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post #436 of 494
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Were the CKR noticeable better for stage size/open airiness than the IM's?


I would also say CKR handles air and space better than the iM. I thought that iM03 and 04 both have good specious detail, but the image kind of feel flat and a little distanced. CKR soundstage might not be huge, but they have better positioning and a better 'all-around' effect in their presentation.


Edited by ClieOS - 5/24/14 at 10:02pm
post #437 of 494
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I would also say CKR handles air and space better than the iM. I thought that iM03 and 04 both have good specious detail, but the image kind of feel flat and a little distanced. CKR soundstage might not be huge, but they have better positioning and a better 'all-around' effect in their presentation.

 

Yes, that's right.  CKR9 and CKR10 don't have huge sound stage, but very well positioning of the instruments. But CKR10 is less airy than CKR9.  For my preference, not enough air on CKR10.  But IM02 space and instrument positioning could match CKR9.  IM04 to me, never has good spaciousness and detail. At least not as good as IM03 and IM02.

 

Btw, I just posted my review for both CKR9 and CKR10 here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/720461/review-of-audio-technica-ath-ckr9-ath-ckr10


Edited by earfonia - 5/25/14 at 7:24pm
post #438 of 494

Wondering whether I should stop searching for IEMs & earphones already. Listened yesterday CK100Pro, conclusion - not worth at all, very disappointed with its tonal balance & SQ overall.

post #439 of 494
So I bet the mighty IM-02 is still best at producing an analytical and revealing sound compared to any of these IEMs, no? Seeing how I prefer the precision of BAs, how it surgically separates each part of sound in a song and lays them to you like an architect examining each line in their drawings that make up the plan of their building.

So how will the CKR sound in comparison? The CKR 7, 9, and 10 tp be precise. Any input is greatly appreciated.
post #440 of 494
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As a sound engineer myself, I have my own raw vocal recordings, un-processed, using different mics. 

But you don't have ER4S as a sound engineer :) and that's rather strange.

post #441 of 494
Caved and got the ckr10, going to put it against dita truth, ie800 and ie800. Yes i am a big fan of dynamic drivers.
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post #443 of 494
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But you don't have ER4S as a sound engineer :) and that's rather strange.

 

I have a better one, the DUNU DN-2000 :tongue_smile:

post #444 of 494
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Ok seems like d2nk is the likelier choice for me now. Was looking into it for quite a while now. Now I'm just waiting for H20's review and yours too. My sound sigg is pretty much like yours ; natural sounding and realistic bass ofcoz. I used to be a basshead till i heard the kc06 which I still love. Their midrange and treble is spot on for me and bass tight and accurate. Its $60 iem you should give them a try. Although they are not technically able as dn1k in terms of separation and soundstage, they do sound musical and magical lol.

 

For the tips have you tried JVC spiral dotz? Wait you have the fx850 right? You've probably tried them. Compare to these tips (you've recommended) which is better?

Whats you favourite portable source for dn1k?

 

Hope to get a chance to try the Ostry KC06, thanks for the recommendation!

You should also try the Narmoo S1, very2 balance sound from bass to treble, highly recommended for sub $100 IEM. Still not the DN1K or DN2K class, but very2 good sound.

 

Didn't try Spiral Dot on DN1K or DN2K, and already returned the FX850 to my brother. But most probably Spiral Dot won't be compatible with the odd size of DN1K and DN2K nozzle.

For DN1K, the JVC tip from FXD series still the best sound so far.

For DN2K, I prefer the stock grey tip.  DN2K doesn't sound very good with the JVC tips.

 

As for portable source, all my players, Fiio X3, Fiio X5, and iBasso DX90 sound good with DN1K. But the best match probably Fiio X5, the warmest sound of the 3.  But also depending on the recordings.  Both DX90 and X5 are very good with DN1K.

post #445 of 494
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Hope to get a chance to try the Ostry KC06, thanks for the recommendation!

You should also try the Narmoo S1, very2 balance sound from bass to treble, highly recommended for sub $100 IEM. Still not the DN1K or DN2K class, but very2 good sound.

 

Didn't try Spiral Dot on DN1K or DN2K, and already returned the FX850 to my brother. But most probably Spiral Dot won't be compatible with the odd size of DN1K and DN2K nozzle.

For DN1K, the JVC tip from FXD series still the best sound so far.

For DN2K, I prefer the stock grey tip.  DN2K doesn't sound very good with the JVC tips.

 

As for portable source, all my players, Fiio X3, Fiio X5, and iBasso DX90 sound good with DN1K. But the best match probably Fiio X5, the warmest sound of the 3.  But also depending on the recordings.  Both DX90 and X5 are very good with DN1K.

Ahh I see, thats good to know. 

post #446 of 494
Ckr10 mids sound flat, way too flat frown.gif

I cannot say they are coloured, to me they sound like an enhanced ex1000 with no more nasty treble issue.
Edited by audionewbi - 6/26/14 at 2:08pm
post #447 of 494

So I've been tip rolling with the CKR9. Actually, the stock tips don't sound too bad to me on the CKR9, but I've narrowed three down as being my favorites. The UE900 tips give me lot of refined bass and thicker notes overall. The TF10 bluish silicon tips might give the most bass, and it brings the vocals even more forward. It makes the earphone sound like a high-end hifi stereo system with a great sub woofer. And finally, the Spiral Dots gives the CKR9 its most refined sound. Plenty of bass but it presents a more balanced audiophile-like sound out of the CKR9 to my ears. So depending on your taste, you really can't go wrong with either one of the UE tips or the JVC Spiral Dot tips.

post #448 of 494
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I have a better one, the DUNU DN-2000 :tongue_smile:


Well, I have heard DN-1000, T-peos H-300. They are not bad, but far from being neutral & balanced, too much bass and naturalness of the instruments was pretty questionable. Also, there weren't plenty of tips besides stock.


Edited by Max Choiral - 6/27/14 at 3:06am
post #449 of 494
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Well, I have heard DN-1000, T-peos H-300. They are not bad, but far from being neutral & balanced, too much bass and naturalness of the instruments was pretty questionable. Also, there weren't plenty of tips besides stock.

 

DN-2000 is a different beast :D

Very balance and very neutral sounding. ER4S mostly good on tonal balance and detail, but dynamic is not lifelike. We can use ER4S to monitor tonal balance for EQing, but to monitor the dynamic, applying compressor and limiter, not very reliable.  DN-2000 dynamic and overall SQ is better.  You should try it ;)

BTW, I think this is ATH-CKR series thread ;)

post #450 of 494

What amazes me is how open the ckr10. It the current selling price of 180 USD the ckr9 is steal. 

 

If I did not have the ckr10 I would get it in a heart beat. From what I have read ckr9 should be more energetic and ckr10 more laid back and open. But i also read reviews which said otherwise. It truly shows it comes down to us like always.

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