Summary: I am writing about the CKS90 LTD II . One thing to say ..GET IT if they are still available . I have tried Westones,Shure,Kiliscp..whatever, Bose , Monsters , Beyer Dynamics etc all of them more expensive ,;some even 3x more. None even comes close except the ATH-CK10 albeit a higher price. These buds made all others sound puny and lifeless by comparision!
Summary: I won't write too much about this because there's much that has already been said about it. I've had this for a long time so the new toy syndrome has worn off, and boredom has set in. However recently I've been appreciating its sound more, and decided to share some thoughts.
If you like detail, speed, sparkle and great microphonics, then this is your iem. It is a specialised tool that enables you to comb through any track for deficiencies if you want.
Summary: These are most likely the best IEM's you will ever find for trance, let me explain, firstly it is as if they are fine-tuned and sonically crafted for Trance and similiar genres, all the vices you heard in these IEM's in other genres suddenly become virtues and they simply come alive and you are swept away.
Pros: watery mids, airy highs, revealing, detailed, exceptional for trance and similiar music, excellent for background listening or sleeping in.
Cons: unnatural and flat sounding, not suitable for rock.
Summary: Well what do I really need to say that the title doesn't? These IEM's are the best universals I have ever owned or listened to. They are the complete package for me, they fit great, isolate well, have a build quality higher than anything else I have ever owned and have sound to die for. They are the most enjoyable universals I have owned and I know from the minute I listened to the loaner pair I got from ljokerl last June that someday I would own them.
Pros: Soundstage, clarity, detail
Cons: bit pricey now, bass quantity if that is your thing
Summary: Fantastic sound utterly let down by shocking build quality. If they cost a tenth as much, it would be pathetic; at this price, it's evil. My first pair disintegrated within months of careful use; the replacements (which took an age to arrive) have done the same. I could get another replacement set, presumably, but honestly I never want to see these or any other Audio Technica product, ever again. Avoid. Avoid, avoid, avoid.