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post #106 of 537
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

Just saw the Youtube video, me me definitely interested.

 

I sure hope these are better than the CKM1000 though.

http://kakaku.com/article/pr/14/04_ckr/

 

here's kakaku magazine's impressions of the ckr9 + 10 vs ckm1000 and the triple ba IM03.

 

Hope you will like these things next Mr.lachlan!

 

I truly do, especially since there are trolls (as I presume they are) who agree with this IEM user with only 1 review post so far.

 

 

 

I already put that I deleted his review since it would be redundant to show it. Look at those people who deemed it helpful, for shame!

 

/Rant


Edited by vlenbo - 4/25/14 at 11:15pm
post #107 of 537

Interesting article. Just not really clear through translate. Probably not a detailed explanation of some things. What is it exactly in the high end of the 9 and 10 that is a step above the IM-03. The space or something. Not sure what.

 

Does sound like I said the stock tips would be ripe ripe for the tip change. The 9 is thicker in the mids and has less treble. That would obviously explain the 10's mids being more sharp from the extra treble.

 

And at least the pouch is not a pouch...


I guess they only call them cases on the AT site if they zip up. A bit scared when they went back to the term "pouch". A decent little snap case.

post #108 of 537
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Interesting article. Just not really clear through translate. Probably not a detailed explanation of some things. What is it exactly in the high end of the 9 and 10 that is a step above the IM-03. The space or something. Not sure what.

 

Does sound like I said the stock tips would be ripe ripe for the tip change. The 9 is thicker in the mids and has less treble. That would obviously explain the 10's mids being more sharp from the extra treble.

 

And at least the pouch is not a pouch...


I guess they only call them cases on the AT site if they zip up. A bit scared when they went back to the term "pouch". A decent little snap case.

I agree, the headfiers can only speculate on the sound sig unless someone purchases one.

 

Once Sunday arrives, I'm purchasing the ckr9s and obtain them on thursday of next week I believe.

 

I will be able to compare them to my unsold collection.

 

 

I wish the japanese reviews and impressions had more to say about the sig of the ckr9 and 10. Like you said, the ckr9s should have thicker mids and less treble because of that, while the ckr10s have more detail on the treble which can help the mids sound more detailed. I believe that the space they are talking about is the instrument separation capabilities of the earphones, but I could be wrong.

 

 

Is there anyone who can translate the article a bit better? 

 

Edit: ordered a pair from Joshin Web, hoping to get them shipped this week.

 

I'll probably evaluate them the upcoming week if the shipment goes smoothly.


Edited by vlenbo - 4/27/14 at 9:36am
post #109 of 537

CKR10 ordered. Will report.

post #110 of 537
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CKR10 ordered. Will report.

Thanks for the contribution Dsnuts.

 

My ckr9s are arriving soon. I hope to provide the most unbiased impressions, but this time I have no doubts about it.

post #111 of 537
Holy crap! You two are THE MEN! Awesome dudes

:-)
post #112 of 537

Add Danny to the equation too..Lol.

post #113 of 537

Couldn't decide between the 9 and 10 but the titanium housing sold it for me.  Everything else the same between the two?  

post #114 of 537
 
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Holy crap! You two are THE MEN! Awesome dudes

:-)
Thanks wayne, all that's left are those ostriches and hopefully the ckr9s do best the ostrys enough to warrant their own attention.
 
BUT, only if the ath-ckr9s  cost at least $140, lol. That is a fair increase in price/performance ratio imo, because I know that the $70 that I will spend on those ostrys will be worthwhile.

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Couldn't decide between the 9 and 10 but the titanium housing sold it for me.  Everything else the same between the two?  

The overall impressions from review sites is that there is a good difference between the 9 and 10 in resolution and clarity, instrument separation, soundstage size, and imaging. It isn't a huge difference to warrant the $100 (but this is based on conjecture). I hate kakaku though, people hating on those titanium looks, sound, and build quality apparently.

 

Jants and I believe that the disparity between the two will minimize once we tip-roll the ckr9s, which is what I plan to do.

 

 

Like Ds and yourself, the titanium housing intrigued me, but the aluminum produces a more natural beauty to the iem. 

 

EDIT: this is IMO btw, forgot to mention that.

 

 

That and it looks like a piece of white chocolate, lol. I'm almost tempted to eat it just by admiring the aesthetics.

 

 VS   

 

White chocolate rolos, I think that's what popped in my mind when I scrutinized the build of the ckr9s, lol!

 

And here are the latest impressions taken from AV watch.

 

http://av.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/review/review/20140430_646535.html


Edited by vlenbo - 5/1/14 at 10:01pm
post #115 of 537

Come on someone has to buy this, if I had the cash I would have done so, who is going to take one of the team :D

 

The fanboy inside me loves to add another AT product to my collection, the other knows if it falls short of my ditta truth I will be greatly disappointed. 

post #116 of 537
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

The overall impressions from review sites is that there is a good difference between the 9 and 10 in resolution and clarity, instrument separation, soundstage size, and imaging. It isn't a huge difference to warrant the $100 (but this is based on conjecture). I hate kakaku though, people hating on those titanium looks, sound, and build quality apparently.

 

Jants and I believe that the disparity between the two will minimize once we tip-roll the ckr9s, which is what I plan to do.

 

 

Like Ds and yourself, the titanium housing intrigued me, but the aluminum produces a more natural beauty to the iem. 

 

 

That and it looks like a piece of white chocolate, lol. I'm almost tempted to eat it just by admiring the aesthetics.

 

White chocolate rolos, I think that's what popped in my mind when I scrutinized the build of the ckr9s, lol!

 

Good points vlenbo.  I bet they are very close in sound.  Only if they were wood, then I wouldn't have to had to decide which model to choose.  I hope the weird shape of the housing isn't troublesome with fit.  Looks minimalist enough for two drivers to make it work.  

post #117 of 537
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Good points vlenbo.  I bet they are very close in sound.  Only if they were wood, then I wouldn't have to had to decide which model to choose.  I hope the weird shape of the housing isn't troublesome with fit.  Looks minimalist enough for two drivers to make it work.  

After reading a comparison of the fx850 and ath-ckr10, I agree that the wood housing would have been phenomenal, especially since the ckr10s would have had a good chance in maintaining its ranking amongst the top iems like the jvc woodies. That, and the iem selection would have instantly been narrowed to the woodies like you said, haha.

 

Some admit that it does sustain its position as the top five, so maybe it might have even beaten the fx850s by a small margin if it had wood housings, but oh well.

 

 

The fit does seem problematic, but the ckr10's housing appears to be slightly smaller than the ckr9s. Once I post pics of the fit, there should be no concerns of latent fit issues. :)

 

And congrats to both you and DS, hope you guys enjoy the ckr10s!

 

 

Mochill, if you're truly interested in those beautiful titanium housings, buy them! ;) 

 

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Come on someone has to buy this, if I had the cash I would have done so, who is going to take one of the team :D

 

The fanboy inside me loves to add another AT product to my collection, the other knows if it falls short of my ditta truth I will be greatly disappointed. 

 

One ckr9 buyer over here,

 

2 ckr10 buyers over here as well! 


Edited by vlenbo - 5/1/14 at 10:10pm
post #118 of 537

Looking forward to you getting the CKR9's before anyone else getting any of the CKR series.  Hope you hype the crap out of them so my patience wears thin.  

post #119 of 537

Nice, looking forward to that, I hope you guys get your gears soon, it is the first dual phase IEM that we have seen mass produced. I guess for terms of performance it has to measure against Kuro. 

post #120 of 537
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

Nice, looking forward to that, I hope you guys get your gears soon, it is the first dual phase IEM that we have seen mass produced. I guess for terms of performance it has to measure against Kuro. 

I've been so close to pulling the trigger on the Kuro and especially the Donguri but my money went to the CKR10's instead.  I've heard the Sui so at least I can hear how these will measure up to those anyway.  

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