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Do the ckn70s ever reach the hard slam the fxz100s provide when the recording calls for it? Or id explosions and tremors occur? Earthquakes for instance.
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Buy them! How's that for hype? ;)


HYPED!!! I am trying but no silver ones for sale on head-fi sadly. Kinda too scared/ lazy to do the tenso thing. heeee

 

I got an Fiio E17 coming my way in like a week or so, after i tested it out with my FXZ200s, i'll do a write up on them here. Not like anyone is holding their breathe or anything for my impressions but still since i promised Danny i'll do one.

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I'm turning purple waiting...
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I'm turning purple waiting...


LoL, hold your horses. When you do a write up of those GR07 BEs of yours then i'll do one ASAP!!! You game WAYNE??? bigsmile_face.gif

 

I am just trying to collect my thoughts regarding these FXZ200s, they are kinda tricky. That's the only teaser for now. biggrin.gif But once i test them out on an decent amp, i'll see how they really scale and if my thoughts of them are true or not.

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Anyone with CKN70s what does Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize sound like on them & Dr. DRE - Still D.R.E? Interested to know what the bass is like along with the rest of the good things I've been hearing about these. The wait is killing me, been 5-6 working days so far (Japan to UK)
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So my CKN70's have arrived at Tenso's warehouse today. I have now paid for shipping so they should be here in about 5 working days biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

Do the ckn70s ever reach the hard slam the fxz100s provide when the recording calls for it? Or id explosions and tremors occur? Earthquakes for instance.


I haven't heard the FXZ100, so I can't speak to that, but the CKN70 will definitely slam with the right tips for your ears.  I get best bass results with the Brainwavz R1 double flanges, which can keep up with my MH1C.

 

Speaking of MH1C, listening to the CKN70 showed me the areas where the MH1C is deficient, and that inspired me to do some careful EQing to try and correct it.  There's a big hole around 10 kHz, so 5 dB of boost at about 0.5 octave bandwidth DRASTICALLY improves the character of the treble response.  A +3 dB high shelf at 15 kHz restores the air that gets chopped off, and a slight high shelf boost to taste from 4-5 kHz or so up undoes the gradual treble rolloff characteristic of these earphones.  Now all of a sudden they're just as smooth as always, but the clarity, high-end detail, soundstage, and treble energy (such as snare drum snap and vocal air) are easily on par with the CKN70, just without the sibiliance or metallic splashiness.  The only area the MH1C feels behind now is that the bass still seems a bit slow at times... the CKN70 still wins for impact in the low end, and I don't think EQ can bring the MH1C up to speed in that department.

 

However, with those EQ adjustments, the MH1C is once again my overall favorite. tongue_smile.gif

 

Good thing my laptop has 2 headphone outs so I can burn in the far more sensitive and efficient CKN70 while I enjoy the MH1C!

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You're one strange creature indeed, ghost. So any updates on those godly CKN 70s of yours. I need some more hype, i mean impressions since jigga has been killing the buzz a bit with his spazzing for his lovely XBA-40s over the CKN 70s. biggrin.gif

And I haven't even built the cmoybb for it yet...
Edited by JiggaD369 - 3/7/13 at 11:28am
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Originally Posted by heatofamatch View Post

Thanks for the comment! I've been curious about this FXD versus CKN thing. For me the CKNs have better availability and lower price. The FXD 60/80 are only available officially in their FRD versions (i.e. iphone remote) which means jacked up prices. The FX40 is $35... our local JVC availability is on the meh side.

 

I've come to really appreciate what Sony brings to the electronics world, but I'm not a fan of the XBA series. This is strictly my opinion: Sony still doesn't know how to tune BA to make them crazy seductive -- to the extent that they do on every dynamic IEM, or the way any Ety & UE is attractive to listen to. I auditioned the XBA-30 extensively last month, and while I liked everything else I just couldn't understand the mids on that particular demo unit, then once hooked up to my portable amp it's like a veil descended over the mids. I auditioned the XB90EX after that and I felt like "UGH someone's still got their head screwed on the right way after all!" and it was not because of the XB90's bass rumble. Okay I know I'm rambling... etysmile.gif

 

Interesting. A portable amp shouldn't make the mids less clear. I bet that demo unit was busted somehow. Every time someone says they don't like the XBA-30, it turns out the unit they tried out wasn't working properly.

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Agreed. Anyone who claims XBA series is mediocre must be smoking the wrong stuff.
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Originally Posted by JiggaD369 View Post

Agreed. Anyone who claims XBA series is mediocre must be smoking the wrong stuff.


Or the right stuff ;)

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After 20 hours of burn in on the ckn70 I've noticed no change.. The sibilance is still too much for my ears.. At low levels they sound amazing with no issues.. If you try to turn them up at all it hits you right in the face and fatigues so quickly.. Maybe after another 200 hours it'll subside

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Thread Starter 

Try using some Sony hybrid tips.. Mines has around 200 now and the highs do tame..I noticed the CKN50 burns in a lot quicker than these CKN70s. Carbon nanotubes.

 

Just a heads up guys on a really great deal for some new tech in Dac amps. While I am very happy with my Meridian Explorer..I was browsing though headfi last night and landed on this thread.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651660/audinst-hud-mx2-dac-amp#post_9173587  This Dac/amp which is the topic of this thread is on sale from $250 to $198..It is a promotional deal in ebay.  The reason why this is such a good deal is because of the pedigree of this unit. This kit involves improvements to one of the best bang for dollar dac amps which was the original MX1 version that has been highly reviewed.. From all indications this new MX2 version seems to be very nice upgrade on the older version but at this sale price..

 

This unit should give the O2/Odac and the Schiit stack combo some stiff competition for dac/amp supremacy at this price range.. Any of you guys looking for a nice upgrade from your basic set up.. This deal is only going on till the 10th it seems..


Edited by Dsnuts - 3/7/13 at 4:57pm
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Hey thanks for putting that in the spotlight Ds. That DAC has pretty much everything I'm looking for. Now I'm $198 poorer. biggrin.gif

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Thread Starter 

Ya I got one too. The intro offer is too good of a deal. I see something like this on headfi you guys know I will throw it on this thread. I like that they thought about easy to drive phones and iems as much as hard to drive 600 ohm cans as well. It is the complete package.

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