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post #31 of 40

Dying to get one but the only set available in Singapore has a ridiculous price (by Jaben). Hoping to get it through Tenso.

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

The CKW1000ANV has WAYY more bass, while the ex1000's bass is'nt boosted at all. They both a very realistic 3D-Soundstage: Wide, good depth and instrument separation.
The Sony's stage is still much wider, in fact, its the best I have heard and  easily compares to open fullsize cans.
I think the CKW1000ANV has a bit more resolution, but the ex1000 sounds more accurate due to the flatter frequency line.
Both have annyoing treble though. The ex1000 can get really shrill, especially at semi-loud volume it pierces my ears. Hi-Hats are impossible to endure for me..
Whereas the Audio-Technica can get quite sibilant.. I dont mind that though.
Isolation is both mediocre.

Would love to try the CKM1000(hope they have the same good driver) or the NEW CKS1000. Really liking the CKW1000ANV so far, in fact it holds it's position as my favoure IEM/headphone.

Thanks for the insights. I'm really thinking of trying these now. I feel the same way about the ex1000s treble at times. However, I do find the bass lacking at times. Hopefully the ckw1000 what the doctor ordered.
post #33 of 40

Just got my CKW1000ANV. I sure hope the bass settles with burn in. That is supposed to happen so i am not too worried :D

post #34 of 40
Thread Starter 

Is everyone still using their CKW1000's? I find that these in-ears still have that 10minute adjustment period after which you just dissolve into the sweet sounding music. Though I am using my B&W speakers the most haha =P

post #35 of 40

God.. I just fell in love with these all over again. Been playing around with UE900, PFE232, Momentums, VSonic GR07, MF EB-50 and hell, I have to admit, that the CKW1000ANV

has an unmatched, unique presentation. It will never throne my UE900, but I will definitely keeping them as my Fun headphones.

post #36 of 40
Thread Starter 
CKW1000 is the dark chocolate of in-ears ^^
post #37 of 40

Thank you for your excellent review.

post #38 of 40

Sorry to bring this one back from the dead but are these now quite a bit cheaper than they were upon release? I'm only asking as I can get a pair from Japan for about £80 before shipping and that seems insanely cheap compared to some I've found just searching the web. 

 

I've currently got a pair of Phonak Audeo PFE122's and Triple-Fi 10's; how would these compare to those and would I be upgrading or staying about the same level of quality?

post #39 of 40
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Its more of a collectors item now that the new IM series have been released. If you are looking to upgrade in that price range (and like the new Audio Technica sound signature), I would give the IM70 and IM02 a good look.

 

I tried the TF10's many years ago, so I don't think my memory comparison is relevant anymore. Its nice to see the price drop on the CKW1000 so much.. because I paid around $500 for my pair :ksc75smile:

post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by blazer78 View Post

Its more of a collectors item now that the new IM series have been released. If you are looking to upgrade in that price range (and like the new Audio Technica sound signature), I would give the IM70 and IM02 a good look.

 

I tried the TF10's many years ago, so I don't think my memory comparison is relevant anymore. Its nice to see the price drop on the CKW1000 so much.. because I paid around $500 for my pair :ksc75smile:


Thanks for the advice. I didn't buy a pair in the end. Instead I put the money towards a set of used Westone 4R's for about $280. I never bought used earphones before so it's a bit of a gamble for me.
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