Audio Technica CK10 ...The LEGENDARY CK10 that is!
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Up for sale is a pair of Audio Technica CK10. They are in good condition (please note that both earpieces do have scuffs on them) , and 100% functional. Includes carrying case, cleaning cloth, two stock ear sleeves, and I'll throw in a new pack of Sony Hybrid ear sleeves also. These are FANTASTIC for the money, excellent transparency that I've only encountered in high end iems like the Fit Ear TG334.

I'm not really using iems anymore so I'm only keeping the AKG K3003i when I need an iem.
 
 

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Here's what joker wrote about the sound of these in his Multi-IEM Review thread:

Sound (9.2/10) – I’ve always done my reviews on a comparative scale, with the perfect score in each category going to the best performer I’d encountered to date. The CK10 has been and still is my SQ benchmark for IEM reviews. The CK10 is as close to a perfectly balanced earphone as I have heard. The low end is smooth, tight, and extended. It is detailed and well-textured, conveying plenty of information. Impact-wise the bass is medium-low on the grand scale, not much greater in quantity than an amped Ety ER4S, but more full-bodied. It is also impossibly quick - I sometimes get the feeling that the armatures on the CK10s could reproduce several different songs simultaneously and never miss a beat. Midrange detail and clarity are close to the ER4S but vocals have better air and a dimensional quality to them that the Etys lack. The treble is best described as being “sweet”, but not excessively so. The CK10s definitely sparkle at the high end and roll off very little - Audio-Technica was quite conservative with the specs on the CK10s, which is a welcome change from the optimistic “8-25k Hz” specifications I’ve been seeing get slapped on $20 earphones. Treble smoothness is top notch – harshness and sibilance are nearly imperceptible even on flawed recordings. Resolution and imaging are both excellent. Soundstaging is above average - though they don’t quite have the lateral width of the RE252, they have the RE0 and Phonaks beat in both depth and width. Transparency is also impressive - the CK10s are my earphones of choice for testing amps and sources. They add no color to the sound, allowing the properties of the source to shine through. That said, I find them more forgiving of poor quality source material than most other high-end IEMs.

Now for the qualifiers: the CK10s score very highly with me at the moment of this writing. There are still many high-end IEMs I have not heard and the CK10 is definitely not for everyone – it does not have a thick, creamy midrange so the Shure faithful may be underwhelmed. The quantity of the bass will not satisfy a basshead’s uncouth craving – the TF10 is better suited there. They may also not be engaging enough for those who tend to get bored with balanced, neutral sound – like the RE0 but to a lesser degree they can be described as sounding ‘thin’ and lacking in body, though I find them to be quite energetic. Lastly, the treble sparkle can quite easily cross the line separating it from brightness for some people. A poor fit can exacerbate the problem.

Amping: Although the CK10s aren’t particularly efficient and do a good job of cutting down on hiss from sources such as the Amp3, they are not difficult too drive. There are small increases in speed, resolution, and bass slam when they are amped, but I often eschew an amp for the sake of portability when using the CK10s – they sound great straight from a portable player and take up no room at all being the one IEM I have no qualms about carrying around without a case.

 
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Ok. Question. Do you find the treble too much? I am a bit concerned...
 
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Ok. Question. Do you find the treble too much? I am a bit concerned...
Nope. I have never had any problems with the treble being too much. Reason for selling is I haven't been  listening to iems much, so I'm only keeping one iem.(AKG k3003i) 
 
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Right on man. Are those pictures current? You mentioned scuffs, but I don't really see any in the pics lol
 
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yeah, it's really hard to photograph, that's why I took the pics in sunlight, but still hard to see.

 
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You mentioned scuffs, but I don't really see any in the pics lol
if you're using google chrome, click on a picture and then right click on it. On the drop down menu, choose "open image in a new tab". A new tab will open up, and the picture will be much larger. You should be able to see the scratches much better.
 
Keep in mind that the ck10 has a smaller diameter than a dime, so these are pretty tiny.
 
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Lol. Thanks man they still look beautiful!
 
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How do the tips stat on the nozzle there isn't a holder thing
 
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