LOL, Totally agree with all your assessment ! ...out of box with the CKN70, I was initially wondering if ATH actually pre-burn them. A closer listen reveals not, the highs are too energetic even sibilance.
Dsnut, you are so gonna be "mind blown" with them after 150+ hrs !
I have spent quite abit during the last couple months on audio gears but these CKN70 are the most satisfying (if you don't count the AD900X) ...for me, they have superceed the FXZ100/200 (Sorry sfw ! )
I thought I was a basshead, but the CKN70 has changed that for me, now I'm officially a Midhead !
Between the AD900X and the CKN70 I am well equiped to retire from Head'fi !
....and not forgetting the WS99 wants to tag along for those EDM and Dubstep.
This is coming from the same guy that digs his beloved S400s more than the S500s. But which one is more popular with the gents and ladies here at head-fi??? HA! I am gonna have to take everything you say with a GRAIN of salt now ghost. Double HA!!!
But i am planning to get the CKN 70s as well so....... what was your point again??? Right no point as usual.
Don't end this fight so early into the year yet, cuz JVC haven't flexed all of their CNT muscles yet.