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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Ya never know sf. Ds-hype can make a man do crazy things lol!


Nuff said....

700..... you know what time it is. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

I don't think it will be possible for an earphone to sound like the AD900X. That would be a feat in deed. The widest stage earphones don't come close to the AD900X in stage or the air they have in the sound. It is one of a kind. I suppose the CKN70 is somewhat of a more condensed version as all AT cans and earphones have superior balance in their tuning this year and all of them put focus on the human voice...This CKN70s are just the cherry on the top of the cake. lol.

 

The funny thing is. Minus one new MP9927 I just had to get.. Everything I have bought this year has been all AT stuff..And each one has been one Wow after another.

 

Maybe not a universal, my friend, but you haven't heard the V6. I haven't heard a soundstage wider in any earphone (and very few headphones that I own - if any). By the way, Sony hybrid tips refines the sound of the CKS100 even more and really pushes the details forward (yes, even with the smaller nozzle opening. Got to try it.Violin and piano are like sexy smooth (yea, I typed sexy smooth ... lol).

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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

Since you mentioned that the ckn70s can hold against the xba-3s and fxz100s, how is the tonality of the mids and highs? How is the soundstage and the speed of the ath-ckn70s? Does it have depth to its sound, and did the sound get any thicker when slightly burned in? Is the bass as tight or tighter than the fxz100/200? And last question, how is the instrument seperation?

The sound is a spacious one. Not the widest stage but certainly not bad either. Above average in stage for certain.  I know you guys have had them out of head moments when you hear a good earphone with excellent imagery. These have that in spades. Much like other micro HD earphones the FXDs and MH1C and these CKNs all have the out of your head imagery and spacing. The CKN70 refining the sound to the best level I have ever heard in a single microHD. Speed is excellent. Rock on these earphone will be on point. I sense with burn in the mids will be fuller and perhaps smoother but that is just a guess. Also the highs should settle in more so and will have a smoother transition to the mids. It would suck if the sound end up getting worse. Heck I was liking what I was hearing so much I was debating if I even need to burn them in.

 

No worries on the tonality or anything weird or out of place in the sound.. The tuning on the earphone is excellence.

 

Bass is so quality on these it is gonna surprise bass fans.. It passed my bassiest tracks with ease. I don't think the bass quantity is as much as the FXZ200s but is more like the FXZ100s but the quality is excellent. Very nice refined tight bass with full throttle texture and fullness in the sub bass when called for.

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

 

Maybe not a universal, my friend, but you haven't heard the V6. I haven't heard a soundstage wider in any earphone (and very few headphones that I own - if any). By the way, Sony hybrid tips refines the sound of the CKS100 even more and really pushes the details forward (yes, even with the smaller nozzle opening. Got to try it.Violin and piano are like sexy smooth (yea, I typed sexy smooth ... lol).

Gonna have to try this. I usually go with a wider bore. Speaking of tips. I should have tried the stock tips for ATs intended sound but I threw on the Sennheiser double flange tips on the CKN70 right away as I liked how they sounded on the CKN50s. Will try the stock tips tomorrow.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/25/13 at 10:03pm
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The sound is a spacious one. Not the widest stage but certainly not bad either. I know you guys have had them out of head moments when you hear a good earphone with excellent imagery. These have that in spades. Much like other micro HD earphones the FXDs and MH1C and these CKNs all have the out of your head imagery and spacing. The CKN70 refining the sound to the best level I have ever heard in a single microHD. Speed is excellent. Rock on these earphone will be on point. I sense with burn in the mids will be fuller and perhaps smoother but that is just a guess. Also the highs should settle in more so and will have a smoother transition to the mids. It would suck if the sound end up getting worse. Heck I was liking what I was hearing so much I was debating if I even need to burn them in.

 

No worries on the tonality or anything weird or out of place in the sound.. The tuning on the earphone is excellence.

 

Bass is so quality on these it is gonna surprise bass fans.. It passed my bassiest tracks with ease. I don't think the bass quantity is as much as the FXZ200s but is more like the FXZ100s but the quality is excellent. Very nice refined tight bass with full throttle texture and fullness in the sub bass when called for.

Gonna have to try this. I usually go with a wider bore. Speaking of tips. I should have tried the stock tips for ATs intended sound but I threw on the Sennheiser double flange tips on the CKN70 right away as I liked how they sounded on the CKN50s. Will try the stock tips tomorrow.

 I AM SO BUYING IT NOW

 

 

And this is why you deserve to continue living life vicariously. I am so relieved to read how good the ckn70s, now I lack the buyers remorse with my purchase of the fxz100s. No regrets buying it, but I feel reluctant to hear its mids. It is indeed quality, but it lacks the forwardness and airiness, although it is still airy to a point. The mids need to be a bit more sharper too, but smooth as well, and the ckn70s sounds like my kind of bill. Which reminds me, maxx in the es700 thread says the bass improves and gives a sort of "turn your head" feeling, is this true? Anyways, thanks for your quality impression, mind providing one or two bass tracks? I will provide a good song given by eric clapton himself...

 

 

 

What I loved about the fxz100s is the airy shaking bass it provided. The ckn70s can do that easily, right?


Edited by vlenbo - 2/25/13 at 10:05pm
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Lol why on earth is there a seashell in that picture?

Is it some sort of disguised amp that we don't know about? tongue.gif
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Where can I get the CKN70s for the cheapest price that will deliver to the UK? Also I'd appreciate a link/links to some nice silicone/foam ear tips that will fit these (Medium size)


Edited by Mackem - 2/26/13 at 8:57am
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My CKN70s have been burning in overnight.  I am A/Bing against the CKN50s.

 

It is clearly evident we are talking about a different level of resolution here.. I never thought the CKN50s was really lacking in too much detail until I just A/Bed against it's big brother.. Not only is the sound fuller but has much more detail and distinct spacing. More of the CKN50 sound.. It is like going from a 40mm driver on a portable can to a 50mm driver in a full sized can. the greater detail is one thing but imagery is also has much more distinction..

 

Vocals are lusher and smoother than the CKN50.  Plucking of string instruments have natural decay and that bit extra reverb that shows the level of resolution I am hearing...Not too much has changed since burn in. I do feel the highs are taking on more of a smoother nature than the pronounced one that was on in the open boxed form. I am no where near done with burn in but I do like the direction it is headed here. Using my Meridian Explorer sounds simply stupendous.

 

I think all you guys that sold off your CKN50 in favor of the CKN70 did well. I doubt you would have touched your CKN50s after getting the CKN70. I thought about this springy cord AT put on these earphones. I am wondering if there is reason here.. I am wondering if AT is trying out a new material for the cord..These could be a higher end cord here in disguise. I certainly can't argue with the end results that is for sure..

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Only place to get the CKN70's are Amazon JP and eBay? Might have to look into getting a set. 

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Just get one from ebay.. There is like a $10 difference in getting from ebay and doing the Tenso.com and Amazon.Japan rout.

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These legit? 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audio-Technica-ATH-CKN70-BL-Blue-Inner-Ear-Headphones-/360603775268?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D5871681106046810210%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D360603775268%26

 

Doubt I'd save much doing it another way or would I?

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That is roughly the going rate..

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OK, thanks. Any advice regarding foam/better silicone tips? I use the medium sized ones that came with my FX101s at the minute. Is there any decent quality ones that will fit the CKN70s? I'd prefer them to be from the UK but wouldn't mind ordering from US or wherever since it'll be a while until the CKN70s themselves turn up.

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I am using ebay bought Sennheiser double flange tips..You can certainly try out the earphones first and see how the stock ones work out for you. I have a box of extra tips I have amassed through my various purchases so I try what I have on hand first.

 

This is what the tips look like on the CKN50

I think your stock JVC tips should work well with these as well.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/26/13 at 10:54am
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Ah OK, gotcha. Ordered my CKN70s just now, should be a substantial upgrade from FX101s at least :)

 

EDIT: Gotta ask though; What are those circle things and how do they work? Never seen those before. 


Edited by Mackem - 2/26/13 at 10:53am
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They are soft ear guides. Kinda like ear guides that are on bluetooth head sets. They aren't stiff or anything like that. You don't notice them in your ears at all.  They are there so the earphones don't fall out when you move around. Does the job.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/26/13 at 11:13am
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