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post #7156 of 32897
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

So, I spoke with my friend in Japan and he auditioned the new CKN70 in Tokyo today and compared it to the sony and new jvc models and he liked it more. He couldn't give me detailed impressions as he's not into describing sound and that glossary but he was a trumpet player for years, so he supposedly knows good and accurate sound. He wasn't impressed with the cable though. 

Well, I can believe your friend without knowing him because I've have the CKN50, and it's one of the best sounding universal IEMs I've heard in a while. This has nothing to do with more bass or more treble or anything like that. It's just a nice sounding IEM with more of a balanced sound than anything. It has just enough bass and highs, but the mids are beautiful. 

 

Yet, the cable drives me crazy on the CKN50, so unfortunately I think your friend is right about the CKN70's cable, and that will probably stop me from buying the CKN70 anytime in the near future. I think I'm going to be satisfied with the CKN50, and now I'm an official owner of the CKS1000 (which is growing on me fast).

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Well, actually the only comment he made on the cable was that it was exactly like that of some of his older ATH iems and he was worried about its durability in the long run. On another note, he was really impressed with its sound and judging by his lack of enthusiasm after he auditioned the jvcs it seems that for him the ckn70 is better or at least better in accordance to his sound preferences than the fxzs. Obviously for him it's a big improvement over the fxd80 which he didn't like.

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, actually the only comment he made on the cable was that it was exactly like that of some of his older ATH iems and he was worried about its durability in the long run. On another note, he was really impressed with its sound and judging by his lack of enthusiasm after he auditioned the jvcs it seems that for him the ckn70 is better or at least better in accordance to his sound preferences than the fxzs. Obviously for him it's a big improvement over the fxd80 which he didn't like.

 

If the cable is the same that's on the CKN50, it's very unruly with a mind of its own. lol

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I am gonna guess the cable will be more like the CKM earphones or the CKS earphones more so. I doubt it will be the same cable they have on the CKN50. That would a crime.

 

I was comparing prices from Tenso and Amazon Japan to ebay and to be honest there is not much difference. You can get the CKN70 from ebay for around $100 shipped. Using Tenso will cost somewhere around $90.  I think the benefit of using Tenso is more for multiple items or buying a more expensive item. I noticed earphones under $100 there is not too much difference.

 

In any case I am gonna predict the CKN70 to be a special earphone. Something that punches way above the cost in sound.

 

@ericp  The exact same happened to me with the CKS1000. It will sneek up on you and all of a sudden your enjoying that warm smooth deep mid section, sparkly dynamic treble and that deep bass..I listen to my CKS1000 more than any other earphone as of late actually..


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/17/13 at 10:45am
post #7160 of 32897
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I am gonna guess the cable will be more like the CKM earphones or the CKS earphones more so. I doubt it will be the same cable they have on the CKN50. That would a crime.

 

Well, he actually said the cable is pretty much the same as on his old CKM77, which I don't think has that bad durability but it does like to tangle and to look curly.

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Thread Starter 

Aha that is actually good news. As the CKM77 cord is the same as all the other CKM and CKS earphones. The cords are microphonic prone but durable and sturdy enough. I have not had one AT earphone to date have issues with the cords so this is certainly not bad news. I will take it. I think the sound will make us forget the cord shortfalls.

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Well, he was actually worried because his ckm77 has developed same cable issues and the audio is occasionally cutting out but he's had it at least for a couple of years and isn't particularly careful with it, so I wouldn't worry about durability but I don't particularly like that cable, especially in comparison to all the awesome vsonic cables

post #7163 of 32897

Audio Technica should provide better cable. It's a shame, because the CKN50's sound terrific. I purchased the CKN70's due to the SQ of the the 50's. Hopefully, the cable will be better on the 70's. Let us all pray!  

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Anyone know if the ckn70 will be released in north america? If so, does anyone happen to know an approximate date for that?
post #7165 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I am gonna guess the cable will be more like the CKM earphones or the CKS earphones more so. I doubt it will be the same cable they have on the CKN50. That would a crime.

 

I was comparing prices from Tenso and Amazon Japan to ebay and to be honest there is not much difference. You can get the CKN70 from ebay for around $100 shipped. Using Tenso will cost somewhere around $90.  I think the benefit of using Tenso is more for multiple items or buying a more expensive item. I noticed earphones under $100 there is not too much difference.

 

In any case I am gonna predict the CKN70 to be a special earphone. Something that punches way above the cost in sound.

 

@ericp  The exact same happened to me with the CKS1000. It will sneek up on you and all of a sudden your enjoying that warm smooth deep mid section, sparkly dynamic treble and that deep bass..I listen to my CKS1000 more than any other earphone as of late actually..

 

Dsnuts, I have been meaning to ask you if your CKS1000's cable has a weird chemical-like rubber-factory smell to it, or is it just mine? lol

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Thread Starter 

Lol. Now that I smell it. It does have a factory rubbery smell to it. I know your into your iems ericp but never did I imagine just how much of a connoisseur you was..

 

Smelling iems? Hmm. We can start a new smelling discovery thread. That is taking audiophilism to a new level. Iem smelling could be the next big thing!


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/17/13 at 2:29pm
post #7167 of 32897
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Lol. Now that I smell it. It does have a factory rubbery smell to it. I know your into your iems ericp but never did I imagine just how much of a connoisseur you was..

 

Smelling iems? Hmm. We can start a new smelling discovery thread. That is taking audiophilism to a new level. Iem smelling could be the next big thing!

 

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LOL!!

post #7169 of 32897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Lol. Now that I smell it. It does have a factory rubbery smell to it. I know your into your iems ericp but never did I imagine just how much of a connoisseur you was..

 

Smelling iems? Hmm. We can start a new smelling discovery thread. That is taking audiophilism to a new level. Iem smelling could be the next big thing!

 

 

LOL... at you guys. Oh boy! No, I just fell asleep with them on the other night, and the smell of the rubber kept waking me up  and ...  Wait a minute! I can see it won't do me any good trying to explain, so I'll stop right there. lol ....deadhorse.gifbeerchug.gif

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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! 


Edited by JiggaD369 - 2/17/13 at 6:04pm
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