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post #1891 of 1917
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Originally Posted by DieselTech View Post

After reading this forum, I just had to get my hands on the CKM500.  I haven't burned it in yet, but I am pretty disappointed with this ear phone.  The high notes sound very harsh and artificial.  It's like they forcibly increase the volume on the high notes.  I really prefer my CKM55 over the CKM500, but I will give it a couple of weeks and see if they improve with burn in.

They sound better with some amount of burn in
post #1892 of 1917

I do think they have a somewhat "metallic" signature even after burn-in. It does settle down but the highs are still rather "thick". The mids and bass is where it's at.

 

I have one of AT's lower end IEM's, the CK323M, and I think its highs are more detailed and less sibilant, but its mids and mid-bass are deeply recessed. Soundstage is more congested than the CKM500 but I am still burning them in. Its cable still has microphonics but it's the springy, tangle-free type. More of a headphone for the looks =/

 

Unfortunately I've lost my CKM500iS but I do still have a CKM500, but I am not sure what is a good upgrade for a reasonable price. A lot of people recommend CKN70 because it sounds better but I would like something with a better cable and better noise isolation.


Edited by FYLegend - 1/14/14 at 1:18am
post #1893 of 1917
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Originally Posted by FYLegend View Post

I do think they have a somewhat "metallic" signature even after burn-in. It does settle down but the highs are still rather "thick". The mids and bass is where it's at.

I have one of AT's lower end IEM's, the CK323M, and I think its highs are more detailed and less sibilant, but its mids and mid-bass are deeply recessed. Soundstage is more congested than the CKM500 but I am still burning them in. Its cable still has microphonics but it's the springy, tangle-free type. More of a headphone for the looks =/

Unfortunately I've lost my CKM500iS but I do still have a CKM500, but I am not sure what is a good upgrade for a reasonable price. A lot of people recommend CKN70 because it sounds better but I would like something with a better cable and better noise isolation.
I consider the new IM50 an awesome upgrade to the ckm500. Better mids and highs, with a much better cable.
post #1894 of 1917

The IM50 have dual drivers.  Does multi-driver IEM really make music sound better?  Shure produce IEMs with three drivers.

post #1895 of 1917

I was about to skip trying out ATH-CKM300. Glad that I considered trying it out first. I personally prefer how it sounds. I think it has the same clean sounding mids and engaging highs but I find its bass to be a bit tighter though it doesn't extend that much deep.

post #1896 of 1917
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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post


I consider the new IM50 an awesome upgrade to the ckm500. Better mids and highs, with a much better cable.

How does IM50's soundstage compare? I would like something with a bit more soundstage. I haven't listened to my Phillips SHE3580 in a long time, but now I found its soundstage a lot larger than CKM500 (though it has a more V-shaped sound and not as refined).

 

Also what happened to the CKM700 that Dsnuts previously described? Was it just a rumor? Will it still be released or has it been replaced by the IM series?

post #1897 of 1917
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Originally Posted by FYLegend View Post
 

Also what happened to the CKM700 that Dsnuts previously described? Was it just a rumor? Will it still be released or has it been replaced by the IM series?

There were never any plans about them after the new im series were announced.

post #1898 of 1917
Hi,
I'm using V4A recently. I'm trying to find a profile and IRS for ckm500. Is anyone have profile to share here. Thanks.
Sorry for my bad English.
post #1899 of 1917

How durable are the ckm500 

post #1900 of 1917

As for me, durable enogh. I've got mine for a year and and a half and didn't have any problems at all.

post #1901 of 1917
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Originally Posted by cylpol1 View Post
 

How durable are the ckm500 

If you store them well, they are quite durable. If they sit in your pockets too much and you accidentally add pressure (ie. sit on them by mistake) the housing can break. I krazy-glued them back together.

 

Lost my first pair, second pair seems to be running low on bass on the left side, I am not sure what is wrong, probably some water damage in the past (i remember a few of my other IEMs being damaged temporarily by water but i don't recall this one).

 

Currently I'm back to using HTC's IEMs (aka the MAX300), which have MASSIVE bass. However, they are quite dynamic/fun sounding and the soundstage and instrumental separation is great considering the "price" (they come free with some HTC phones or sold for dirt cheap prices online). I also use the CK323M but it's a more average IEM, less sibilant and better treble than the CKM500, but not as much sub-bass and mids are recessed.


Edited by FYLegend - 5/13/14 at 12:47am
post #1902 of 1917

guys check out the ostry kc06. i have both kc06 and ckm500, the kc06 is just on another league. wayy better

post #1903 of 1917
I am gonna put my CKM500!on sale. 6months old, used for around 50hrs or less.
They are very great sounding iems, the only reason I am selling them is because i am upgrading to T-Peos H300 and i am pretty sure I am not gonna to use both. (50 hrs or less in 6 months tells the story).

I have phones, carry case, and dealer's receipt. Make me an offer if you are interested. I live in Toronto.
post #1904 of 1917

Turns out the plug without the extension cord is broken, need to twirl it around a few times for it to work but the volume is still occasionally goes low on the right side :(

 

Back to using CK323M and HTC IEMs :(

post #1905 of 1917

Hi Head-Fi Community,


I am divided between CKM500 or CKS99. I mostly listen to Metal, TripHop and some deep house. I am just an ordinary user and I am happy with my current CKM55 but it is beginning to deteriorate. Any advice is gladly appreciated.

 

~ Unwired

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