Our Verdict Smooth and weighty with plenty of detail to their open soundstage For Smooth, weighty sound plenty of detail Against Lack the crispness of some Reviewed on 16th August 2011 Six quid cheaper and distinctly less gold than the excellent Audio Technica ATH-CKM55s they replace, the ATH-CKS50s get off to a good start – and only get better the more you listen. These are slightly less crisp than the likes of the Beyerdynamic DTX 101 iEs, but they’re smoother and weightier, and still have plenty of detail to their open soundstage. See all our headphone Best Buys Follow whathifi on Twitter Join whathifi on Facebook More after the break Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 24 Feb 2017, 03:28pm The AH-C160Ws are Denon's sporty new wireless earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017, 12:00am Headroom show returns to Metropolis in March Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 10:55am The best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Mon, 06 Feb 2017, 12:05pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm ATH-CKS50 Audio Technica Headphones Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.