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Just thought I'd chime in on how great these CKR9's really are. Close to owning them for close to 11 months and they still surprise in what they can do. Still like to lurk and see what's new on the forums, but everytime I try a new iem I'm usually disappointed or somewhat satisfied. I may have to jump to a higher tier in the future, but I don't see why at the moment. Anyways...happy listening guys!

Nothing i have tried at that range (or any below $250 for that matter) can best them IMO.

If i were to upgrade ,my next IEM will be the Etymotic ER4SR which is $350.

post #767 of 785
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Nothing i have tried at that range (or any below $250 for that matter) can best them IMO.
If i were to upgrade ,my next IEM will be the Etymotic ER4SR which is $350.

Interesting jump and any particular reason why the sudden shift? Looking for something neutral? I've always wanted to take a dip into the Etymotic side of things but always feared that the fit might ruin the experience.
post #768 of 785
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Interesting jump and any particular reason why the sudden shift? Looking for something neutral? I've always wanted to take a dip into the Etymotic side of things but always feared that the fit might ruin the experience.

Aaah, i forgot to mention im a detail-freak:p

 

I always put detail retrieval first when picking IEMs. The CKR-9s pull me in with their deep and addictive bass though.

post #769 of 785
Has anyone tried the jvc fx1100 or even the fx750? If so then then how do those compare to the ckr10 or ckr9?
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Can anyone compare the ckr9/10 vs shure se846?

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Has anyone tried the jvc fx1100 or even the fx750? If so then then how do those compare to the ckr10 or ckr9?

I tried the jvc fx850.  The sound is good on the jvc but the bass is bloated and sloppy when compared to ckr9/10.  I use an amped lgv10.  

 

When amped the ckr never distorts.  The jvc is already bloated with bass, when you put an amp on it the bass gets worse, more distorted(relatively speaking).

 

The big difference is the push pull technology used with the ckr9/10.  Without getting technical, I can say that the technology works!  

 

What you'll find when comparing almost any headphone to the ckr series is that its hard to switch once you get used to the sound.  I've owned $800 headphones but prefer the ckr series.

 

Also dont forget about the e40.


Edited by ljnew - 5/9/16 at 8:03pm
post #772 of 785
Best place to buy CKR10 in UK?
Is there a way to see which is fake/genuine?
post #773 of 785

@musicday Follow this link .. where people have discussed in depth comparing counterfeit v. real with pictures

Link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/720461/review-of-audio-technica-ath-ckr9-ath-ckr10/1035#post_12062651

post #774 of 785

Hello, 

I am a newbie here :p! I don't know if this question has been asked before, but I need some help. I was looking for some good+cheap earphone on Aliexpress and I found this..........

 

http://ru.aliexpress.com/item/2015-New-Original-CKR9LTD-13mm-Dual-Driver-Dynamic-Noise-Isolating-Premuim-Solid-Bass-Stereo-Music-Earphone/32372413763.html?spm=2114.10010208.100007.5.YEI1uJ

 

Is this real Audio Technica product? has anyone tried this before?:confused:

 

 

Sorry for this odd question.......:D

post #775 of 785
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Originally Posted by Deb1995 View Post
 

Hello, 

I am a newbie here :p! I don't know if this question has been asked before, but I need some help. I was looking for some good+cheap earphone on Aliexpress and I found this..........

 

http://ru.aliexpress.com/item/2015-New-Original-CKR9LTD-13mm-Dual-Driver-Dynamic-Noise-Isolating-Premuim-Solid-Bass-Stereo-Music-Earphone/32372413763.html?spm=2114.10010208.100007.5.YEI1uJ

 

Is this real Audio Technica product? has anyone tried this before?:confused:

 

 

Sorry for this odd question.......:D

Thats most probably a fake one but quite a lot of people say that fake units sounds the same as the original.

 

Not sure if this seller is the same guy though...... he could be selling ones that sound horrible........

post #776 of 785
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Originally Posted by Deb1995 View Post
 

Hello, 

I am a newbie here :p! I don't know if this question has been asked before, but I need some help. I was looking for some good+cheap earphone on Aliexpress and I found this..........

 

http://ru.aliexpress.com/item/2015-New-Original-CKR9LTD-13mm-Dual-Driver-Dynamic-Noise-Isolating-Premuim-Solid-Bass-Stereo-Music-Earphone/32372413763.html?spm=2114.10010208.100007.5.YEI1uJ

 

Is this real Audio Technica product? has anyone tried this before?:confused:

 

 

Sorry for this odd question.......:D

I'm pretty sure it's a fake.

First of all, CKR 9 LTD is a "limited edition". That's what the LTD stands for. Second, there weren't that many made (hence being limited edition). In fact, even authorized original sellers like treeo no longer has CKR 9 LTD in stock. That's how limited this model is. So if direct authorized sellers from Audio-Technica no longer has these models in stock... it tells you how many of those same models are in other places.

 

In fact, for the CKR9 LTD, I would say don't bother taking the risk of buying from non-authorized companies (including even Amazon as it is sold from a third party).

Having said that, aliexpress has a great history of selling fakes almost all the time so yes, it is highly likely that those products are fake considering the fact that aliexpress is infamous for selling counterfeits.

 

 

Those with the fakes claim it is just as good as the real. Well, my question is, how do you know?

The CKR9 Ltd being a limited edition is rarely in stock in most earphone shops for listening purposes. In fact, out of all the earphone/headphone shops I visited, only one shop had CKR9 Ltd as a listening model and that was in a japanese airport. So, to have a listening test with a real for the CKR9 Ltd is highly improbable.

Having said that, I am sure the fake still sound loads better than an everyday apple earphone. So yes, in comparison to everyday apple earphones, it might be that the CKR 9Ltd might sound beautiful. However, that do note that this might not mean that it sounds like the original. It just sounds MUCH better than a casual earphone or lower end audiophile quality earphone.

 

Don't take a bet with fakes. That's my advise to you. Just get a different product if you are in a budget.

 

If you have don't have much but want to experience a CKR feel (closer to CKR 10 though), go for the Audio Technica e40. It's around that fake's price range but is an authentic product. Having said that, I believe you can get the e40 for around 79.99 if you know where to look. Go browse over head-fi if you don't know how.

 

But ya, consider the CKR9 Ltd to be no longer sold. It's saddening to know Audio Technica's in-ear flagship (after e70 which costs like 600$ when tax is included) is no longer sold, since the sound quality does indeed rival with other top in-ears.

Having said that, look around at the CKR9 or CKR10 or e40 if you really want a similar sound. Just note the CKR9 Ltd is pretty much no longer sold.

Also, the Sony XBA-A2, Sony XBA-A3 sounded fascinating in my ears recently. You can also check those out if you are willing to pay more.


Edited by AccCreate - 6/9/16 at 10:00pm
post #777 of 785
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I'm pretty sure it's a fake.

First of all, CKR 9 LTD is a "limited edition". That's what the LTD stands for. Second, there weren't that many made (hence being limited edition). In fact, even authorized original sellers like treeo no longer has CKR 9 LTD in stock. That's how limited this model is. So if direct authorized sellers from Audio-Technica no longer has these models in stock... it tells you how many of those same models are in other places.

 

In fact, for the CKR9 LTD, I would say don't bother taking the risk of buying from non-authorized companies (including even Amazon as it is sold from a third party).

Having said that, aliexpress has a great history of selling fakes almost all the time so yes, it is highly likely that those products are fake considering the fact that aliexpress is infamous for selling counterfeits.

 

 

Those with the fakes claim it is just as good as the real. Well, my question is, how do you know?

The CKR9 Ltd being a limited edition is rarely in stock in most earphone shops for listening purposes. In fact, out of all the earphone/headphone shops I visited, only one shop had CKR9 Ltd as a listening model and that was in a japanese airport. So, to have a listening test with a real for the CKR9 Ltd is highly improbable.

Having said that, I am sure the fake still sound loads better than an everyday apple earphone. So yes, in comparison to everyday apple earphones, it might be that the CKR 9Ltd might sound beautiful. However, that do note that this might not mean that it sounds like the original. It just sounds MUCH better than a casual earphone or lower end audiophile quality earphone.

 

Don't take a bet with fakes. That's my advise to you. Just get a different product if you are in a budget.

 

If you have don't have much but want to experience a CKR feel (closer to CKR 10 though), go for the Audio Technica e40. It's around that fake's price range but is an authentic product. Having said that, I believe you can get the e40 for around 79.99 if you know where to look. Go browse over head-fi if you don't know how.

 

But ya, consider the CKR9 Ltd to be no longer sold. It's saddening to know Audio Technica's in-ear flagship (after e70 which costs like 600$ when tax is included) is no longer sold, since the sound quality does indeed rival with other top in-ears.

Having said that, look around at the CKR9 or CKR10 or e40 if you really want a similar sound. Just note the CKR9 Ltd is pretty much no longer sold.

Also, the Sony XBA-A2, Sony XBA-A3 sounded fascinating in my ears recently. You can also check those out if you are willing to pay more.

Well, if you have read the entire thread, you would have known that someone with a real LTD also got a fake LTD for comparisons sake. He found that it sounded the same but the fake had minor cosmetic defects and other small things.

 

And , I would recommend the CKR9s anytime over the XBA .The CKR9 sounds better than both and is cheaper as well. Only get those if you want detachable cables.

 

If not then wait for the CKR90s and 100s.

post #778 of 785
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Well, if you have read the entire thread, you would have known that someone with a real LTD also got a fake LTD for comparisons sake. He found that it sounded the same but the fake had minor cosmetic defects and other small things.

 

And , I would recommend the CKR9s anytime over the XBA .The CKR9 sounds better than both and is cheaper as well. Only get those if you want detachable cables.

 

If not then wait for the CKR90s and 100s.

I never did side comparisons with my CKR9 Ltd but when I listened to XBA-A3, it was pretty nice. Only thing I really had to comment on was the sibilance that is common with Sony in-ears.

However, I felt that:

 

In terms of bass quality, CKR9 Ltd was better.

In terms of detail, XBA-A3 seemed to do better especially in mid-treble.

In terms of highs, similar except XBA-A3 would have once in a while annoying sibilances (could be why they had more perceived detail to me when I listened to them)

 

Having said that, na, I can't say CKR9 sounded "better". Yes, I can say it is cheaper but not so sure about "better". CKR9 seems to target more towards those who want good bass quality (the decays, etc.) and the XBA-A3 seems to target those who want more perceived details (like classical music or ukulele strumming). The CKR9 has a better sound stage I admit but I don't think either is "better" over the others.

I personally liked the XBA-A3 more cause of the perceived detail when I had a short listening to them although I did somewhat dislike the occasional sibilance, which Sony seems to really love in its signature.

Maybe it was because I was listening to the Tenores during that time of auditioning. Maybe the CKR are really that much better. But with all honesty, the XBA A3 was pretty damn nice when I tried them.

 

At the end of the day, both are great in-ears. It's all to preference to sound signature. But ya, i can agree with you on the fact that the price is much higher than the CKR. Haven't checked the price until right now.

That said, you sure you tried the XBA-A3? The XBA-H3 is really pretty crap (to be quite frank). But the A3 seems pretty damn good and I personally thought it was "better" than the CKR9 (never side compared though although i was pretty sure it sounded literally a tier up from the ckr line. The detailing in xba a3 was phenomenol).

Also, pretty surprised with how the fake sounds just as good as the real. Guess I wasted my money going for the reals when it first came out ;/


Edited by AccCreate - 6/9/16 at 11:11pm
post #779 of 785
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Sorry, I looked on amazon but it is not availale in my country.
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Thanks for this information:blink: . So far I understand it will be better to avoid this. I will continue my exploration......eek.gif


But, I asked this same question to seller and he said it is real!!!!rolleyes.gif

I don't know why is he laying?basshead.gif  
Edited by Deb1995 - 6/10/16 at 1:05am
post #780 of 785
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Also, pretty surprised with how the fake sounds just as good as the real. Guess I wasted my money going for the reals when it first came out ;/

So you read up the comparison?

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At the end of the day, both are great in-ears. It's all to preference to sound signature. But ya, i can agree with you on the fact that the price is much higher than the CKR. Haven't checked the price until right now.

That said, you sure you tried the XBA-A3? The XBA-H3 is really pretty crap (to be quite frank). But the A3 seems pretty damn good and I personally thought it was "better" than the CKR9 (never side compared though although i was pretty sure it sounded literally a tier up from the ckr line. The detailing in xba a3 was phenomenol).

Maybe the mids and highs of the CKR-9 LTD are more like the CKR10 and are less like the CKR9. I chose the CKR9 over the CKR10 because of its sound ,not price. The CKR9s were much more crisp and detailed than the CKR10.

 

Anyways, I have tried out the XBA-A1,A2 and A3. Never got to try the Z5 though. I did an extensive A-B fo the A3 and my CKR9. I found the bass of the CKR-9 to be much more textured and had much more resolution and definition. The CKR-9 was also more coherent than the A3. The A3 sounded muddy in comparison especially during more complex passages of songs.In contrast to your impressions, the A3 sounded a tier lower than the CKR-9 , just like the CKR-10 even though they were both more expensive.

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