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post #7786 of 32875

i asked this in the dedicated ckn70 thread, but i'll re-ask it here in hope of more answers:

i realize this is a shot in the dark, but i'm in the market for a new pair of iem's and having a hard time after my vsonic gr07's died. does anyone in this thread happen to have heard the gr07's and can they relate them to the ath-ckn70's? i've also had the sony mh1c, which are another microdriver set, so a comparison to those could work as well. and i was considering buying the vsonic vc02's as a cheap temp set, which are also microdrivers. i'm also slightly interested in the hifiman re-400's and the tdk ie800's if anyone has those and can compare, haha. thanks a bunch.

post #7787 of 32875

And they say you can't destroy the driver of the FX40, might have done so burning them in. Not sure.

 

 

Can someone play this song? Artist was recommend in the ER4 thread to test IEM, I dont listen to this. lol Do you get distortion between 1:24-1:27? Not sure if this is a limitation of the FX40 or I messed up the driver. I tried it on two sources, computer and smartphone at 45% volume. Tried the earbuds that came with my phone and no distortion. Never heard such bad distortion on my FX40.    

 

post #7788 of 32875
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Originally Posted by boost3d View Post

And they say you can't destroy the driver of the FX40, might have done so burning them in. Not sure.

 

 

Can someone play this song? Artist was recommend in the ER4 thread to test IEM, I dont listen to this. lol Do you get distortion between 1:24-1:27? Not sure if this is a limitation of the FX40 or I messed up the driver. I tried it on two sources, computer and smartphone at 45% volume. Tried the earbuds that came with my phone and no distortion. Never heard such bad distortion on my FX40.    

 

It's the source of music that is the problem. It is not the fx40 as I had my fxz100s tuned to the song, and it also distorted during the 1:24-1:27 mark. Try to use spotify to listen to the song, or hear it in 4shared. 

post #7789 of 32875

I went to the mall and happened to stop in the Apple store to have a giggle. I saw Harman/Kardon's new Classic headphone and had to try it because i dont usually associate their name with bad audio. I was actually floored by the audio and made everything else in the place sound like total poop (P5/P3, all Beats, Escoshe or whatever, blah) and easily beat out my CAL's. Ive listened to the Senn HD25's before and i have to say these sound more audiophile like. The separation and imaging was just better, along with pretty great balance in the bass and highs.

The mids werent really recessed, maybe just a slight push in the highs, which i like.

 

Review i read http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/6109/harman-kardon-cl-over-ear-headphones-review

post #7790 of 32875
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How about factors other than SQ? How do they compare in terms of isolation, comfort/ergonomics, build quality, microphonics, etc.?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Both are very comfortable and have great isolation. They have no trouble blocking outside noise. The CKN70s have a great clean solid build. Its housings feel tough and the strain reliefs are nice and flexible. The cables are strong and firm but a little stiff and do pick up some noise. The XBA-30s have an even better premium build, showing why they cost more. The cable on the Sonys is amazing quality and very supple.

post #7791 of 32875

Trying to decide if I should go for the CKN50 or 70. The price difference for me is exactly the cost of  the FX40s, which I'm really interested in thanks to this thread. I'd hate to lose that opportunity, and after years of pretending it's noble to buy $200-400 IEMs that honestly were crap bang for the buck, diminishing returns has made me bitter. It's not that they're not good, but I'm no longer willing to blindly sink extra cash into a pair of phones. 

 

Price-wise the XB90EX is as expensive as I'm willing to go now. It's lurking on my to-buy list somewhere in a parallel universe, battling my unsated yearning for the older EX510 and 310. 

 

In my 10? 12? years of on-and-off head-fi visits, this is the best thread ever, so thanks to all of you basshead.gif


Edited by heatofamatch - 3/3/13 at 4:46pm
post #7792 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Well if you have access to ebay you will certainly have access to hybrids. I figure most guys have at least one pair of Sony earphones. Those all come with the same hybrids I am using now so probably easier than you think. Worst case scenario you can just buy some cheapo sony earphones that have hybrid tips in there. Use them for the gym and the CKN70 for your serious listening.

Should I use the tips from my MH1C or my MDR-EX38iP? Never mind, I tried all of the tips that I own and I still like the stock ones the best. I'll do some more tip rolling once they're burnt in.

 

I just gotta say, these IEMs are AMAZING for metal. The amount of bass is perfect for double bass and it's plenty fast. The mids give the guitar the perfect amount of crunch and the vocals are smooth, but have just the right amount of power as well. The highs bring out the details and background stuff in such a way that it sounds layered and full.


Edited by 7S Cameron - 3/3/13 at 5:28pm
post #7793 of 32875
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Originally Posted by heatofamatch View Post

Trying to decide if I should go for the CKN50 or 70. The price difference for me is exactly the cost of  the FX40s, which I'm really interested in thanks to this thread. I'd hate to lose that opportunity, and after years of pretending it's noble to buy $200-400 IEMs that honestly were crap bang for the buck, diminishing returns has made me bitter. It's not that they're not good, but I'm no longer willing to blindly sink extra cash into a pair of phones. 

 

Price-wise the XB90EX is as expensive as I'm willing to go now. It's lurking on my to-buy list somewhere in a parallel universe, battling my unsated yearning for the older EX510 and 310. 

 

In my 10? 12? years of on-and-off head-fi visits, this is the best thread ever, so thanks to all of you basshead.gif


Hey glad the thread is to your liking.. I suppose it comes down really to what type of sound your looking for. The XB90EX is obviously a bass phone but has some really deep full mids that is some of the best in an earphone.  The CKN70 is a complete phone. Has it all and then shows you some more..The CKN70 is more audiophile in nature while the XB90 is easy listening with some super sub bass performance. 

post #7794 of 32875
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Should I use the tips from my MH1C or my MDR-EX38iP? Never mind, I tried all of the tips that I own and I still like the stock ones the best. I'll do some more tip rolling once they're burnt in.

 

I just gotta say, these IEMs are AMAZING for metal. The amount of bass is perfect for double bass and it's plenty fast. The mids give the guitar the perfect amount of crunch and the vocals are smooth, but have just the right amount of power as well. The highs bring out the details and background stuff in such a way that it sounds layered and full.


I suppose tip rolling and what tips will sound best for you will depend on a few variables. Ear shape and size for one so it doesn't surprise me that you like the stock tips the best..

 

I am very close to finalizing my burn in on the CKN70. I am burning in my Meridian Explorer and several earphones at one time. So I suppose you feel like you made the right decision to get the CKN70?

post #7795 of 32875

Thanks for the reply Ds!

 

I'm a big fan of the Sony hybrids, use them on everything from the IE8 to the FXT90. So I'd start with the EX38 tips first, because those are actual, proper Sony Hybrids.  The Sony Mobile - i.e. ex-Sony Ericsson IEMs often go for silightly different material and shape in their tips.

post #7796 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Good stuff mugen3..I want to eventually pick me up a XBA-30 or maybe the XBA-40. I agree with your assessment of the CKN70s. As for the dac. I was listening to my Meridian Explorer last night using my CKN70s. I don't know if you was planning on spending that much but I can tell you the ME is a piece of kit that makes all my earphones and cans sing like nothing else I own...It has a surprising amount of power to boot. If your looking for a nice higher end dac.. That is certainly a good choice.

 

Oh I would love to have a Meridian Explorer, but I need something with an optical input and not more than $150.

 

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Originally Posted by heatofamatch View Post

Trying to decide if I should go for the CKN50 or 70. The price difference for me is exactly the cost of  the FX40s, which I'm really interested in thanks to this thread. I'd hate to lose that opportunity, and after years of pretending it's noble to buy $200-400 IEMs that honestly were crap bang for the buck, diminishing returns has made me bitter. It's not that they're not good, but I'm no longer willing to blindly sink extra cash into a pair of phones. 

 

Price-wise the XB90EX is as expensive as I'm willing to go now. It's lurking on my to-buy list somewhere in a parallel universe, battling my unsated yearning for the older EX510 and 310. 

 

In my 10? 12? years of on-and-off head-fi visits, this is the best thread ever, so thanks to all of you basshead.gif

 

You want that $200-400 sound without breaking the bank? Look no further than the CKN70s. They are the best sounding value in IEMs today. I would expect this level of sound at triple the cost.


Edited by mugen3 - 3/3/13 at 6:39pm
post #7797 of 32875
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Originally Posted by mugen3 View Post

 

Oh I would love to have a Meridian Explorer, but I need something with an optical input and not more than $150.

 

 

You want that $200-400 sound without breaking the bank? Look no further than the CKN70s. They are the best sounding value in IEMs today. I would expect this level of sound at triple the cost.

 

eek.gif High praise indeed!

post #7798 of 32875
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post


I suppose tip rolling and what tips will sound best for you will depend on a few variables. Ear shape and size for one so it doesn't surprise me that you like the stock tips the best..

 

I am very close to finalizing my burn in on the CKN70. I am burning in my Meridian Explorer and several earphones at one time. So I suppose you feel like you made the right decision to get the CKN70?

Definitely. If anyone is on the fence I would recommend them for sure.

post #7799 of 32875

Got the CKN70's on order, hopefully not take too long to come. Still on the fence on the AD900x...have the Tenso order sll filled out, haven't hit "send" yet. Someone mentioned the Harmon Kardon CL's a few posts back, got a good review in Stereophile as well (for those who follow that mag), saw then on "the Deals Thread" from the HK site $99 (refurbs). So many 'phones, so litte time...

post #7800 of 32875

Congratulations, you'll really enjoy the 70's. 

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