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post #346 of 541
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Originally Posted by kwang411 View Post

Awesome, I have no regrets getting the 7550. 

Really thinking about selling the SE535 though. The vocal/bass ain't as good as my ES3X, details/soundstage/treble not as good as 7550. They all of a sudden seem so mediocre lol


Felt the same way comparing them to the IE80s with silver cable ;).

post #347 of 541

There's no right or wrong here, but as one who had both the EX7550 and EX1000 at the same time (with the intention of returning one), count me as one who found the EX1000 an awe-inspiring IEM.  For something more subdued, I'll turn to the Westone 4.  I returned the 7550.  YMMV
 

post #348 of 541
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Nice to hear kwang. I have to tell you though if you found the EX600 sibilant you will most likely find the EX1000 even worse.
 

Actually, I think the consensus is that the 600s are more prone to sibilance/harshness. I believe Joker mentions this in his review of the 600s, for instance. This was certainly my experience as well, having owned both at the same time. The 600s were especially sibilant and spitty for me initially, but most of that went away with burn-in.
post #349 of 541
I gather these insert similar to EX series.

I discovered last night after you insert these Sony models, pull down on your earlobe slightly then push the earpiece you'll get a little more lock in from the tips. They slide in just that tiny bit further giving a nicer seal.

It works with my EX600. More or less the opposite to lifting your ear on insertion, though you do this after that is completed.

Like a two step process. smile.gif
post #350 of 541

Apologies for reviving an old thread, but can anyone verify that the mdr7550 is indeed identical to the japanese mdr-ex800st?

 

I wasn't sure if it was speculation or not.... 

 

Thanks! smile_phones.gif

post #351 of 541
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Originally Posted by dragonxking View Post

Apologies for reviving an old thread, but can anyone verify that the mdr7550 is indeed identical to the japanese mdr-ex800st?

 

I wasn't sure if it was speculation or not.... 

 

Thanks! smile_phones.gif


They are the same model :). Not sure if the tips or chord are exactly the same though but overall same model and the best of them all IMO. Listening to Celia Cruz in lossless on these and wow really enjoying them. They are extremely neutral yet musical at the same time :).

post #352 of 541
For what it's worth my MDR-7550 y-splitter has RK-EX800 stamped on it. So maybe it's safe to say that the cable is also the same.
post #353 of 541

So they are on sale here for 150€. hmmm, but I just ordered the ex1000 which should arrive today....

post #354 of 541
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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

So they are on sale here for 150€. hmmm, but I just ordered the ex1000 which should arrive today....


Well if the EX1000s happen to be too much for you (treble spikes) don't overlook the MDR-7550s. I am so glad I took the risk as it gave me what I loved in the EX1000 and fixed what I hated. Can't really say much regarding price as I paid a similar price anyways ($250 vs $270)

post #355 of 541

Sony MDR7550 analysis.

 

Users should really try this mod. Tape each vent with tape (electrical tape works), then make a tiny hole in each vent with a needle.The results are illustrated in the analysis, you get more subbass and treble extension (which is lacking stock). The tiny holes are in important as they maintain a depressurizing quality of the stock vent. 

post #356 of 541
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

Sony MDR7550 analysis.

 

Users should really try this mod. Tape each vent with tape (electrical tape works), then make a tiny hole in each vent with a needle.The results are illustrated in the analysis, you get more subbass and treble extension (which is lacking stock). The tiny holes are in important as they maintain a depressurizing quality of the stock vent. 

Thanks for the info. Inks.  I'll give this mod a try.  

post #357 of 541

I pulled the trigger and picked a brand up a new pair locally.  Really glad it comes with interchangeable earbuds (the small ones fit best for me)

 

next on my list: the mdr-cd900st

if anyone's in japan, shoot me a pm! hahah..but no seriously lol

post #358 of 541

i tried that "mod" few months ago with my ex800st and the results were not really good for me... bass is too much

post #359 of 541

make the whole a bit bigger. 

post #360 of 541

still the same hehe... i really dont have problems with the ex800st though. replacing the cable removes most of my problems i had before

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