That would be amazing.
I do wish that I had the funds to get the CKS1000, sadly I'm not minted like lots of other audiophiles here.
Might have to settle for the Carbo Basso as a cheaper but close alternative to the CKS1000.
Yeah, well I got my 1k's for a pretty good price, so that made it more feasible for me. But yes, I suspect that those Basso's might very well do the trick nicely :)
Thanks Ds... I now use the DX210 for outdoors and it's awesome. But for serious listening, I still go back to the XBA 3 for a more immersive experience; tho I sometimes skip on some songs (i.e. most songs by Oasis) that do sound quite strident on the Sony's.
On a side topic: how would you compare the DX210 to the CKS77? I'm seeing heaps of good deals on the CKS77 - $45 with free shipping!
The DX210 is a superior phone over the CKS77. My well used CKS77s sound good but they have big mid bass and not the tightest sound that I am more used to on the DX210 or my CKS1000s.. Hence the new version that just came out...The CKS77X might be a good one to check out. Might have to try them out for myself. I wouldn't be surprised if the CKS77X is better than the CKS99.
@Geko. I think the DX210 will surprise you with their complete sound. Wait for Wayne to get them and I am sure he will be able to tell you how close they are. Especially when amped.. I really can't think of another phone around their price range that does one better. I like the CKN70s for their sound but the DX210 is the better value for certain.
I really gotta stop lurking in this thread. I just about whipped out the plastic to get the CKS1000. Sounds exactly like what I'm looking for: a musical IEM with great soundstage and doesn't need an amp to sound good... the perfect upgrade to a Yamaha EPH100 maybe?
Great call on the CKS1000..They do need a good 200 hours of burn in. They sound a bit off from open box but no worries once they whip into shape you will know why I consider them top stuff..
Awesome! And yes, they do sound great un-amped. I use them straight off of my rockboxed clip zip with zero EQ, and they sound amazing.
I got a couple of days of burn in now so I think I can make some comparisons. The COR150's actually sound really good. These seem to benefit with wide-bore tips. The bass is a little boomy but nothing crazy. It's actually quite nice for cheap phones. Vocals are not recessed or forward. Sounds about right on. Treble gets a little peaky at times but nothing like the CKN70's. Definitely not a refined phone by any means but it's an excellent sound none the less. The CLR100's sound better to me with stock tips or narrow-bore tips. This brings the bass more up front. Speaking of bass, the bass on these are tighter and not as boomy. It's more polite and blends better with the rest of the music. Vocals pretty much sound about the same as the COR150's. Both have this down very well. Treble is pretty close too. The main difference is the bass. Both are absolutely fantastic sounding and can't go wrong with either.
I didn't realize you got a pair.. You must have recently gotten them. I had no idea.. Well I think these are great I am glad a few of you guys jumped on them. They certainly deserve the praise.
NO, WAYNE got a set of CKS1Ks? REALLY???
I think you are referring to the zero audio bassos, yeppp think WAYNE just ordered a set of those as well. Doubt he got it already though....... all this talk makes me want them so bad as well.
now, now ...you just plug those fxz200 into your ears and pretty soon you'll be contendedly sucking your thumb in blissful ignorance !
LOL ! ...maybe it's because they knows that the hype train's driven by him and everybody wants to get onboard.
You heard that Sfw ?...that's right, ...get on board or get left behind !
^ haha yeah.................
Talk to me when you get them bassos or shut it!!!
I was commenting on the 1k's and how great they sound unamped.
You thought I meant those carbo basso's? Eww. Yuck. No way! Just kidding...
Sf, you are on the ball! Should be here next week. Tomorrow though is a big day: sportapro day!