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^^^Well the E6 has a bass boost...so yes.

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Originally Posted by Majin View Post

Excellent EX600 review pretty much spot on, excellent value since the GR07 became a bit pricier. When will we ever see the TF10 review? :)


Someday rolleyes.gif

 



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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post

Joker, how do you compare e-Q5 to EX600 ?


They aren't too different - both sound like leaner dynamic-driver earphones. I would have to A:B them for an in-depth comparison but I think the EX600 is a bit more impactful/dynamic and the e-Q5 a bit more analytical, especially in the way detail is presented. Biggest difference is probably in the presentation - the EX-series IEMs are more headphone-like in presentation than any of the MA/BA-based sets I've heard.

 



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Originally Posted by james444 View Post


Thanks for yet another excellent review. Though I must confess, I'm a bit disappointed that you did not notice the EX600's grainy highs, that have been repeatedly mentioned across several threads lately :P


Afraid I don't have the time to read other threads so I haven't seen any reports. Really didn't think either of the EX-series IEMs were grainy at all - maybe a little brighter than I would like but it's all high quality treble.


 

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Originally Posted by Majin View Post

and it doesnt forgive poor recordings, had some serious sibiliance with a few tracks


It does. So do the GR07 and FX500 but the Sonys are a bit more prone to it with some tracks.



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Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post


Oh, but it's not just grainy highs but the utterly horrendous & unbearable sibilance!  :)

 

Joker - Excellent review. The EX600, to these ears, remains one of the best IEMs I've heard to date.

 


Thanks, I like my armatures but I have to admit these Sonys do most everything at least as well as anything armature-based in the price bracket.

 



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Originally Posted by TheDead View Post

Posting to mention that the EX600 are listed as 1B14 and 2B14 so pointers are miss aligned.

Also, I want to thank you Joker as your are my main source for IEm shopping ;) 

*bowing to your greatness*


Fixed, thanks!

 



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Originally Posted by The_pGo View Post

Joker, if you happen to review AKG K370 in the future, be sure to mention about poor cable durablity. In about a year, cable broke twice near the jack and once near the mic. I love their sound, but akg messed up with the cable(and too long plug)


I've had the K370 for about the same amount of time, though I don't use it all that much. The cable doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in me but it's an improvement on the dreadful K330 cord IMO. The mediocre sound is a bigger problem with the K370.

 

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Originally Posted by moracajay View Post

I want to thank LjokerL for the very informative thread. By the way, since your about to review  SUNRISE XCITED, do you find it having the same kind of sound quality with REO or RE-ZERO? Sunrise XCITED are available here in my place for an introductory price of $46. I prefer the sound quality of RE0. I love my RE0 but died within two months, the left earpiece just stop working.


I don't think the Xcited is as good as the RE0, RE-ZERO, or the v.1 Xcape and I wouldn't put any more stock in its build quality.


 

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Originally Posted by 50an6xy06r6n View Post

Where did you get them for $131? I don't see them on beachaudio's website, and everyone else has them for $199.
 

 


They were that price last week. I'll change the vendor to provantage with the next update. Seems you can still easily get them for $130-150 for now.

 



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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

At some point I  have to send you the MDR7550 To review. They are definitely not treble happy with a more forward midrange but all other aspects seem very much like the EX600/1000. They sit right in between the other models price wise as well. I have to say they have pretty much become my go to IEM due comfort and the almost headphone like sound.



That sounds good - I am easily seduced by certain mid-forward IEMs.

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this is such a great thread! I am glad it's still updating

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

At some point I  have to send you the MDR7550 To review. They are definitely not treble happy with a more forward midrange but all other aspects seem very much like the EX600/1000. They sit right in between the other models price wise as well. I have to say they have pretty much become my go to IEM due comfort and the almost headphone like sound.



Hi dweaver quick question, where did you get the MDR7550? I went by The Sony Store a few months ago and according to them they're not available in Canada. Seen a few sets on American sites but they seem kind of pricey.

 

@ Everyone else

Long time MDR EX600 owner here. In the beginning I also had trouble with overly aggressive treble and sibilance from my set of 600's until I swapped out the tips. Besides giving me a better more comfortable fit, I can't stand the Sony tips, I pretty much killed most of the sibilance and smoothed the treble out when I went to a triple flange Monster tip. I also noticed bass filled in a little more too. Give it a try guys it worked wonders for me.

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Edited by music_4321 - 3/5/12 at 10:55am
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Hi dweaver quick question, where did you get the MDR7550? I went by The Sony Store a few months ago and according to them they're not available in Canada. Seen a few sets on American sites but they seem kind of pricey.

 

@ Everyone else

Long time MDR EX600 owner here. In the beginning I also had trouble with overly aggressive treble and sibilance from my set of 600's until I swapped out the tips. Besides giving me a better more comfortable fit, I can't stand the Sony tips, I pretty much killed most of the sibilance and smoothed the treble out when I went to a triple flange Monster tip. I also noticed bass filled in a little more too. Give it a try guys it worked wonders for me.


I picked them up at Axe Music in Calgary. But they have them online as well for the same price I paid :-) at Axe Music

 

 

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Originally Posted by zhengwy View Post

this is such a great thread! I am glad it's still updating


As am I, at least most of the time tongue.gif

 

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Originally Posted by james444 View Post


Thanks for yet another excellent review. Though I must confess, I'm a bit disappointed that you did not notice the EX600's grainy highs, that have been repeatedly mentioned across several threads lately :P

x2, though I think the grain is slight. In general pretty much every dynamic I've heard has a bit of grain though ime. I think it will take an extremely rigid coil to have a cleaner response. 
 

 

The EX600 is actually part of the 'monitor' series which includes the 7550 and 1000s. This line-up strives for a flat response for professionals that may in turn welcome certain audiophiles. Definitely not a consumer based product that strives for just mainstream pleasure, that seems to be the job of the BA line-up. 

 

To me, the GR07 clearly had a bigger midbass hump, with a slightly slower response. I think the EX600 is flatter overall but it is mentioned that the newer GR07s may have a bit more bass emphasis.


Edited by Inks - 2/9/12 at 4:06pm
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Joker if you ever have a chance you should checkout the Yamaha EPH-100's, they are really, really good and have some BA qualities like in how detailed they are.  The bass is so very nice with good depth, punch and an over all smooth texture.  I'm truly shocked at how good they sound and the fact that there only $115 to $150 depending on where you get them is a fantastic deal and so far the best bang for buck IEM I've heard.


Edited by jiff - 2/10/12 at 2:16am
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post


 


I picked them up at Axe Music in Calgary. But they have them online as well for the same price I paid :-) at Axe Music

 

 



Hmmmm interesting the guy at the Sony Store said they weren't available in Canada. Wonder if I just had the bad luck of getting some kid who was to lazy to hit a few buttons and check the stock. Thanks for the info my man.

 

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I just checked the Sony Style online store and nothing listed there for MDr 7550 so maybe the kid wasn't lying. On the plus side the NEW SONY Z SERIES DAP is coming out in Canada in 4 days ROCK ONNNNNNN!!!!!

 

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Edited by DigitalFreak - 2/10/12 at 2:17am
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I suspect Sony Stores may not carry them but other stores can get them through distribution channel, as Axe is not likely importing these. In any case at $240 this is a great in between option. One thing to note though is the 7550 does not have the same massive fit kit the EX models come with.

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Originally Posted by jiff View Post

Joker if you ever have a chance you should checkout the Yamaha EPH-100's, they are really, really good and have some BA qualities like in how detailed they are.  The bass is so very nice with good depth, punch and an over all smooth texture.  I'm truly shocked at how good they sound and the fact that there only $115 to $150 depending on where you get them is a fantastic deal and so far the best bang for buck IEM I've heard.

 

The Yamahas seem interesting - their lower-end models are not terrible but clearly tuned for a mainstream sound. The EPH-100 certainly seems different. I take it you would put them above the FXT90s.

 


 

 

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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post


They aren't too different - both sound like leaner dynamic-driver earphones. I would have to A:B them for an in-depth comparison but I think the EX600 is a bit more impactful/dynamic and the e-Q5 a bit more analytical, especially in the way detail is presented. Biggest difference is probably in the presentation - the EX-series IEMs are more headphone-like in presentation than any of the MA/BA-based sets I've heard.

Thanks.

 

How is the treble extension ? Which one is more bright ?


 

 

 

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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post


 

Thanks.

 

How is the treble extension ? Which one is more bright ?


I think EX600 is brighter. Sonys all have more treble presence.

joker, please confirm this in case I'm wrong.

post #5925 of 16802

IjokerI, I believe you prefer Q7 over Q5? And out of those, would you prefer that vs  EX600?  I believe you prefer the more analytic phone.


Edited by olear - 2/10/12 at 12:47pm
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