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That is a similar feeling I had with the fxz100s. At first I thought the bass was kick-a--, but then I realized how clean and soothing the ckn70's bass was, alright not soothing but powerful. Not as powerful as the fxz100s, but close enough and WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLER IEMS....if it was not for the fact of the indecent treble spike and some silibance on the mids that i hear from it. At first I thought the mids were tinny or unrealistic, but burn-in definitely improved them. I am experiencing a similar distaste of the mids with the ortofon eq-5s, but that is because it lacks sharpness and crispness. However, it does have smooooooth mids, decent highs which sound similar to the full-size A900x of audio-technica, and the nice slightly loose, but overall tight mid-bass of the ortofons and the nice imaging/seperataion/stage it has. I wish I could contribute to this thread as the rest of you guys, but I will wait until the middle of this month in order to purchase some IEMS which can be then A/B'd with the Ba iems and cnt I have.

^Welp for me the bass of the FXZ200s initially lacked lushness, texture and speed, which makes them kinda just one note. The overly powerful sub woofer didn't help, in that it kills the mids and highs so they have to be listened at really high volumes in order to get that balance. Once you up the volume, those woofers also gets louder, which had my ears ringing the next day and scared the sh!T outta' me cuz i thought i was losing my hearing. haha triportsad.gif Thank god i was hearing normally by the end of the day. Like ghost said once these get properly broken in the sound is much more cohesive and coherent because despite these are bassy iems, the highs and mids comes through wonderfully. Right now, the bass quicker and there is a lot more texture and lushness to it, which i wasn't able to hear before. So combined with the sparkly mids and now pretty well extended highs these FXZ200s are pretty well balanced despite the bass emphasis.

 

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Yeah, yeah,    ...there you go trolling on me again ! deadhorse.gif

 

...and all I did was to report an 'accidental' finding with them fxz200.

Was burning in them ckn70 and thought why not throw the fxz200 in as well.

But instead of running my usual DnB playlist, I accidentally selected my EDM playlist and left them cooking for 2 weeks, was pleasantly surprised when I listened to them later.

 

I figured what happened was that, as there are 3 separate drivers in them fxz200, burning them with just DnB tracks will only settle the bass drivers, the mids and highs cnt drivers hardly gets any juice thru them.

Burning with EDM, which has fair amount of mids and high notes will really exercises those cnt drivers and get them to really loosen up. After 2 weeks, there was slight improvement to the trebles but major improvement to the mids which are now more forward, and as the bass has tamed even more, they sound more cohesive compared to previously.

Make no mistakes though !   ...the fxz200 are still a predominantly bassy iem dispite the more forward mids.

 

Good write up on the gr07be !   Sfw ...agree totally with your views, after hearing them 'correctly'.wink_face.gif

 

iems for me now, it's a 3 cornered fight between fxz200, ckn70 and gr07be. Can't say which I like better as they are so difference in their sound signature and totally can't go wrong with any one of them. These 3 are keeping the temptations of the cks1000 and Carbo Basso in check for me.

^ ain't trollin' just telling it like it is meng. biggrin.gif

 

TBH, if i had to pick just one from those 3, i would pick the gr07 BEs over the rest. They are just too easy and fun to listen to and you can't find any faults with them at all, well maybe that cheap lookin' cable. haha They have detail, texture, lushness and sparkle in spades and just renders everything so wonderfully that it is hard to not like them. I wouldn't mind if there was even more bass emphasis on them though, damn it i want a gr07 Extreme Bass Edition. LoL L3000.gif My least favorite outta the 3 is the CKN70s, but since i have these 70s and the FXZ200s i don't really feel the need to get those gr07 BEs since these two are the extremes of them, so...... i am just looking forward to those Zero Audios bassos since i can't have those CKS1Ks. hoho

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Hey gang! Lots of good chit chat going on here. Carry on! :-)

P.s. nice words there dsnuts!
Edited by waynes world - 5/4/13 at 12:24am
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Hey gang! Lots of good chit chat going on here. Carry on! :-)

^

700... who is you??? bigsmile_face.gif

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700
... who is you??? bigsmile_face.gif

He could be Wayne Gredzski lol
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Btw, I've been offered the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore for $75 including shipping from Japan!

Do you guys think that's pretty decent?

Pretty sure I'll be the first one in this thread to have them. :P
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Btw, I've been offered the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore for $75 including shipping from Japan!

Do you guys think that's pretty decent?

Pretty sure I'll be the first one in this thread to have them. :P

From my calculating and pricing them I would say that's an excellent price if you're not going to wait a few months before buying them.

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From my calculating and pricing them I would say that's an excellent price if you're not going to wait a few months before buying them.

 

Thanks for that mate!

 

Now I just gotta be strong and get something that no-one else has on here.

 

Not just chicken out and get the Basso, which DSnuts recommends haha

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Thanks for that mate!

 

Now I just gotta be strong and get something that no-one else has on here.

 

Not just chicken out and get the Basso, which DSnuts recommends haha

 

Sorry geko, I bought them already. Should be here by tomorrow.

 

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Just kidding - you are the pioneer!

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Thanks for that mate!

 

Now I just gotta be strong and get something that no-one else has on here.

 

Not just chicken out and get the Basso, which DSnuts recommends haha

 

There's stuff out there. You just have to know where to look :)

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Boy, you miss a few days on this thread and it zooms by. Just been catching up, took forever. The Zero Audio Carbo Tenore sounds like one I'd like to try. Do really like the AT CKN70's, just recently got a National Amp, stuff sounds really smooth through them. Reading this thread and the Deal's thread, I've gotten more iem's than I can listen to. Like the CKN70's more than the Sony XBA3's, somehow it seems to get the bass "more right" (I always have fit/seal issues with my iem's, though, never sure how much that contributes to my impression). Anyway, it was fun catching up, if I see an easy way to order the Tenore, may give it a try.

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Sorry geko, I bought them already. Should be here by tomorrow.

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Just kidding - you are the pioneer!

Haha dude, I wouldn't be surprised if that was true.

Then again it's Sunday tomorrow, so I really don't see how you would get them delivered on a Sunday lol

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There's stuff out there. You just have to know where to look smily_headphones1.gif

True that, my eBay mate from Japan usually advises me of the new cool stuff that's out as well as helping me get it.

His prices aren't the cheapest but at least I know it's a safe bet as I have ordered from him loads of times.

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Boy, you miss a few days on this thread and it zooms by. Just been catching up, took forever. The Zero Audio Carbo Tenore sounds like one I'd like to try. Do really like the AT CKN70's, just recently got a National Amp, stuff sounds really smooth through them. Reading this thread and the Deal's thread, I've gotten more iem's than I can listen to. Like the CKN70's more than the Sony XBA3's, somehow it seems to get the bass "more right" (I always have fit/seal issues with my iem's, though, never sure how much that contributes to my impression). Anyway, it was fun catching up, if I see an easy way to order the Tenore, may give it a try.

I'll let you know when I get them from my eBay seller in Japan, if all goes well I'll give you his contact details.
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Haha dude, I wouldn't be surprised if that was true.

Then again it's Sunday tomorrow, so I really don't see how you would get them delivered on a Sunday lol

True that, my eBay mate from Japan usually advises me of the new cool stuff that's out as well as helping me get it.

His prices aren't the cheapest but at least I know it's a safe bet as I have ordered from him loads of times.
I'll let you know when I get them from my eBay seller in Japan, if all goes well I'll give you his contact details.

who's that seller?

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

With that being said a bit of wisdom for everyone. Enjoy what you have. Guys that feel they need to keep on upgrading to get that end game sound seem to be chasing a dream. It isn't about spending 2K for a headphone and 5K on am amp to get there.. Sometimes you gotta stop and admire what you have and be happy with what your hearing. The truth is there will always be better around the corner but for right now .Best way to enjoy this hobby is to simply.. Enjoy your phones and enjoy your music..After all isn't that the true reason why we joined headfi?  Happy listening to all.. beerchug.gif

he says that and then...

 


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CLR100 and COR150 ordered. AT cheapos. Oh boy!.

 

weird thing , i find it makes senseconfused_face.gifbiggrin.gif

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 Thanks guys! I did try the case out today on the commute. Tried winding them up plug first and it worked well enough. I'll have to try housings first next. Got to check out the isolation today and it is above average like they state on the product page.

 

The tips are nice. Quite thick stems. Put the larger size on my CKN70 and they fit tight and sound much better than the stock tips the CKN70 come with.

 

Only a couple of hours of burn in but they have layered out a bit in the mid bass and guitars sound nice and crunchy, the vocals have cleared a bit, and more detail is apparent to me.

 

Used them with my Iriver E300 today as well. A ton of EQ settings and choosing the preset All Round 3 makes the CLR100 sound quite satisfying. Then I plugged them back into the Sony and was A/B-ing with the CKN70 with the CLR tips on them. Really starting to think I don't need both phones:) Just un-amped though and I need more time to compare. The CKN do scale well with an amp and the CLR didn't benefit that much the first time I tried but that was right out of the blister pack. Both phones come up short in the cable dept. since the CLR is prone to tangling but is Y-cord and light/supple and the CKN is J-cord and springy/has a mind of it's own.

 

 

Also saw that NBS has the COR150 now...http://www.nothingbutsoftware.com/Product/219989-AudioTechnica-ATHCOR150-Core-Bass-InEar-HeadphonesStereoBlackMiniphoneWired16-Ohm20-Hz-25-kHzEarbudBinauralInear394-ft-Cable

 

Slightly higher at $14.95 shipped because they also come with ear guides.

 

 

 

One shot for the Master Troll...

CKN70 fits in there pretty well though it won't collapse as much. Just too small for something with big housings like FXZ's or CKS's to fit in and close up. Cool if they made a larger one maybe 3.25" instead of 2.25".

nice again! that 70 with orange tips looks cute

hope you dont give the 70 up too soon. 

 

and honestly i dont get why ppl complain that much about the 70's cable. ok, not the best of there, but we get along pretty well. mayble i'm just lucky

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

With that being said a bit of wisdom for everyone. Enjoy what you have. Guys that feel they need to keep on upgrading to get that end game sound seem to be chasing a dream. It isn't about spending 2K for a headphone and 5K on am amp to get there.. Sometimes you gotta stop and admire what you have and be happy with what your hearing. The truth is there will always be better around the corner but for right now .Best way to enjoy this hobby is to simply.. Enjoy your phones and enjoy your music..After all isn't that the true reason why we joined headfi?  Happy listening to all.. beerchug.gif

he says that and then...

 


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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

CLR100 and COR150 ordered. AT cheapos. Oh boy!.

 

weird thing , i find it makes senseconfused_face.gifbiggrin.gif

 

Dsnuts makes sense in that you get the feeling from everything he writes that he truly loves all this stuff, doesn't matter if everything is 100% consistent. His passion and joy comes through all his writing. And it's fun checking out all the stuff he (and others on the thread) in the end!!! The fact that it generally is affordable is a plus (though, to paraphrase, spend $50 here, another $50 there, soon your talking about real money....)

 

 

I'll let you know when I get them from my eBay seller in Japan, if all goes well I'll give you his contact details.

 

That would be great, thanks.

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