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post #556 of 563
Thanks to Dsnuts for the effort you put into this thread. The info you and others provided has been valuable.

Anyhow, my inability to decide between the cks1000 and IE80 led me to buy both (which I've shown in the embedded pic). Out of the box it wasn't even close--the IE80s were equal or better in every way, with the possible exception of bass punch. Other than the rich, controlled bass of the cks1000, i found that phone to be a total mess.

However, the audio technicas are rapidly improving on the higher end--much more clarity and overall quality (though there is certainly more sibilance than on the Sennheisers). As others have noted, i am quickly becoming a believer in the cks1000s. In fact, i find myself reaching for them as much as the IE80s. That bass is just soo satisying, yet cks1000s are far more than fart cannons at the other frequencies. If forced to choose, i would pick the Sennheisers. However, i am pleasantly surprised by what a close contest it is (and the cks1000 gets better by the listen).

Of course, i am a lowly, mouth-breathing hip hop afficianado with no graphs to support my thoughts, so take what i write with a grain of salt.


post #557 of 563

Talking about the bass... did he recommend jvc fx-850 already? If not, oh boy, let your wallet cry ^_^

post #558 of 563
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Originally Posted by davisbs999 View Post

Of course, i am a lowly, mouth-breathing hip hop afficianado with no graphs to support my thoughts, so take what i write with a grain of salt.

 

Lol! Yeah, the CKS1000's keep getting better - they have responded to long term burnin more than any other IEMs I've had. Now the high end has smoothed out considerably for me, and I find myself listening to them all of the time (after all of this time).

 

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Originally Posted by calpiyuki View Post
 

Talking about the bass... did he recommend jvc fx-850 already? If not, oh boy, let your wallet cry ^_^

 

It's only a matter of time until my wallet does it's related fx-850 (or ckr9) crying!

post #559 of 563
Can anyone compare these to the WS99?
post #560 of 563
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Can anyone compare these to the WS99?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/650449/the-new-ws99-ws77-pg-57/1710_30#post_10934152
post #561 of 563

These are amazing.At first i thought they were trash, now i burnt them about 20hrs and completely different than out of box.I wasn't thinking that burning them will change these completely.Don't judge these too early, they are getting better and better.


Edited by Mabreb - 4/18/15 at 10:45am
post #562 of 563
Recently picked up a brand new set of these for USD67 at a local discount store here in the Japanese countryside, and was initially a little disappointed with the midrange, but the more I listen the more I like! I am excited to see how these iems will develop as they are burnt in. Will update as the hours pile on.
post #563 of 563
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Originally Posted by Mabreb View Post
 

These are amazing.At first i thought they were trash, now i burnt them about 20hrs and completely different than out of box.I wasn't thinking that burning them will change these completely.Don't judge these too early, they are getting better and better.

They are pretty good for the price but I sold them since I like FXZ200's sound signature more. And plus, I got the CKR10. I got CKS1000 used so I never heard a new pair without burn in

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