What's fun is that Inks exposes himself.
"Burn in doesn't change much" but Wayne should wait as the CKS1000 will change a lot for the worse and match the graph with time.
The XBA4 and XBA40, which have been proven to be so picky and change so much with sources and tips. So, most people know this but Inks says they only act one way with that much impedance regardless of the rest of the chain. With the right tips, they are not harsh with that impedance. That you don't experiment enough is your loss in the end. The way it sounds would be right up your alley.
We all know that the consensus is the true test of a phone. One or two people is not enough to be valid so no we are not going to trust any two people over the consensus which(though still young) is telling us the CKS1000 is a solid choice in it's price bracket. Remember no one said more than it is really good(not better than a K3003 or IE800 etc.) and then Inks countered with "it's crap". Could have just said that it doesn't seem to be good to me or something less arrogant thus starting the banter. If you follow the scientific method and hold data and measurements so highly then you know how much you have to repeat an experiment and record the results till your theory(it's crap) is valid.
In the end it seems to more about being right/knowing more/telling people what they should do instead of putting forth an opinion in a way that could help push others in right direction and not try to demean or insult their opinions. The people who like the phone don't want you to call it crap. And I, who have been around here quite a bit longer than Inks, don't want to hear him tell me what something can end up sounding like. I have been tweaking and fixing flaws before he even started measuring them. The difference is that I am fine with people liking what they like and I know that things don't sound the same for different ears and probably totally different set-ups
Edited by jant71 - 4/16/13 at 10:49am