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Originally Posted by nino9 View Post

if u have the money, IM03. I also tried IM03 and 04 during my recent trip to Japan.
the cable alone is worth the price difference. CKR9 and CKR10 are quite microphonic.
Is the sound pretty similar?

I believe ds is speaking the truth.

You even stated that earlier, kind of
Edited by vlenbo - 6/7/14 at 9:33am
post #92 of 203
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Originally Posted by Ghisy View Post
 

 

Thanks. What about EPH-100 vs CKR10 then? (still bass-wise)

 

At this time, frankly speaking my memory of the CKR sound signature is fading, not as accurate as when I posted this review.  I have EPH-100, but I don't have the CKR anymore, so difficult to make a fair comparison at this time.  From memory recollection, it seems CKR10 still has better bass than EPH-100, but it doesn't mean that CKR10 will always sounds better than EPH-100.  There are some recordings that EPH-100 shines, and sounds better than CKR10.  That's all from my memory recollection.

 

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Originally Posted by UryuQuincy View Post
 

CKR9 or IM03 ?

 

Again from memory recollection, bass quality CKR9 is better, but overall musicality, IM03 is very musical. I would say they are on par, depend a lot on what recording and personal preference. For percussion, I clearly choose CKR9. But for vocal, most probably I choose IM03.

post #93 of 203

Very informative thread, didn't know they were so popular outside of Asia as well!

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Just got my CKR10's, definitely a different beast from my im02/03's.

 

CKR10's, with little burn in, sound more musical and a step above the im02/03's, which do have more detail.

Still the CKR10's, for such a musical earphone, do have detail.  

 

Call me impressed. 

 

Cheers

 

btw, I can wear them over ear without any problems, so no cable noise. 


Edited by Carlsan - 6/12/14 at 10:34am
post #95 of 203
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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post
 

Just got my CKR10's, definitely a different beast from my im02/03's.

 

CKR10's, with little burn in, sound more musical and a step above the im02/03's, which do have more detail.

Still the CKR10's, for such a musical earphone, do have detail.  

 

Call me impressed. 

 

Cheers

 

btw, I can wear them over ear without any problems, so no cable noise. 


Interesting!! I'm hoping for AT hybrids that do both the technical of the armature phones plus the musicality/bass that the more recent dynamics have had. Like maybe a CKR9/IM-02 combination.

post #96 of 203
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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post
 

Just got my CKR10's, definitely a different beast from my im02/03's.

 

CKR10's, with little burn in, sound more musical and a step above the im02/03's, which do have more detail.

Still the CKR10's, for such a musical earphone, do have detail.  

 

Call me impressed. 

 

Cheers

 

btw, I can wear them over ear without any problems, so no cable noise. 


Nice. I would give them a good work out for certain. The sound will tighten up more so and treble will be much more dynamic. Look forward to more impressions. They will most certainly will grow on you as they have for me.

post #97 of 203
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post
 

The CKR9 sounds great but unfortunately I have to send mind back to the AT. There's a constant buzzing in the left earphone that drives me nuts. It doesn't obscure the sound but it's annoying. I wrote AT and they said they would send me a new one after hearing this buzzing for themselves. I just hate that I have to mail this thing back to Japan, but they are being gracious because the warranty doesn't cover items shipped outside of Japan (and this earphone is only available in Japan). So that's nice of them to say they would replace it after I show proof I bought it from Amazon Japan and it was shipped to the States. So it will probably be a couple of weeks (or more) before I write anything definitive on the CKR9, but Ds, vlenbo and earfonia have covered the bases pretty well on these.

 

I know the buzzing thing you're talking about, I had that on mine too. It was really annoying, but only lasted for less than 3 days. Now mine is totally fine!


Edited by kuli14 - 6/13/14 at 8:07pm
post #98 of 203
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Originally Posted by kuli14 View Post
 

I know the buzzing thing you're talking about, I had that on mine too. It was really annoying, but only lasted for less than 3 days. Now mine is totally fine!

 

Interesting to know the buzzing issue, and how it could disappear after 3 days of use.

I didn't have the buzzing issues with the demo unit I tested.

post #99 of 203
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Originally Posted by kuli14 View Post
 

I know the buzzing thing you're talking about, I had that on mine too. It was really annoying, but only lasted for less than 3 days. Now mine is totally fine!

 

 

Yeah, it never disappeared for me and I just couldn't take it anymore. Doesn't matter now though, because AT has it back. 

post #100 of 203

I am in boat for CKR-10. Considering how Flat 4 Kuro is both expensive and said to be sibilant I must try this IEM from AT, the inner AT fanboy cant wait any longer and considering the curent street price on it now is the best time for it.

 

Sadly my past two assumption on getting the highest price IEM from their line up did not play too well, I am just going to assume CKR-10 over time is going to be better as I do like a more intimate sound as long as it is not congested.

post #101 of 203

It's interesting that CKR10 has been selected as "gold" earphone in $300-500 range instead of IM03, FX850 and H3.

 

http://vgp.phileweb.com/vgp2014_summer/vgp_p2_12.html

post #102 of 203
^ I was all set on the IM03 now you just made my life that much harder!
post #103 of 203
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Originally Posted by 7cents View Post

It's interesting that CKR10 has been selected as "gold" earphone in $300-500 range instead of IM03, FX850 and H3.



http://vgp.phileweb.com/vgp2014_summer/vgp_p2_12.html

It's just marketing. Depend who's the guy who did the selection, and what music he used to test them.

For me, IM03 and CKR9 would be the top of my selection from the AT series.

I actually like my DUNU DN-1000 and DN-2000 as much as the ATs.
post #104 of 203
Ckr10 has excellent layering, all instrument sound where they should be, it is a very 3D sound to ot, it makes my beloved dita truth sound euphoric in comparison.

only time can tell whether it can better my current dynamic king, but i am loving it and i can say price/performance ratio it already winning dita.
post #105 of 203
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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post

Ckr10 has excellent layering, all instrument sound where they should be, it is a very 3D sound to ot, it makes my beloved dita truth sound euphoric in comparison.

only time can tell whether it can better my current dynamic king, but i am loving it and i can say price/performance ratio it already winning dita.

 

Cool! What is your current dynamic king?

I had both of the DITAs for about 2 months, they are quite good, but for the price, the performance/price ratio is not that good. Too expensive I would say.

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