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post #256 of 793
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post
 

2 weeks and still no shipping from CDjapan.. Efficient these guys aren't.

Is there a chance you could refund and purchase from amazon?

 

@DannyBai 


I'm glad that the ckr10s are becoming more enjoyable for you, Danny!

 

I forgot to ask, is the ckr10's soundstage great in width, height, and depth?

post #257 of 793

When I visit CDjapan I get a process for shipping. So It is one of those things where it seems whomever is providing the CKR-10 for CDjapan is sending it to them so in turn they can send it to me. These guys pulled a available buy now option only for them not to actually have them in stock. Which is utter crap but what can I do. They probably didn't expect some one to actually buy one..

 

CDjapan. Never again. Unfortunately they lost my business forever after this transaction. I highly recommend using Tenso instead. I think even accessoryjack is better. At least those guys have items in stock when they say it is available.

 

That is funny that as I was typing this they actually shipped my order.. Wow took 2 weeks exactly.  About time is what I have to say about that.


Edited by Dsnuts - 5/11/14 at 9:15pm
post #258 of 793
Not quite ready for a review yet but I've been doing some comparisons with the H3 and FX850 and the CKR10 hangs quite well with these two. The sound isn't as spacious as the FX850 but is close to the H3. The sound is more intimate then the two. Vocals sound more natural than the H3 and quite close to the FX850. H3 shows some graininess in the vocals and FX850 has good air. CKR10's have more heft in the vocals and sounds quite even. Bass is interesting and quite stunning. Has better control than both earphones. Packs this incredible punch and authority. I've never heard synthesizers sound so good. Treble isn't as sparkly as the FX850 or H3 but is tuned better than the H3. Treble took a good 24 hours of burn in to show up. Mid-bass took a couple of days to settle. I'm gonna keep burning them in all week and see what happens. Back to the treble. This is a new direction in tuning for AT. They have somehow finally tuned their treble to be smooth without any sign of sibilance. Not recessed as I heard in the beginning. There's good extension, not sparkly like the JVC's but it's very smooth and lovely. Best vocals of any AT I've heard yet. For sure best treble since I couldn't handle majority of of AT earphones for that. Bass might be one of the best I've heard to date but you gotta love big bold bass. My favorite AT phone to date. That's about it for now.
post #259 of 793
Japan was having two week holiday called golden week😊...
post #260 of 793
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

Not quite ready for a review yet but I've been doing some comparisons with the H3 and FX850 and the CKR10 hangs quite well with these two. The sound isn't as spacious as the FX850 but is close to the H3. The sound is more intimate then the two. Vocals sound more natural than the H3 and quite close to the FX850. H3 shows some graininess in the vocals and FX850 has good air. CKR10's have more heft in the vocals and sounds quite even. Bass is interesting and quite stunning. Has better control than both earphones. Packs this incredible punch and authority. I've never heard synthesizers sound so good. Treble isn't as sparkly as the FX850 or H3 but is tuned better than the H3. Treble took a good 24 hours of burn in to show up. Mid-bass took a couple of days to settle. I'm gonna keep burning them in all week and see what happens. Back to the treble. This is a new direction in tuning for AT. They have somehow finally tuned their treble to be smooth without any sign of sibilance. Not recessed as I heard in the beginning. There's good extension, not sparkly like the JVC's but it's very smooth and lovely. Best vocals of any AT I've heard yet. For sure best treble since I couldn't handle majority of of AT earphones for that. Bass might be one of the best I've heard to date but you gotta love big bold bass. My favorite AT phone to date. That's about it for now.

May I...

 

just say that against the h3s, the ckr9s actually outdo it in stage width, height, and spaciousness. Not by a GRAND, but a good amount to discern the EXACT positioning of the instruments. :)

 

glad you're enjoying them, and now I'm tempted to get the ckr10s...

post #261 of 793
When it comes to describing all the different angles of staging vlenbo, I'm not very good at it. I can tell if a sound is big or not but could misplace the small details.
post #262 of 793
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When it comes to describing all the different angles of staging vlenbo, I'm not very good at it. I can tell if a sound is big or not but could misplace the small details.

that is true. Soundstage varies greatly with different users.

 

I'm actually only okay with it, so I understand the troubles where we tell the different angles. Sometimes I even misplace it. 

 

But I'm very glad you posted about it, I Still want the ckr10s either way, and as it still competes with the h3s' soundstage, I may get it. My comment was just so you could possibly switch those ckr7s when possible, ;) 

 

I can't tell whether mids are natural or not, but I do enjoy reading that the ckr10s sounds natural from your perspective. I might just have the same ears as yours. I guess I have to conserve my finances once again, lol.


Edited by vlenbo - 5/11/14 at 10:14pm
post #263 of 793
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

that is true. Soundstage varies greatly with different users.

 

I'm actually only okay with it, so I understand the troubles where we tell the different angles. Sometimes I even misplace it. 

 

But I'm very glad you posted about it, I Still want the ckr10s either way, and as it still competes with the h3s' soundstage, I may get it. My comment was just so you could possibly switch those ckr7s when possible, ;) 

 

I can't tell whether mids are natural or not, but I do enjoy reading that the ckr10s sounds natural from your perspective. I might just have the same ears as yours. I guess I have to conserve my finances once again, lol.

They really do sound good and I like it over the H3's right now but doesn't get to the FX850 level.  Maybe it's a more refined version of the CKR9's or not so who knows if you need to get it.  I remember choosing the JVC FXZ100's over the FXZ200's so you could have the better sounding earphone.  What I know is that the CKR10's have a thick sound but it's not dark or muddy in any way.  

post #264 of 793
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

They really do sound good and I like it over the H3's right now but doesn't get to the FX850 level.  Maybe it's a more refined version of the CKR9's or not so who knows if you need to get it.  I remember choosing the JVC FXZ100's over the FXZ200's so you could have the better sounding earphone.  What I know is that the CKR10's have a thick sound but it's not dark or muddy in any way.  

awww, that is sad.

 

Looks like the fx850 are my next iem then. Thanks!

post #265 of 793
Should've been your first iem 😅😅
post #266 of 793
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Should've been your first iem 😅😅

agreed...oh well. I can eventually get it...maybe. :(

post #267 of 793
I be wanting for you😋
post #268 of 793

This design of the CKR10 is genius.  Fit is so nice and isolation is superb.

post #269 of 793
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This design of the CKR10 is genius.  Fit is so nice and isolation is superb.

+1

 

They look elegant, thin, fit like a glove, and are classier than some phones I own (I.e. m200). It actually matches the looks of the ck10 in my opinion, and isolation is definitely great. I don't understand why the japanese say that the isolation is okay at best. Noise leakage is surprisingly awesome too. I thought that mesh would allow sound to dissipate, but apparently it doesn't leak much if at all (playing at half the volume of my lg g2).

 

Cable is pretty awesome too, I just wish it was that nice ck10 cable with little to no microphonics. Actually, the only con I find in this earphone is the microphonics!

post #270 of 793
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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post
 

+1

 

They look elegant, thin, fit like a glove, and are classier than some phones I own (I.e. m200). It actually matches the looks of the ck10 in my opinion, and isolation is definitely great. I don't understand why the japanese say that the isolation is okay at best. Noise leakage is surprisingly awesome too. I thought that mesh would allow sound to dissipate, but apparently it doesn't leak much if at all (playing at half the volume of my lg g2).

 

Cable is pretty awesome too, I just wish it was that nice ck10 cable with little to no microphonics. Actually, the only con I find in this earphone is the microphonics!

Microphonics are pretty bad.  I don't think it leaks too bad but I see the mesh next to the back of the housing and can clearly hear music leaking when I put it up to my ear.  I can't imagine it could be that bad though.  Hight quality cable and well built just like the other higher end AT's.

 

I brought it to work with me today and listening to it at my desk.  There's good separation and has a wide field of sound but seems more cohersive than something like the H3 or FX850.  The sound just doesn't seem as vast.  More intimate like I mentioned before.  I can only imagine with a littel more treble presence, this sound could be an absolute killer.

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