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Epacket is offered when you check out. It was for me. There is no option for shipping until you order one I think.

 

 

I have been burning in my CKN50 and I have them in my ears as I type.. I realized one thing about AT this year...AT does sparkle like no other company. What I mean is. Every AT phone I bought this year has top end sparkle be it the CKS1000, AD900X, ES700, and these are no exception.. Also I am noticing the emphasis on smoothness this year.  All these cans have a smoothness about their sound that is just remarkable and so very much enjoyable. I know with the announcement of the new CKN70 coming out guys are probably going to overlook these earphones but I think they are definitely worthy earphones.. I am definitely looking forward to see how AT is gonna top these on the new CKN70..  

 

The CKN50 is my favorite AT earphone that I've heard thus far, Dsnuts. And I agree about the added smoothness that's been added. I actually put the CKN50 close to the sound of the beautiful TDK IE800 (one of my favorite dynamic universals right now). If only it didn't have that cheap plastically feeling y-cable, it would be even more endearing to me. But the sound for the price is simply outstanding and it runs circles around the CKM-500 (IMO) in sound quality (even before burn in).


Edited by ericp10 - 1/27/13 at 11:08am
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I noticed hearing them now. There is more refinement in these CKN50s. The mids especially has a warmth to it that previous AT phones have lacked.. The CKS1000 is basically this sound with more of everything. Even more forward full mids. More depth and stage. That sparkle is there.. AT is on a roll..Wait till you guys get the AD900X. Lol. 

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R.I.P. Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, lead singer and lead guitarist for one of the best Funk/Jazz bands ever! >>> The Ohio Players!

post #6529 of 32859
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Alright, so I've come into a bit of extra money, and to add to that I've also got my birthday coming up.

So i got to thinking, why not treat myself to something

or rather treat my ears to something.

I'm quite excited about this, but I have no clue where to start!!!!

I'm on the hunt for some headphones!

 

I was quite intrigued about the Hifiman HE-400, but I'm not sure whether there may be other value for money headphones out there.

I kind of need some help in this area, as this could potentially be my first hifi or midfi purchase.

 

For those with experience, and the time to share there knowledge with me that would be greatly appreciated.

just a note:

I love my bass :)

 

Thanks

What's your budget?

Most of us on this thread know your preferences so it doesn't hurt to get suggestions from here either.  Maybe one of these discoveries you haven't heard will suit your needs and save you some money over spending $400 on the HE400.  

post #6530 of 32859
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What's your budget?
Most of us on this thread know your preferences so it doesn't hurt to get suggestions from here either.  Maybe one of these discoveries you haven't heard will suit your needs and save you some money over spending $400 on the HE400.  

Yea, well I don't really wanna have to go over $400 but if I have to and it's well worth the money then I might as well.
Although I was informed that if I were to be getting a decent pair of headphones, because I don't have an amp it wouldn't be worth my time as I would not be getting the most out of them.
I would only be using them on my iPod and my computer,
Otherwise what would be a good combo of a good amp and headphone under my specified budget?

Thanks for any help given
post #6531 of 32859
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Yea, well I don't really wanna have to go over $400 but if I have to and it's well worth the money then I might as well.
Although I was informed that if I were to be getting a decent pair of headphones, because I don't have an amp it wouldn't be worth my time as I would not be getting the most out of them.
I would only be using them on my iPod and my computer,
Otherwise what would be a good combo of a good amp and headphone under my specified budget?

Thanks for any help given

AD900X+ Little Dot MKII/O2 + ELE Dac?

They all get a lot of love, but I haven't heard any of them.

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Are the 82mt stock pad that bad? I won't be ordering new pads until i get a chance to listen to them and then if they seems worth the trouble and money i'll be ordering new pads....

 

Are they just not confortable or they just scrap the sound?

so what's the best alternative so far?

post #6533 of 32859
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Are the 82mt stock pad that bad? I won't be ordering new pads until i get a chance to listen to them and then if they seems worth the trouble and money i'll be ordering new pads....

 

Are they just not confortable or they just scrap the sound?

so what's the best alternative so far?

They're meh comfort-wise and really mess up the sound IMHO.

They still sound good with them, but they sound great with another set.

Pre-burn in, the HM5 pads sound best. Post-burn in, however, I like the 840 pads a bit more.

It all depends on how you like your bass presented. If you like your bass to be present and authoritative, go 840. If you like it slimmer and less obtrusive, go HM5.

Either one sounds great to me, but my preferences lean me towards the 840 pads a bit.

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The Somic SC317 has the same housing and reported frequency response as the EFi-82 PRO, but a different weight. Odd.

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Originally Posted by CashNotCredit View Post

The Somic SC317 has the same housing and reported frequency response as the EFi-82 PRO, but a different weight. Odd.

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WoW those look pretty nice, has a classy professional look to them. Are those pads leather or pleather??? Cuz i remember the Pro version were leathers supposedly.

post #6536 of 32859
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Originally Posted by CashNotCredit View Post

The Somic SC317 has the same housing and reported frequency response as the EFi-82 PRO, but a different weight. Odd.

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Cash, too bad the Somic's don't have a better high end to go with the low end and the mids, which are very good.  After listening to them for the last day and a half, the bass doesn't seem to be settling down at all.  I still have a need to EQ dowm at 60hz, and expecially at 125hz, pretty big midbass hump there!  Do the highs get any better after time?  The extension cable really degrades the signal as well.  I have a new extension cable coming tommorrow, but I don't think that will improve the highs!

post #6537 of 32859
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Cash, too bad the Somic's don't have a better high end to go with the low end and the mids, which are very good.  After listening to them for the last day and a half, the bass doesn't seem to be settling down at all.  I still have a need to EQ dowm at 60hz, and expecially at 125hz, pretty big midbass hump there!  Do the highs get any better after time?  The extension cable really degrades the signal as well.  I have a new extension cable coming tommorrow, but I don't think that will improve the highs!

Bassiness hasn't ever been the case on my end (mine have always been a bit mid-centric, until recently), but hey, maybe bad quality control?

Anyway, you have a few options.
 

  1. Pad-swap (maybe too much dampening on the back of your HM5 pads?)
  2. Remove dampening from the phone itself.
  3. Burn-in the heck out of 'em.

 

This is very odd, because mine are not bass-heavy until the song calls for it. They have much less bass than my HA-S500s.

The highs are very utilitarian. They get in and get out. If you like sparkle, well...you're not gonna get a whole lot. I don't like sparkle (I'm sensitive to high frequencies), so I'm good with it. If you do, EQ may be necessary.
 


Edited by CashNotCredit - 1/27/13 at 4:04pm
post #6538 of 32859
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Bassiness hasn't ever been the case on my end (mine have always been a bit mid-centric, until recently), but hey, maybe bad quality control?

Anyway, you have a few options.
 

  1. Pad-swap (maybe too much dampening on the back of your HM5 pads?)
  2. Remove dampening from the phone itself.
  3. Burn-in the heck out of 'em.

 

This is very odd, because mine are not bass-heavy until the song calls for it. They have much less bass than my HA-S500s.

The highs are very utilitarian. They get in and get out. If you like sparkle, well...you're not gonna get a whole lot. I don't like sparkle (I'm sensitive to high frequencies), so I'm good with it. If you do, EQ may be necessary.
 

 

How did yours sound with the HM5 pads......bass and treble?

post #6539 of 32859
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How did yours sound with the HM5 pads......bass and treble?

Bass light and a bit sparkly, if I recall correctly.

I'd try letting them burn-in a bit.

Also, mine sound exquisite with the extender. That's not good that it's messing things up that much for you.

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Cash, I tried the HM5 pads with no dampening on the back.......bass is perfect for me now, it is equal to my S500's bass with the HM5 pads and the dampening material behind.  Now the Somic's have the same quantiy bass with my S500, right where I like it.  That improved the high end as well, with better extension and cymbals and high hats are brought out a bit better.  More balanced sound now.  I have found some 88mm round Audio Technica pads on ebay, I am going to give them a try as well......I can be fine with the HM5 pads, nice fit and comfy!

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