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post #1636 of 1904

Hmm, just got these, does the original ones seem to sound a little different from the microphone ver, or is it just me? 

post #1637 of 1904
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Originally Posted by Jeremypsp View Post

Hmm, just got these, does the original ones seem to sound a little different from the microphone ver, or is it just me? 

I have the CKM500i with mic meant for usage with iPods/iPhones, same mic-input version as CKM500iS series with the exception of a longer 1.2m cord length without the short extension cord given. I'm also not hearing them like what others have made them out to be, especially according DSnut's earlier impressions about these being out of the world, or what he had previously termed it as "the best CKM series earphones yet". Personally to my ears the best CKM series IEM was the ATH-CKM90 model, that has already been discontinued by Audio-technica since early 2010's, and shortly after a few months later the CKM99's were introduced by them back in November 2010. CKM90 was also probably ATH's first and last in-ear earphones to be based on balanced armature drivers, instead of the usual 12.5mm dynamic transducers used across their whole line-up of lower end range of CKM series (CKM70, CKM55, CKM500), with the exception of the CKM99/CKM1000 series models which was based on their latest iteration and newly developed 14-mm dynamic transducers instead.

Simply put, the CKM500 series is indeed quite a decent earphones for it's price tag, and has reasonable build quality/thickness of the cables. However in terms of detail resolution/clarity, things such as soundstage/sense of space and instrumental separation it simply falls short compared to the other phones I have in my current possesion, and probably some of the cheaper sub-100 dollars IEMs out there as well. I do however like how it presents mainly vocals with it's forward midrange, it's excellent "Prat" factor with many upbeat tracks and its consistent and yet non-fatiguing treble qualities.

I have previously wrote quite a short and brief review about the CKM500i against my own pair of CK100PRO's before, Audio-technica current BA flagship in their own in-ears lineup. Not sure whether it would give you guys a better idea of where it stands against other top tier universals, but I'm too lazy to cut and paste the whole review into this discussion thread so just click the above link and take a look if you are interested. smily_headphones1.gif

Cheers!
post #1638 of 1904
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Originally Posted by WestLander View Post

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Hey where can i buy it from? Can you give me a link please


Edited by Rinoritze - 10/9/12 at 11:54am
post #1639 of 1904
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Originally Posted by Rinoritze View Post

Hey where can i buy it from? Can you give me a link please

 

Here you go!

 

EDIT: Gave you the wrong link! See my post below..


Edited by WestLander - 10/9/12 at 7:43pm
post #1640 of 1904
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Originally Posted by Haonan View Post


I have the CKM500i with mic meant for usage with iPods/iPhones, same mic-input version as CKM500iS series with the exception of a longer 1.2m cord length without the short extension cord given. I'm also not hearing them like what others have made them out to be, especially according DSnut's earlier impressions about these being out of the world, or what he had previously termed it as "the best CKM series earphones yet". Personally to my ears the best CKM series IEM was the ATH-CKM90 model, that has already been discontinued by Audio-technica since early 2010's, and shortly after a few months later the CKM99's were introduced by them back in November 2010. CKM90 was also probably ATH's first and last in-ear earphones to be based on balanced armature drivers, instead of the usual 12.5mm dynamic transducers used across their whole line-up of lower end range of CKM series (CKM70, CKM55, CKM500), with the exception of the CKM99/CKM1000 series models which was based on their latest iteration and newly developed 14-mm dynamic transducers instead.
Simply put, the CKM500 series is indeed quite a decent earphones for it's price tag, and has reasonable build quality/thickness of the cables. However in terms of detail resolution/clarity, things such as soundstage/sense of space and instrumental separation it simply falls short compared to the other phones I have in my current possesion, and probably some of the cheaper sub-100 dollars IEMs out there as well. I do however like how it presents mainly vocals with it's forward midrange, it's excellent "Prat" factor with many upbeat tracks and its consistent and yet non-fatiguing treble qualities.
I have previously wrote quite a short and brief review about the CKM500i against my own pair of CK100PRO's before, Audio-technica current BA flagship in their own in-ears lineup. Not sure whether it would give you guys a better idea of where it stands against other top tier universals, but I'm too lazy to cut and paste the whole review into this discussion thread so just click the above link and take a look if you are interested. smily_headphones1.gif
Cheers!

Indeed, I felt it was a little overrated when I tried the iS ver. at the shop, therefore I held off buying it, then i saw the original ver. and decided to give it a try, and was quite surprised myself. The original seemed to have better bass in both quantity and quality.

post #1641 of 1904
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Originally Posted by Rinoritze View Post

Hey where can i buy it from? Can you give me a link please

That's another IEM, the CK500M its different from the CKM500

post #1642 of 1904
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Originally Posted by sinquito View Post

That's another IEM, the CK500M its different from the CKM500

 

Whoops! You're right, I didn't look too closely when I posted the link. This is the right link

post #1643 of 1904

I notice it because of the price, the CK500M its way cheaper, but actually you wrote in the past post  about the CK500M, so I rather confuse which one you actually own.

post #1644 of 1904
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Originally Posted by sinquito View Post

I notice it because of the price, the CK500M its way cheaper, but actually you wrote in the past post  about the CK500M, so I rather confuse which one you actually own.

 

Yeah, I had them confused in my head, thanks for pointing that out.

post #1645 of 1904
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Originally Posted by WestLander View Post

 

Yeah, I had them confused in my head, thanks for pointing that out.

Thanks for helping.

One more question: I wanna buy it from America how much is it takes the arrival of the cargo

post #1646 of 1904
post #1647 of 1904
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Originally Posted by Rinoritze View Post

Thanks for helping.

One more question: I wanna buy it from America how much is it takes the arrival of the cargo

 

Depends on where in the US you are, but shipping to Virginia was pretty quick (about 7-10 days).

post #1648 of 1904
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Originally Posted by WestLander View Post

 

Depends on where in the US you are, but shipping to Virginia was pretty quick (about 7-10 days).

So its not shipping from japan right ? There are stock in US

post #1649 of 1904
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Originally Posted by Rinoritze View Post

So its not shipping from japan right ? There are stock in US

 

 

I'm not sure if there are US based resellers, but the seller I bought from (Aoyama) shipped from Japan. 

post #1650 of 1904
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I'm not sure if there are US based resellers, but the seller I bought from (Aoyama) shipped from Japan. 

Is it come with airplane how much € did you give ?

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