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post #886 of 3003

When I send the EX1000 out to mvw2 I'll also forward my EX600 for comparisons. Should be interesting. 


Edited by Inks - 7/10/11 at 10:14am
post #887 of 3003

etysmile.gif My most beloved Uncle is visiting for the weekend, and walked in just a few minutes ago, and since he too happens to be a music lover, I wanted him to experience the EX1000's. I know for sure the JVC's bass would have been a bit much for his taste. tongue.gif Oh, and for the record, this is his first earphone experience, apart from the stock iBuds; imagine that! He plugged them in, and all I hear is, "Oh my goodness!" Mission complete. wink.gif

post #888 of 3003

These are superb and definitely top tier I feel when you get to these levels the only difference is presentation there is no detail missing, no extra resolution, no bad treble to be found in any or most top-tiers I have heard my impressions are as follows.

 

 

Presentation. Only the parts with a difference in each is noted, there is no difference in quality all are equal its all about how each decides to present itself. The stupid SM3 is collecting dust ever since the Atrio came along so it won't be mentioned. The Panasonic HJE900 doesn't even deserve to be on this list and is probably is going to go up for sale because of it.

 

Treble: Fx700 >Atrio > Ex1000 - Preference.

Soundstage: Fx700 > Ex1000> Atrio

Separation > Ex1000 > Atrio = Fx700

Speed: Atrio > Fx700 > Ex1000

 

That is really all that needs to be provided anything unlisted is because they are all the same or not enough difference to be noted. For instance all 3 mids are represented nicely vocals differ the biggest from the 3 with the SonyEx1000 taking the cake followed by the Atrio MG7. Mid placement the Fx700 a little more recessed, the Atrio is just right, the Ex1000 is a bit upfront. Going back to the taking the cake part it's not a quality difference is more how it's presented the SonyEx1000 come with ultra real vocals the Atrio to me sound a bit flatter and natural but the vocals sing more with the SonyEx1000. Mids where not mentioned because theres not a big enough difference in any of the three above it the presentation is what will make or break the decision.

 

Now for the negatives I have a annoyance with snares on the Sony and almost anything upper treble is f'ing annoying I almost ripped them out of my head. These are definitely top-tier picking between the 3 would be probably one of the hardest things you would have to do it comes down to fit, isolation and build quality and a diff presentation of each. The SonyEx1000 is the most comfortable they disappear you don't even know their, there the build quality is the equal to or close to the Panasonic HJE900. The cord is even better long and soft, supple I'd say these are one of the best cords around besides maybe the thick Eterna cord. Negative for the Atrio is it's cord and fit they both suck im in the minority but my word stands.

 

I pronounce these the 3 best I've heard. My preference leans towards the Atrio Mg7 then Fx700 then Ex1000.

 

One thing I want to note amongst all things is that the way the Ex1000 presents detail I find it annoying but unique it takes the micro-details and puts them forward and slightly places the main details farther back or a bit to the side. Weird.

 

Now to agree and disagree with a couple of things said.

 

Dfkt: Puts more of the details in your ear as opposed to the SM3 and or other (Agreed)

James: Romantic* (Agreed)

I2: Prefers the Fx700 (Agreed) The Atrio MG7 FOTM is slowly dieing (Disagree) - If anything it made me want to reach for them more.

Everyone: Isolation not the best (Disagree) Compared to the Fx700 on the isolation front I'd take these any day for some reason they isolate a lot to my ears except wind.

Kunlun: Violin sounds better* vs Atrio MG7 (Agreed)

Erip-P: SonyEx600 do acoustic guitars good**

 

Extra Note:

 

James* (Romantic)

 

For impressions I would stray from using a word like romantic but if there was any IEM that could fit the profile it would be the SonyEx1000. More below.

 

Kunlun* (Violins sound better) 

 

When Kunlun said this I chuckled and thought he was a idiot but when I listened to them I immediately was taken back by how (sultry, romantic) everything oozes out. This to me goes hand in hand with what's written above everything this IEM puts out oozes quality almost like I'm about to drift off in space or maybe to sleep. I should say it's disturbingly enchanting.

 

Erip-P*

 

SonyEx600 do acoustic guitars good, when I heard this I first thought funny thats something I feel the Atrio MG7 does good hearing the SonyEX1000 that is still true, slight different presentation with the acoustic being more present, fuller with slight more serpartion on the Atrio vs. the Sony spaces, airy, and a bit brighter.

 

Refintement: TBC

Sound Sig: TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Confispect - 7/10/11 at 12:44pm
post #889 of 3003

Thank you for the wonderful insight my friend! I too feel that any and all differences of opinion fall strictly down to preference, and I'm happy to know that you feel the same with regards to all 3 being equally competent as top tiers. smile.gif


Edited by i2ehan - 7/10/11 at 1:28pm
post #890 of 3003

Cake!

Also, the EX1000 is slower than Atrios?

post #891 of 3003

and slower than the FX700? I don't get that either. 

post #892 of 3003
I find the ex1000's surprisingly snappy and would say they seem faster than the fx700's to me.
post #893 of 3003

3602, Inks@

 

The review is not done yet, i'll try to let some tiny information slip thru the cracks but that is about all.

 

The Fx700 is much more generous on the bass I feel as if it keeps rhythm as well as my feet tapping a bit more as well as being able to follow thru with all the micro-detail involved in a song. Where-as with the Sony of course there's no searching but there's this slow stretch of strings almost like stretching somebody out then cooking them I feel as if I can equally keep up with the bass lines with both of the others then the SonyEx1000.

 

The speed as well as the differences are not grand for any of these IEMS just minor. As far as the Atrio speed yes it takes the cake.

 

I2@ Agreed. tongue_smile.gif


Edited by Confispect - 7/10/11 at 1:34pm
post #894 of 3003
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Originally Posted by Confispect View Post

 

 My preference leans towards the Atrio Mg7

 

 

I agree with this, but our tastes are similar. As you say, the Sony Ex1000 is really a great top-tier earphone.

 

 

post #895 of 3003

Cool.

In the mean time, need to get lemon cake. That reminds me. Resume Portal 2.

post #896 of 3003
Thread Starter 

Thanks @Confispect for your first impressions, funny how differently the EX1000 are heard by different people. Glad I'm not a prospective buyer who's desperately trying to get an idea of what these things really sound like. wink.gif

 

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The Fx700 is much more generous on the bass I feel as if it keeps rhythm as well as my feet tapping a bit more as well as being able to follow thru with all the micro-detail involved in a song. Where-as with the Sony of course there's no searching but there's this slow stretch of strings almost like stretching somebody out then cooking them I feel as if I can equally keep up with the bass lines with both of the others then the SonyEx1000.

 

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When I tried listening to certain scores from games (FLACs from Final Fantasy X Soundtrack and Mass Effect Soundtrack), I found the piano and violin lifeless due to how fast the drivers in EX1000 goes and how the EX1000 dealt with the decay. For me, the presence of the piano and the violin disappeared because listening those instruments through these earphones would cause them to disappear almost as soon as you hear them. The echo of the strings and the ring of the piano keys are almost gone due to this one fault. So, listeners to any genres that heavily features any sort of string instruments and piano should be wary to these earphones.

 

post #897 of 3003
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Thanks @Confispect for your first impressions, funny how differently the EX1000 are heard by different people.

 

 


Don't forget we'd already established (in a different thread) that your EX1000s are fakes.  ;)

 

post #898 of 3003

Well, as much as I hate to say it, I've pulled my EX1000 ad after reading Confispect's impressions. Yes, the JVC's are more fun sounding to my ears, but directly against the Atrio's and Sony's, I decided to A/B the 3 to see which can best keep up with some fast and busy tracks. To my surprise, I agree with Confispect's impressions, with regards to speed. I played my FLAC Evanescence album(s) and to be quite honest, of the 3, the JVC's sound congested, strictly speaking in direct comparison of course. The Atrio's kept up without any problems, though to my ears, not as quick as the EX1000's managed to. Regarding mid to upper-mid vocals, unless the JVC's are EQ'ed, the Sony's and Atrio's mids undoubtedly carry greater presence. My feelings are just as much subject to change as the next listeners, but if I had to say it, sonically speaking, of the 3, the EX1000 is unmatched IMO. Now, whether or not I can get past the JVC's enjoyment, I'll definitely have to give the Sony's some reconsideration.

post #899 of 3003
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Speed: Atrio > Fx700 > Ex1000

 


 

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Originally Posted by i2ehan View Post

Well, as much as I hate to say it, I've pulled my EX1000 ad after reading Confispect's impressions. Yes, the JVC's are more fun sounding to my ears, but directly against the Atrio's and Sony's, I decided to A/B the 3 to see which can best keep up with some fast and busy tracks. To my surprise, I agree with Confispect's impressions, with regards to speed. I played my FLAC Evanescence album(s) and to be quite honest, of the 3, the JVC's sound congested, strictly speaking in direct comparison of course. The Atrio's kept up without any problems, though to my ears, not as quick as the EX1000's managed to. Regarding mid to upper-mid vocals, unless the JVC's are EQ'ed, the Sony's and Atrio's mids undoubtedly carry greater presence. My feelings are just as much subject to change as the next listeners, but if I had to say it, sonically speaking, of the 3, the EX1000 is unmatched IMO. Now, whether or not I can get past the JVC's enjoyment, I'll definitely have to give the Sony's some reconsideration.


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post #900 of 3003
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Evanescence


Your going to love the second part of the review.

 

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