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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

As many earphones and headphones I own I love it when you don't spend much money for greatness. These CKN50 for what I bought them for..Has a magnificent sound..

 

This cheap bastard likes the sound of that! Looking forward to your impressions :)

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Looking forward to the impressions on the TDK's ericp.  I've been close to pulling the trigger on all three models but looks like you're doing a good job for us so I'll keep waiting some more.  

 

p.s.  If you need your stuff burned in, just send it to Ds.  wink_face.gif

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Originally Posted by mugen3 View Post

 

Is that another name for the moving armature the Ortofon e-Q5 uses? Your description of it is very similar, a BA with a dynamic driver sound.

 

 

Well MA stands for magnetic armature, and from the limited research I could find on it, it's suppose to be a new technology developed by TDK, but the magnet armature does work in some ways like the moving armatures, from what I could ascertain (and it does take air or uses air in some ways like the moving armature. So I don't think it's a stretch to think that the technologies are close and similar. The articles I read stated that the sound produced could price the earphones hundreds of dollars about it's under $100 price. We'll soon hear.

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Looking forward to the impressions on the TDK's ericp.  I've been close to pulling the trigger on all three models but looks like you're doing a good job for us so I'll keep waiting some more.  

 

p.s.  If you need your stuff burned in, just send it to Ds.  wink_face.gif

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What three models DannyBai. The new TDK balanced armature? And is there another I've missed?

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What three models DannyBai. The new TDK balanced armature? And is there another I've missed?

You already have one in the IE800, then there's the MA600 and MA700 I believe.  

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You already have one in the IE800, then there's the MA600 and MA700 I believe.  

Okay, as of now there is not MA700 (only the MA600), but there is a BA700..

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Okay, as of now there is not MA700 (only the MA600), but there is a BA700..

Ok.  I knew I read something somewhere but didn't know the real facts.   beerchug.gif

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So I just got the ELE in today. First impression: it's awesome! This is the first time I'v ever used a DAC or amp for headphones so take my opinion with a grain of salt.  It DEFINITELY amplifies the sound even though it's only a DAC. All my headphones have doubled in volume, so it works great with Sony IEMs as I find all the ones I've heard a little too quiet.

 

This little DAC goes perfectly with the MH1Cs. It's like they were meant to be together, and if you have a problem with the volume this definitely amps it up. With the S500s this thing is fantastic, it hasn't been burned in at all yet, but the first thing that stuck out to me were the vocals. They sound lively and even more real. The bass also sticks out more, but is more refined at the same time. It also brings them to more of a neutral sound than a warm sound, although there is still a little warmth there.

 

That's all I have so far and these are my impressions on open box, so it is all subject to change.


Edited by 7S Cameron - 1/10/13 at 7:42pm
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Information on the TDK MA600

 

http://www.tdk-media.jp/tjbbe01/bbe31300.html

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Thread Starter 

Hey glad you guys are finally getting your Eles. Not bad for less than a $20 spot no?

 

Hey ericp what ever happened to them Maxell dual dynamic iems.? The one impression I read doesn't seem all that impressive is what I am reading..

 

I suppose just because there are 2 drivers really don't mean they are gonna be 2 times the sound quality.

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

When fully burned. They remind me of another AT phone I recently bought.

 

As many earphones and headphones I own I love it when you don't spend much money for greatness. These CKN50 for what I bought them for..Has a magnificent sound..

 

Speaking of which, the local audition didn't turn out so well, I'm 100% certain the pair I heard wasn't burned in at all, the 1000 were much better but the 2000 was to die for biggrin.gif

 

 Luckily, I remembered your advise "5x the price but not 5x the sound" !    ...so ordered a pair of them 900 beerchug.gif

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Good man Ghost. They sound almost compressed on open box. If that is what you heard that is how they sound on open box. Some proper burn in and they shine like madd. 

 

Well Danny it looks like Ghost beat you to the punch on the AD900X purchase.


Edited by Dsnuts - 1/10/13 at 8:31pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Hey glad you guys are finally getting your Eles. Not bad for less than a $20 spot no?

 

Hey ericp what ever happened to them Maxell dual dynamic iems.? The one impression I read doesn't seem all that impressive is what I am reading..

 

I suppose just because there are 2 drivers really don't mean they are gonna be 2 times the sound quality.

Yeah Dsnuts, I haven't read enough good impressions on the dual driver Maxwell or the hybrid to be interested in purchasing it yet. Plus it will take a lot to beat the best dual-dynamic driver I've heard so far, the TDK IE800. 

I tell you though, one IEM that it's hard to find any press on still has my attention, the AKG K374/K375. I'm so close but i'm fighting the temptation! lol

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

Well Danny it looks like Ghost beat you to the punch on the AD900X purchase.

 

So, those are about $220? And here I thought they were going to be cheap lol!

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I know I haven't mentioned anything about the AD900X on this thread but it is my opinion of course but if you guys have never tried an open can. You must try or own at least one open can to understand what openness does for your music. These are the best open cans I have and they also happen to be a new headphone from Audio Technica.. You guys get to read about these here because I was the first person to buy these unheard. I took a chance on them as you guys know I am a big fan of Audio Technica. The AD900X is

 

-Very easy to drive

-Marvelous Stage, expansive

-Detailed yet very controlled

-Balanced to a -T-

-Grunt when called for, I think even Grado guys would be impressed.

-Bass when called for

-Vocals will give you goose bumps

-Physically light and non fatiguing in any way or form

-Extremely comfortable

-With the right source projects a very 3D sound.

-Not overly forward or recessed in any part of the sound

-Plays all my tacks stunningly

-Because of their detailed sound and stage. I am willing to bet will be one of the best cans for gaming possible. Will try them out with some soon.

 

Seriously for what I payed for? Lol. Does it get any better? I feel I hit the headphone jackpot lotto with these. These sell in ebay for $300 plus they sell on Amazon Japan for $192 right now. Freakishly great sounding cans.

 

On a side note. The CKN50 fully burned in share some similarities to these AD900X cans. Which surprised me today when I was listening to them..

 

@Wayne the CKN50 microHD earphones are the cheaper earphone version of them I suppose. But once you hear that expansive full sized headphone sound and stage it will be your gateway to higher end sound.


Edited by Dsnuts - 1/10/13 at 8:56pm
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