true enough, but i have the CKM99 , well broke in from two owners, and the BASSOS hold their own against them! the CKM99s have more bass impact, but the treble
can be harsher and more fatiguing, and i cant listen to them for long periods of time. The BASSOS are more balanced and have more detail in the upper ranges and are less
harsh. Im looking forward to auditioning the CKS1000s, as everyone on head-fi seems impressed by them, even though they are inaccurate, but somehow "pleasing"
My Sony MDR7550 are still my go to most musically accurate earphone, but not so portable and considerably more expensive, but they have a studio sound that
is totally balanced and silky smooth and natural. of course for electronic music being "NATURAL" is not necessarily a plus, hence the BASSOS are better for
sheer sonic joy for psytrance, SHPONGLE chill psychedlia, etc...