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post #1006 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I got my pair through a friend that lives in Japan but there are more than a few guys that got them from CDjapan with good results. I think it depends on how much your willing to spend for shipping but they seem to get them within a week or so. I just know that guys that all have bought them through there all got theirs in a reasonable time.

 

+1 for CDJapan. I got my pair 3 days after it shipped. It was $74 sent via EMS

post #1007 of 1918
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

+1 for CDJapan. I got my pair 3 days after it shipped. It was $74 sent via EMS

How much time did the phones take to get shipped after you bought them ?

post #1008 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Mysterious View Post

How much time did the phones take to get shipped after you bought them ?

 

about 3 days

post #1009 of 1918
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

 

about 3 days

Great.
Will probably be placing an order in the coming days.

post #1010 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I got my pair through a friend that lives in Japan but there are more than a few guys that got them from CDjapan with good results. I think it depends on how much your willing to spend for shipping but they seem to get them within a week or so. I just know that guys that all have bought them through there all got theirs in a reasonable time.

 

I just ordered a second pair, gold, from cdjapan, and selected EMS shipping, which states 3-6 days delivery.  My first pair in black, I ordered from ebay, ace_of_bicycle2004, EMS had them here in 6 days including the weekend, ordered on friday, got them the following thursday, cdjapan was $20 cheaper than the ebay seller.

post #1011 of 1918
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Gotta warn you Mysterious. You gonna like these so much. You'll realize why AT has all these colors for the single reason to start collecting different colors. Like cute here.

post #1012 of 1918
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Gotta warn you Mysterious. You gonna like these so much. You'll realize why AT has all these colors for the single reason to start collecting different colors. Like cute here.

Hahaha
Will definitely try to restrain myself

Also any idea how these compare to the atrio m5s as they are also in the same price range.
post #1013 of 1918

Mysterious, send them email info@cdjapan.co.jp . They usually respond within 1x24hr. When I ordered mine they had it in stock but after a day changed to "Usually ships within 2-4 weeks" (maybe thanks to Dsnuts biggrin.gif) . Waited for 3 days it had not shipped then I sent them emails asking delivery status. The 6th day after I ordered they send it (even though the website still says that) and 2 days after that I got them via EMS. happy_face1.gif

Hope that helps.

 

Wow this thread really moving fast. Great !  OTOH Tinnitus is acting up, I miss them (CKM not tinnitus).

post #1014 of 1918
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Hahaha
Will definitely try to restrain myself
Also any idea how these compare to the atrio m5s as they are also in the same price range.

 

I have the MG7s. If you got them and then got yourself a CKM500. I think you would be pissed that you wasted your money. I know I was. Nothing but sub bass..The problem with Atrios is their design. The drivers have much power and can throw out the bass and sound is decent enough but I have no idea who's Idea it was to squeeze all that goodness through a tiny little tube for a nozzle the size of some thin linguine. So you get a flat monitor like sound with amped sub bass because of design. There is a reason that thread is practically dead and everyone is selling them off. Just telling it like it is.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/23/12 at 7:16pm
post #1015 of 1918
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Gotta warn you Mysterious. You gonna like these so much. You'll realize why AT has all these colors for the single reason to start collecting different colors. Like cute here.

 

Got the second pair for my daughter....ain't the color, it's the sound, LOL.  I have tried every tip in my huge selection of tips I purchased over the last year.  I was trying to found the sound that matches my Aurisonics Custom Silicone tips, the Meelic Silicone Double Flange came the closest....but the Aursonic Custom tips blows them all away, huge soundstage, greater separation and clarity.  Burn in now over 200hrs, I ran the new Dr. Chesky Binural Sound Show album that was listed on the Headfi home page.  There are some great tracks there for burn in, Drum Solo, Electric Bass Guitar Scale, Acoustic Bass Scale, Organ Pedal Scale (deep, deep, deep low end), and Back Home in Indiana, put them in a playlist and let it go fairly loud for 40hrs, that stretched the heck our of the diaphram and opened these up more that the previous 150 hours of listening to music.

 

Can't stress enough how great these sound on my home gears, I reach for these constantly, and I prefer them, for now to full size Audio Technica W1000X Headphones.....just can't believe the soundstage can be this big with IEM's

post #1016 of 1918
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Well cute I am eagerly awaiting AT to release the new CKM700s. I don't know if you saw this pic 300x300px-LL-ab3b5894_4961310116385.jpg The earphones this comes with is interesting. It looks like a completely new earphone with an open vented design.  Whatever earphones these are. They look premium. 3D sound?


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/23/12 at 7:26pm
post #1017 of 1918

Being honest here, I got the earphones 3 days ago and I didn't like them at first. The mids were good, but I didn't hear the lushness or even much thickness to the voices. Didn't feel thin, but not so thick as I hoped for, but then again I used them in the car so....that wasn't fair. The highs were interesting and the lows were okay, didn't feel as good as the cks77s in terms of quality or even the ck10s. HOWEVER, hearing it again back home and it is definately better, I hope burn-in will make it more noticable for the mids and lows. The highs sound marvelous, listening to grandmaster flash and he sounds a bit better with the ckm500s than the ckm77s. Build quality is ROCK SOLID man...it is just as good as ckm77s and the red color is so good. So far everything is good, the cable looks really strong too! microphonics are bad unfortunately, and also the instruments in the mid region sound so.......smooth and clean! The mids are not as forward as the ck10s or the cks77s, at least I think the cks77s had the voices up front. Does anyone know a good burn-in technique? I found it from you dsnuts but I lost the page. :/

post #1018 of 1918

Have been playing the ath ckm500 with hisound studio v , mostly classical music with impressive results .

How do the CKM500'S do so many things right !

It seems the studio v pairs well with the ckm500's and the quality of the sound is very hard not to be content with .

This thread has been a pleasing discovery ..happy_face1.gif
 

post #1019 of 1918

How fatiguing is the sound given out by these things ?
Will probably using these on my flight to the US :D

post #1020 of 1918
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Well cute I am eagerly awaiting AT to release the new CKM700s. I don't know if you saw this pic 300x300px-LL-ab3b5894_4961310116385.jpg The earphones this comes with is interesting. It looks like a completely new earphone with an open vented design.  Whatever earphones these are. They look premium. 3D sound?

Now there was I just about to write a post...after now having the CKM 500's for a few weeks, and admittedly have been playing the living day lights out of them...these are by far the best headphones I have and tried for sound stage, instrument separation, etc. 

 

Then we have it confirmed Mr Dsnuts is a secret AT employee, dangling new forbidden fruits in front of us....the Cad!!!

 

So I can only be sorely tempted to buy these also....once available...any insight into details?

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