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post #16 of 82

wonder what is the difference between cks99 and cks1000?  besides the obvious cabling, and also the notion of using aluminium in cks1000...

post #17 of 82

Kinda diggin' the CKS1000LTD in terms of looks, especially that whole robotic arm assembly thing they got going on (which I suspect will make it fit better as well).

post #18 of 82
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I think Sony XB looks better.

I'll take Solid-Bass over Boomy-Bass.

post #19 of 82
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Originally Posted by lubczyk View Post

I'll take Solid-Bass over Boomy-Bass.

meaning..?

post #20 of 82
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meaning..?


I would say he means the XBs are known for big bass, but aren't known for tight bass.  I'm still looking for tight and big.

post #21 of 82
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I would say he means the XBs are known for big bass, but aren't known for tight bass.  I'm still looking for tight and big.

Exactly what I mean. The Audio-Technicas have bass that doesn't linger unlike the Sonys XB500/700 that I've tried.

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Exactly what I mean. The Audio-Technicas have bass that doesn't linger unlike the Sonys XB500/700 that I've tried.

well, they say that new xb series are better in regards to bass so... would be interesting to see how the cks99 compare to xb90ex :D 

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well, they say that new xb series are better in regards to bass so... would be interesting to see how the cks99 compare to xb90ex :D 

I don't know. I've never found myself overly impressed with Sony headphones. In addition, the new Sony XB look like On-Ear Earpad headphones while the Audio-Technicas look Over-Ear. From a comfort alone standpoint the Audio-Technicas look better. Sony makes good phones, like the MDR-7509 and other monitiors, but alot of models, like their earbuds can be hit and miss.

 

Sony seems a whole lot hit and miss in the last decade or so since their fall from prominence in the 90s and 80s.

 

I don't own Sony PCs, Sony TVs, or any other product except for their Playstation 3 and even that seems like a questionable choice looking back at it compared to the legacy of the Playstation 1 and 2.

 

My first and only Sony CD Walkman, that I still own to this day, was amazing back in the 90s, but I just feel the corporation is falling apart including their headphone division.

 

When I look at Sony headphones, I don't know what I'll be getting. Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser seem to have a better track record if you ask me.

 

Sony seem like Grado and Shure to me - companies past their prime that haven't kept up and are resistant to change. 

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I don't know. I've never found myself overly impressed with Sony headphones. In addition, the new Sony XB look like On-Ear Earpad headphones while the Audio-Technicas look Over-Ear. From a comfort alone standpoint the Audio-Technicas look better. Sony makes good phones, like the MDR-7509 and other monitiors, but alot of models, like their earbuds can be hit and miss.

 

Sony seems a whole lot hit and miss in the last decade or so since their fall from prominence in the 90s and 80s.

 

I don't own Sony PCs, Sony TVs, or any other product except for their Playstation 3 and even that seems like a questionable choice looking back at it compared to the legacy of the Playstation 1 and 2.

 

My first and only Sony CD Walkman, that I still own to this day, was amazing back in the 90s, but I just feel the corporation is falling apart including their headphone division.

 

When I look at Sony headphones, I don't know what I'll be getting. Audio-Technica, Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser seem to have a better track record if you ask me.

 

Sony seem like Grado and Shure to me - companies past their prime that haven't kept up and are resistant to change. 

 

All of this doesn't change a fact that some people really like new xb90ex's so, maybe something went in a better direction? :D 

 

back to the topic though: If these will be available for sale in U.S. for reasonable amount of money, I'll be very tempted to try one - just to see how they compare to the xb90ex... wish cks99 were also available in red though :/

post #25 of 82
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I think Sony XB looks better.

You're kidding, right? 

post #26 of 82

BTW, in case you missed it.  Sony is killing the XB700.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/629159/attention-sony-is-killing-the-mdr-xb700

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post #27 of 82

Going to check if I can pre-order the cks99 myself, I may review them whenever I receive them. Stay tuned!

post #28 of 82

I'd be excited to listen to the CKS1000 actually. Spoke to an AT dealer yesterday in HK and they were saying the added chamber should deliver an even more solid bass than CKS90. Having now the CKS90 snap on me, I really wish I could hold out and test out the 1000's and possibly take a dive into the $250+ bracket of earphones. Not saying sound is proportionate to price, but it would be a jump for me that's for sure.

post #29 of 82

I guess there's no new noise-cancelling model to replace ATH-CKS90NC....

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from the picture i guess ath-ws99 (which on the left side) is an over ear cans basshead.gif

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