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.
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?
Pros: Nice detailed midrange and treble, comfortable, iphone features work well
Cons: bass is good but lack impact/punch, cable is a bit unwieldy
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.
Summary: I was looking for a decent replacement for my 7 yr old £29.99 Shure E2C-N's after I dropped my iphone with the Shure's still in my lugs, unfortunately the left earphone stopped working after this, gutted, they were excellent and very hard to comeby now.
Summary: As you might expect from Denon these sound good, the canal-phone design means you get good isolation from external sounds so nothing distracts from the music you're listening to. The only thing to highlight is that they're Apple compatible so the buttons etc work on their devices but don't do much...
Summary: The main thing for me with headphones is a nice bass response. and sturdiness of the cabling! I've been through 4 pairs of in-ears in the last 2 years, all due to cable breakages around the connector or the drivers...I decided to move away from the brand I was using (UE) and try these.