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I found the CKM50s to be definitely more bass/treble heavy than the SHE3580s.
Wait, you threw out your box with the tips in them? Hmm.. Sony Hybrids are the closest but they do change the sound just a bit. There is a replacement tip it says for the CKM50s . Some white ones in medium. http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Silicone-ATH-CK1-ATH-CK6-ATH-CKM50/dp/B001G4DUZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328849884&sr=8-1
Actually, someone threw out the box with the tips in them for me.
Thanks for the link!
@Dsnuts One week into ownership and I am loving the CKM50's more and more. I picked them up on a whim due to this thread but had been waiting for some ES7's to ship and now having had the ES7s for just 2 days, I'm finding that there is detail missing on the ES7s that I hear on the CKM50's - the high "triangle" noises are all crystal clear. I assume that'e the high treble? Some people might be into that but I love how my recent experience into headphones has allowed me to hear parts of songs that I've never heard before.
Celine Dion's "My heart will go on." - Just kind of randomly surfed to it on my list and I've heard it a million times but those high notes. I must be a noob, haha.
One thing I noticed but can't confirm is that the extension cord seems to dampen the sound a little bit. I have mostly been listening without the extension cord. Can't confirm this 100% - maybe it's just something in my head...
Regardless - glad I came across this thread. Maybe I'll "graduate" to something nicer once I get tired of these, haha but for now, they are great.
There might be more bass and treble....does it possess the full size can sound in an iem?
Does the SHE3850 have the resolving power of the CKM50?
While I find a comparable iem like the Sony MDR-EX35(comparable to the SHE3850) to have a more balanced signature to the CKM50.....they don't possess the resolving capabilities of the CKM50.....frequency balance does not determine overall performance in any headphone.
While I would use the Sony MDR-EX35....and not miss anything in my music..... the CKM50 trumps it in overall performance.....as well it should considering it's MSRP.
I am also finding that this type of IEM design (CKM50) is perhaps the most comfortable I have worn. You can even lay your head down with them on. I am also finding them to be more immersive with better imaging and wider soundstage than any IEM I've owned (ATH-CK7, Klipsch X5, PFE 112, Senn CX200, UE TF10). In fact, I simply prefer these CKM50 over my TF10 overall. They will remain in the drawer until these CKM50s break. I also briefly owned the UE 700s. Spent like $150 for them. The CKM50s blow them away.
Geeze man I suppose if you ended up with the CKM77s you would have missed out. Lol!!. Truth be told I enjoy both equally as both have completely different sound signatures. The CKM50s are more musical..I think the bass on the CKM50 while big is very unique..I have plenty of bassy earphones but I prefer this type of bassy presentation vs just having big bass. It does sound like you have a woofer in there somewhere. Have you guys ever owned a pair of these? The M50.. Believe it or not these CKM50s sound about $95% similar. Now you know.
After a few days of using them in the bus ride, I have to say...they kill my ears. Not with fatigue, well..maybe a little, but mostly with how much detail these ckm77s have...it's so appalling to hear the nice sound quality and great instrument seperation. I sometimes think it's better than the A900x to be honest, I can take one instrument and make clear of what it is, the mids are....so...inviting I can hardly stop listening to vocals without smiling. Dsnuts, you have made my audiophile dream come true! I know what soundstage, instrument seperation, clarity, and definately high end phones mean to people and how it differentiates from stock apple/beats/bose/other bad brands.
Ya it is pretty crazy just how much detail these have..You notice these have almost the same amount of bass as the A900X as well. They might have a bit more actually. But What I really like is the fact that I can have this level of detail on the go..So I agree with you 100% on how nuts these are..I take turns with the CKM77s one day and the CKM50 the next. A detailed sound and then a musical one.. Love em both.