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Another question about these, is the sound still amazing if the only source is an iPod, without an amp or anything?

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Another question about these, is the sound still amazing if the only source is an iPod, without an amp or anything?

 

Yeh these are highly efficient, so ample volume...and also sound great just from an iPod, i tested on my dads iphone4 and it still sounded lovely although I do hear a slight improvement in soundstage and clarity when I paired the iPhone4 with the Z02...although when I connected my Sony Z1060 to Z02 there was a much bigger improvement with soundstage (big plus for sony Z) which has just a lovely synergy with the CKS77 which adds to their fullness!

 

So what Im saying in a sort of long winded manor is they will still sound great from only a iPod but improvements can still be made biggrin.gif

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Thanks for clarifying all that.

 

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Bassy mids?

well the mids are crystal clear for me.

 

 

Having too many...is slight problem...have them all here...waiting like candy top be listened to lol.

 

Want to know the worst thing?

Have the "big boys" coming in.

Grado GR8 & PFE 232's

 

That said, this does help my addiction :D

 

Current list (6):

-MG7

-CKS77

-MP 8320

-A03

-A00

-I 3C-S

 

Coming in:

-PFE232

-GR8

-Crystal

 

Bringing it to 9...*gulp*

 

Oh and just bought back a set of XB700's

Make that 10.

 

 

these sound great for rock.

Thumping bass, good depth and nice instrument separation :)

 

These are, and most definitely, if you aren't into bass, you won't like them at all.

 


 

Just an update on my part:

"Cons"

-Microphonics are present - slightly annoyed I can't do anything about it this time.

-Still bass heavy

-Slip out with stock silicone tips, whilst walking

-Slight hiss with ZO2, as they are much easier to drive than my MG7s

 

"Pros"

-Nice mids and highs

-Good cable quality

-Enjoying the thumping bass

-Like the depth

 

 

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Just received my pair from AJ.. Ordered friday by EMS.. These are amazing.. Really amazing.. I use to have to add +5db bass in voodoo to get the mg7s to a place where I felt they had at least enough bass and these are already past that without a boost... The mids are more present and clearer as well and the highs sound right.. This is with no burn in straight from the box.. They are boomy but it isn't a loose boomy.. Not sure exactly how to describe it.. The mg7 are far more tight bass wise but they also don't come very close to these bass wise.. These are more comfortable as well for me and they don't stick out at all like I thought they would in appearance.. If you want a monitor with bass mg7 is better if you want an overall more enveloping and fun sound right out of the box these already walk all over the mg7.. Just initial impressions if they get better with burn in that's only a plus for me.. Thanks for the recommendation dsnuts =)

 

My thoughts exactly.  Wait till you get used to this sound and then go back to the MG7. You are gonna laugh.. Yes burn in does tighten up the sound and is essential to get the highs even better. My pair now the highs have sparkle now where before it was mostly crisp the mids and lows tighten up a bit so burn them in and happy listening.

 

I think the most noticeable difference is how the CKS77 has the punch to go with the sub bass. The MG7 is all about the sub bass. So bass will definitely be more noticeable on these.

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So theses are the new Bass kings then overall?, with MG7s being sub bass kings only due to the relative lack of mid bass?

 

Tottaly dubbed, Dsnuts -How much slower are they than the MG7s? would i only notice with and A/B comparison?

 

Danny93 did your cks77 phones come with royal mail or a diffrent carrier? I used the standard tracked option cos im cheap! 

 

Thanks in advance.

My cks77 have now left Hong kong  (AJ), sweet.  tongue.gif

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@those who have the ATH-CKS77:

 

Do the ATH-CKS77 have bassy mids?


I don't have them it even if I did what your asking is very brief as bass is the low frequencies and mids are higher. Is what your asking does that bass have a bleed into the mids? Just wanted to clarify the question for others to help you smily_headphones1.gif

Bass bleeding into the mids could be a way to ask the question.  The best way to ask the questions would be "are the mids as clean and detailed in the CKS77 as they are with other high quality headphones that have less bass?

 

I like bass.  If I am not a basshead, I am close to being oneL3000.gif.  But I like a high quality sound over the whole sound spectrum.  So, I like everything.  I might have some degree of audiophilia, and might not know it confused_face_2.gif  In other words, I like bass and a clean, detailed and competent mid and high range.  If I can not get all of this, then I would rather have a less heavy bass, with everything else clean and detailed.  For example, if the CKS77 are perfect earphones, there should NOT be such as thing as a similar sounding model like the CKM500, with appreciably cleaner mids and highs, because it has somewhat less bass than the CKS77.  If that is the case, then the CKS77's bass is affecting the other frequencies.

 


Edited by Alberto01 - 4/25/12 at 10:48am
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IT is true the MG7 is a faster earphone but they are monitors by nature so they should be. Plus those have almost a neutral mid bass that will not sound slow because of it. The CKS77 has a big full punch when called for and they will sound a bit slower because they have more sound to push and a full sound on top of that.. But to be honest if my music was not as engaging as they are with this fullness and lacks in anything I would have been hesitant in throwing up this thread. I am confident you guys are gonna love this sound. Believe me it will be refreshing to you guys. Complete and total immersion. Just you and your music.

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Bass bleeding into the mids could be a way to ask the question.  The best way to ask the questions would be "are the mids as clean and detailed in the CKS77 as they are with other high quality headphones that have less bass?

 

I like bass.  If I am not a basshead, I am close to being oneL3000.gif.  But I like a high quality sound over the whole sound spectrum.  So, I like everything.  I might have some degree of audiophilia, and might not know it confused_face_2.gif  In other words, I like bass and a clean, detailed and competent mid and high range.  If I can not get all of this, then I would rather have a less heavy bass, with everything else clean and detailed.  For example, if the CKS77 are perfect earphones, there should NOT be such as thing as a similar sounding model like the CKM500, with appreciably cleaner mids and highs, because it has somewhat less bass than the CKS77.  If that is the case, then the CKS77's bass is affecting the other frequencies.

 

 


This comes down to taste in your sound. Believe me for the type of sound these are going for it is astonishing how detailed these are.. There has to be some give and take. Big bassy headphones and earphones have a hard time with detail and clean presence. The wow factor of the CKS77 is they actually pull this off. 

 

The CKM500 is more of a traditional balanced sound and no part of the sound is more enhanced over the other..This type of sound will easily sound cleaner because these are not going for a big bassy sound..Both are excellent you just got to choose one and see how you like the sound for your music.

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^ASG-1 is a stage monitor...and it's slower.

MG7's I have no idea why, are just faster than most things I've heard :)

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The ASG-1s might sound slower because of the huge emphasis on the mids. Cus the mids mask some highs and lows. If the mids were more in line with the rest of the spectrum I think the speed would actually be faster on those. I am eagerly looking forward to the new revision on them. I hope they are tuning it more for listening more than monitoring. We will see.

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The ASG-1s arent slow just not as fast. I think the frequency is fairly clear and there is a mid peak but it doesn't veil!
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I hope Dale at Aurosonics get a hold of a CKS77. ksc75smile.gif.  Influence for the ASG-2?

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No offense but I'd rather not have ridiculous amounts of bass with the ASG-2 :P
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No offense but I'd rather not have ridiculous amounts of bass with the ASG-2 :P

 

Agreed.. Though with 2 drivers one for bass that will be interesting..I am looking forward to the ASG-2 more than the revision to be honest..  Anyways. Back on topic fellas.

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+2...

The CKS77 are fun earphones...as I said they remind me of the MDT's.

I wouldn't class them as analytical and detailed, like the ASG-1's.

 

But I'm all about the fun baby! :D

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