As I said, it is more of my personal preference. The CKR9 focal is just a bit too forward for my taste, but overall nothing wrong with the mids. CKR9 mids have very good detail. FX850 vocal, to me is nicer, less forward, but still intimate in the nice way. Also FX850 vocal has more body on the lower mids part, so sounds fuller. Both have nearly perfect timbre. Detail wise, I think CKR9 has better perceived detail than FX850. So, it boils down to personal preference, not about which one excels the other.
My apologies for making you repeat it. I still want the fx850, so im finding something that will induce me to purchase them!
Edited by vlenbo - 5/30/14 at 10:32pm