lol Unless I actually hear the EX1000 and AB it against the FX700 extensively in a quiet environment, I don't think I will sell FX700 to fund EX1000. I simply find it too hard to believe that EX1000 will be worth it as I can't imagine it beating the FX700 in key aspects, like dynamic range, soundstage, timbre, speed, clarity, detail.
Both are among the very best I've heard and I can easily imagine you preferring the FX700 over the EX1000. For me the Sonys come out first, but it really is a close call.
With most of my other phones on loan somewhere, I had been listening to the FI-BA-SB all last week and these are really superb IEMs. I thought well, if I only had this single pair I'd still be pretty content and not missing much. But with my EX1000 back from dfkt, I took them outside for some classical music today morning, and what can I say, the Sonys just do everything right to my ears. I sat there in the mild spring sunshine for two hours, listening to Brahms and grinning like an idiot. Ok, I'm aware of their downsides like tricky fit, subpar isolation and *cough* wind noise, but I'm ready to forgive it all for that grand, wonderful sound.
I believe it was cn11 who mentioned that the EX1000 can make other IEMs sound pretty inferior in comparison, and I agree. Switching back to the FI-BA-SB later today, I thought yeah, of course, these are nice too. Then I slowly started to coil up their cable again and reached for the Sonys ...