Media Kit: Mid-price earphones, Audio Technica ATH-CK9iS Sonic Fuel

LOOKING for a pair of earphones and prepared to pay around £65?

On the basis of a review in the website,, you might want to consider the make, Audio Technica ATH-CK9iS Sonic Fuel. In its Top Ten listing of earphones and headphones for 2014, places at it No.3 – accompanied by a pretty glowing review, published only last month, by the site’s Andrew Williams.

The earphones – according to the different types of earphones/headphones defined by trustedreviews – are probably best described as ‘in-ear headphones’, being as they have tips that arguably fit more neatly in the ear than a bud.

With a 9/10 rating, trustedreviews says of them: “Don’t be fooled by the rubbery, sports earphone look, the Audio Technica CK9iS Sonic Fuel offer some of the best sound you can get for £70. The earhook design ensures a secure fit with four pairs of rubber tips in the box to make sure they sit nice and snug. Large 13.5 dynamic drivers deliver the well balanced, clear sound where the low-end is superbly integrated and the bass is not a limelight-stealing influence. For less than £70, the Sonic Fuel earphones offer truly excellent sound and a practical design to make sure they go the distance.”

Customer reviews on Amazon are equally enthusiastic: From 24 reviews, 20 gave them five stars, a further three reviews awarded four stars, while one awarded two stars.

Other reviews have proven hard to come by, perhaps because they appear to have been recently launched.

Buy them here.