Originally Posted by jasonb
Since getting my GR01 i really can no longer stand the sound of the CKM500. I have tried them numerous times since and to me they now sound like absolute garbage. I honestly dont know how i could have praised them so much, and i also dont know why i used to like them over the Brookstone dual driver DDM clones. I can still use the Brookstones when i am in a more bass heavy mood, but i really cant even tolerate the CKM500 anymore. Never have i fallen for such hype before, and i for some reason loved them for a couple months.
We'll I think CKM500 is probably great for what they are, and of course a possibility for the OP considering their price range. However, to compare them against high teir IEM's in the $400 - $500 range is a little overboard, really makes one stand out in the crowd when others know exactly what those IEM's are capable of.. I agree with Techno kid, if you haven't heard something don't comment on it don't compare it. Doesn't stop a person from giving a recommendation but can look a little silly on screen to those who have.
Anyway, let's put this train back on it's tracks. *toot toot*