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post #3841 of 13452

nice update!

just a bit disapointing about the sony 1000 isolation and fit. not that i'd ever get them anywaytongue_smile.gif

post #3842 of 13452
Once again, great job, joker! Very nice to see my thoughts are similar to your assessments in this extremely huge comparison database (I refuse to call this a review, it doesn't do this justice).

You are closing into your 200th IEM... Any idea which IEM will gain that particular honor? wink.gif
I joke, the number really doesn't matter!
post #3843 of 13452

Thanks for sending that to ljokerl esantosh, and thanks joker for using the word "amazing" at least once in your EX1000 synopsis. ;)

 

I'd add to the review that bargain hunters can find it around the $315 mark, and that the EX600 is a fantastic alternative with a slightly edgier sound and less refinement however shares a very similiar SS, but that is just my take ;)

 

 

 

post #3844 of 13452

I'm looking for a dynamic, straight-down wear IEM to compliment my CK10. I would be very grateful if someone would provide picture of CKM99 in ears. I think fit can be an issue here. Also, would isolation of theirs be decent for a subway? With double flange tips.

 

Many thanks in advance.

post #3845 of 13452
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Nice, was looking forward to this update. 

 

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Originally Posted by lina View Post

nice update!

 

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Originally Posted by MaxwellDemon View Post

Once again, great job, joker! Very nice to see my thoughts are similar to your assessments in this extremely huge comparison database (I refuse to call this a review, it doesn't do this justice).


Thanks!

 

 

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Originally Posted by MaxwellDemon View Post

You are closing into your 200th IEM... Any idea which IEM will gain that particular honor? wink.gif
I joke, the number really doesn't matter!

Not a clue. If unfinished/unposted reviews can be counted I'm sure I've passed the 200 mark already. I've got a hunch that it was the Shure SE215. If only posted ones count, it's anybody's guess. I'd have wanted it to be the long-lost TF10 but I don't think I can make it.



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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

Thanks for sending that to ljokerl esantosh, and thanks joker for using the word "amazing" at least once in your EX1000 synopsis. ;)

 

I'd add to the review that bargain hunters can find it around the $315 mark, and that the EX600 is a fantastic alternative with a slightly edgier sound and less refinement however shares a very similiar SS, but that is just my take ;)



I wasn't sure that dealer was reputable and quoting the amazon price is safer anyway as I would hate to keep moving the earphone between tiers. But yes, those who seek shall find the EX1000 for less... probably. 

 

Agree on EX600 - I rank its SQ at GR07 level but it's a good $50 cheaper nowadays, which is quite impressive. Still has the same isolation/fit caveats as the EX1000, of course.

post #3846 of 13452

Joker -- I think it should be mentioned in your review that the non-US version of EX1000 comes not only with the genuine (RK-EX1000LP) thicker, more supple and even less microphonic cable, but also includes a shorter (RK-EX1000SP) 0.6m / 24" cable meant to be used with remote units (and has a straight plug unlike the L-shaped plug used with the longer cable). The US version of the EX1000 uses, in fact, the EX600 cable (RK-EX600LP).

 

Left RK-EX1000LP (Long cable) -- Right RK-EX600LP (Long cable)

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RK-EX1000SP (Short cable)

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Top RK-EX1000LP -- Bottom RK-EX600LP

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Edited by music_4321 - 8/17/11 at 9:16am
post #3847 of 13452
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Originally Posted by Cortlendt View Post

I'm looking for a dynamic, straight-down wear IEM to compliment my CK10. I would be very grateful if someone would provide picture of CKM99 in ears. I think fit can be an issue here. Also, would isolation of theirs be decent for a subway? With double flange tips.

 

Many thanks in advance.



I would want more isolation for subway use, personally. Not sure if anyone has a pic of a CKM99 but it's the same size/general shape as the Phiaton PS 210 / PS 20. Should look something like this:

 

phiaton_PS_20_Primal_Seriessidebar_1_1279298286.jpg

post #3848 of 13452

Been waiting sometime for this update. I personally don't find the treble in EX-1000 to be fatiguing (but then I too am at home with CK10). But that not-so-aggressive nature does not always sit well with me for all genres. It does exceedingly well with Jazz and Classical for me, but due to that slightly distant presentation and lack of aggression, I don't always like it with Metal.

 

Would you say that timbre on UM Miracle matches EX-1000? If yes, color me intrigued.

 

On an unrelated note, I wish Hifiman would hurry the RE-272 review sample to you :). In a few ways, it has the yang for yin of EX-1000's characteristics - some to my liking, others not so much. But, a very interesting IEM none the less.

post #3849 of 13452

 

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I would want more isolation for subway use, personally. Not sure if anyone has a pic of a CKM99 but it's the same size/general shape as the Phiaton PS 210 / PS 20. Should look something like this:

 

Thanks for the picture)

post #3850 of 13452
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Originally Posted by Cortlendt View Post

I'm looking for a dynamic, straight-down wear IEM to compliment my CK10. I would be very grateful if someone would provide picture of CKM99 in ears. I think fit can be an issue here. Also, would isolation of theirs be decent for a subway? With double flange tips.

 

Many thanks in advance.


Here you go:

 

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Edited by music_4321 - 8/17/11 at 1:18pm
post #3851 of 13452

EXmen rejoice! The EX1K is here. biggrin.gif

popcorn.gif Just finished the read. Thank you |joker|, I've been meaning to see where the EX1000 stands for you my friend. smile.gif


Edited by i2ehan - 8/17/11 at 2:29am
post #3852 of 13452

hmmm...I like the description of the ckm99 and its in my price range...thanks again for the reviews

post #3853 of 13452

"Extremely refined and liquid" – that is also how I would describe the MDR-EX1000's.

post #3854 of 13452
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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

Joker -- I think it should be mentioned in your review that the non-US version of EX1000 comes not only with the genuine (RK-EX1000LP) thicker, more supple and even less microphonic cable, but also includes a shorter (RK-EX1000SP) 0.6m / 24" cable meant to be used with remote units (and has a straight plug unlike the L-shaped plug used with the longer cable). The US version of the EX1000 uses, in fact, the EX600 cable (RK-EX600LP).

 

Not sure I need to go into that much detail but I've added a mention of the cabling difference.


 

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Originally Posted by esanthosh View Post

Would you say that timbre on UM Miracle matches EX-1000? If yes, color me intrigued.

 

 

Yes tongue.gif


 

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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

EXmen rejoice! The EX1K is here. biggrin.gif

popcorn.gif Just finished the read. Thank you |joker|, I've been meaning to see where the EX1000 stands for you my friend. smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by idvsego View Post

hmmm...I like the description of the ckm99 and its in my price range...thanks again for the reviews



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Yes tongue.gif


 

I-I-I think... I just heard my wallet scream in pain...

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