Summary: I bought these last summer during a visit to Taiwan. I had hoped to buy a replacement Audio-Technica CKM500 (which broke) but they have been replaced with the CKR5 which are a bit of a let-down with its bloated bass and congested soundstage. After trying out various headphones, the salesperson suggested the AH-C560, a mid-range Denon IEM released in 2010.
Pros: Deep, powerful sub-bass, warm lower mids, large and immersive soundstage
Cons: Mid-bass can be a tad bloated, slightly recessed upper mids, microphonic cable, nearly 5 years old.
Summary: OK so this headphone has been a trial for me. I bought with high hopes as I was looking for a AH-D7000 equivalent in in an IEM and in this case a $90 IEM, not a small order!
So the question is did it achieve my goal and is it a worthy $90 contender? To answer my first question I can say it's not my D7000 but it does a VERY good job of coming close and is worth trying for anyone looking for an IEM to match up with their D7000.
Pros: Nice detailed midrange and treble, comfortable, iphone features work well
Cons: bass is good but lack impact/punch, cable is a bit unwieldy
Summary: Great sounding earphones. Unfortunately, I had to return it as the right bud casing split in half after about two weeks of wear!! As i said before, the sound is (was) good. Nice top end and controlled deep bass.
Great sounding in-ear headphone which is let down by its build quality
11 November 2014
Summary: A very good sounding headphone with a minimalistic look. Build Quality (6.5/10): The actual housing of the drivers are built out of very sturdy plastic and the chrome ring looks good from an aesthetic point of view. The strain reliefs on the drivers and the jack are plenty and have a lot of give as well.