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Oh yea everyone needs a Woodie! 

 

@Cameron guys might not agree with me on this the you know what the CKR9 kinda reminds me of? A bit of the CKN70 with a much more refined treble, more stage and a similar type of bass presentation. More spacious..Both phones exhibit some sweetness to the treble region, both having aluminum housings.. The CKR9 would be a good 2 tiers above the CKN70s however.

 

In fact I was just going by memory I am gonna whip out the CKN70 to confirm my thoughts on these two. Will be back

 

Ok so I pulled out the old CKN70. And I was right. The CKR9 does sound like a much more refined CKN70.. They both exhibit that treble sweetness I was talking about. The CKR9 has a much better sense of space and has the larger grander sound over the CKN70 but otherwise sound balancing and that treble sweetness minus the peakiness of the upper mids on the CKN70 and we are talking CKR9..


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/30/14 at 9:35pm
post #25472 of 26359
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Oh yea everyone needs a Woodie! 

@Cameron guys might not agree with me on this the you know what the CKR9 kinda reminds me of? A bit of the CKN70 with a much more refined treble, more stage and a similar type of bass presentation. More spacious..Both phones exhibit some sweetness to the treble region, both having aluminum housings.. The CKR9 would be a good 2 tiers above the CKN70s however.

In fact I was just going by memory I am gonna whip out the CKN70 to confirm my thoughts on these two. Will be back
I do love my CKN70! Something is telling me to get the FX850. I think it's that wood timbre that is pulling me in! I'm still curious about your comparison between the two though so let me know how it goes.

The S500 is still one of my favorite headphones of all time.
post #25473 of 26359
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Dr Blue be PMing me and I quote.

 

 

"Paul Simon, SO BEAUTIFUL OR WHAT sounds the Paul Simon i heard

live at the inaugural DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES concert

in san francisco not a digital zerox, DX90 in flac nails it through the JVC 850s!

WOW" 

 

In the mans own words.  

post #25474 of 26359
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Dr Blue be PMing me and I quote.


"Paul Simon, SO BEAUTIFUL OR WHAT sounds the Paul Simon i heard
live at the inaugural DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES concert
in san francisco not a digital zerox, DX90 in flac nails it through the JVC 850s!
WOW" 

In the mans own words.  
I just got a job leasing apartments so I will be making WAY more money! After a couple paychecks I will definitely pick these up! I can't ******* wait...
post #25475 of 26359
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Dr Blue be PMing me and I quote.

 

 

"Paul Simon, SO BEAUTIFUL OR WHAT sounds the Paul Simon i heard

live at the inaugural DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES concert

in san francisco not a digital zerox, DX90 in flac nails it through the JVC 850s!

WOW" 

 

In the mans own words.  

Thanks for citing me DS. and really, i had been really disappointed in the way Paul Simons voice sounded on

his new albums, very digital, zeroxed and grating, until i heard him through the 850s. i almost cried with relief

to hear his lyricism restored to his music in a digital source. That landmark concert in san fran

had reference level sound that defined Paul Simons vibe for me, and its back now.

the 850s are so good that I'm watching the WORLD CUP

with their music in my ears instead of the soccer soundtrack.  world class indeed!!!

post #25476 of 26359
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

Oh yea everyone needs a Woodie! 

 

@Cameron guys might not agree with me on this the you know what the CKR9 kinda reminds me of? A bit of the CKN70 with a much more refined treble, more stage and a similar type of bass presentation. More spacious..Both phones exhibit some sweetness to the treble region, both having aluminum housings.. The CKR9 would be a good 2 tiers above the CKN70s however.

 

In fact I was just going by memory I am gonna whip out the CKN70 to confirm my thoughts on these two. Will be back

 

Ok so I pulled out the old CKN70. And I was right. The CKR9 does sound like a much more refined CKN70.. They both exhibit that treble sweetness I was talking about. The CKR9 has a much better sense of space and has the larger grander sound over the CKN70 but otherwise sound balancing and that treble sweetness minus the peakiness of the upper mids on the CKN70 and we are talking CKR9..

how exciting!  always loved the CKN70s except for their grating digital high abrasiveness.  can't wait to audition the CKR9s now!.

i wonder if the CKR10s sound like the CKN99s??(which have a special place in my treasure chest of sound tools). go ATH!!!

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By the way, those of you who have some Senn650s you haven't listened to in a while:

I connected my old studio 650s through the resurrected David Berning MICROZOTL tube

amp which he is putting back into production for us, and through a state of the art\

MOJOAUDIO direct coupled NOS DAC   Benjamin, head of Mojo Audio came over

and listned to it and his eyes got REAL WIDE OPEN and said:  "I've never hear the 650s sound

this good before, they are really as good as people say they could be."  EXACTLY,

i never liked them before, but with proper tube power and a great dac they SING SING SING.

AMAZING soundstage, instrument separation, body and tone, and basically as good

as I've ever heard a headphone sound. checkout MOJOAUDIO.COM for more info on

NOS dacs and why they sound so good. and thanks to David Berning for putting the

MICROZOTL back into production (available in about six months he says). This is now

my reference headphone listening system. 

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Definitely agree on 650s needing to be driven well to hear what they can do. Wasn't in love with mine either, until I got, 1at the Ray Samuels HR-2, then the Geek Out 1k, they really do sing when driven well. Blue's raves convinced me to go for a MOJO DA converter, ordered, can't wait to get it (Ben, the head MOJO, is fun to talk to). Got sale AKG A701s, burning in, always been curious about these.
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Definitely agree on 650s needing to be driven well to hear what they can do. Wasn't in love with mine either, until I got, 1at the Ray Samuels HR-2, then the Geek Out 1k, they really do sing when driven well. Blue's raves convinced me to go for a MOJO DA converter, ordered, can't wait to get it (Ben, the head MOJO, is fun to talk to). Got sale AKG A701s, burning in, always been curious about these.

Hey I resemble that remark!  glad doctorjazz rediscovered his 650s!  wait till you MOJOize them!  Ben JAH man, Mr Mojo,  is a true audio maniac,

with great ears, a listening lunatic who sure knows how to make superb dacs.  The next upgrade is to get one of his stripped out reprogrammed mac minis and custom power supplies for truly dedicated digital sound.  the Quest never ends!!! 

post #25480 of 26359
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Originally Posted by drbluenewmexico View Post

By the way, those of you who have some Senn650s you haven't listened to in a while:
I connected my old studio 650s through the resurrected David Berning MICROZOTL tube
amp which he is putting back into production for us, and through a state of the art\
MOJOAUDIO direct coupled NOS DAC   Benjamin, head of Mojo Audio came over
and listned to it and his eyes got REAL WIDE OPEN and said:  "I've never hear the 650s sound
this good before, they are really as good as people say they could be."  EXACTLY,
i never liked them before, but with proper tube power and a great dac they SING SING SING.
AMAZING soundstage, instrument separation, body and tone, and basically as good
as I've ever heard a headphone sound. checkout MOJOAUDIO.COM for more info on
NOS dacs and why they sound so good. and thanks to David Berning for putting the
MICROZOTL back into production (available in about six months he says). This is now
my reference headphone listening system. 
The address is www.mojo-audio.com, I went to the one you posted and got a page that belongs in the early 00s. biggrin.gif
post #25481 of 26359
Just tried that link, seems to work fine, mojo-audio.com
post #25482 of 26359

I need a new pair of fun IEM's.  What would you recommend to somebody whose favorite sound signature was that of the CKM500's.  Loved the sound on those IEM's like no other.  I'm sure something better has come around since then.  :p

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Originally Posted by vaxick View Post
 

I need a new pair of fun IEM's.  What would you recommend to somebody whose favorite sound signature was that of the CKM500's.  Loved the sound on those IEM's like no other.  I'm sure something better has come around since then.  :p

Try the newer CKR7's unless you want to spend more on the 9 or 10.

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Dogwalk discovery-can only post link because not on YouTube...Love this:) ymmv

Dokaka - Ramblin' Man | Listen for free at bop.fm
Edited by doctorjazz - 7/2/14 at 4:28pm
post #25485 of 26359

This song is heaven with the CKR9 ..

 

 

Yes!!

 

 

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