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post #3871 of 16802
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

To a person who has GR07, IE8 and FX700, is it worth it to purchase the EX1000?

Sources are iphone, ipod, E11 and A10 with ALAC files.  Music choices are everything but country.  Also, I'd rather not use the amps and I do love the sounds of each earphone for their differences.  


I would say no.
You would be better of saving money for customs;
Why waste more cash on another universal when you have a pair of customs if you save a little more?
The Sony iems are not cheap; they cost around Singapore $680 approximately (offer price from Sony shop) elsewhere, I heard they cost close to $700 to nearly $1000 (Singapore dollars)
And they offer little, if any, marked sound improvement over the other top tier universals you own, hence it would be more of a side grade in terms of sound.
However, this is just my view;
If you really want to buy, go and demo out a pair before making a decision.
And buy them online, preferably 2nd hand to save $$$
post #3872 of 16802
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

To a person who has GR07, IE8 and FX700, is it worth it to purchase the EX1000?

Sources are iphone, ipod, E11 and A10 with ALAC files.  Music choices are everything but country.  Also, I'd rather not use the amps and I do love the sounds of each earphone for their differences.  

 

That depends my friend. In the end, do you intend to keep each, or keep whichever one of the bunch sounds best to your ears? If it's the latter case, I'd say most definitely yes, it''s worth it. Else, I really don't see why you'd need another universal, in which case case I'd personally hold off.

post #3873 of 16802

i'd like to read joker's opinion on the sound quality between the ex600 and 1000. from the massive threads for both models, i reckon the general consensus is about 10-20 percent in sound quality. with the 1000's soundstage only slightly larger than that of the 600's. and now the ex600s are getting cheaper, it's like one-third the price of the flagship now.

post #3874 of 16802
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Originally Posted by kiteki View Post

 


Yes.



Good answer.

post #3875 of 16802
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Originally Posted by Benjerry View Post



I would say no.
You would be better of saving money for customs;
Why waste more cash on another universal when you have a pair of customs if you save a little more?
The Sony iems are not cheap; they cost around Singapore $680 approximately (offer price from Sony shop) elsewhere, I heard they cost close to $700 to nearly $1000 (Singapore dollars)
And they offer little, if any, marked sound improvement over the other top tier universals you own, hence it would be more of a side grade in terms of sound.
However, this is just my view;
If you really want to buy, go and demo out a pair before making a decision.
And buy them online, preferably 2nd hand to save $$$


This is great advise.  I think customs are the logical choice when it's time to upgrade.

 

post #3876 of 16802
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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

 

That depends my friend. In the end, do you intend to keep each, or keep whichever one of the bunch sounds best to your ears? If it's the latter case, I'd say most definitely yes, it''s worth it. Else, I really don't see why you'd need another universal, in which case case I'd personally hold off.


I don't intend to keep each but I have a hard time getting rid of them.  I like each one so much.  I think holding off on the Sony's is the most logical choice and going custom when my wallet permits.  Just extremely curious about the Sony's.  Thanks for the input guys.

 

post #3877 of 16802

I'm not sure if you know about it or just prefer your way, but you can use the multi quote buttons. I don't mean this in any snarky way, just trying to be informative.

post #3878 of 16802

I was going to kindly suggest the same. tongue.gif

post #3879 of 16802
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

I'm not sure if you know about it or just prefer your way, but you can use the multi quote buttons. I don't mean this in any snarky way, just trying to be informative.



Didn't know.  I just figured out the quote recently.  Thanks for the information.  

post #3880 of 16802

Click "Multi" on all the posts you want to quote and on the last one hit "Quote"

Enjoy

post #3881 of 16802
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Originally Posted by vwinter View Post

Click "Multi" on all the posts you want to quote and on the last one hit "Quote"

Enjoy



Got it.  Thanks for letting me know.  I appreciate it.  

post #3882 of 16802

I don't see why some of you are so concerned over rating scores. It's just one guy's interpretations. One guy who made his preferences clear and his ratings reflect as much.

post #3883 of 16802
Thread Starter 

 

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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post

To a person who has GR07, IE8 and FX700, is it worth it to purchase the EX1000?

Sources are iphone, ipod, E11 and A10 with ALAC files.  Music choices are everything but country.  Also, I'd rather not use the amps and I do love the sounds of each earphone for their differences.  


All good answers above. The EX1000 does sound different from all of these but whether you need yet another $300-400 dynamic-driver universal is a question only you can answer. Much as I like the GR07, I think the FX700 and EX1000 together would cover the spectrum for me. Except isolation, of course, as neither is very good at that.



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Originally Posted by rolz View Post

i'd like to read joker's opinion on the sound quality between the ex600 and 1000. from the massive threads for both models, i reckon the general consensus is about 10-20 percent in sound quality. with the 1000's soundstage only slightly larger than that of the 600's. and now the ex600s are getting cheaper, it's like one-third the price of the flagship now.



I would lean towards the higher end of that range but these things are sort of difficult to try and quantify. I think the EX600 is at GR07 level in sound, though of course with the same usability quirks as the EX1000. Whether the jump from there to the EX1000 is worth it is up to you - diminishing returns are just a part of this hobby. The jump in quality you get by spending more once you get to that level can (subjectively) be sizable or insignificant. Unfortunately there is also the reverse effect of price on quality perception, as evidenced by the TF10.


Edited by ljokerl - 8/18/11 at 11:00pm
post #3884 of 16802

Also it's better to have the EX1000 than having custom iems because of the value. You can sell them off with a couple of dollars off if you don't want the signature..But for EX1000, this iem is easily be liked by many.

post #3885 of 16802
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


Much as I like the GR07, I think the FX700 and EX1000 together would cover the spectrum for me. Except isolation, of course, as neither is very good at that.

Unfortunately there is also the reverse effect of price on quality perception, as evidenced by the TF10.


Two things I totally agree with :)

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