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post #211 of 797
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Originally Posted by jant71 View Post

That was Rakuten that had some CC info/fraud problems a while back. CD Japan/Cool Japan Now is fine. Three orders and nothing but first rate service for me.
If those jerks didnt charge me something i didnt buy, then i would have been willing to purchase this earphone for $250
post #212 of 797

True, but thinking that was a more isolated incident/accident and not a scam or other the credit card number leak thing. Just need to careful and double check things. Of course if anyone else had any issues with them then we can start to rethink it.

post #213 of 797
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True, but thinking that was a more isolated incident/accident and not a scam or other the credit card number leak thing. Just need to careful and double check things. Of course if anyone else had any issues with them then we can start to rethink it.

That may be the case. 

 

I do not condone the website because of my secluded problem, but it is an experience that I abhor. 

 

Anyways, as for the headfier that asked, it is true, only a limited few of headfiers had problems, though I expect it ranges from 2-3 people, and I'm one of those.

 

The rest experienced a great support from the website, so no need to worry about it and purchase one from cdjapan!

 

I'll probably trust them again when I feel like purchasing the fx850 series.

 

 

It might not be the best metal band, but I did enjoy listening to the Mastadon's "Iron Tusk" without a problem!

 

There is a great sense of space between each instrument that I could differentiate them. Nothing in this song sounded congested at all, but I assume it's because it's not fast enough. 

 

 

I'm about to search for one later and compile it to my list of songs.


Edited by vlenbo - 5/5/14 at 4:17pm
post #214 of 797

Those seems rather interesting to me. I wonder if they are doing rather unique things like CK100 did.

 

 

I do rather have something like an improved EX800ST/7550, that would be pretty sweet. If someone have heard both CKR-10, CKR-9 with those side to side would be awesome if they chimed in.


Edited by Ra97oR - 5/5/14 at 6:09pm
post #215 of 797

Ordered the CKR7's since Jant got me curious on that one as well.  Ds says it should be an upgrade to the old CKM99's.  Should be interesting.  

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:popcorn:

post #217 of 797
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Ordered the CKR7's since Jant got me curious on that one as well.  Ds says it should be an upgrade to the old CKM99's.  Should be interesting.  

Hope you enjoy them!

 

Those ckr7s also had me curious, but I'll have to sell my gear this time to obtain it.

 

Either way, the ckr9s sound so euphonic that I don't think I'll buy another version of the ckr series except the ckr10s if they display more detail and less warmth.

post #218 of 797

I shouldn't have bought them but been selling a bunch of stuff so the Paypal funds are NOT paying bills.  NOT good.  Could be in the fs forums real quick if it's not great.  

post #219 of 797
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

I shouldn't have bought them but been selling a bunch of stuff so the Paypal funds are NOT paying bills.  NOT good.  Could be in the fs forums real quick if it's not great.  

Yikes, I hope you'll be able to mitigate that issue.

 

It is quite possible that some of us could win the ckr5s, and maybe we could cajole audio technica to ship it directly from their HQ to the US. 

 

Then some of us can review them, others can sell them to a headfier for a better price than amazon japan, then we could regain some funds that way.

 

Hopefully you do enjoy the ckr7s, but not to the point where you'll keep them; otherwise the lamenting action from selling them off to secure fiscal problems becomes a reality.. :/

 

 

Best of wishes, Danny.

post #220 of 797

Thanks buddy.  I have a feeling they will sound good.  I don't have any AT gear left so it'll be nice to have these two come join the gang of gears at the house.  By the way you are enjoying the 9's, I'm not worried that I won't like them.  AT's new tuning seems to be good.  

post #221 of 797
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Thanks buddy.  I have a feeling they will sound good.  I don't have any AT gear left so it'll be nice to have these two come join the gang of gears at the house.  By the way you are enjoying the 9's, I'm not worried that I won't like them.  AT's new tuning seems to be good.  

That is true, I did mention my fascination with the 9s already. While I do want a bit more detail, they have the same detail close to a high end dynamic driver, but definitely not a BA.

Looks like the ckr7s will be second place in that regard!

 

And no problem! Here's something to reinforce your feeling, and any other ckr7 owner's to anticipate when you utilize them.

 

 

"Nakabayashi : Try listening actually, I understand very well the advantage of "DUAL PHASE PUSH-PULL DRIVERS". It is the feeling that you want plus a new idea to the dynamic of your choice up to now, it has reached the music playing uncharted territory. Sound density of the sound and the size of the sound field, depth and resolution are both the "ATH-CKR10". The "ATH-CKR9", I felt a light sound field clearly is a feature. 
"ATH-CKR7" also, it is very good. There is a three-dimensional impression and reality to the sound, I am superior in depth representation of space and a feeling of air it's jazzAnd fit is good. I think enjoy the sound of the price range or more, to be a model of high cost performance. Will it's started to think also new models next to the CKR series"

 

 

It won't be deprecated in soundstage by much except maybe the height of the soundstage and a bit of the width, but you'll get that nice 3d aspect of the high end ckr models.

 

 

Enjoy your day everyone, I'm continuing my impressions later tonight. 

 

 

Looks like it won't happen again, i've been pretty busy.

 

I had permission to listen to this track with my earphones, I swear, the ath-ckr9s make this soundtrack amazing. AMAZING,  it's alive, it is literally natural sounding and realistic, I swear, when the marketed term, reality, was mentioned, I was not expecting THIS.

 

Even hearing some music that involves piano is jaw-dropping. Not only does the weight of the notes played vary, the positioning of the piano is spot-on! I hear DEEP below the center stage, not to mention right in front of me!


Edited by vlenbo - 5/6/14 at 12:58am
post #222 of 797

so im02 still have a better vocal performance when compared to ckr9?

post #223 of 797
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

Great job vlenbo!!

 

:beerchug:

Thanks!

 

:beerchug: 

 

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so im02 still have a better vocal performance when compared to ckr9?

 

Yes, it still does because of its detailed airiness to it.

 

There's a little coloration in its female and male voice that makes it sound great, but these ckr9s' smooth and airy signature makes vocals good as well, but in a more relaxing tantalizing way, not in the most exciting tantalizing manner.


Edited by vlenbo - 5/6/14 at 6:24am
post #224 of 797

I was at the Audio Technica office today returning a review unit, when my contact at AT says:'Actually the other day the team from Japan came around to show us this, have you heard of it?'

 

 

Needless to say I just about pounced on them to have a listen.

 

First of all I want to say I was impressed by the build. The earphones are large but they actually feel pretty comfortable in the ear. The cables are nice and supple and way ahead of the CKM1000 cables.

 

I only listened to two tracks, one was electronica and one was a string quartet. I wasn't immediately impressed by the electronica - the sound was bassy and had some bombastic scale, but I wasn't really sure if the sound I was hearing was particularly detailed (probably not the best track). Then I switched to the string quartet, and I was immediately impressed. The strings were lively and vivacious without sounding too forward like they are on the CKM1000.


Overall based on my very very brief impression I think AT has made a bassy winner. I was definitely excited to hear more. So yeah, consider this a preliminary endorsement!


Edited by a_recording - 5/7/14 at 4:55am
post #225 of 797
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post
 

I was at the Audio Technica office today returning a review unit, when my contact at AT says:'Actually the other day the team from Japan came around to show us this, have you heard of it?'

 

 

Needless to say I just about pounced on them to have a listen.

 

First of all I want to say I was impressed by the build. The earphones are large but they actually feel pretty comfortable in the ear. The cables are nice and supple and way ahead of the CKM1000 cables.

 

I only listened to two tracks, one was electronica and one was a string quartet. I wasn't immediately impressed by the electronica - the sound was bassy and had some bombastic scale, but I wasn't really sure if the sound I was hearing was particularly detailed (probably not the best track). Then I switched to the string quartet, and I was immediately impressed. The strings were lively and vivacious without sounding too forward like they are on the CKM1000.


Overall based on my very very brief impression I think AT has made a bassy winner. I was definitely excited to hear more. So yeah, consider this a preliminary endorsement!

 

Yes, unfortunately I was not left with a favourable impression with these either considering the price. I suspect it may be aimed as a CKM1000 replacement, but whether one would have enough reason to upgrade would be an entirely different question. I think the key in this case is to achieve a more natural and balanced sound, as opposed to one that is just simply bassy.

 

If I read correctly, one of the drivers is wired out of phase, that to me would seem to create alot of problems pertaining to a natural sounding configuration.

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