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post #1171 of 1518

Buff are  you talking about image S4s by klipsch? 

 

 

I found the ck77s in a different league to my S4s. The treble on the S4s was unrealistic and drowned out by the bass. Also with A/B ing  i noticed on some very low bass tracks that the s4s simply missed out on sub bass which the ck77 did not. thing is i really loved my s4s as they were such a big improvement on the standard crap you get with most equipment you get these days. i also found them suffering with mid bass bleed. Sound stage on the ck77s is better also. Even with all the limitations of the s4 they were still fun to listen to and at one point they where only £22 which is a bargain.

 

With all that said i don't think i will ever go back to s4s now. it would be like going back to a green screen CRT monitor from HD LCD one. lol    

I also have the Yamaha eph 100 which sound really good, and have 3d sound stage and excellent timbre, but lack bass even though they were described as bass rich (i m bass head that why i got the cks77).                           

post #1172 of 1518
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Originally Posted by SAM63 View Post

Buff are  you talking about image S4s by klipsch? 

 

 

I found the ck77s in a different league to my S4s. The treble on the S4s was unrealistic and drowned out by the bass. Also with A/B ing  i noticed on some very low bass tracks that the s4s simply missed out on sub bass which the ck77 did not. thing is i really loved my s4s as they were such a big improvement on the standard crap you get with most equipment you get these days. i also found them suffering with mid bass bleed. Sound stage on the ck77s is better also. Even with all the limitations of the s4 they were still fun to listen to and at one point they where only £22 which is a bargain.

 

With all that said i don't think i will ever go back to s4s now. it would be like going back to a green screen CRT monitor from HD LCD one. lol    

I also have the Yamaha eph 100 which sound really good, and have 3d sound stage and excellent timbre, but lack bass even though they were described as bass rich (i m bass head that why i got the cks77).                           

 

Please, elaborate on the differences between the EPH-100 and the CKS77 and what is better on each vs the other one.

post #1173 of 1518
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Originally Posted by SAM63 View Post

Buff are  you talking about image S4s by klipsch? 

 

 

I found the ck77s in a different league to my S4s. The treble on the S4s was unrealistic and drowned out by the bass. Also with A/B ing  i noticed on some very low bass tracks that the s4s simply missed out on sub bass which the ck77 did not. thing is i really loved my s4s as they were such a big improvement on the standard crap you get with most equipment you get these days. i also found them suffering with mid bass bleed. Sound stage on the ck77s is better also. Even with all the limitations of the s4 they were still fun to listen to and at one point they where only £22 which is a bargain.

 

With all that said i don't think i will ever go back to s4s now. it would be like going back to a green screen CRT monitor from HD LCD one. lol    

I also have the Yamaha eph 100 which sound really good, and have 3d sound stage and excellent timbre, but lack bass even though they were described as bass rich (i m bass head that why i got the cks77).                           


Yeah, Sam, but I'm not going to debate anything about them... I did that two years ago.(LOL) Fun, sturdy phones... and my first step up from stock phones.

 

I really like my 77s, most especially with a Sony hybrid tip, currently

 

Anyone have other tips that have that functionality of a large (or flexible) inner sleeve (or shaft) that they've tried or think will fit the 77s nozzle? My inventory is exhausted of potentials and I'd like to experiment more...

post #1174 of 1518
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Been listening to my CKS77s lately. Man these never fail to get me into the tune. Glad guys are discovering these.. I recently bought some of the Japanese direct competition to these CKS77s and while the JVC HA-FX3X are great bass heavy iems. There is still not another iem that does what the CKS77 does..This thread has slowed down but I continue to enjoy these like the day I got them. 

post #1175 of 1518

I do love the addictive sound signature of these, but you have to agree that hiss and cable microphonics are a bit loud. Not a problem when listening to something--just saying. 

post #1176 of 1518
Thread Starter 

Well these are so efficient that I don't use my amps with these at all. Just directly out of my DAP. No hiss. And as far as microphonics goes. Ya I agree AT should redo these cables that are on all their earphones.. You can wear these cord over your ears which just about eliminates microphonics but it looks kinda silly doing so.

post #1177 of 1518

Any updates on the ebay factory rejects ones?

post #1178 of 1518

Sorry, I should have said these can be hissy through just my laptop. Other sources are better. I feel like the large chambers add to the microphonics, however without the tiny flaws these sound great. 

post #1179 of 1518
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Any updates on the ebay factory rejects ones?

 

Got the Red LTD ones.

 

One word of advise, don't even bother putting these into your ears for an out of box impression, it will make you think you got a defective pair.

 

24hrs of burn and they start sounding like a decent pair of out of box IEM.

 

100hrs burning later and they are just like what guys here are describing them to be.

 

Mine has about 150hrs burn and I'm still finding slight improvements here and there, the mid-bass is getting tighter, mids a little more forward and the highs are better defined - althought nowhere near the levels as FX40 or CKM500.

 

I enjoy these with certain genre of music.

post #1180 of 1518
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Originally Posted by Alberto01 View Post

 

Please, elaborate on the differences between the EPH-100 and the CKS77 and what is better on each vs the other one.

Hi Alberto.

They are both very good.

The 77s destroy the 100s in both sub and mid bass quantity. quality is the same as far as I can tell, both go deep. 

77s high end i not as good as the 100s. The 100s just sound more realistic and accurate. More micro (texture) detail is present with the 100s. the 100s win here, perhaps through less competition with bass.  

Soundstage on the 100s is really enjoyable and more so than the 77s. You will know the 77s have a very deep and layered stage, but compared 100s the stage is slightly confined, some how the 100s are able to present an almost 3d stage, which some say is helped by the very good separation of intrsruments which they are able achieve. when listening to favorite tracks i often have moments of 'wow'. Build quality is similar. The 77s are alot easier to drive, which is counter intuitive as they have bigger drivers. overall the 77s are better as I'm a bashead, for me the eph 100 greater finesse in the high end and soundstage are not worth the reduced bass.  

post #1181 of 1518

I keep reading in this thread all about how great the bass is with these. And granted, I haven't read the entire thread, but what about the high end? Can anyone complement the high-end on these (the last poster before me did not --- instead he/she made it clear that another phone had better high-end).

 

Surely there is more to these than just the bass (and sub-bass). . .I have agreed to a trade with a fellow-head-fier for a pair of these. But now I am beginning to wonder if I made the right choice. I am not a basshead. Are these phones only recommended for bassheads? I like a lot of good quality bass in my music, but that is not the only thing I want to hear. I want to hear the entire spectrum, with nothing left out.

 

So, can someone please put my mind at ease. . .


Edited by Louis8ball - 6/19/12 at 10:09pm
post #1182 of 1518

These still possess the AT sparkle that I've heard on most of their earphones.  To me, the AT treble can be a bit too much but not so for most others.  I think you'll be fine with the rest of the spectrum but the bass does dominate with these earphones.  

post #1183 of 1518
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Originally Posted by Louis8ball View Post

I keep reading in this thread all about how great the bass is with these. And granted, I haven't read the entire thread, but what about the high end? Can anyone complement the high-end on these (the last poster before me did not --- instead he/she made it clear that another phone had better high-end).

 

Surely there is more to these than just the bass (and sub-bass). . .I have agreed to a trade with a fellow-head-fier for a pair of these. But now I am beginning to wonder if I made the right choice. I am not a basshead. Are these phones only recommended for bassheads? I like a lot of good quality bass in my music, but that is not the only thing I want to hear. I want to hear the entire spectrum, with nothing left out.

 

So, can someone please put my mind at ease. . .


These sound like a 2.1 in your ears. Very full big bold sound. I wouldn't worry so much about the bass being too crazy..These have very full mids and highs are just about right with the rest of the sound. Very immersive sounding iems. These aren't perfect by any means but they are a blast to listen to your music with. They will surprise you..

post #1184 of 1518
Very cool. Thank you to both DannyBai and Dsnuts --- you have both put my mind at ease.

And now I can't wait to receive my set of these (via trade with a fellow head-fier)wink.gif

Thank you again!!!cool.gif
post #1185 of 1518
Thread Starter 

Let us know how you like them. You should just know I don't do threads with gimpy sounding earphones. These are the opposite of anything gimpy trust me on that. Lol!. I have to have at least one bassy fun iem in my collection and these are it for me.

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