ATH-CKX9iS

SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control

MSRP* US$99.95
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.

  • in ear headphones
  • audio headphones
  • headphones with mic
  • headphones with microphone
  • audio headphones for smartphones
  • in ear headphone accessories
  • case for headphones with mic


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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview

    Music is your energy for life – the fuel for your heart and soul. SonicFuel™ headphones are specifically designed for active, daily use, to power you forward by delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience that never sounds artificial, processed or filtered. Just pure sonic goodness for the high-octane tempo of your life.

    The ATH-CKX9iS SonicFuel in-ear headphones feature stay-in-place fit, providing unique comfort in addition to optimal sound. The C-tip configuration nestles within the ear where it locks in place for extra stability. Customize your comfort with a multitude of C-tip & silicone eartip sizes or use the included Comply™ foam eartips for true sonic immersion.

    Large 13.5 mm performance-enhanced drivers fuel your day with a premium listening experience, deeper bass response and sparkling high frequencies.

    In-line volume and microphone controls (on compatible smartphones) allow you to control music & phone calls without missing a beat. A newly designed flat cable eliminates annoying tangles and lasts longer. The included hard carrying case keeps your headphones protected and organized, so they are easy to find and unravel every time.

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    Available in:
    Black (ATH-CKX9iSBK)
    Silver (ATH-CKX9iSSV)
  • Features


    • Large 13.5 mm performance enhanced drivers offer a premium listening experience

    • C-tip design fits the shape of your ear for reliable stay-in-place comfort

    • In- line control with mic for answering/ending calls, controlling music & video playback, and controlling volume (on compatible smartphones & other portable devices)

    • Included luxury zippered hard carrying keeps headphones protected and easy to find every time

    • Also includes Comply™ foam tips, silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), C-tips (S/M/L), and tangle-free flat cable

    • Available in black (BK) and silver (SV)

  • Specifications

    TypeDynamic
    Driver Diameter13.5 mm
    Frequency Response5 - 25,000 Hz
    Maximum Input Power20 mW
    Sensitivity104 dB/mW
    Impedance32 ohms
    Weight10 g (without cord)
    Cable1.2 m (3.9'), Y-type
    Connector3.5 mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo 4-pin mini-plug, L-type
    Accessories IncludedHard carrying case, Comply™ foam eartip (M), silicone eartips (XS/S/M/L), C-tips (S/M/L)
    Type (Microphone)Condenser
    Sensitivity (Microphone)-44 dB (0 dB=1 V/Pa, 1 kHz)
    Frequency Response (Microphone)100 - 10,000 Hz
    Polar Pattern (Microphone)Omnidirectional



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  • Reviews

    ATH-CKX9iS SonicFuel™ In-ear Headphones with In-line Mic & Control 3.5 5 2 2
    Great potential but something not right. I purchased the ATH-CKX9iS back in January 2014 on the reputation of the M50. Had them for about a week before a static/cracking of the audio began when the jack would move around. Just normal swivel…That later turn into a consistent audio cracking when adjusting the volume the built-in volume control. I did send them in for a warranty replacement and got a second pair with great response. Three weeks into the second pair and now the left the phone’s audio has diminished to a faint sound. Very disappointing… Prior to buying these I had a competitor pair of headphones that provided me 3 great years of awesome sound and reliability. They eventually gave into the many hours of use and abuse of airport travel, exercise and lawn work. These were to be the replacement. Can’t say that I hate these headphones as the c-tip design, which I was hesitant on initially, works out great for staying in the ear. That was my only complaint to my previous headphones, they were not great for working out or moving around a lot. However, they did provide the most basic and critical feature…sound quality with great noise isolation. The CKX9iS do not do as great of a job of isolating outside noise which is OK when you can turn up the volume to compensate. I will attempt to get a third pair but maybe I will opt to get the 9i vs. the 9iS as I think the issue is with built-in Mic and volume control. April 27, 2014
    Excellent product Received a pair and was blown away by how clear and true the sound is. I own the over the ear beats by dre and these completely blow them out of the water. I listened to the same song on both headphones and by far the ckx9is won without a doubt. I find myself listening to the songs I have listened to before only to hear new things I haven't before. Comfortability is good. I had these of for 7 hours straight without and discomfort. The mic worked perfectly and everyone could hear me fine on the other end. The seal these headphones deliver is great. I had them on riding in a semi and the seal was good enough that I could listen to my Ipod at 60% and not be bothered by the engine. I would assume then they would be good for usage on a plane. I use these every day about an hour or so and have had used them over 40 hours. In my experience I noticed a slightly better sound after 4 hours of use. Your experience might differ. I was looking for a pair of headphones at $100 and I couldn't be happier. After listening to these I don't think I would ever buy another brand of headphones as the quality, sound, looks, and basically everything exceeded my expectations. November 13, 2013
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    More specifically is it compatible with iPhone?
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    The headphones worked on my Samsung s3 and my ipod with the mic button on my ipod pausing and playing the music.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. These will work with the iPhone, but they will not control internal volume adjustment on the iPhone.
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    Is the ATH-CKX9iS available in Canada?

    I can't seem to find any retailer selling this model in Canada, specifically Toronto.
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    Thanks for your interest in our new SonicFuel CKX9iS! Unfortunately, it's typical for our Canadian distributors to be about 3 to 4 months behind our initial ship date. I would recommend purchasing this online through one of our authorized US dealers at this time. Contact us if you need additional assistance.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our office in Canada. They can help with this.

    For consumer audio products contact:

    Erikson Consumer
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    21000 Transcanada
    Baie D’Urfé, Québec
    Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-567-3275
    Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 866-450-5507
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    Water Resistance

    I was just looking at these headphones, and wanted to know how water resistant they are, or if there will be a waterproof version released in the future.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. These are not water resistant.
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    Can I use this for sports?

    I realized that the design is similar to Audio-Technica ATH-CKP500. Can I use this for sports, I mean, does it fit well?
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    Thank you for your inquiry. This would be ok for sports use.
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    Is this available in the US yet?

    I have been looking pretty much everywhere on the internet and cannot find this item for sale. Can you recommend a distributor?
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    Their tentative release date is in October 2013. Starting around that time, please check www.shopaudiotechnica.com for purchase availability.

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