Originally Posted by firoze
Just now read your fine review of the EX1000. Dunno how I missed that one! Wish I had known of them earlier, would have taken a listen when I was in Tokyo. Anyway, have you had a chance to compare them to the BA-SS side-by-side?
Yes, it would have been nice to hear your impressions, also because I've come across some pretty contradicting opinions. But supposedly you'll get a chance to audition them sometime soon, will you? I haven't yet A/Bed them with the FI-BA-SS, but it's safe to say that they're much closer to the 1601 FADs than to their BA line. The 1601 sound is pretty uniquely colored though and the Sonys are more neutral and less mid-centric. But they have a truely special quality to their sound, at least in to my ears. I've bought quite a few (too many!) new IEMs during the last year, FX700, FI-BA-A1 and SB, e-Q5, GR10 and haven't been disappointed by any of them. Yet none of these managed to thrill me like the EX1000 and made me write a review within the first week, just to get the word out.