Originally Posted by donzy
Hello folks. I just recently purchased a pair of WS99 and cannot be more satisfied. Absolutely stunning, but I was curious as to how these would compare to the ATH CKS1000? I was looking for a gym/outdoor headphone that would sound just as good as the ws99 without the leakage and with some noise isolation. Also I have an extra pair of the WS99 FS which is BNIB and unopened for a great price, def lower than ebay or amazon so anyone interested let me know! Thanks!
The 99's are warmer but have balanced bass, mids and highs, and the highs are never fatuiging. The 1k's have the same incredible bass, but are more V shaped and coloured, with the mids being a bit further back and/the highs being quite energetic (some may find this somewhat fatuiging after a while). Fwiw, I use the ue900 tips on them and love the sound, especially for electronic music like trance (great spacious soundstage too). Anyway, they both sound great, but they are different. The 1k's isolation is average, and I find they are too bulky and stick out of my ears too much for gym use (head gets caught in the doorways lol), so I happily use them at home.