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Poll Results: Which one would you order??

 
  • 68% (120)
    Carbo Tenore
  • 31% (54)
    Carbo Basso
174 Total Votes  
post #406 of 4174
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Definitely do that. I wouldn't let him off easy, and I would push for a further discount. Just say that there is no way that you would have purchased them if you knew they had that crack (even if that's a fib). Be nice but relentless! Good luck.

Thanks mate, yeah I shall definitely do that. They were described as in good condition, and when I got them they looked as good as new. Finding a flaw like this crack was very unexpected to say the least.
post #407 of 4174
Hey Lifted, feel for you man. First the custom and now this

Anyway, the FXT90 is vented if I'm not wrong. Would you think it could affect the sound due to air leaking thru the crack or is it just a crack line.
Edited by Leo888 - 6/23/13 at 10:32pm
post #408 of 4174
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post

Thanks for the descriptions. My final comparison request, if there's anyone who has both, would be the CKS1000 and the CKS99.

Staff of Audio-Technica had answered the differences between the two on their website at the Q&A section:

"The CKS1000 have an extended frequency response, and rigid aluminum parts to eliminate unwanted vibrations to deliver a more clear sound, comparatively. Also, you are correct that the CKS1000 have a communications microphone for use with compatible devices, mostly smart phones."

 

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/d4bb26427568eaac/index.html

post #409 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

Hey Lifted, feel for you man. First the custom and now this

Anyway, the FXT90 is vented if I'm not wrong. Would you think it could affect the sound due to air leaking thru the crack or is it just a crack line.

Hmm, I don't see any vents mate.

So far the sound is the same as it is on the R side. I'm still gonna contact the seller today and send him the picture of the crack.
post #410 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Guys, I finally figured out why the FXT90 were so much cheaper... more than half the price of new ones.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Can anyone see the culprit?

Sorry to hear about this. There's something you can do to prevent the crack becoming any bigger and also seal the housing. Go to your chemist or grab some of your girlfriends clear Acrylic nail polish and apply a few light coats over the cracked area. Do one coat at a time, let it dry then apply another, this will seal the housing and prevent the crack splitting any further. The same technic is used on cars with cracked windscreens.
post #411 of 4174
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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post

Staff of Audio-Technica had answered the differences between the two on their website at the Q&A section:

"The CKS1000 have an extended frequency response, and rigid aluminum parts to eliminate unwanted vibrations to deliver a more clear sound, comparatively. Also, you are correct that the CKS1000 have a communications microphone for use with compatible devices, mostly smart phones."

 

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/d4bb26427568eaac/index.html

Thanks. The cable I knew, and 'more clear' is a bit vague. Would be interested to hear from anyone who has or has heard both.

post #412 of 4174
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Sorry to hear about this. There's something you can do to prevent the crack becoming any bigger and also seal the housing. Go to your chemist or grab some of your girlfriends clear Acrylic nail polish and apply a few light coats over the cracked area. Do one coat at a time, let it dry then apply another, this will seal the housing and prevent the crack splitting any further. The same technic is used on cars with cracked windscreens.

Yeah it sucks a bit.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I just found that there is a crack at the top of the same side as well. :/


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 6/24/13 at 2:36am
post #413 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Hmm, I don't see any vents mate.

So far the sound is the same as it is on the R side. I'm still gonna contact the seller today and send him the picture of the crack.

I think this should be the vent where my finger is pointing at in the pic.

post #414 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

I think this should be the vent where my finger is pointing at in the pic.



Ah yeah now I see it too lol

Good news it that I received my clear M6 bi-flange tips from MEElec ebay store today. Gonna try them on the FXT90, the M11 bi-flanges don't seem to be giving me a good enough seal.


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 6/24/13 at 3:02am
post #415 of 4174
I have small, narrow and kind of short 1st turn to the 2nd bend ear canal and can never get to use double flange. Even with medium comply, I still feels pressure around the entrance to my ear canal. How I envy guys like you who have normal ear canal shape with so much more to play around with to get the best out of iems.
post #416 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

I have small, narrow and kind of short 1st turn to the 2nd bend ear canal and can never get to use double flange. Even with medium comply, I still feels pressure around the entrance to my ear canal. How I envy guys like you who have normal ear canal shape with so much more to play around with to get the best out of iems.

 

Wow thats a bit harsh, have you ever tried some small tri-flanges?

post #417 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Lifted Andreas View Post

Wow thats a bit harsh, have you ever tried some small tri-flanges?

Yup, even my local headphone shop sales person tried to put them on for me but it keeps popping out. For the couple of times I managed to get it in, the tips of the tri-flange hits somewhere in my ear canal wall or something like that. For now, I'm using a very small foam tip that I order from eBay and it seems to work well for now with some of my iems.

I guess my local store will frown to see me walk into their shop looking for something as I'll always comes out empty handed mostly due to fitting issues.

But, over the course of all this frustration, I realized that I could still enjoy this hobby by sticking with shallow fit iems or something with a small sound bore like the SE535 (with small size olives) I have. With my FXT90, I use medium comply foam whereby the tightness is bearable due to the shallow fit.

An idea of small foam tips that'll fits me is something like what's in the pic on the CKN70.
post #418 of 4174
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

Yup, even my local headphone shop sales person tried to put them on for me but it keeps popping out. For the couple of times I managed to get it in, the tips of the tri-flange hits somewhere in my ear canal wall or something like that. For now, I'm using a very small foam tip that I order from eBay and it seems to work well for now with some of my iems.

I guess my local store will frown to see me walk into their shop looking for something as I'll always comes out empty handed mostly due to fitting issues.

But, over the course of all this frustration, I realized that I could still enjoy this hobby by sticking with shallow fit iems or something with a small sound bore like the SE535 (with small size olives) I have. With my FXT90, I use medium comply foam whereby the tightness is bearable due to the shallow fit.

An idea of small foam tips that'll fits me is something like what's in the pic on the CKN70. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

That sucks bigtime mate.

Have to say though I prefer smaller IEMs as well, like EPH100, Carbo Tenore, VC02.

They just seem to have a better isolation and fit all round for me.
post #419 of 4174
Alrighty. The 2 finally reach me. For the price i pay well it certainly worth every single penny. As for the Basso, it suprisingly surpass my expectation. Man the soundstage is wide and i mean wide and it goes low. I am expecting the bass to overshadow the mids and highs how wrong i was. As for the Tenore, well I find it abit too sharp maybe it needs a couple of more burning in. Overall I am happy with the 2 very good plugs i must say. The only setback are the tips otherwise all are good. Have already ordered the meelec tips just waiting to see if it still hurts my ears. If not will go for complies.
post #420 of 4174
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Originally Posted by esirex View Post

Alrighty. The 2 finally reach me. For the price i pay well it certainly worth every single penny. As for the Basso, it suprisingly surpass my expectation. Man the soundstage is wide and i mean wide and it goes low. I am expecting the bass to overshadow the mids and highs how wrong i was. As for the Tenore, well I find it abit too sharp maybe it needs a couple of more burning in. Overall I am happy with the 2 very good plugs i must say. The only setback are the tips otherwise all are good. Have already ordered the meelec tips just waiting to see if it still hurts my ears. If not will go for complies.

 

Re Bassos: awesome. I hope the meelec tips work for you!

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