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post #15511 of 26344

So, I emailed Audio Technica about getting some medium tips for my CKN70s and they said they would do it for free. I just got them and the package contained 2 pairs of tips:

 

 

The ones on the left are definitely the stock CKN70s, but I have no idea what the ones on the right are. :confused_face(1):

post #15512 of 26344
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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post
 

 

I have their DBA700 which was single-BA and dynamic, and if that sound is anything to go buy, don't bother with these...

Higly doubt it. I think It will be something like an upgrade to the mediocre dba700 with better sound.

post #15513 of 26344

Hey guys first time posting here as I've only ever read these threads (noobie) but I need some advice. I've had a pair EPH-100s for about a year now and i really liked them but the right earphone has started to die on me. I've been reading a lot for the past week and I stumbled across Dsnuts thread on the CKM-500s which sounded amazing....half way through the thread I finally decided I'd purchase them without realising it was fairly outdated by now. And so by the time i reached the end of the thread i found out about the CKN70s which were apparently even better than the 500s for an extra 20 bucks and not only that, they look a hell of a lot better...I started kicking myself for not reading the rest of the thread before purchasing and now the 500s havent even arrived yet and I am really considering also buying the CKN70s. BUT THIS TIME...before I buy anything, just to be sure, are there any other iems under $100 that can compare or are even better than the CKNs that I should consider??

(btw im not a real collector of iems so i had to quickly find a friend to buy the 500s off me as i simply dont have the cash to keep both - im just a high school student lol)

post #15514 of 26344
Thread Starter 

Well the CKM500 is a great phone. I would get those first and hear them out before you start selling them. Just because something came out a while ago don't mean they are worse than anything new...

 

What type of sound do you prefer. Balanced. Bassy, detailed? The CKM500 is a very versatile phone and might surprise you how good they actually sound..They can be driven really easily on a Dap or a phone. I would actually give them a go.

 

There will always be newer nicer ear phones on the market. The CKM500 is an excellent starting point and a solid value for the price.

post #15515 of 26344
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Originally Posted by Bdon View Post
 

Hey guys first time posting here as I've only ever read these threads (noobie) but I need some advice. I've had a pair EPH-100s for about a year now and i really liked them but the right earphone has started to die on me. I've been reading a lot for the past week and I stumbled across Dsnuts thread on the CKM-500s which sounded amazing....half way through the thread I finally decided I'd purchase them without realising it was fairly outdated by now. And so by the time i reached the end of the thread i found out about the CKN70s which were apparently even better than the 500s for an extra 20 bucks and not only that, they look a hell of a lot better...I started kicking myself for not reading the rest of the thread before purchasing and now the 500s havent even arrived yet and I am really considering also buying the CKN70s. BUT THIS TIME...before I buy anything, just to be sure, are there any other iems under $100 that can compare or are even better than the CKNs that I should consider??

(btw im not a real collector of iems so i had to quickly find a friend to buy the 500s off me as i simply dont have the cash to keep both - im just a high school student lol)

 

There are some really good deals on the Monster gratitudes:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0057X4TWA/ref=sr_1_2_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1381906440&sr=8-2&keywords=monster+gratitude&condition=new

Read about them... there should be a few impressions on this thread alone. goodluck!

post #15516 of 26344
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Originally Posted by Bdon View Post
 

Hey guys first time posting here as I've only ever read these threads (noobie) but I need some advice. I've had a pair EPH-100s for about a year now and i really liked them but the right earphone has started to die on me. I've been reading a lot for the past week and I stumbled across Dsnuts thread on the CKM-500s which sounded amazing....half way through the thread I finally decided I'd purchase them without realising it was fairly outdated by now. And so by the time i reached the end of the thread i found out about the CKN70s which were apparently even better than the 500s for an extra 20 bucks and not only that, they look a hell of a lot better...I started kicking myself for not reading the rest of the thread before purchasing and now the 500s havent even arrived yet and I am really considering also buying the CKN70s. BUT THIS TIME...before I buy anything, just to be sure, are there any other iems under $100 that can compare or are even better than the CKNs that I should consider??

(btw im not a real collector of iems so i had to quickly find a friend to buy the 500s off me as i simply dont have the cash to keep both - im just a high school student lol)

Check out the Monster Gratitude. Current price of ~$60 instead of retail at $230. 
http://www.head-fi.org/t/559861/monster-gratitude-live-music-iems

 

This and the Monster Turbine series are the only few ones out of long list of Monster lines that dont suck but actually the opposite. Some reviewers even claimed the Monster Gratitude is better than the famed bang-for-buck Vsonic GR07BE, at the same SQ level of RE-400 better than Carbo Tenore


Edited by fnkcow - 10/16/13 at 12:04am
post #15517 of 26344
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

 

There are some really good deals on the Monster gratitudes:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0057X4TWA/ref=sr_1_2_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1381906440&sr=8-2&keywords=monster+gratitude&condition=new

Read about them... there should be a few impressions on this thread alone. goodluck!

lol beat me by 2 minutes! :D

post #15518 of 26344
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Well the CKM500 is a great phone. I would get those first and hear them out before you start selling them. Just because something came out a while ago don't mean they are worse than anything new...

 

What type of sound do you prefer. Balanced. Bassy, detailed? The CKM500 is a very versatile phone and might surprise you how good they actually sound..They can be driven really easily on a Dap or a phone. I would actually give them a go.

 

There will always be newer nicer ear phones on the market. The CKM500 is an excellent starting point and a solid value for the price.

Well my friend has already agreed to purchase them at an agreed price cause he is also in need of a new pair of earphones so I cant really say no now...but I was quite reluctant at first cause i really didnt like the look of the 500s...they look kind of 'cheap' and toyish but thats just me. The CKN70s on the other hand look amazing and I'd much rather get them instead at this point. I am rather superficial.

Oh and for sound, I'd prefer something balanced as i listen to a wide range of music e.g. dubstep, rnb, pop, dance, classical mostly mainstream stuff.


Edited by Bdon - 10/16/13 at 12:25am
post #15519 of 26344

As for the Monster Gratitudes I'm in Australia so I can't really purchase off of amazon :(

post #15520 of 26344

Actually, scratch that, I want headphones that sound like the AD900X and the CKN70s put together. I can't even imagine... :eek:

post #15521 of 26344
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Originally Posted by Bdon View Post
 

Well my friend has already agreed to purchase them at an agreed price cause he is also in need of a new pair of earphones so I cant really say no now...but I was quite reluctant at first cause i really didnt like the look of the 500s...they look kind of 'cheap' and toyish but thats just me. The CKN70s on the other hand look amazing and I'd much rather get them instead at this point. I am rather superficial.

Oh and for sound, I'd prefer something balanced as i listen to a wide range of music e.g. dubstep, rnb, pop, dance, classical mostly mainstream stuff.

The CKN70s are amazing. They are definitely very bright and have mid bass warmth. They are basically warm and bright at the same time, I've tip rolled, but I've found myself back to the stock tips and I think they have the best sound. These IEMs need a ****LOAD of burn in, just a fair warning.

post #15522 of 26344
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post
 

The CKN70s are amazing. They are definitely very bright and have mid bass warmth. They are basically warm and bright at the same time, I've tip rolled, but I've found myself back to the stock tips and I think they have the best sound. These IEMs need a ****LOAD of burn in, just a fair warning.

Alright thanks I shall grab a pair from cdjapan then :D thanks for the input guys!

Oh and also, will the meelec balanced double flanges work well with the CKN70s? 

post #15523 of 26344
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Originally Posted by Bdon View Post
 

As for the Monster Gratitudes I'm in Australia so I can't really purchase off of amazon :(

 

Yeah you can, but you have to pay $15 for shipping, it works out $65 au + $15 au total  = $80 au still great value.

post #15524 of 26344

hmm could anyone compare the CKN70s with the FXD80s and the Monster Grats?

post #15525 of 26344
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Originally Posted by Bdon View Post
 

hmm could anyone compare the CKN70s with the FXD80s and the Monster Grats?

I've never heard the Monsters, but the CKN70s have more mid bass and more extended highs. The sound is more colored and the guitars have more crunch to them. The FXD80s are more forgiving so I guess they would probably be a better all-rounder. The CKN70s sound a little bit thin in comparison because of the aggressive sound signature. The FXD80s have very nice sub bass and depth, but don't have as much impact or punch. Vocals are about equal, but approached very differently. With the JVCs vocals are very throaty and more forward. The ATs vocals are sweet, lush, and more balanced with the rest of the sound spectrum. The soundstage of the FXD80s has slightly more depth and less width, while the CKN70s have more width and slightly less depth. They both have a good amount of each attribute. I prefer the soundstage of the CKN70s though, it's a little more surround sound and engaging. The instrument separation is better as well. While the CKN70s are warm and bright the FXD80s are neutral and smooth.

 

Both IEMs have plenty of power and don't need an amp or DAC, but definitely benefit from both. The FXD80s seal with less work for me, but it might not be the same for everyone else. The chord can be a little coily with the ATs, but I feel like it could be tugged a lot harder before something goes wrong. Also, if the wiring on the inside of the housing gets disconnected the CKN70s are very easy to open and re-seal. I haven't been able to get the FXD80s open as of yet.

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