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I just bought the ATH-CKP500 over the Monster iSport Immersion, smart?

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Right after I bought it I realized there was a version of the iSport immersions that was 60 bucks, 10 bucks more expensive than the ATH-CKP500. I can still cancel my order. The Monster Immersion's have been described as overly reliant on bass with recessed mids, but others state it has a flat and clear audio profile. Should I cancel and get the Monster iSports?

 

The ATH-CKP500 has been described as very clear and defined but not too much bass and not as open sounding as its bigger over the ear brothers. I'm not a big bass head but do like spacious and balanced sounding headphones.


Edited by theuprising - 12/16/13 at 1:37pm
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Do not get either. Search this site's Portable headphones / IEM forum for more information.

 

By the way, the ones you are looking for are called 'IEM' rather than just 'headphones'.

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Do not get either. Search this site's Portable headphones / IEM forum for more information.

 

By the way, the ones you are looking for are called 'IEM' rather than just 'headphones'.

I need an exercise pair, nearly none of the reviewed IEM's are for exercise/jogging. The Meelectronics M6 looks like a good budget option but I am willing to spend an extra 30 bucks for a better sound, as several reviews say M6 is good for its price range but is still a bit distorted in highs and mids.


Edited by theuprising - 12/16/13 at 8:37pm
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For exercise, grab lightweight on-ear headphones like Koss Porta Pro or Sennheiser PX100ii instead of IEMs. Because of sweat and the nature of IEM being inside of ear canals, IEMs are actually not ideal for exercise session.

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For exercise, grab lightweight on-ear headphones like Koss Porta Pro or Sennheiser PX100ii instead of IEMs. Because of sweat and the nature of IEM being inside of ear canals, IEMs are actually not ideal for exercise session.

Not sure about the Sennheiser's but I know the Koss Porta Pro's, sportapro's, and ear clip models, which all use the same drivers I think, get demolished by sweat.

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For exercise, grab lightweight on-ear headphones like Koss Porta Pro or Sennheiser PX100ii instead of IEMs. Because of sweat and the nature of IEM being inside of ear canals, IEMs are actually not ideal for exercise session.

Not sure about the Sennheiser's but I know the Koss Porta Pro's, sportapro's, and ear clip models, which all use the same drivers I think, get demolished by sweat.

 

I am not sure, since my Porta Pro has been immerged in water once and worked fine after I dried it.

 

But if you sweat enough that those headphones won't endure long enough, expect IEMs to endure less.

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I am not sure, since my Porta Pro has been immerged in water once and worked fine after I dried it.

 

But if you sweat enough that those headphones won't endure long enough, expect IEMs to endure less.

These are waterproof IEM's... in anycase, I might get a pair or 2 of Koss 75's as they are only 10 bucks. People say you need to replace them every month or so because of how easily they break but thankfully they have a lifetime warranty.

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