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post #1801 of 1907
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Your late. Lol. Man there is so many new AT iems since these. I just ordered some of these.

CKS77X  some newly revised Solid bass. Will have a report on em on the discovery thread when I get em.

post #1802 of 1907
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Your late. Lol. Man there is so many new AT iems since these. I just ordered some of these.

CKS77X  some newly revised Solid bass. Will have a report on em on the discovery thread when I get em.

 

The CKS77 are on my list but the CKM500 are cheaper so those are a higher priority.

post #1803 of 1907

I was just looking at the CKM500 on amazon and when I added it to my cart, it said the estimated delivery date is 7/10-7/31. Does it really take that long to arrive? 

post #1804 of 1907
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You should just get them from CDjapan or ebay.. They are much cheaper than when they released them.

post #1805 of 1907

I'm going to give the ATH-CKM500i a try and will purchase from ebay.  Is there much danger of this model being a fake like some of the other IEM's out there?  Are there any particular things I should look out for in the ebay listings?

 

I would love to have tried the newer ath-ckn50 or ath-cks77k, but I don't think either of those come in an iPhone model.

 

Thanks for the help!

post #1806 of 1907
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No fakes have ever been reported. And these simply cost too little to make fakes. I wouldn't worry about it.

post #1807 of 1907
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Originally Posted by smting View Post

I'm going to give the ATH-CKM500i a try and will purchase from ebay.  Is there much danger of this model being a fake like some of the other IEM's out there?  Are there any particular things I should look out for in the ebay listings?

 

I would love to have tried the newer ath-ckn50 or ath-cks77k, but I don't think either of those come in an iPhone model.

 

Thanks for the help!

dont be so sure. the CKS55X has a 55Xversion

post #1808 of 1907
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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

dont be so sure. the CKS55X has a 55Xversion

Ah, I missed this!  I'll do a bit more research on it.

 

Thanks!

post #1809 of 1907
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Your late. Lol. Man there is so many new AT iems since these. I just ordered some of these.

CKS77X  some newly revised Solid bass. Will have a report on em on the discovery thread when I get em.

 

Lol so I here I am deciding between the CKS77 and the CKM500 when I find out there's a CKS77X... not sure if they sound any different from the CKS77. Definitely digging the color options though. I saw that you ordered them recently so I'll be looking out for your first impressions! Hopefully then I can decide between the three. I love electronic music, but I also listen to other genres so I'm not sure if the bass will be too strong if I get the CKS77 over the CKM500. Such a tough decision confused_face(1).gif

post #1810 of 1907
Thread Starter 

Go for the CKM500 is you listen to more genres.. The CKS77 and CKS77X are bass head iems. BIg overblown bass. The new CKS77X is not an advance in what the older CKS77 does..

post #1811 of 1907

Oh I see. Just the new color options then. From what I've gathered in this thread I'll still be able to enjoy bass focused music while also having the ability to enjoy other types of music better with the CKM500 than the CKS77. How's the physical response to the CKM500 with regard to bass? Can you "feel" it as with headphones. I read that you can with the CKS77 for sure but haven't seem to have seen how the CKM500 does anywhere.

 

Quick edit...In the discovery thread several days ago you said the CKS77x was an improvement over the CKS77 lol
Btw how much/where did you get the white  CKS77x for? I've been seeing it around ~$100 at most places. Thought it might be a bit lower...cheapest I could find was the red pair at ~$90. Are those relatively normal prices or did you get yours for cheaper/more

 

Another edit...Okay they're at CDJapan for ~$80. Anyone ever have issues with purchasing from them?


Edited by cloudyDay - 6/21/13 at 12:59am
post #1812 of 1907

Mine died all of a sudden, the left driver doesn't work anymore. Honestly they sound great, but I have no plans on buying a new pair as this pair didn't even last me a full year. The cable noise is horrendous, too.

post #1813 of 1907
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Originally Posted by cloudyDay View Post

Oh I see. Just the new color options then. From what I've gathered in this thread I'll still be able to enjoy bass focused music while also having the ability to enjoy other types of music better with the CKM500 than the CKS77. How's the physical response to the CKM500 with regard to bass? Can you "feel" it as with headphones. I read that you can with the CKS77 for sure but haven't seem to have seen how the CKM500 does anywhere.

 

Quick edit...In the discovery thread several days ago you said the CKS77x was an improvement over the CKS77 lol
Btw how much/where did you get the white  CKS77x for? I've been seeing it around ~$100 at most places. Thought it might be a bit lower...cheapest I could find was the red pair at ~$90. Are those relatively normal prices or did you get yours for cheaper/more

 

Another edit...Okay they're at CDJapan for ~$80. Anyone ever have issues with purchasing from them?

nope. i got some items from them before, including one pair of CKM500, and everything went smooth. very good communication

post #1814 of 1907
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Mine died all of a sudden, the left driver doesn't work anymore. Honestly they sound great, but I have no plans on buying a new pair as this pair didn't even last me a full year. The cable noise is horrendous, too.

Oh man less than a year of use and it broke...Did you get some kind of warranty with Audio-Technica? Also do you think it's common for them to break so early or did you have a special situation? For something that costs a good amount I think they should be pretty durable :(

 

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Originally Posted by Zelda View Post

nope. i got some items from them before, including one pair of CKM500, and everything went smooth. very good communication

Awesome good to know. What shipping option do you usually use? Are some of them trackable while others are not?

post #1815 of 1907

I am interested in getting these In-Ears and was wondering if these from ebay is the correct one. I want to get the white with silver version to match my HTC One which is silver as well.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audio-Technica-ATH-CKM500iS-WH-smartphone-ear-headphones-White-new-ateh141-/380654830822?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item58a0cbc4e6.  Currently I have AT ATH-AD700, while they do sound good, they are just too big to take out and light on the bass.  Hopefully these will be as good or better than what I have now.  Also, I listen to a wide range of genres and looking for something that will benefit anything from rock to pop and also be comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.


Edited by camui78 - 6/22/13 at 11:42am
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