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post #136 of 3000
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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

Guess you'll just have to loan me your EX1000, so I can make a proper comparison!


Ok, but you'd have to get in line for that... currently I have no less than 9(!) IEMs loaned to fellow members, so I'm almost completely robbed. wink.gif But since you're in NY, wouldn't it be easier to just audition them in a Sony Style Store?

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Ok, but you'd have to get in line for that... currently I have no less than 9(!) IEMs loaned to fellow members, so I'm almost completely robbed. wink.gif But since you're in NY, wouldn't it be easier to just audition them in a Sony Style Store?


SORRY! tongue.gif

 

post #138 of 3000
My wallet says no my mind says yes my heart says get them. Put me on the list to loan pm me the details. Also the list so I can snuff out past and up-coming potential customers. :p You deinitely outta send them to Kunlun 0-0 Currently the mg7 is glued to my ears I think these would go on a allout war. They beg to be compared just to see.... The speed issue contrary to what one might believe is not a problem for the Atrio's they are speedy this just makes me curious. I just gatta hear these...
post #139 of 3000

I can audition the ex1000 at a Sony style store? Huh, any NYC'ers done this yet? In the meantime, put me in line!

 

 

Also, I listened to my MG6Pro with the LFV closed on a long bus trip. Cycled through a playlist of Arabic-Andalousian classical music, Beethoven piano concertos and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Indian classical music). The soundstage is still significantly better than the MG7 Atrios (not that every person would have a problem with the new Atrios, I found it a little congested sometimes).

post #140 of 3000
Hmmm, I don't have any soundstage problems. The only Sony Style in my state ran away or blew up into smithereens.
post #141 of 3000
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Originally Posted by tuahogary View Post

SORRY! tongue.gif

 

No problem. You're not even half responsible for this. wink.gif
 

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Originally Posted by Kunlun View Post

I can audition the ex1000 at a Sony style store? Huh, any NYC'ers done this yet? In the meantime, put me in line!

 

 

Also, I listened to my MG6Pro with the LFV closed on a long bus trip. Cycled through a playlist of Arabic-Andalousian classical music, Beethoven piano concertos and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Indian classical music). The soundstage is still significantly better than the MG7 Atrios (not that every person would have a problem with the new Atrios, I found it a little congested sometimes).


At least ClieOS mentioned something that made me think so. Since they're officially released in the US and their flagship IEM model, I'd think why not? Anyway, easy to find out if you give them a call.

 

As for your MG6Pro, are you using them with vents or completely closed when you're out and about? And how much venting would be tolerable in your opinion on a bus or a subway? Just trying to get an idea of the tradeoff between isolation and soundstage with these...

post #142 of 3000

Wow, quiet on the EX1000 front today. Guess everyone's contentedly listening to theirs, like I am! ksc75smile.gif

post #143 of 3000

For today, I switched back to the SM3 for on-the-go. Aaaah, bliss - no awkward fit issues, no wind noise, much better isolation.

 

Going back to the SM3 I would revise my initial impression of the EX1000 as being 'forward' to them being 'aggressive'. Of course, some people find the SM3 too laid back (or, having too much midrange and lacking some treble), but after some back and forth I think the EX1000 deliver too much of the goods directly to my ear drums. But that's just me. After all, it's just a matter of 'to each their own' - I can definitely see that the EX1000 could be the best sounding IEMs to date for many people's tastes.

post #144 of 3000

Not sure what to say more about the EX1000 really. I'm just so sure about it's capabilities despite the fact that I've not listen to many IEMs. It's the case of "you know it when you hear it". I guess I'll truly find out where it stands once I receive some interesting IEMs from James, and also audition a few more in the London meet smile.gif

 

Oh I do have something to say about the comfort of the EX1000. The pain that I used to have is now gone, I think due to my ears adjusting or perhaps an ear infection confused.gif I'll need to try more tips still and test different isolation and bass impact.

post #145 of 3000

I've gone back to the SM3 a few times too . But when I put them on right after the EX1000 something just sounds amiss with their overall tone. Like vocals and mids, while almost perfectly present and placed, sound sort of honky and nasally. I'm trying to compare back to back a lot right now so I can get a proper description in mind, but I'm finding that hard. The tone of instruments and vocals just seems better with the Sonys. More natural. Ergonomics are decidedly better with the Earsonics though, for sure. One weekend a couple weeks ago I took both to a noisy coffee shop and the SM3 easily was better with isolation. So, if you could just wrap both strengths in one package life would be good.

 

And I do agree the EX1000s are more aggressive-- one might even describe them as something of an 'aural assault'!! Ha ha. But not as harsh as the FX700 (from memory) or MC Coppers. Masters of subtlety they are not.... yet they are detailed and delicate when called on to be so.

 

Edit:  It's difficult to get your brain around the sound of either the SM3 or EX1000 (yes, more comparisons this evening) when going from one to the other. At least for me, because the SM3 is darker and more laid back by comparison (again, I never thought this about them until I compared them to the Sony EX1000). 


Edited by cn11 - 3/21/11 at 7:23pm
post #146 of 3000

reading this thread just makes me wish Christmas was coming soon so I can justify another purchase of IEM's.  hopefully by then the 272's will be out and then I will have the torment, ahem, pleasure of deciding between the ex1000's, sm3, or the 272's. 

 

don't worry wallet, you have about another 9 months of safety...bigsmile_face.gif

post #147 of 3000
After listening to the Atrio's and going back to my others iems everything seems muffled. Their amazing clear but still carry a hefty note. It's said the ex1000 its ultra refined but I don't know. These are effortless......
post #148 of 3000
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After listening to the Atrio's and going back to my others iems everything seems muffled.


Your "other IEMs" include the PFEs and DBA-02 (according to your inventory). Are you sure these seem muffled compared to the Atrios? confused.gif

 

On another note, I had the v1 Atrios, their soundstage was pretty small and nowhere near the Sony's. I understand Future Sonics improved the highs on the newer version, but soundstage would presumably be still the same?

post #149 of 3000

I recall reading somewhere recently that the Atrios with MG7 driver still have a somewhat small-ish soundstage. Don't remember if they said it was about the same as the original, or improved somewhat... but yeah, the soundstage size with the EX1000 would be hard to let go of. I had been thinking of trying out the MG7 Atrios for a trip to Europe coming up next week. But I think I'll just stick to my trusty SM3s for isolation on the flight. I'll try to do an isolation comparison with the Sonys.

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Your "other IEMs" include the PFEs and DBA-02 (according to your inventory). Are you sure these seem muffled compared to the Atrios? confused.gif

 

On another note, I had the v1 Atrios, their soundstage was pretty small and nowhere near the Sony's. I understand Future Sonics improved the highs on the newer version, but soundstage would presumably be still the same?

 

Those are sold I need to update my sig, the Atrio is not even in there. 

 

As far as the soundstage it is at times gigantic extending slightly behind my ears, voices up front, hi hats everywhere and drums dead center. But this changes and depends on the current track.

 

They act like the Monster's line-up insert them to far the soundstage collapses if you get it perfect your fine.

 

The new Atrio MG7 not only has extended treble and a more of a clarity to it but it's much faster then the old one. Also I'd like to think the soundstage is bigger but this highly depends on fit as does bass.

 

Sub-Bass is just lovely. biggrin.gif
 

 

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