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Audio-Technica ATH-CKS990iS Solid Bass In-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone & Control
|Noise Control||Sound Isolation|
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- 13 mm Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers feature Multiple-Transition Diaphragms with a diamond-like carbon coating to deliver powerful yet refined bass. Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Dual Bass Venting System optimizes air damping for excellent bass reproduction
- Machined aluminum housings contribute to extended mid-high frequency response
- Separate star-quad cables for left and right channels improve isolation from external noise and channel cross talk
- In-line control with mic to answer/end calls and control music & video playback on smartphones and other portable devices
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- Color: Black/Red
- Type: Dynamic
- Driver Diameter: 13 mm
- Frequency Response: 5 - 28,000 Hz
- Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
- Sensitivity: 104 dB/mW
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Weight: 10 g (0.4 oz)
- Cable: 1.2 m (3. 9') with mic and control, Y-type
- Connector: 3.5 mm (1/8") stereo mini-plug, L-shaped
- Accessories Included: silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), case
- Type (Microphone): Condenser
- Sensitivity (Microphone): -44dB (0dB = 1V/Pa, 1kHz)
- Frequency Response (Microphone): 100 - 10,000 Hz
- Polar Pattern (Microphone): Omnidirectional
Solid Bass In-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone and Control, Black/Red
With newly designed drivers and in-line mic and control, the ATH-CKS990iS Solid Bass in-ear headphones give you portable, smartphone-compatible headphones with refined bass reproduction. The powerful 13 millimeter Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers feature an extra magnet in front of the driver to create a concentrated magnetic field that helps produce full, textured bass without distortion. Audio-Technica’s specially designed Multiple-Transition Diaphragms with a diamond-like carbon coating add to the power and precision of the bass, as does the new Dual Bass Venting System, which utilizes two optimally placed vents in each housing for excellent air damping. The housings themselves are constructed of machined aluminum to reduce unwanted resonance and extend mid-to-high frequency response.
The 1.2 meter (3.9 feet) cable is comprised of two separate star-quad cables, one dedicated to the left channel, the other to the right, which improves isolation from external noise and channel cross talk. The cable also includes an in-line mic and control that lets you answer calls and control music and video on your smartphone or other portable device. The ATH-CKS990iS comes with four sizes of silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L) that fit onto the headphones’ two-position posts, supplying a custom fit with outstanding sound isolation. A convenient carrying case is also included.
- 13 mm Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers feature Multiple-Transition Diaphragms with a diamond-like carbon coating to deliver powerful yet refined bass
- Separate star-quad cables for left and right channels improve isolation from external noise and channel cross talk
- Two-position post maximizes sound isolation while providing a better fit
Dual Bass Venting System optimizes air damping for excellent bass reproduction.
Machined aluminum housings contribute to extended mid-high frequency response.
In-line control with microphone to answer/end calls and control music/video playback on smartphones and other portable devices.
Includes silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L) and carrying case.
Trusted by Professionals
Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.
It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.
50 Years of Devotion to Music
For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.
Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.
A Legacy in Innovation
Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products. It’s expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.
A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.
A Passion for Listening
Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today. Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.
Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.
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|Item Dimensions||6 x 3 x 5 inches||7 x 2 x 3 inches||3.43 x 3.9 x 5.39 inches||2.63 x 1.5 x 6.75 inches||7 x 2 x 3 inches||0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Item Weight||4.96 ounces||0.71 ounces||3.17 ounces||0.28 ounces||1.76 ounces||0.38 ounces|
|Special Features||Microphone||Microphone||Lightweight||android-phone-control||Microphone||Lightweight, Noise Isolation, Microphone Feature, Tangle-Free Cord, Universal Phone Control|
With newly designed drivers and in-line mic and control, the ATH-CKS990iS Solid Bass in-ear headphones give you portable, smartphone-compatible headphones with refined bass reproduction. The powerful 13 mm Dual Magnetic-Field Drivers feature an extra magnet in front of the driver to create a concentrated magnetic field that helps produce full, textured bass without distortion. Audio-Technica's specially designed Multiple-Transition Diaphragms with a diamond-like carbon coating add to the power and precision of the bass, as does the new Dual Bass Venting System, which utilizes two optimally placed vents in each housing for excellent air damping. The housings themselves are constructed of machined aluminum to reduce unwanted resonance and extend mid-to-high frequency response. The 1.2 m (3. 9') cable is comprised of two separate star-quad cables, one dedicated to the left channel, the other to the right, which improves isolation from external noise and channel cross talk. The cable also includes an in-line mic and control that lets you answer calls and control music and video on your smartphone or other portable device. The ATH-CKS990iS comes with four sizes of silicone ear tips (XS/S/M/L) that fit onto the headphones' two-position posts, supplying a custom fit with outstanding sound isolation. A convenient carrying case is also included.
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Once they fit the sound is great. The bass is a bit deeper than what I am used to but is not offensive - it is clear and full without distortions. The mid frequencies are not as pronounced but overall this is what should be expected given these are - Solid Bass. I have listened to classical, rock, metal, electronic etc and I am finding that these headphones deliver on promise with every type of music. They make the good recordings sound better and the not so good become obviously worse. Given some time to get used to the in-ear feel and the headphones frequency response I am finding them to be very satisfying and worth the price. For those who have doubts after the first listen please, do not give up and be patient - give them a chance they deserve.
The bass is tight and expressive, the mids sound clear and the highend sounds decent as well. Before they were fully burned in they did not sound so great, mostly bass with poor mids and highs and the burn in took a lot longer than normal. There were a few tracks I noticed some riffs in the midrange were impossible to hear, not from too much bass, just non existent. Believe me, the sound after a few weeks was like night and day.
The build quality is nice and the case is great, it makes up for being cheap feeling with it's easy access.
Sadly I broke them recently, no fault of the build. In fact, I am impressed that they didn't break sooner with how many times I caught them on stuff I was walking by. I break earbuds constantly doing that. I am upgrading to the cks1100is because of how great these were.
Overall, after a long burn in for the drivers, these are the best in ears I have.
However, I use these for video games and they are excellent. I know IEM's aren't the typical first choice for video games, but if that's what your'e looking for (as I was), these are actually pretty good. There are few IEM's that can hit with impact like these, and this can be quite nice when playing a game. They've certainly got some oomph.
But, that's where the highlights of this product kind of end.
I give it 4 stars with the caveat that I use it for video games and I bought it used for under $100.
Top reviews from other countries
For one, the CKS1100 is missing the rubber band around the circular part beside the ear tip which the cheaper CKS990 has. In other words, with the CKS1100 you're going directly on hard plastic on the pricier model for some reason.
But that's not the worst part. The worst part is that the sound nozzle of the CKS1100 is less angled than the CKS990 nozzle. You would think this wouldn't make much of a difference, but it makes such a massive difference it's not even funny.
Because the nozzle is more perpendicular to the rest of the earbud on the CKS1100, when you stick it into your ears, the corners on the back wings which didn't get in the way on the CKS990 now stab into your outer ear because they're turned more inwards due to the nozzle angle.
It doesn't matter how you put the earbud into your ear, it jabs the wings into your outer ear and starts hurting in a matter of seconds.
The sound on the CKS1100 is great and I really wish I could love it, but the angle of the nozzle absolutely ruined this earbud for me. I know fit is subjective and I've seen a few people online say they love these earbuds so your mileage may vary, but it irks me so much that the CKS1100 is such a bad fit for me when the cheaper CKS990 fit me perfectly.
However, if you do manage to find the perfect fit, the sound will be extremely well worth it. The bass on these are monstrous, like mini subwoofers in your ear, but they don't take any detail away from the mids and highs. The sound signature really favours Hip-hop and EDM, but I found other genres to sound good as well. To increase comfort and get a better fit, I recommend putting the ear-tips in the "deep" position (instructions on the box). This position keeps the housing further away from your ear, so it's less likely to make your ear sore from coming into contact with it. Something I found really annoying is the cable. It is super prone to tangling. All in all, I think these were a good buy. If huge bass with clear sound is what you want, these deliver.
Getting the right fit with these is difficult, but when you do, the sound is extremely worth it. Huge bass, but the sound is still very clear. The cable is prone to tangling, and it could be better. Overall, worth it.
I listen to blues, rock and metal and need good low end thump, without overwhelming the mid or highs. Most earphones need a compromise on at least one of these parameters.
These earphones take a while to get the right fit - nobody does fit better than klipsch! - but once you find the right tip size for your ears, the noise isolation is pretty good.
The moment I turned these on, I was blown away by the incredible tonal width. Bass has real solid muscle without reverberating; mids and treble open up spectacular clarity.
The only crib is that the soundstage feels limited - but overall fantastic value for money
Reviewed in India on July 4, 2016