ATH-CKP200 SonicSport In-ear Headphones
Finicky fit, good sound
Fit is key for good sound quality for IEMs.
Unfortunately, that is where I have my problem with them. The over ear design is good, and does help to an extent, but I have a problem getting (even the smallest size) ear tips to stay in my ears...your experience will likely differ, but small-ish ears take warn. (I'll give AT extra points for the variety of tips included: 4 sizes, 2 styles) I was forced to go through my collection of other tips to get a good fit.
Once I did, I was rewarded with a pair of good sounding headphones. I'd categorize them as a "V" shaped sound signature. Good bass, not the tightest, but very satisfying, especially for this price range. the mids were not as recessed as many bass enhanced headphones are, which was a pleasant surprise. The highs did pass into sibilance with lesser quality recordings, but often enough during workouts (which these were obviously made for) It didn't bother me. I only had an issue during critical listening.
overall, especially when the price is taken into account, these are a solid headphone, provided you can get a good seal.
April 1, 2015
I found my ATH-CKP200 SonicSport In-ear Headphones to be an excellent choice for my business, travel and personal needs. They are compact, light, and provide good sound quaility when used with my mobile phone. They are the most comfortable ear phones I have found in this price range AND the round the ear design KEEPS them in place!
On top of all that these headphones were accidentally put through an entire washing machine cycle and they STILL WORK. Amazing durability.
September 7, 2014