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 Best headphone deals - in-ear, over-ear, wireless and more Wed, 26 Jul 2017, 10:52am The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 21 Jul 2017, 12:38pm Meters Music collaborates with U2's Adam Clayton for new in-ear headphones Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 05:39pm The best Amazon Prime Day headphones deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 02:52pm Amazon Prime Day 2017: best UK deals Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 12:36pm 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.