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 Exposure expands XM series with XM HP headphone amp Mon, 22 Jan 2018, 03:44pm Bristol Sound & Vision Show 2018: everything you need to know Fri, 19 Jan 2018, 03:30pm The best headphones of CES 2018: AKG, Audeze, Audio Technica, B&O, Debussy, Sony Fri, 12 Jan 2018, 11:02am The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 10 Jan 2018, 04:48pm NAD unveils new amps and headphones at CES 2018 Tue, 09 Jan 2018, 09:25pm 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.