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Sony MDR-EX510LP & MDR-EX600 vs MDR-EX500

Poll Results: Which should I buy?

 
  • 18% (2)
    MDR-EX500
  • 27% (3)
    MDR-EX510LP
  • 54% (6)
    MDR-EX600
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I've generally been pleased with Sony's $100-200 lines and my pair of EX500's was stolen over the weekend.

I can't really make up my mind...I've been eyeing the EX1000 and Sennheiser IE8's but I'm just not ready to make the jump.

 

Basically, I'd like to know how the new line compares to the EX500 and if the EX600 is even worth the extra $100.

 

If I could get some feedback that would be awesome, it's been very difficult finding some good reviews and comparisons. :(

 

*I'm also open to suggestions of similar priced IEM's from other manufacturers, so long as you can tell me how they compare.


Edited by Neotelos - 4/26/11 at 7:30am
post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

I could really use some help, I've been looking and still haven't found answers.

One of the better local shops carried some Shure SE315's as their best, which after reading reviews don't seem to be worth the $200 they are charging.

 

I've also found some IE8's through RazorDog for under $300 but it worries me they may have same products as dakmart which happens to be very iffy - overall impressions seem to be a hit or miss.

post #3 of 7

if your budget alows the IE7 would have a similar sound to your ex500 but vastly beter, the IE8 is more of a V shaped sound but a clear step up on the 7

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Right now I'm looking between an IE7 @ $170, Shure SE425-V @ $235, and IE8 @ $280.
 

I'm looking at those mainly because I know they are good deals, could you also describe what you mean by V-shaped sound?  Would that be an effect best described from sourcing from dual drivers?  I'm not exactly a true audiophile, but definitely an enthusiast.

post #5 of 7

V shaped, elevated bass and treble

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

I do like V-shaped sound, the only problem is it can distort and ruin some genre's of music and I've been reading a number of complaints about the bass on the IE8's.

 

I like bass (a lot), but I hate when it's so heavy it muddles the frequencies.  How do you feel about the bass on the IE8's?

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Neotelos View Post

I do like V-shaped sound, the only problem is it can distort and ruin some genre's of music and I've been reading a number of complaints about the bass on the IE8's.

 

I like bass (a lot), but I hate when it's so heavy it muddles the frequencies.  How do you feel about the bass on the IE8's?



no it shouldn't distort at all unless you have been EQ'ing it in.  the bass on the IE8 is huge, thickish but stunningly impressive in you want that quantity

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