I want IEMs to go with my ES700s and AD900X to completely the trifecta. Even though they are old news I'm really considering a purchase of the CKS1000s. What are some IEMs you guys would recommend for around $130 or less? The ES700s are my favorite headphones so far if that helps at all :P
^ The CKS1Ks are very similar to the ATH WS99s but the CKS1Ks is more refined in its overall micro detailing with slightly more nuances to their sound.
Best for you to just wait for the Sony H3s when they drop in price tbh, cuz the H3s are nice upgrade to the CKS1Ks tbh.
^ LAMO, NO!!!
These two sound nothing like each other at all. The ES700s has a MUCH more delicate mid-centric sound with decent bass and treble ends, more like a gradual upside down "U", while the MH1Cs are almost bass cannon like in their presentation with a super smooth treble and nicely forward mids.
The BIG bass of the MH1Cs was shocked me when i 1st heard them cuz did not expect them to be so bass, so compared to the mid centric sound of the ES700s they couldn't be farther from one another. The FAD V and the Sony H3s would be a complete and total upgrade to the MH1/Cs if you are looking for something with almost the dead exact sound/ presentation but brings the refinement to another couple of levels, esp. the H3s. :)
^ But why would you get the MH1C for $44 when you can get the MH1 for $16 shipped in both black or white from this HK seller??? I ordered like last week and got them in this week, so shipping is a lil' more than a week which is CRAZY fast. But sadly it only comes with one set of tips unlike others that have gotten two sets of colored tips. : (
But it does come with a lil' adapter for devices that these MH1 might not work on so...... not bad for the price at all. In fact i just ordered 2 more sets.
Thanks man! You're always looking out for me! :D Any chance you or anyone reading this could do a comparison between the CKS1000, FAD V, and Sony H3? Those are the 3 I'm looking at right now.. I'm definitely ordering those MH1s since they are cheap as ****! I've only owned the MH1C, but I've heard the sound is exactly the same.