These earphones are my fourth one from audiotechnica and the ones i prefer. I have no experience with the most recent models that replaced them. Once burned in they sound neutral, with an extended response, no reinforcement on a given part of the spectrum. Their main qualities compared to other model and other brands in similar price range:- ability to discriminate subtle tonal differences. – very low intrinsic intermodulation, including in its super clean and extended bass response- easy to drive, they accept an iphone plug even though they will of course sound even better with a better amplification and conversiononly feed them via uncompressed or high bitrate compressed file – or analog origin – they resolve also well the issues of inferior digital encoding. Not fitted to very small ears and a bit bulky to sleep with.
Excellent sound quality, the dual phase push-pull drivers is able to reproduce the bass accurately. The size of the earbug is quite large, but surprisingly, they are very comfortable in my ears. I can hear a lot more details in all high/mid/low ranges when compare to normal consumer earbug like apple earpod. I use a fiio e10k dac amp to drive it, it sound slight better with the amplifier, but the differences is hard to tell when compare with connecting to my iphone directly. I wish i could give it a 5-stars, but i deducted one because the cable is non-removable and can result of some microphonics even when you move your head slightly. This is not a big issue to me as i use it solely in the office, but i do not recommend to anyone to use it on the go.
I rarely write review for headphones because i think feeling of sound is very personal. But i just want to say i like my ckr10girl and guitar sounds soooooooo awesome that i really cannot stop the music. If the er4p sounds like a super clean white board, this ckr10 sounds like a white board with a cute girl playing guitar of ukelele. I own 10+ headphones and i’ve tried many (up to $7000+ stax-007 system). In my opinion, ckr-10 is worth of the money ( 180ish ) for sure.
This ath is good in the resolution of high and low frequency but it is not that good in playing human voice. It is suitable to listen classical musics.
- Sennheiser ie800 Vs. Shure ie846 vs ATH-CKR10 maybe worth saving $600? !!!!
- Impeccable accuracy
- Amazing sound quality, but still have room to improve
Audio-Technica ATH-CKR10 SonicPro In-Ear Headphones
- Delivers amazing, high-resolution reproduction of the original sound
- World’s first dual phase push-pull drivers (13 mm x 2, with pure iron yoke) provide extended frequency response by reducing intermodulation distortion
- Metal-coated titanium housings for a rigidity that greatly reduces unwanted vibration
- Stainless steel acoustic resister provides improved high-frequency response, while bass acoustic resister delivers accurate low-frequency response
- Includes silicone ear tips (XS/S/M/L) and protective carrying case
Beautiful,it’s taken a few hours to open up. I will supplement this review later. But don’t hesitate to purchase these. And then just go for the ath im70. . Bass mids and treble don’t bleed into one another. Honestly, the signature keeps me wanting to play more and more. Whatever is being played, plays outstanding.
Great in ear earphones, great sound.
The audio-technica ath-ckr10 are, as claimed by audio-technica, the first dual phase push-pull drivers. Push-pull dual drivers are a common used speaker configuration to achieve reduction in harmonic distortion. This reduction in distortion helps provide a more accurate, pure sound as the drivers are “self-correcting” each other. Prior to writing this review i was unaware of push-pull drivers and their intended effect, and now i agree that ath-ckr10 do achieve this effect very well. The separation between the left and right channels is outstanding. Realizing this was one of the moments when i realized i have been using subpar equipment for quite some time, being presented with a superior performing piece of hardware. The bass response was strong but not overpowering from the 13mm drivers, and it didn’t sound artificially boosted. Midrange and highs are clear and crisp with no detectable distortion. As i increased volume levels the sound became uncomfortable before any distortion became present. The ath-ckr10 are certified “hi-res audio” capable.
First, some notes on the other 26 reviews. I’m seeing strange complaints that need to be addressed. • iems are all shaped and fit differently, but these are fairly ordinary in form and include 4 sizes of silicone tips. If you can’t get a proper fit, you’re either wearing them reversed, or you have deformed ears. Your inability to fit iems correctly is not audio-technica’s fault. • like any amazon review page, this one is littered with complaints about sellers and shippers. They have nothing to do with the product and frankly don’t belong here. Be sure you buy from a reputable seller (like amazon), not shady brady’s “discount” av or whatever. • many reviewers invoke problems common to nearly all iems. Newsflash: most cable is noisy. Your inability to sit still is not at’s fault. Your shuffling feet and lack of a humidifier is not at’s fault. These issues can occur with any headphone. • several reviews identify the wrong product (at least 4 for ath-ckr7), they identify the wrong brand, or they include misinformation, like that you need a dedicated amp to drive them. In the age of information, ignorance is a choice. • on that note, “burn-in” refers to the time it takes for drivers to loosen up and “settle” in their housing. The larger the driver, the more burn-in needed. But since these drivers are merely 13mm, you only need an hour or two, tops.
I’ve been an audio engineer for the last 5 years and i can honestly say these are the clearest, most comfortable and accurate in ear headphones i’ve used. I’m a huge fan of audio technica microphones and earphones. I also own the m50x, and have used a friends pair of the m70x from a friend. I also own the discontinued audio technical solid bass headphones, which are much cheaper. The frequency range on these sound just as ridiculous as it looks on paper. The bass response is better than my krk 10″ subwoofer and the highs are on par with a pair of yamaha monitors. I honesty can’t imagine a time i’ve heard an audio being represented more clearly than these. These are definitely end of the line headphones, the wire is a little flimsy, and looks cheaper than most headphones, but if clarity and a flat, accurate frequency response is what you’re looking for in a pair of headphones, look no further. You have found the headphones for you.
These are incredible earphones. Transparent, clear, with a grear control of the bass, the stage is incredible. The best i have heard until now. I came from the senheiser environment and these are much better. They fit well in the concovaty of the ear and isolate really any noise from the outside. They come also with a small pouch and are very easily transportable.
First, i’m not saying these are better than the ie800 or se846. Without providing a detailed technical review, i can honestly say that the ath-ckr10 will make you remember that the ie800 and se846 set you back $800 aka two car notes or a mortgage or your rent payment while the ath-ckr10 are under $200. Your inner cheap guy, conscience, business person and economist will seriously start to question whether you need to spend $800. I might provide details later, but those technically savvy can take a look at this. Impedance:sennheiser 16 ohmshure 9 ohmaudio-technica 12 ohm (no amp needed. Iphone 6s plus)frequency low: (deep detailed bass)sennheiser 8 hzshure 15 hzath-ckr10 5 hzfrequency (high): the highest frequency at which headphones produce audio. Sennheiser ie 800 41 khzshure se846 20 khzaudio-technica ath-ckr10 40 khzi understand specs can sometimes be misleading but not the case here as i’ve owned the ie800 and ie80 and shure amongst other headphones. This is the audiophiles best kept secret. That purchase i’ve been searching for. All the hard work and research finally paid off right when i was getting ready to settle.
Alright, these are the best iems i have heard. It really brings out the littlest of details. Guitars, cymbals, voices, and drums sound incredibly clean on these. I cannot believe ath discontinued this line. The guitars sound so clean and every little detail is revealed. The bass is verry tight and punchy, also incredibly clean. The frequency response is fairly neutral. Soundstage is small but this is preference to whether you like tight and clean sounds or not.
I purchased these from my place of employement and i was immediately blown away by the audio detail and depth. I have a pair of klipsch x7i’s that i have been using for the past couple of years and i didn’t think it could get better in that price range; i was wrong. The large eartips work perfectly for my ears, though i will be looking into some comply foam eartips to reduce the risk of them sliding out of my ears as they are a bit heavy compared to the x7’s. I was thinking i needed a headphone amp to enjoy these. They sound fantastic with my note3 and flac or even 320kbs mp3s. There is one con:i may have figure out the perfect way to get them into my ears without the housing touching the ridges of my ears as they do hurt my ears after a short while of listening. The foam eartips may help prevent that. **update**i am having no luck getting these to not be incredibly painful (physically) in my ears. I have to drop this down by 3 stars. If i cannot wear them to enjoy them, they do not deserve all of the stars for me. This is unfortunate as the sound is absolutely amazing.
Good product but nothing compared to ath dsr9bt.