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post #3046 of 3060
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Originally Posted by RedJohn456 View Post
 

 

Sorry to be dense, you are referring to the Japanese EX1000 cable with the first quote right? So the EX1000 in North America came with the cable meant for the EX600 right? So looks like I will have to go hunting to the japanese cable lol

 

yes, because it was priced high so they used the ex600 cables. there's a huge difference in price w/ ex1k cables before and i remember the ex1k w/ orig. cable was going to be imported from Japan at a price..

 

yes same as i did before xD

 

we hear differently as we know. the difference may sound little to you... depends :)

post #3047 of 3060

the original cable is way too expensive for me, so I stick with the NA ex600 cable.

It does look much worse, but sound wise I found nothing to complaint with.

Maybe I need to AB it with a GOOD cable, but straight from my DX100, the experience is rather excellent.

I got both Miracle and Mentor and also auditioned the IE800. For me, Sony sound is still special in its own way.

 

Not saying it is better than my customs cause they do tuned for different things, but as far as micro dynamic driver goes, EXK is the best I have ever heard.

 

(Sorry to Sennheiser fans, but I do NOT  think their IEM division is the same as their full size ones. I love the HD800 while hated every IEM they put on the market. Looks like the engineer for IEM only listen to hiphop and rap musics)


Edited by AlanHell - 3/28/15 at 6:53am
post #3048 of 3060
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Originally Posted by AlanHell View Post
 

the original cable is way too expensive for me, so I stick with the NA ex600 cable.

It does look much worse, but sound wise I found nothing to complain on.

Maybe I need to AB it with a GOOD cable, but from my DX100, the experience is rather good.

I got both Miracle and Mentor and also audition the IE800. For me, Sony sound is still special in its own way.

Not saying it is better than my customs cause they do tuned for different things, but as far as micro dynamic driver goes, EXK is the best I have heard. (Sorry to sennheiser fans, but I do think their IEM division is the same as their full size ones. I love the HD800 while hated every IEM they put on the market. Looks like the engineer for IEM only listen to hiphop and rap musics)

 

 

they really are. 

 

I strongly agree with your thoughts!

 

the tuning of the Ex1k caters to all in my playlist.. just the isolation xD

post #3049 of 3060

EX1000 might be the next upgrade for me. I have the EX800 now and they're absolutely wonderful but I find myself wanting more treble sparkle and energy than the EX800 can give me and the EX1000 seem like the most natural upgrade choice to get there while still retaining the same characteristics if not improving some of them a bit more.


I can understand why they get such high praise here. Too bad Sony didn't keep these models and improve them.

My memory is fuzzy but how are the EX1000s on vocals again? I remember reading something about how they were good for male vocals but not female. Same goes for EX800s I think.

post #3050 of 3060

The EX1000 sound fabulous with male or female vocals IMO. The only IEM I've heard that can challenge them is the Aurisonics Rockets. The only thing to be wary of is potential sibilance.

post #3051 of 3060

 

Got these a few minutes ago :)

 

Build quality of EX1000 >>>>>>>>>> Z5. Not even a fair contest LOL

post #3052 of 3060
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Originally Posted by RedJohn456 View Post
 

 

Got these a few minutes ago :)

 

Build quality of EX1000 >>>>>>>>>> Z5. Not even a fair contest LOL

Wow, the ex1000 makes the z5 look like a cheap buds.

Now you have the task of compare them and put your impressions here =)

post #3053 of 3060
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post
 

Wow, the ex1000 makes the z5 look like a cheap buds.

Now you have the task of compare them and put your impressions here =)

 

You can say that again. They feel completely different in the hand. They sound worlds apart, polar opposites. They could not be any more different.

 

Just on initial listens the EX1000 sound signature is more brighter, expansive and much thinner notes than the Z5. Dat bass doe. Sub bass makes me drool but it can be a tad bit too bright on some tracks but I haven't run into sibilance as of yet. The Sound stage is VERY impressive. I forgot was wearing in ears, more like over ears ;)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PjI5zdunO4

 

That binaural track literally scared me, with how good the instrument placement was. 

post #3054 of 3060

What amps are found to synergize well with the ex1000?

post #3055 of 3060
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What amps are found to synergize well with the ex1000?

ifi, Aurender flow & Hugo for me.. they do scale up from a powerful setup or source
post #3056 of 3060
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Originally Posted by RedJohn456 View Post
 

 

You can say that again. They feel completely different in the hand. They sound worlds apart, polar opposites. They could not be any more different.

 

Just on initial listens the EX1000 sound signature is more brighter, expansive and much thinner notes than the Z5. Dat bass doe. Sub bass makes me drool but it can be a tad bit too bright on some tracks but I haven't run into sibilance as of yet. The Sound stage is VERY impressive. I forgot was wearing in ears, more like over ears ;)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PjI5zdunO4

 

That binaural track literally scared me, with how good the instrument placement was. 

Wow, so the Z5 is superior construction? The ex1000 can be EQ to increase the sub-bass and do not blend to the mid-bass and mids, how does the Z5 behaves frec wise??

post #3057 of 3060
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Originally Posted by Marco Angel View Post
 

Wow, so the Z5 is superior construction? The ex1000 can be EQ to increase the sub-bass and do not blend to the mid-bass and mids, how does the Z5 behaves frec wise??


With regards to the build quality, to me, the EX1000 has a much more premium feel and a MUUUUUUCH more secure cable connector as compared to the Z5. 

post #3058 of 3060

The sound signature isn't my cup of tea so I will be parting with my EX1000. I was going to return it to whom I purchased from but if anyone wants dibs on it PM me. I got em cheap at $275 canadian, which translates to roughly $218 USD. Let me know as I don't have too much of a grace period within which to return the product.

post #3059 of 3060




IMO One of the best cable ever to solve most of the treble spikes in the ex1000. The Whiplash TWag v3. Don't get me wrong, they are still there, but less annoying. However I do feel that it obscures some treble detail for example the 16-17khz tone in Avicii ' s X you becomes almost silent. The soundstage also doesn't improve fantastically which is a let down considering the price of these cables. But all in all, one of the better pairings out there. Have yet to try it with toxic cables yet though.
post #3060 of 3060
Also guys, I can do a little comparison between the 2 stock cables ( ex1000 stock cable and ex600 stock cable ) as I have both
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