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Universal Fit item created by jacksonchansf, Jun 20, 2012
Pros - price dropped now
Cons - not the best in no disciplin
The ATH CKW1000ANV went down to a acceptable price range these days.
If good sealed, the sound is all right over all. Something like "no frequency or behavior of this thing is really disturbing" (but over all clearly behind Sony 1k and Fidue A83 for sure)
Best attribute: You can hear long time without getting tired. Not this bad, though.
If it fits, give it a try (if you can get it for a fair low price.)
Pros - Good name, nice build quality
Cons - Terrible price to sound ratio
ATH-CKW1000ANV Quick Review
(Thread here, http://www.head-fi.org/t/656808/ath-ckw1000anv-quick-review )
Thanks to SwimSonny for the loan.
Brief: Audio Technica had an Anniversary
Price: Circa £456 on ebay before HMRC has a go at them
Specification: Driver Diameter 14 mm, Frequency Response 5 - 30,000 Hz Maximum Input Power 200 mW, Sensitivity 103 dB/mW, Impedance 17 ohms, Weight 11 g without cable Cable 0.6 m, Y-type, Connector 3.5 mm (1/8") mini stereo, gold-plated,
Accessories: Leather case; interchangeable earpieces (XS, S, M, L); 0.6 m extension cord; polishing cloth
Build Quality: The thing is wood and Titanium, AT do some of the best build quality in the world.
Isolation: Meh, very little. These are really open and maybe that works for you but I wouldn’t use these out and about.
Comfort/Fit: Rather nice. They sit super shallow but were very comfortable and easy to stick in.
Aesthetics: For something that wood and Titanium they look nothing special. Tbh I didn’t realise they had wood on them until I saw it in their description and then I looked. They are just dark and uneventful visually.
Sound: Meh. These don’t sound especially good at all and never mind their price. They aren’t terrible but their bass is really rolled off due to not being well sealed. It not especially quick, it fairly quick and has a bit of punch to it but then I remember the price and I am underwhelmed. The mids again are so so. In fact they really come very close to being sibilant and I can’t say I’m wildly enjoying them at all. It’s never a good a sign when I start turning down the volume and they are just not making me enjoy them. The highs, meh. They exist but are muted and lack extension. I realise I’m not being overly technical but I don’t see a point. These where limited edition so never freely available and now out of production so if you don’t have a set you probably won’t be getting one. You won’t after this anyway. They don’t sound terrible but with the standard you can get for £100 today I can think of no reason at all to buy these unless you want them for their rarity.
Value: Terrible, insanely expensive for nothing but meh’ness.
Pro’s: Good name, nice build quality
Con’s: Terrible price to sound ratio