Originally Posted by earfonia
Yes, that's right! CKR10 is more in quantity, but to me CKR9 is slightly better in bass quality.
CKR9 is really toe tapping... bass quality to me is better than IM03 and IM04 bass.
I'm afraid not. CKR10 and IM04 I guess more or less about the same. IM02 and IM03 slightly better in spaciousness than both CKR9 and CKR10.
CKR9 is for those looking for life-like dynamic, fast and engaging, but unfortunately not really completed with life-like wide and spacious imaging.
Sorry, but I would have to disagree with the bolded statement.
I'd say that the im02s lose or equal the ckr9s by a small margin, but the height is actually a difference between both, in some songs (like The wild hunt "tallest man on earth), the ckr9s do beat the im02s by a good bit in height, I'd say at least 2-3 levels above the im02s imo.
Some people might not be able to tell the difference, or may think that the ckr9s are congested, but in all honesty, the ckr9s are actually airy, it's only because the thickness of the ckr9s muddles the soundstage a bit. However, once the ears adjust to the thickness, yo uare able to separate the instruments, vocals, and microdettails and can immediately tell how wide and high the soundstage is. For me, the soundstage width in the ckr9s can potentially best the im02s, if not become equals, but height hands down goes to the ckr9s.
Airiness and detail definitely goes to the im02s, and sometimes, it's even more euphoric than the ckr9s. But the thing is, the im02s are definitely fatiguing compared to the ckr9s at times, which is why I take out the ckr9s more.
However, I do enjoy the im02s very much, just like I do with the H3s.
Edited by vlenbo - 5/24/14 at 1:28pm