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post #571 of 582
Just tried the CKR7, 9, 10 today. Spent a good 30 mins listening to all of them. Took the time to try out the IM70 as well.
 
The CKR7 was just as I expected, it was rather disappointing and sounded more like a souped up R6 Reference to me. The CKR9's while took me a while to get used to the sound signature, had very pleasant bass that was neither under nor overpowering. The high end presence for the most part felt just about right, though for JPOP female singers it could start to get a little ear piercing. Mids were upfront, and didnt felt like it was trying to take over the sound like it does on my SE215. Then I tried the CKR10 and immediately felt the warmth which the CKR9 lacked. For a moment there I thought I prefered the overall sound of the CKR10, until I went back to the CKR9 and realised just how rolled back the highs are on the CKR10, which is not my thing.

So in all I think the CKR9 gets my vote. While I appreciate the overall warmthness of the CKR10, I do not like listening to music without that particular high end sparkle. Which I would also like to add how the IM70 have that similar sparkle the SE215 lacked. Now I wish I had gotten a pair of IM70's over the SE215 back then, and they're both priced similarly. :/
 
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Originally Posted by Middy View Post

Just do a search on aliexpress for ckr10. The seller I got them from doesn't list them anymore. But a ckr10 brings up a few of them.There isn't a link via my app sorry. $57 cheapest listed
 
@Middy I'm really intrigued by the CKR9 and 10's on Aliexpress, I noticed a lot of them refrained from showing the AT logo on the IEMs, even the ones that do seemed to be very cleverly photoshopped away. Did the CKR10's you bought come with the AT logos on the sides? And how was the packaging like?
 
post #572 of 582
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Originally Posted by cr0wnest View Post
 

Maybe you should get the CKR9 LTD. It's an improved version of the regular CKR9 and seems to fix that treble issue. You could also look into the other IM series as well. What is your sound preferences?


Edited by Love Music - 5/12/15 at 4:59am
post #573 of 582
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Maybe you should get the CKR9 LTD. It's an improved version of the regular CKR9 and seems to fix that treble issue. You could also look into the other IM series as well. What is your sound preferences?

I'm into more of a warmer sound signature. Which is why the CKR9 really surprised me with its somewhat bright sound but yet has just enough warmth to make up for it. But the issue with the warmer IEM's I've tried so far is I find they either lack in the high end, or dont have enough separation so it muddies up a little bit. The IM70 and SE215 are such examples, to my ears at least. They are solid performers for the price but since I have the budget to go a little higher, why not? Though for the price of the CKR9 it already is a little over my budget, but I have always been willing to make exceptions whenever it is most logical. ;)

post #574 of 582
The box and headphones match exactly. I did the fakes search and as another member said unless you do a side by side comparison with a shop pair you can't. Tell.mine ticked all the boxes and sound almost.as.good as my BW P9s.
amazon UK sells for £250 I got mine for £40. I am very happy fake or not.
and better with jvc.spiral buds
good luck
Dave
post #575 of 582
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Originally Posted by Middy View Post

The box and headphones match exactly. I did the fakes search and as another member said unless you do a side by side comparison with a shop pair you can't. Tell.mine ticked all the boxes and sound almost.as.good as my BW P9s.
amazon UK sells for £250 I got mine for £40. I am very happy fake or not.
and better with jvc.spiral buds
good luck
Dave

Thanks middy, good to know. I just placed an order for the CKR9 from Aliexpress. I figured if Aliexpress could sell genuine Marshall Major headphones, why not AT? Anyway the seller said this particular listing comes without the retail box, perhaps thats why its going for a little cheaper at 52 USD. (Its always the case on aliexpress)

 

I will take advice from this forum and try them with the JVC spiral ear tips as well. Too bad I cant get those from ali. :D

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I'm into more of a warmer sound signature. Which is why the CKR9 really surprised me with its somewhat bright sound but yet has just enough warmth to make up for it. But the issue with the warmer IEM's I've tried so far is I find they either lack in the high end, or dont have enough separation so it muddies up a little bit. The IM70 and SE215 are such examples, to my ears at least. They are solid performers for the price but since I have the budget to go a little higher, why not? Though for the price of the CKR9 it already is a little over my budget, but I have always been willing to make exceptions whenever it is most logical. ;)

I see. I was going to also recommend the IM02 to you (also great with Jpop) since they are around the same price, but I think the CKR9 might suit you better judging from your description. 

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^

Just missed that comment. Congrats! Enjoy your CKR9's! 

post #578 of 582
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Originally Posted by Love Music View Post
 

I see. I was going to also recommend the IM02 to you (also great with Jpop) since they are around the same price, but I think the CKR9 might suit you better judging from your description. 

Well I might end up owning one in the future if I eventually decide the CKR9's arent my thing in a long run. :D

I've always thought I have somewhat of a niche taste in music.. I listen to mostly blues and all forms of rock as well as plenty lot of Japanese pop and rock. The two dont sound anything like each other, and the recording is also very different so it will ultimately have a different impact on the device you listen them with. And that makes it all the more difficult to find a pair of IEM's that suit both equally well.

 

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^

Just missed that comment. Congrats! Enjoy your CKR9's! 

Thanks! hope it all goes well. The seller offered a full refund if I ever find them to be "not genuine" but I will have to bear shipping costs for the return. :/


Edited by cr0wnest - 5/12/15 at 6:01am
post #579 of 582
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Originally Posted by cr0wnest View Post
 

Well I might end up owning one in the future if I eventually decide the CKR9's arent my thing in a long run. :D

I've always thought I have somewhat of a niche taste in music.. I listen to mostly blues and all forms of rock as well as plenty lot of Japanese pop and rock. The two dont sound anything like each other, and the recording is also very different so it will ultimately have a different impact on the device you listen them with. And that makes it all the more difficult to find a pair of IEM's that suit both equally well.

 

Thanks! hope it all goes well. The seller offered a full refund if I ever find them to be "not genuine" but I will have to bear shipping costs for the return. :/

That's why I brought both haha. Maybe you will decide to do the same also :) They are good all rounders though. I'm sure you'll be happy with either of them. 

post #580 of 582

I went back to try out the IM02 today and also the CKR9 again. There's no comparison.. The IM02 sounded flat in the low end (its like AT forgot to put in the bass LOL) and the highs were a lot sharper than I expected. And they weren't that comfortable, often I felt the IEM losing its secure fit in my ears. Back to the CKR9, I was surprised to find that the high end didnt sound as harsh as it did yesterday (Placebo effect after putting the IM02's in my ears?) and everything felt really balanced. The bass was just as great as always, and the forward mids complemented the bass overall. The highs still sounded crisp and I could hear detail in the higher frequencies that I couldnt in the SE215 or IM70.

Now I'm really looking forward for my pair to arrive from Aliexpress, hopefully they can reproduce at least 80% to 90% of the original, assuming they are not genuine.

post #581 of 582

I think a pair of $200 iems selling for $60 ,especially on aliexpress of all places, indicates that they're almost certainly fake. But if you enjoy them then more power to you.

post #582 of 582
That's why I was so suprises with the sound quality of the CKR10 I bought. I bought them as a cheap replacement pair. I can only compare to my B+W P7s and they hold up well.I may have been lucky.
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