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Audio Technica ATHCKS77BK Portable Headphones
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- Solid Bass System with outstanding balance between low, mid, high frequencies
- Double Air Chamber consists of two chambers to reproduce richer and deeper bass
- New two-position post adjusts earpieces for better fit and sound isolation
- Uniquely developed 12.5 mm direct diaphragm results in more impactful audio reproduction and lighter weight
- Features titanium construction for maximum quality and durability
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From the Manufacturer
Audio Technica ATH-CKS77 Solid Bass In Ear Headphones - Black
A superb bass response takes the forefront in Audio-Technica’s ATH-CKS77 Solid Bass In-ear Headphones. A-T’s innovative Double Air Chamber extends bass response without compromising mid- and high-frequency content. The two-position post adjusts the earpieces for better fit and sound isolation, while a uniquely developed 12.5 mm direct diaphragm results in more impactful audio reproduction and lighter weight. A carrying pouch and ear tips (XS/S/M/L) are included.
- Type: Dynamic
- Driver Diameter: 12.5 mm
- Frequency Response: 5 - 25,000 Hz
- Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
- Sensitivity: 106 dB/mW
- Impedance: 14 ohms
- Weight: 7 g
- Cable: 1.2 m
- Connector: 3.5 mm L-type mini-stereo, gold-plated
- Accessories Included: Pouch, ear tips (XS/S/M/L)
Top Customer Reviews
Sonically these have huge, crisp bass, very clear and detailed highs and mids. I mainly run these through my galaxy S3 with poweramp, which has great customizable eq settings and I mainly listen to vinyl FLAC rips betweeen 16/44.1 to 24/96 encoding quality... I will say that for the price, these come very close to the m50s in terms of detail, soundstage and balance. I do tend to eq based on the particular album and i usually have my preamp turned down because these are nicely driven...comparatively to the s4is and the AT in-ear diaphragm headphones, which in my opinion are very close with AT taking a slight advantage in the mids and highs, these are far superior in every facet. So while I have never owned a $300+ pair of headphones, I'd say if you are on a budget like most of the world and are in the market for a high-quality pair of earbuds, I give these my full endorsement. I haven't had them for a very long time yet, but based on my last pair of AT buds and monitors, I expect these to have great longevity and durability...I will update if that changes.
Notes: I really like the way these fit in my ear (which typically are not well-suited for earbuds).Read more ›
First off, I'd like to thank the folks at Audio-Technica once again for providing a review sample of the CKS77.
Having reviewed the Solid Bass line of portable headphones, naturally, my next stop would be the Solid Bass line of earphones. This time, I'm starting with the CKS77 in ears, not the cheapest or lowest end Solid Bass earphones but on the lower end compared to the CKS99 and CKS1000. So, does the CKS77 measure up? Read on to find out.
Accessories: The CKS77 comes with four pairs of silicone eartips, a set of manuals and a drawstring carrying pouch.
Design and Build Quality: The CKS77 is one of the funkiest designs I've come across in an IEM. Similar to the Thermaltake Isurus, the housings feature a large driver which sits in the outer ear and a nozzle that extends into the ear. Interestingly enough, the CKS77 includes what Audio-Technica calls a "2 post" system which allows the user to position the eartips in two different places according to preference. Overall, the earphones seem nicely built with sturdy cables and black plastic housings with a soft touch feel to them around the edges where the housings come into contact with your outer ear.
Comfort: This could possibly be a point of contention for some but I was very pleased with the fit of the CKS77 and it was very comfortable for me over long periods. The driver sat in my outer ear nicely without exerting any unpleasant pressure.
Isolation: These isolate very well for a vented dynamic IEM.
Microphonics: A tad unpleasant at times but nothing excessive.
Burn in: The CKS77 was given 50+ hours of burn in prior to evaluation and no significant changes were noticed during that time.Read more ›
They have lasted over a year and a half with almost daily use which is impressive. I added the Comply tips after about 6 months and they became more natural and detailed with tighter more controlled bass and a better overall tonal balance. The only regret I have about these is not getting the version with the microphone for $10 extra.
They do have one caveat that will not affect most people. They have a 14ohm impedance which does not match up well with some sources causing the source to make odd background noises. I tried them with one bluetooth receiver that could not even run them at all because they sent the output stage into oscillation. They cause my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and an inexpensive mp3 player to emit some background digital noise (data seek sounds) though not to the point of making them unusable together. They match up well with my iPod Classic, and don't cause it any issues at all. If this is an issue, the use of a headphone amplifier seems to help.
They are very comfortable but do stick out of the ears far enough that they would not be useable while sleeping. The Comply tips also helped them stay in my ears a little more securely.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best sounding headphones, clear, no distortion, LOUUUD! And they also have quite a powerful bass response. Love themPublished 18 months ago by LUIS LAZABALLET
I have owned Sennheiser CX 300 II's, CX 215's, ATH-CKS55USB's as well as forgettable Sony and Bose sets. My favorite full-size headphones are the ATH-M50's. Read morePublished 20 months ago by H. Porter
The bass will do pretty much anything you want it to do, without pervading too much on the mids and highs. Read morePublished on April 6, 2014 by Practical Audiophile
well, this is not the first time to choose ATH, I loved CKS55 very muuuch, however, unfortunately, I broke it. Read morePublished on October 11, 2013 by Jackdeng