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post #901 of 1897
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I can tell that Streetlight Manifesto tune is recorded terrible the vocals drown out the instruments and it don't help that it is a youtube video either. I suppose the actual CD of it would be better but I told you 5 times and a 6th. The CKM500 is the way to go. Iron Maiden sounds great on the CKM500.. There is too much bass on the CKS77 for tunes like that Receiving end of it all. I prefer faster tracks on the CKM500 and rock, metal on the CKM500 is awesome. If you listen to bassy tunes I would recommend the CKS77 but the CKM500 shine with anything vocals and instruments. Get yourself a CKM500 for the 7th time.

post #902 of 1897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I can tell that Streetlight Manifesto tune is recorded terrible the vocals drown out the instruments and it don't help that it is a youtube video either. I suppose the actual CD of it would be better but I told you 5 times and a 6th. The CKM500 is the way to go. Iron Maiden sounds great on the CKM500.. There is too much bass on the CKS77 for tunes like that Receiving end of it all. I prefer faster tracks on the CKM500 and rock, metal on the CKM500 is awesome. If you listen to bassy tunes I would recommend the CKS77 but the CKM500 shine with anything vocals and instruments. Get yourself a CKM500 for the 7th time.

got it. no more questions on this.... my mind is set.

thanks alot for your help. really.

ill be setting my eyes on the ckm500 and will report to u once i get it.


Edited by virus12345 - 6/17/12 at 11:16am
post #903 of 1897
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Good man..I have no doubts these will do the job for you. They will be worth your trouble to acquire them. Let us know how they turn out for you.


Edited by Dsnuts - 6/17/12 at 8:07pm
post #904 of 1897

These offer sick good quality. I can't believe my ears. They offer an excellent sound now after EQ (but I went down about 5db). I cannot believe my ears, especially considering that I only paid them 72 euros.

post #905 of 1897
@Cyan what are your EQ settings?

Also curious to see how these will sound amped.
post #906 of 1897

Does anyone know where to purchase these that are able to ship to Australia?

 

Furthermore, other than the CK10s that are discontinued, would these be the next best thing from AudioTechnica? Without spending $300+ 

 

I've already got the Yamaha EPH-100s on the way, does anyone know how these stack up to them? 

post #907 of 1897

ich1ban,

 

I would just order from Japan - cheaper and faster. I would if I wasn't hanging out for AudioFly to go on sale at the start of next month.

 

 

Wormwood

post #908 of 1897

where to buy? ebay be reliable?

post #909 of 1897
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These guys ship world wide and also has the best prices. A few guys already has bought from these guys. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?q=CKM500&media=&r=any&step=20&order=score

post #910 of 1897
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

These guys ship world wide and also has the best prices. A few guys already has bought from these guys. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/search3.html?q=CKM500&media=&r=any&step=20&order=score

 

Got mine there.  No issues, fast email replies w/i a day.

post #911 of 1897
post #912 of 1897


+1

 

Just ordered a pair from him, really looking forward to hear them! Thanks for the great reviews here, especially Dsnuts! gs1000.gif

post #913 of 1897
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@Cyan what are your EQ settings?
Also curious to see how these will sound amped.

 

I'm not sure whether these are the "definitive" eq settings. But they are so close to my ideal,  that it's hard to notice any changes. I use winamp eq, and lower the 3k and 6k bands by 4.3db. I've also gone back to tip size #3. I don't put the tip too much inside, even half mm can change the sound, so I push them like halfway in. I try to push them in so that I get a balanced neutral bass. Imo this way the bass is not hyped at all, rather neutral AND deep.

Again, with these 2 settings (tip size 3 put halfway in, and that eq setting) I really like these iems. I prefer them over to the audeze lcd-2 (rev.1 though) without any doubt. Again, this can be a matter of personal taste, but I really hated the lcd-2 rev.1 with their dampened highs, and was very happy when I had sold them.

If I want (feel too lazy with these heat triportsad.gif) I will post my definitive impressions soon.

post #914 of 1897

They sound amazing in your review, although I have trouble imagining a $80ish dynamic beating a dual BA (ck10) or a triple BA (ck100) that costs a few times as much... anyone done comparisons?

post #915 of 1897
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They sound amazing in your review, although I have trouble imagining a $80ish dynamic beating a dual BA (ck10) or a triple BA (ck100) that costs a few times as much... anyone done comparisons?

 

They don't technically.  One could like the flavor of the sound signature more of course.  I'd reach for my B2 over the CKM500 and the CK10 anyday .

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