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If anyone knows of anyone/can recable my CKN70s to have a Y-cable and are in the UK/EU, PM me please.

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Yeah I thought the price was a bit much myself but as the letter states, they don't do disputes over pricing etc so I didn't bother arguing my case. I just tested them now before burn in and wow these things sound great. I'm not an expert and can't really describe in that much detail what I'm hearing but I'll try.

 

When I first put these in my ears I got butterflies in my stomach when the music started playing lol biggrin.gif Everything sounds so clear! Lol, the detail is awesome. Mids on these things are amazing, they are smooth and sweet, very detailed. Highs are nice and sparkly and extend very well, they don't really offend me, I'm not experiencing much sibilance either. I was worried that the bass would be lacking but no, it's definitely there! It reaches all the way down but is only there when called for. When you play a bass emphasized song, it really shines.

 

Separation of the frequencies is amazing, each frequency can easily be heard in the mix but it's all balanced, none of them interfere with each other. I would imagine this is similar to what a 3 driver dynamic would sound like! It actually sounds as if each frequency has its own driver lol. Instrument separation is amazing and soundstage is pretty good too. I have to say the best thing about these are the vocals, wow the vocals are awesome sauce! You can really hear the emotion in the artists voice! Overall, these produce such an energetic sound and they are very exciting, everything is in your face but not offensive in any way smile.gif

 

Anyway, as I said before I bought these, as long as they were on a par with the JVC S500's in the bass quantity department and had a better sound overall, I would be happy. Well I'm pleased to report that the bass for me is actually better in quantity and quality than the S500 when the music calls for it. I also reckon these do have the superior overall sound to my ears too so yeah you can consider me pleased with my purchase, the price was worth it in the end despite the shocking customs fee smile.gif

 

Let burn in commence!

I told you it had more bass! ;)

post #8148 of 25614
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I told you it had more bass! ;)


Yeah, you did smile.gif I'm delighted with these tbh biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Gee Simpson View Post


Yeah, you did smile.gif I'm delighted with these tbh biggrin.gif

They're awesome.

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Glad they worked out for you fellas. So I have been burning my CKN70s. Since I bought them. lol. I lost track of how many hours that is. It has been hooked up to my MX2..

 

This is the first time I took them off my MX2 and threw them onto my trusty Z1060..So now I have a touch of warmth to the mids..Kinda like how my CKS1000 sound..The balance on this sound is supreme. The imagery is so nice..The highs have settled in nicely..This sounds better in every way compared to open box.. It sound more coherent now if not just plain fluid..The notes are definitely fuller now too. More textured. A matured version of the CKN70 from open box.

 

You want to throw your CKN70 into the fluid realm in sound. Get to burn in and keep it burning. Melt them drivers. 

 

Oh man my mix landed me on this tune. With the CKN70. Check out the percussion detail on this one. Great vocals, Smooth bass notes. Never heard this sound so good.

 

 

 


Edited by Dsnuts - 3/16/13 at 10:45pm
post #8151 of 25614

300 hours plus of burn in will make the 70's really sing.

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^

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Or 0 hours with xba-40. wink.gif
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;p
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;p


^ Go get all of the XBA series mochill and show this fool what's up. wink_face.gif Just messin' with ya'. tongue.gif

post #8156 of 25614

Actually, forget the recable business. Looking for something similar in price/sound quality as possible as the CKN70s but with Y-Cord (If anything exists)

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Sony xb90ex is an option, I modded my by removing the foam filter and after that they have transformed in an xba-3 with better bass biggrin.gif and the terble was hidden because of the foam an speed is now on par with them as well biggrin.gif
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Hey I was looking into this 70 and I see also a 77 so I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any difference ..?
From What I have read they have same size drivers. .
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Hey I was looking into this 70 and I see also a 77 so I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any difference ..?
From What I have read they have same size drivers. .


You mean the ATH CKM77 vs. the CKN70??? For one thing, these new CKN70s uses a micro driver with carbon nanotubes, so................

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CKS77? And a CKN70?  Both completely different. The CKS77 is a second generation solid bass earphone. Similar tuning to your WS99 but not nearly as refined. I would skip those and go directly to the CKS99 because these will cost about the same but is a 3rd generation Solid Bass earphone. New tech involved in the housing using dual air chambers that gets these things even closer to the WS99 in performance. The earphone equivalent to the WS99 is the CKS1000. Flagship model..

 

The CKN70 is the subject of what we are talking about here. The mids have a similar quality to the ES700 but the highs do exhibit some of the older AT house sound. Which tames with more burn in. Far exceeds its cost in value and sound. I couldn't take them out of my ears last night..

 

Also on that note. I have discovered that the CKN70 the way it is tuned and their ability does not require amping or more power for them to sound their best. Almost an armature in dynamics these are more suited for listening on your cell phones and daps more than requiring any type of amplification..I have discovered last night that just using my Sony Z1060 and the CKN70 gives me a similar type sound to a well amped headphone in dynamics..Keep it simple with this one for best results me thinks.

 

I would pass on the CKM77. Those have a very V shape sound frequency. Very much the older AT house sound. They don't touch the mids that are on the CKN70.


Edited by Dsnuts - 3/17/13 at 12:06pm
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