be imported eventually, right?
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Originally Posted by HairyHeadMara View Post

Thanks Dsnuts for an awesome review but how can you compare these earphone to AT CKS1K?


I will soon.. Both are excellent as you know but depending on what one likes in their sound..One will be more favorable over the other. The CKS1000 has more coloration and goes about sound using chambers a grown up AT sound.. These S2s is a much more audiophile friendly style natural sound tuning.. The CKS1000 is for music lovers..The S2 is more for audio lovers.

 

Both are completely different in sound design but share many of the what I consider proper in a high end iem.. Stage. balance. and versatility. Value wise it is the S2 as they are cheaper..I would say guys that are into more bass driven genres should lean more toward the CKS1000.. Guys that are more acoustically driven should like the S2.. Vocal wise it is a draw I want to say a slight edge to the CKS1000 here because as you know AT don't mess around with vocals but the S2 is certainly capable for vocals. Wonderful in fact. But right now it is all about the S2.  When I have more time I will do have to do the inevitable A/B.. Will report back

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oh man! I just ordered the SHE9700 and now this... blink.gif Nice review Ds, 'looking forward for more comparisons.

 

honestly, I've been following the Fidelio line up ever since they got released.

The S2 was my target for the next upgrade from the XBA 3 and from what I've read they are really good.

Some did mention some fit issues though and isolation problems (but I guess Ds has got the solution for that).

After all that, I was almost in for it, just deciding between the S2 and CKS1000 but... T-PEOS H200 came along.

If it weren't for the H200, I would've gotten either the Fidelio S2s or the CKS1000.

 

Regarding the Fidelio X1, those cans are definitely in my wish list... just waiting for the price to lower down a bit.

Cheapest one I found was AU$299! excluding shipping.

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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post


Better than Bassos, CK77X and CK1KS?

These are in the same tier and for some will be superior to the CKS1000s. S2 is more neutral in flavor while the CKS1000 is more musical. But both push way more sound than their worth..

 

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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

Wow interesting. Being Philips phones, surely these will be imported eventually, right?

I hope so. They don't have these on amazon I had to order them from Japan. But I think they should eventually hit the states

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I hope this isn't just a IEM honeymoon you're having right now mate lol
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

oh man! I just ordered the SHE9700 and now this... blink.gif Nice review Ds, 'looking forward for more comparisons.

 

honestly, I've been following the Fidelio line up ever since they got released.

The S2 was my target for the next upgrade from the XBA 3 and from what I've read they are really good.

Some did mention some fit issues though and isolation problems (but I guess Ds has got the solution for that).

After all that, I was almost in for it, just deciding between the S2 and CKS1000 but... T-PEOS H200 came along.

If it weren't for the H200, I would've gotten either the Fidelio S2s or the CKS1000.

 

Regarding the Fidelio X1, those cans are definitely in my wish list... just waiting for the price to lower down a bit.

Cheapest one I found was AU$299! excluding shipping.


Ya I was looking at them as Danny loves his pair. I was always curious about them and when the price dropped to $300 I had to get them.. I actually bought them before my S2 arrived..I think if I would have heard the S2 that would have pushed me over the ledge on buying them that is for certain. Can't wait for them X1s will do a write up for them once I get em.

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Oh, Ds you're going to LOVE the X1. I heard it at a meet last week, and it's one sexy phone. 

 

Fantastic, clean bass + great treble + awesome clarity + sweet mids = the X1

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Sound great, these Philips jobs...have the Downtown's, gave them to my wife and daughters as presents, they sound really nice (and are inexpensive) and the ladies all love them. OK, gotta buy another set (help the Japanese economy, you know). But as Hairyhead asked above, are the same/better/worse than the AT CKS1K? When purchased from Amazon Japan, the AT's are not that more expensive.

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Ya I was looking at them as Danny loves his pair. I was always curious about them and when the price dropped to $300 I had to get them.. I actually bought them before my S2 arrived..I think if I would have heard the S2 that would have pushed me over the ledge on buying them that is for certain. Can't wait for them X1s will do a write up for them once I get em.

 

That's awesome Ds... the Fidelio line up definitely needs the hype it deserves. Looking forward to your reviews!

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I hope this isn't just a IEM honeymoon you're having right now mate lol


Na. I am over stuff like that. It grabs me or it don't. There are iems  that was thrown my way by another prestigious manufacture which I won't mention and I told them I would feature it on this thread.. Oh boy was they bad..I pretty much told them they need to go back to the drawing board. Needless to say I doubt they will ever flow me an iem to do a review for again but man a bad sound is a bad sound.. An excellent sound is an excellent sound.. I will listen to just about anything but for me to write about it.. It better be damn good at any price.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/16/13 at 8:43am
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Oh, Ds you're going to LOVE the X1. I heard it at a meet last week, and it's one sexy phone. 

 

Fantastic, clean bass + great treble + awesome clarity + sweet mids = the X1


Cant wait..I think for $300 I couldn't resist

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I have a Tenso account, but still not clear on entering all the stuff when you order (have the thread on it open, but still unclear to me when I try it)

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According to Joker, the difference in sound quality between the S1 and S2 is very small, so the S1 is even more of a bargain (unless having a couple more tips is important to someone).

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According to Joker, the difference in sound quality between the S1 and S2 is very small, so the S1 is even more of a bargain (unless having a couple more tips is important to someone).


This is true. If you guys want to save a bit more but on Amazon Japan the price difference is $15 for the uber version being the S2. Also. Complys do matter. I am using a set of complys I got from one of my other iems.. It helps with sealing up the iems as the one flaw in the design is. These are fit dependent much like the MP8320 is but no where near as big as the housing on those were..

 

The S1

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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

Wow interesting. Being Philips phones, surely these will be imported eventually, right?

Import it yourself?

Like the rest of us are doing every day almost lol tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


Na. I am over stuff like that. It grabs me or it don't. There are iems  that was thrown my way by another prestigious manufacture which I won't mention and I told them I would feature it on this thread.. Oh boy was they bad..I pretty much told them they need to go back to the drawing board. Needless to say I doubt they will ever flow me an iem to do a review for again but man a bad sound is a bad sound.. An excellent sound is an excellent sound.. I will listen to just about anything but for me to write about it.. It better be damn good at any price.

That's good to hear mate, to be honest cant say I'm surprised.

This thread has been a guide to whats new and amazing (mostly!) to a lot of us.

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This is true. If you guys want to save a bit more but on Amazon Japan the price difference is $15 for the uber version being the S2. Also. Complys do matter. I am using a set of complys I got from one of my other iems.. It helps with sealing up the iems as the one flaw in the design is. These are fit dependent much like the MP8320 is but no where near as big as the housing on those were..

The S1 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


If only I didin't order red FXT90 for more than half their price, I would have surely gone for the S1.

Btw mate, noticed you didint add my Tenore impressions that I posted a while back to the OP. frown.gif
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 6/16/13 at 9:29am
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