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post #1186 of 1243

Is there any way to know if my EX600 is an original one? Still dont have it, but they're coming and I'm a little concerned because I bought on eBay (the seller has about 155k ratings..)

 

Sorry, my english isn't so good

post #1187 of 1243

Is just me or this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g7_rbwUy0U) have a little of wheezing on the EX600?

post #1188 of 1243

There is not fake EX600s to my knowledge. Also if your worried about sound have you let them burn in completely? You can not have ha them that long so burn them in a bit!

post #1189 of 1243
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

There is not fake EX600s to my knowledge. Also if your worried about sound have you let them burn in completely? You can not have ha them that long so burn them in a bit!

 

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Originally Posted by CSKalvin View Post

Is just me or this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g7_rbwUy0U) have a little of wheezing on the EX600?

 

They sound great, but burn in will improve this song? 8 hours unitl now...

post #1190 of 1243

Well i have the EX1000 and the burn in i have so far is really making them sound better and it has done wonders with IEMs in the past. Just leave them burning in over night and watch the progression. Its up to you how much you wanna do, 50, 100, 250. Obviously keep listening to them in between.

 

Well that song sounded great to me so i am sure you can hope or even expect!

post #1191 of 1243

Hey swimsonny did you get the EX1000 now?  Congrats.

post #1192 of 1243
I have indeed, got it Thursday last week.
Stuck some early impressions on my thread you can check out!
post #1193 of 1243

Can anyone compare EX600 with the EPH-100, I am bit worried of the sibilance factor with the EX600?????

post #1194 of 1243

I posted a brief comparison some time back, can't provide any more detail since both are loaned to fellow head-fiers. Sibilance with the EX600 is pretty much hit or miss, some hear it, some don't.

post #1195 of 1243
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Originally Posted by james444 View Post

I posted a brief comparison some time back, can't provide any more detail since both are loaned to fellow head-fiers. Sibilance with the EX600 is pretty much hit or miss, some hear it, some don't.


Thanks for the heads-up with comparison :) If you remember by memory so which one has the better instrument separation? better quality bass?

post #1196 of 1243

I got a pair of EX600 at the Seattle outlet last week for $150, which is really cheap compared to the Canadian price ($299 i believe). Having owned quite a few customs/flagship models from other brands (ES3X, IE8, CK100, SE535, FX500, etc), I wasn't sure what to expect from the Sonys. My previous experiences with mid level Sony headphones like EX500 and ZX700 weren't very good- harsh trebles, recessed mids, boomy bass. I honestly thought I would be putting the EX600 up for sale after a few listening sessions, but boy was I WRONG.

 

I think the EX600 are way underpriced, to me they are the most neutral IEMs I've heard, even less colored than my ES3X. These can easily compete with other flagship models and stand ground very well. 

 

Comfort: They're very comfortable, no problems with fit and comfort, despite the weird shape. I find that noise isolation tips have little to no effect for me, since these don't isolate well to begin with, so I just stick to the normal tips.

 

Build: Built like a tank, the housing at least. The cable is a bit thin, especially when compared to SE535. But at least its swappable so not much complaints here.

 

Soundstage: one of the biggest I've heard in IEM. The width is on par or wider than IE8, but lacks a bit of depth compared to SE535/CK100. Instrument separation is superb.

 

Treble: When I listened to them out of box, the treble was a bit too forward and sibilant. I let them burn in overnight and the next morning the sibilance has been reduced by quite a bit. After a week there's less "ssss" than SE535, which is very surprising since a lot of the complaints I've read about EX600 are directed at sibilance. The highs extend very well and has very smooth texture, great reproduction of violins.

 

Mids: A *slight* bump in the mids which effectively separates the vocal from the instruments. Mids are lush but vocals still don't sound as perfect and refined as SE535.

 

Bass: I'm very difficult to satisfy in this department, normally I can't tolerate too much bass because it gives me headaches, and yet too little bass I'll feel unsatisfied. EX600 has hit the sweet spot... IE8 and FX500 have way too much bass, but SE535 and CK100 have wayyyy too little. EX600 is absolutely perfect!!

 

EX600s are neutral, balanced yet musical. It's not analytical in anyway, but if you want to scratch at the details it's all there. Instrument reproduction is top notch with these, has a more realistic weight than most IEMs I've heard. Its surprisingly good with any genres of music, so far I haven't heard any songs in my library get destroyed by these. At $150, the EX600s are a STEAL, best purchase of the year!


Edited by kwang411 - 7/15/12 at 12:27pm
post #1197 of 1243
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Originally Posted by kwang411 View Post
but boy was I WRONG.

 best purchase of the year!

You might and well just get a EX1000 then. All of that but better ;)

post #1198 of 1243
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Originally Posted by kwang411 View Post

I got a pair of EX600 at the Seattle outlet last week for $150, which is really cheap compared to the Canadian price ($299 i believe). Having owned quite a few customs/flagship models from other brands (ES3X, IE8, CK100, SE535, FX500, etc), I wasn't sure what to expect from the Sonys. My previous experiences with mid level Sony headphones like EX500 and ZX700 weren't very good- harsh trebles, recessed mids, boomy bass. I honestly thought I would be putting the EX600 up for sale after a few listening sessions, but boy was I WRONG.

 

I think the EX600 are way underpriced, to me they are the most neutral IEMs I've heard, even less colored than my ES3X. These can easily compete with other flagship models and stand ground very well. 

 

Comfort: They're very comfortable, no problems with fit and comfort, despite the weird shape. I find that noise isolation tips have little to no effect for me, since these don't isolate well to begin with, so I just stick to the normal tips.

 

Build: Built like a tank, the housing at least. The cable is a bit thin, especially when compared to SE535. But at least its swappable so not much complaints here.

 

Soundstage: one of the biggest I've heard in IEM. The width is on par or wider than IE8, but lacks a bit of depth compared to SE535/CK100. Instrument separation is superb.

 

Treble: When I listened to them out of box, the treble was a bit too forward and sibilant. I let them burn in overnight and the next morning the sibilance has been reduced by quite a bit. After a week there's less "ssss" than SE535, which is very surprising since a lot of the complaints I've read about EX600 are directed at sibilance. The highs extend very well and has very smooth texture, great reproduction of violins.

 

Mids: A *slight* bump in the mids which effectively separates the vocal from the instruments. Mids are lush but vocals still don't sound as perfect and refined as SE535.

 

Bass: I'm very difficult to satisfy in this department, normally I can't tolerate too much bass because it gives me headaches, and yet too little bass I'll feel unsatisfied. EX600 has hit the sweet spot... IE8 and FX500 have way too much bass, but SE535 and CK100 have wayyyy too little. EX600 is absolutely perfect!!

 

EX600s are neutral, balanced yet musical. It's not analytical in anyway, but if you want to scratch at the details it's all there. Instrument reproduction is top notch with these, has a more realistic weight than most IEMs I've heard. Its surprisingly good with any genres of music, so far I haven't heard any songs in my library get destroyed by these. At $150, the EX600s are a STEAL, best purchase of the year!

 

I still think the EX600 is a gem, an overlooked gem.

It always was the EX1000s that got ALL the attention, and some people, in my view, who got to try/purchase both Sonys exaggerated the sonic differences between both models. My view is that such exaggeration was the result of trying to justify the much higher price tag of the EX1000s. I personally found the EX600 to offer a good 90% of the EX1000's sonics --after doing a direct side-by-side comparison between both models at home in a quiet environment-- and even this 90% was not always that apparent, ie some of these differences were really quite subtle.

Then, of course, there was all the attention AND hype the Vsonic GR07s were getting around the time people started talking about the EX600s.

The EX600s could be had for 'as little' as $125 USD for a while. I guess many people could simply not accept/believe that a $125-$150 IEM could sound that good, and that you had to pay $300-$500 to get excellent, top-tier type SQ -- this is not surprising in a forum where it's often VERY hard to get unbiased views and, unfortunately, it keeps getting increasingly harder.


Edited by music_4321 - 7/15/12 at 12:59pm
post #1199 of 1243

what you have to say about them music really intrigues me as i have the Ex1000 and i would say that if the GR07 was changed slightly more to the same sound as the EX1000 it would be only 75% at the very best in technical terms in my opinion. I can see the EX600 being a lot better than the GR07 so would love to try them just to check.

post #1200 of 1243
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Originally Posted by Swimsonny View Post

what you have to say about them music really intrigues me as i have the Ex1000 and i would say that if the GR07 was changed slightly more to the same sound as the EX1000 it would be only 75% at the very best in technical terms in my opinion. I can see the EX600 being a lot better than the GR07 so would love to try them just to check.

 

You can trust that it's not. Dsnuts, ljokerl, and myself are of that opinion.

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