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post #46 of 66

p.s. I can't compare the EX700 to other high end IEM's since I haven't heard many, but I've done a lot of listening on these and the CK10's now, and all I can say is the EX700 are the best for live acoustic music I've ever heard from any sound medium including speakers and headphones, oh and I showed my earphones to my girlfriend and she doesn't like audio stuff she just listens to music on laptop speakers, and she didn't like any of my earphones she thought they all sounded the same until she heard the EX700, and then her reaction was "wow, I feel like I want to listen to all of my music all over again...". =p

 

 

post #47 of 66
I liked the EX700's a lot apart from its piercing highs.
post #48 of 66

Yep, I almost bought your pair anadin, but I was skeptical, and then I fatefully ended up with them anyway from another user that wanted to trade his pair, and wow, the first thing I noticed (with the standard Sony hybrids on) was the bass quality, it was immense, the second thing I noticed was my ears ringing after listening to them for half an hour.

post #49 of 66

Hm okay I just listened to some harsh and lively rock music and I got tired of it after 20 minutes, I guess the shure olive mod isn't a perfect solution and they still etch that 7kHzness into your ears, they do sound very close to perfect on the Nirvana unplugged in new york album though.

post #50 of 66
What is the impact like for the Highs and Bass on the Sony Mdr-ex1000?
post #51 of 66
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Originally Posted by MaxwellDemon View Post



Microphonic-wise, the EX600 and EX1000 are alright due to their cable design. However, with the SQ of EX600 being so poor (honestly horrible, horrible soundstage) and the EX1000 being so expensive, you might want to look else for your options unfortunately. You might want to stick with Shure for now, until the EX1000's pricetag comes down to sanity level.

Firstly, you didn't tell what source did you use. A horrible impression without telling the setup.

I found other impression, he said the EX600 is good for listening instruments such piano, also for listening techno.
This is a warning for everyone, please tell your audio setup before writing your impression.

post #52 of 66
No it's not a big deal. These have a low acoustic impedance and relatively high impedance with a fairly linear impedance phase. If you disagree with what he says, it's another matter.

I personally do, the EX600 is too close to the EX1000 to label one as great, the other as terrible IMO.
post #53 of 66

Sorry to revive an old thread, but thought it be better than starting a new thread. These two iems have been recommended to me. Looking at some of the reviews on here the isolation seems like a weak point.

Would these iems be good enough to use on the plane & train?

post #54 of 66
I used my 7550 on the train but Calgary transit is not that noisy and I still prefer a more isolating IEM. These IEM's also are susceptible to wind noise.
post #55 of 66
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Originally Posted by nok18 View Post

Sorry to revive an old thread, but thought it be better than starting a new thread. These two iems have been recommended to me. Looking at some of the reviews on here the isolation seems like a weak point.

Would these iems be good enough to use on the plane & train?

the isolation of these IEMs is a joke.

yes, i owned both of them. worst isolation, EVER.

but the sound is lengendary. damn

post #56 of 66

These are IEM's which are actually more suited for home use heh. It's funny looking back at my comment in this thread, considering I really do like the EX1000 now. (Moreso with an extra filter!)

post #57 of 66
I got the MDR EX1000 and I must respectfully disagree with the numerous posts about the lack of isolation.

To get proper isolation, one has to install the supplied isolation earbuds and wear the earphones properly.

Seriously speaking, the isolation earbuds still let in background noise, but in my case, only during silent passages of any particular piece of music.

Using a Sansa Clip + as the player, as long as some music is playing, there is no background sound/noise whatsoever that I can hear.

In my books, that is sufficient isolation.

Maybe my ear structure happens to be a "perfect fit"?
post #58 of 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post

I got the MDR EX1000 and I must respectfully disagree with the numerous posts about the lack of isolation.

To get proper isolation, one has to install the supplied isolation earbuds and wear the earphones properly.

Seriously speaking, the isolation earbuds still let in background noise, but in my case, only during silent passages of any particular piece of music.

Using a Sansa Clip + as the player, as long as some music is playing, there is no background sound/noise whatsoever that I can hear.

In my books, that is sufficient isolation.

Maybe my ear structure happens to be a "perfect fit"?

I agree with you my lord. Isolation may be fine in your house to block out everything and on public transport. But out walking running or cycling a degree of road and pavement noise may be useful for safety reasons. There's also a case for enjoying your environment whilst you engage in activities and not totally blocking it out.
Microphonics is the most annoying thing I find about iems, far more than subtle differences in sound quality between the various ones I have.
The seal is also a bit annoying too but comply foam seem to have an answer for most phones.
post #59 of 66

I just pulled my EX-1000 out of drawer after a year to see how they play.  I remember at the time I last used them some people thought the highs were a little too much, though I enjoyed them.  Since I put them away I've been using the Westone W3 and just recently acquired the new Shures (SE 846).

 

I was wondering if these would still hold up, especially for those occasions where I wanted a change of pace from the sub-woofer of the Shures.

 

I plugged them in expecting to find the highs shrill, but I find they are the opposite (compared to what I've since grown used to).  They still stand up as a great sounding IEM subject to the usual objections (incomplete isolation, not suitable for wearing to sleep for those who sleep on their sides, etc).

 

Thought I'd try to resurrect this thread.......

post #60 of 66
I agree they are still the best dynamic i have as an all rounder.

ie800 sounds is more enjoyable and amped dita audio truth cab at times become reference like but ex1000 comes across as the best all rounder.

i agree the treble can at times be hot but it makes up for it on soundstage. Ie800 soundsstage is much smaller than ex1000.
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