shotgunshane’s IEM (custom and universal) recommendations, favorites and classics

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  1. mrweirdude

    mrweirdude Asshole lowballer - acquaintance

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    Any links? I adored my CK10 before it died on me a couple of years ago...
     
  2. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    Amazon has 4 importers selling them right now. A few months ago thre were a bunch. Amazon.jp used to have a bunch of sellers with them too but appear to have dried up at the moment.

    Did the cable just short? If so, BTG Audio might can recable them. Might be worth looking into.
     
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    All the CK series are long gone from the market and ATH IEMs have been reported to have counterfeits, even on amazon jp, so buy it with caution.
     
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    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    From what I've read here and experienced myself, it seems to be more dependent on the tips used. The silicone tips can have some harshness, but the comply tips clear that right up.
     
  5. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    I've never read about any counterfeits of BA based iems before; just dynamic driver models. Definitely pays to be cautious though.
     
  6. Panohm

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    Have you heard anything from Custom Art? Piotr is a pretty nice guy to deal with and i'm about to get my second Custom Art IEM in the near future.
     
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    What CustomArt CIEM do you waiting for?
     
  8. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    I used to own the Music Two. It's a very good value custom. I wrote a review of it for CYMBACAVUM. Piotr is great to deal with too.
     
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    When you guys are typing ck10, is that the same as the ckr10? I couldn't find a difference, just assumed they are the same. I owned the ckr10, great iem, really enjoyed that sucka.
     
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    CKR10 is a dual dynamic if I'm not mistaken, so completely different from the dual balanced armature CK10. Kinda confusing nomenclature for sure.
     
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    Yes, ckr10 is dual, isobaric configuration as well IIRC. Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Harmony 8.2, I'm pretty excited for it. Will also be my 4th custom and first silicone custom.
     
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    Same like me here, eagerly waiting for Harmony 8.2 and this is my first custom iem..
     
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    Welp looks like I went and bought a used EX1000 from Japan. Partly due to this post as well :p
    Fingers crossed! I really love dynamic driver bass so I had to give it a shot.
    Anyways on reducing the dreaded 7khz spike?
     
  15. shotgunshane

    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    Last time I borrowed a set, I tried a layer of tea bags over the nozzle. That didn't really help to me. I'm wondering if a little round ball of blue tak over the stock filter on the nozzle will do the trick?
     
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    I do it with eq... I know, the horror!! ;)

    @nehcrow Which version of them did you purchase? It's my understanding there is more than 1. I own the Ex1000 Nudes. I was rocking out with them last night.
     
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    shotgunshane Floridian Falcon

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    Is there a difference between the nude exxx1000 and the regular ex1000?
     
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    I can't say for certain, but I believe there are. Not sure how big the differences are either. I know the ones I'm sending out are nudes, maybe someone else has the regular version that can compare?

    I don't think it's a regional difference like the 7550/EX800st. I believe there are actual differences, however, I'd love to confirm that. I know myself, and a handful of others made sure to get the "nudes".
     
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    Sorry about my acknowledgement...but i just dont get it, what is EX1000 nudes means?
     
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    I, along with friends, suspect there are different versions of the Sony ex1000. Sony does some weird things...
     

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