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post #8596 of 23942
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

It might be worthwhile for you to do some "Fiio E6 versus E11" googling. So far from what I have been reading, the E11 might be the better choice. Btw, you can find them for sale for between $40 and $50 in the for sale section.

Alright, I'll look into it. I'm surprised no one has told me to get the E12, I thought it was supposed to be awesome lol.

post #8597 of 23942
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

Alright, I'll look into it. I'm surprised no one has told me to get the E12, I thought it was supposed to be awesome lol.

 

It is. It's also $130 (or as low as $100 in the for sale section). Not as portable as the E11 (or C&C) though. If I were you, I would snag the E11 for $40 from somewhere and call it a day. Then you can spend more time thinking about a more expensive amp down the road.

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OMG!! TIME TO KICK THE HYPE TRAIN BACK INTO GEAR A BIT!!

 

So I recently sold my W4 (which surprisingly was the hardest thing for me to do out of all of my universals). It wasn't that the W4 was my favorite universal (although it was up there), but it signature just hit a lot sweet spots for me. But I found that the BA200 did about 94 percent of what the W4 did for me (sans the W4's mid-bass hump and a bit less instrument separation than the W4). 

 

So I was thinking that the CKS1000 is the best universal I own (until I get a ASG-2) and the BA200 ran a second as the best universal I own (before you ask, the FXZ00 is about 5 or 6 right now), but I was curious about A/Bing the CKN-70 against the BA200. I've been burning in the CKN-70 slowly but steady, and now have about 80 hours on it. I'm thinking It come close but not destroy the BA200 (especially not the BA200's bass - great and full with deep inserting tips - or this balanced armature luscious refined mids (the TDK does something magical with piano). 

Well with 80 hours burn in, the CKN-70 has left me with my mouth with open! The AT micro carbon nanotube driver annihilates the BA200's bass in texture, sub-bass and clarity! It has a more natural tone with vocals and guitars than the BA200 (and the TDK is wonderful in this area too). The BA200 holds an ever so slight edge with the timbre of the piano, but doesn't runaway with it at all. And this really pisses me off! Why? Because I abhor the CKN-70s cable! I hate it with a passion! ... lol. But I can't argue with the sound. Taking both IEMs as a whole, the BA200 isn't too far behind, but the cheaper At edges out as the winner in sound. If you consider the sound and the build, I would give the edge to the BA200. But is the BA200 worth almost double price than the CKN-70? Let me put it this way, the BA200 is an excellent deal for about $140 to $150, and I would happily pay that for the CKN-70 if it had a better cord. But at about $80 with the cord it's a steal!

Oh, as far as treble, the BA200's highs are a lot smoother than the CKN-70, but has only a little less extension than the AT. The AT wins. It stops just short of being too hot for my ears. I never thought I would like AT phones this much, but the CKN-70, CKS1000, and A900X have done a great job in converting me.

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By the way, my test music has been Steely Dan (especially Haitian Divorce) out of the iPod nano from two years back. The music is more 3-D and more detailed out of the CKN-70, which those familiar with carbon nanotubes know that a dynamic driver is capable of this when made out of that material.

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So I want to push the buy button soon.

 

Looking for an upgrade but I think I want to stay with AT.

 

I just want a little more of everything: bass, mids, treble. (More bass/mids than treble)

 

Budget is less than $100-ish.

 

I mostly listen to the vocal trance stream from www.di.fm.

 

CKN50? 70? CKM500? Something else?

post #8601 of 23942
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post

So I want to push the buy button soon.

 

Looking for an upgrade but I think I want to stay with AT.

 

I just want a little more of everything: bass, mids, treble. (More bass/mids than treble)

 

Budget is less than $100-ish.

 

I mostly listen to the vocal trance stream from www.di.fm.

 

CKN50? 70? CKM500? Something else?

The CKN70s sound fantastic for trance. What are you upgrading from? They have plenty of punch and the melodies sound so sweet.


Edited by 7S Cameron - 4/8/13 at 7:54pm
post #8602 of 23942
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Originally Posted by schneller View Post

I mostly listen to the vocal trance stream from www.di.fm.

 

Do you like that better than trance.fm? One thing I like about trance.fm is the high, free, kbps (for free). But I have been tempted to go for a the premium www.di.fm.

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Eagerly awaiting a CKN70 successor that will hopefully have a Y-cord

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Me too smily_headphones1.gif
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If they bring it out, my IEM search will be complete!

post #8606 of 23942
At 100 hours of burn-in on the ckn70s. I love them, but when paired with my rockboxed clip+ and C&C BH, I still find them to be too bright. Nothing I can't EQ out, but hopefully additional burn-in will solve the issue.

While I believe in burn-in, I have to admit that I'm skeptical that some grand change can still occur after 100 hours. I'll still hope for it though.
post #8607 of 23942
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

At 100 hours of burn-in on the ckn70s. I love them, but when paired with my rockboxed clip+ and C&C BH, I still find them to be too bright. Nothing I can't EQ out, but hopefully additional burn-in will solve the issue.

While I believe in burn-in, I have to admit that I'm skeptical that some grand change can still occur after 100 hours. I'll still hope for it though.
The volume they are harsh at keeps increasing every couple days for me. They're still getting smoother.
post #8608 of 23942
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

OMG!! TIME TO KICK THE HYPE TRAIN BACK INTO GEAR A BIT!!

 

So I recently sold my W4 (which surprisingly was the hardest thing for me to do out of all of my universals). It wasn't that the W4 was my favorite universal (although it was up there), but it signature just hit a lot sweet spots for me. But I found that the BA200 did about 94 percent of what the W4 did for me (sans the W4's mid-bass hump and a bit less instrument separation than the W4). 

 

So I was thinking that the CKS1000 is the best universal I own (until I get a ASG-2) and the BA200 ran a second as the best universal I own (before you ask, the FXZ00 is about 5 or 6 right now), but I was curious about A/Bing the CKN-70 against the BA200. I've been burning in the CKN-70 slowly but steady, and now have about 80 hours on it. I'm thinking It come close but not destroy the BA200 (especially not the BA200's bass - great and full with deep inserting tips - or this balanced armature luscious refined mids (the TDK does something magical with piano). 

Well with 80 hours burn in, the CKN-70 has left me with my mouth with open! The AT micro carbon nanotube driver annihilates the BA200's bass in texture, sub-bass and clarity! It has a more natural tone with vocals and guitars than the BA200 (and the TDK is wonderful in this area too). The BA200 holds an ever so slight edge with the timbre of the piano, but doesn't runaway with it at all. And this really pisses me off! Why? Because I abhor the CKN-70s cable! I hate it with a passion! ... lol. But I can't argue with the sound. Taking both IEMs as a whole, the BA200 isn't too far behind, but the cheaper At edges out as the winner in sound. If you consider the sound and the build, I would give the edge to the BA200. But is the BA200 worth almost double price than the CKN-70? Let me put it this way, the BA200 is an excellent deal for about $140 to $150, and I would happily pay that for the CKN-70 if it had a better cord. But at about $80 with the cord it's a steal!

Oh, as far as treble, the BA200's highs are a lot smoother than the CKN-70, but has only a little less extension than the AT. The AT wins. It stops just short of being too hot for my ears. I never thought I would like AT phones this much, but the CKN-70, CKS1000, and A900X have done a great job in converting me.

 

Bro, if you think they're good now, wait til you hear them after 300hr+ burn-in wink_face.gif

post #8609 of 23942
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post


The volume they are harsh at keeps increasing every couple days for me. They're still getting smoother.

 

You're right, I find that happens to my iems in general, during burn-in.

 

 

Guess what ?   ...I threw my pair of FXD200 (with about 300hrs burn) onto the burner for almost 2 weeks (non-stop, without sneaking a listen) and started liking them a whole lot after they got 500hrs.

 

,...there goes the theory that 300hrs burn in is enough for CNT drivers !

post #8610 of 23942
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Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post

 

You're right, I find that happens to my iems in general, during burn-in.

 

 

Guess what ?   ...I threw my pair of FXD200 (with about 300hrs burn) onto the burner for almost 2 weeks (non-stop, without sneaking a listen) and started liking them a whole lot after they got 500hrs.

 

,...there goes the theory that 300hrs burn in is enough for CNT drivers !


But ghost only one of the drivers in the FXZ200s has CNT, the other two are just carbon methinks. How consistent are they now after so much burn-in???

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