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Originally Posted by akarise View Post

Well I can't use tenso because of their new policy (since I'm not living at home right now) so I have to resort to online stores in the US. I listen to a wide variety of music so something well-rounded is best. I'm currently using the AD900X for home and CKM500 on the go, without a DAC or amp for either as of now. The problem is that I can only get one of them right now since I'm a poor college student, so getting one means I probable won't be able to get the other for a while. Is the sound of the WS99 more expansive and larger due to it being a full-sized headphone? How about if I phrase the question like this: If you could only listen to either the WS99 or the CKS1000 for 3 whole months without ever listening to the other, which one would you pick?

 

Let's see.. you have the AD900X, so that is very good. The WS99's compliment the AD900X perfectly - you get two distinctly different yet awesome sounding headphones, and between the two of them you are set for all types of music.

 

The WS99's are definitely more of a closed sound relative to the AD900X's. They have a very nice soundstage, but nothing like the AD900X's (which are very airy and expansive). With the 99's, you get a ridiculously amazing bass, an overall warmer sound, with a treble that is not too bright. They are very nicely balanced, and have a beautiful lush signature. They are of course not as airy or with the same imaging or expansiveness as the ad900x's. For me, the WS99's excel at electronic/modern bass oriented music, and the AD900X's excel at rock and acoustic etc.

 

The CKS1000's seem kind of like a hybrid of the AD900X and the WS99 to me. The way they handle the bass is very much like 99's, and the mids are perfect (neither recessed or forward), and the treble is sparkly and energetic. They are very open and airy, with with very wide/deep soundstage, wonderful layering and instrument separation and imaging (like I haven't heard in an iem before). The overall effect is that they bring everything to life and you're immersed by the music. So far they have sounded absolutely amazing with all of the genres that I listen to (mainly electronic, rock, prog rock, pop, korean rap :) etc). So for me the 1K's are the better all-rounders.

 

If you didn't have the AD900X, I'd probably be recommending for you to get the CKS1000 over the WS99 first. But because you have the AD900X, it's a more difficult decision, because I think that you would love either one. One thing you could consider doing would be to get a cheap but good amp such as the E11 for about $40 to give your ad900x a bit more body and fullness in the low end, and they could easily satisfy your "headphone fix" for a while, and also get the CKS1000 to satisfy your iem fix. Then get the WS99's down the road a bit to complete the trifecta. Just a thought.

 

If you are looking for a DAC, I am still incredibly happy with the $20 ELE DAC. In fact, the ELE DAC plus E11 is a great cheapo combo.


Edited by waynes world - 4/20/13 at 7:11pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I might have a new earphone for some type if discovery for ya'll to chew on.. Stay tuned.. They could be good but I have my Spidey senses tingling on this one.

Say it ain't so, please say it ain't so.

I don't think I can literally afford another onslaught.

 

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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 I listen to (mainly electronic, rock, prog rock, pop, korean rap :) etc). So for me the 1K's are the better all-rounders.

Mang wat did that sf master troll do to ya. Dusty is where it's at mang, dusty fo shizzle.

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Say it ain't so, please say it ain't so.
I don't think I can literally afford another onslaught.

Mang wat did that sf master troll do to ya. Dusty is where it's at mang, dusty fo shizzle.

^Great impressions WAYNE, you're making me lusting after these more and more hype post by hype post, hour by hour. Might have even surpassed dat nutman level. Ds should be proud my young grasshiphopper.

Don't listen to that stale Twinkie with all that expired dusty stuff, you too hip to be dragged into all that hasbeen sh!T. Stay fresh meng. cool.gif

Can't wait Ds BRING IT!!!

Oh man after beating the crap outta these FXZ200 for these past 1.5 weeks they are sounding mad nice now. Bass is toned so much just like my six pack allowing the mids and highs to come through, that ghost was right on the money! beerchug.gif
Edited by sfwalcer - 4/20/13 at 8:19pm
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Don't forget I was right about the fxz200 as well biggrin.gif
post #8795 of 26066
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

If you are looking for a DAC, I am still incredibly happy with the $20 ELE DAC. In fact, the ELE DAC plus E11 is a great cheapo combo.

 

E11 cannot be used when charging, so I'm not sure if it's the best combo with a DAC.

post #8796 of 26066

I am strangely tempted to try these out......

 

http://www.pro-sound.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PSS&Product_Code=SSENGP03&Category_Code=

 

its 1 for 15, or 2 for 20....anyone want to go halfsies?

post #8797 of 26066
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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

I am strangely tempted to try these out......

 

http://www.pro-sound.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PSS&Product_Code=SSENGP03&Category_Code=

 

its 1 for 15, or 2 for 20....anyone want to go halfsies?

it shows 

Pro-Sound Low Price: $4.95

post #8798 of 26066
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

it shows 

Pro-Sound Low Price: $4.95

yeah with 10 dollar shipping.

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Originally Posted by TekeRugburn View Post

yeah with 10 dollar shipping.

wrong. shipping is $50+ (international ...frown.gif)

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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

wrong. shipping is $50+ (international ...frown.gif)

yeah international shipping is a booch.... its 10 dollars for conus though!  so... who's down?  

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I'm down for a pair.
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I'd go halfies
post #8803 of 26066
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post

I'm down for a pair.

awesome...i tried adding more...added up to 6 pairs and shipping was at 9 bucks...sorry it was 9 bucks and not 10

 

so if anyone else wants to try them out for fun... ill order it....and then send them out to whoever...splitting the shipping costs between everyone in the group buy.

 

at 6 pairs plus 9 dollar shipping is 38.70

 

it would be about 6.50 each plus the costs to send them out to everyone split 6 ways.

 

after everything i figure it to be about 10 bucks each 

 

I dont know how big the packages will be or if will be a bulk item...no idea.  but on the safe side...3,50 for shipping from me to you.

 

sennheiser clips... ill try it for 10

post #8804 of 26066

well thats 3 so far

 

and absolute shameless plug for a cheap dac.

 

muse pcm2704, like the ele dac but has spdif for optical out and coaxial out.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/660697/muse-hifi-pcm2704-usb-dac-black-portable-better-el-ele-dac-basically-extremely-portable


Edited by TekeRugburn - 4/21/13 at 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by Jakkal View Post

E11 cannot be used when charging, so I'm not sure if it's the best combo with a DAC.

 

True, and it's good that you pointed that out and it something to consider. If that is not a deal breaker though, the E11 is very good bang for the $40 buck that you can get it used for. And it has the added benefit of being able to take mobile. So if one is wanting to keep expenses down, I think it's a great way to go.

 

Of course if one wants to spend a bit more, I think the C&C BH is equally as good bang for buck at $99 - it's a wonderful little amp. It can be used when charging, but charging is rare because it has an 80 hour batter life! I've had mine for 2 weeks and have been using it every day, and I still haven't had to charge it yet. Wow.

 

I also think the rockboxed Clip Zip is incredible value for approx $40. The SQ, the very small size, and the fact that you can play FLAC files on it is all pretty amazing. When mobile, I use my Clip Zip + C&C BH + CKS1000's, and I am amazed at the synergy and by how good the combo sounds. The CSK1000's don't require any amping at all and sound great out of the Clip Zip, but they sound even more incredible off of the C&C BH, with it's SF switch making the 1K's already awesome soundstage even bigger and deeper, or with it's LF switch making the 1K's already ridiculous bass even more goliath. Good combo I say! :)

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