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post #376 of 589

I'm looking for a new pair of IEM and curious if you guys recommend the mdr 7750 for portable use due to there kinda open design?

Can someone please compare the Audeo PFE232 and the mdr 7750? Do they benefit from amping?

post #377 of 589

The 7550 doesn't require amping but I do like it with tubes.  I use mine outside quite often but it can pick up a bit of wind noise if not stationary and windy; otherwise they are great for portable.

post #378 of 589
The cable is a tad long IMO but nothing that a cable winder, or better yet a EX1000 cable couldn'd fix.
post #379 of 589

Thanks for your answers! Do you recommend them for rock and metal? Can get a pair for about $200 and can't decide on what to spend my money. Any comparison to TF10?

 

Where to buy a replacement cable for the mdr 7750?


Edited by HumanSaurusRex - 3/24/13 at 1:24pm
post #380 of 589
EBay has tons of cables listed for these IEM's.
post #381 of 589
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Originally Posted by HumanSaurusRex View Post

Thanks for your answers! Do you recommend them for rock and metal? Can get a pair for about $200 and can't decide on what to spend my money. Any comparison to TF10?

Where to buy a replacement cable for the mdr 7750?

Depends. Some like a V shape signature for rock and metal (TF10) but I prefer a mid forward signature like the 7550. I find the guitars more up front and enjoyable with more present mids.
post #382 of 589

The MDR-7550s really don't do anything wrong. They are quite enjoyable to listen to and relatively balanced/neutral. Personally I much prefer them to even the TF10 :).
 

post #383 of 589
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Originally Posted by HumanSaurusRex View Post

Thanks for your answers! Do you recommend them for rock and metal? Can get a pair for about $200 and can't decide on what to spend my money. Any comparison to TF10?

 

Where to buy a replacement cable for the mdr 7750?


i thought the 7550 doesnt have a removable cable? haha

post #384 of 589
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i thought the 7550 doesnt have a removable cable? haha


They all do :).

post #385 of 589

Is the 7550 an upgrade to ex1000? now that the ex1000 has been discontinued... is the 7550 successor to the fantastic ex1000? 

 

reading through the forums all i cud read was praises for ex1000, to sum it all that the ex1000 sounds about perfect in every way and the music sounds just right and sounds the way it is intented to. So is the 7550 in the same league?

 

also do yo think ex1000 or mdr-7550 is a step up to gr07? i have the gr07 i do love it but i wished it cud have a little bit bass. i am not a bass head but they say the bass on ex1000 is almost perfect and not recessed like the gr07... is it the same for mdr-7550?

post #386 of 589
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Originally Posted by holyindian View Post

Is the 7550 an upgrade to ex1000? now that the ex1000 has been discontinued... is the 7550 successor to the fantastic ex1000? 

 

reading through the forums all i cud read was praises for ex1000, to sum it all that the ex1000 sounds about perfect in every way and the music sounds just right and sounds the way it is intented to. So is the 7550 in the same league?

 

also do yo think ex1000 or mdr-7550 is a step up to gr07? i have the gr07 i do love it but i wished it cud have a little bit bass. i am not a bass head but they say the bass on ex1000 is almost perfect and not recessed like the gr07... is it the same for mdr-7550?


Well not even one agrees that the EX1000 is the best out there or that it is totally accurate. Because it is not. Then again a lot of IEMs are not accurate. The EX1000 has noticeable treble spikes. Most don't find it an issue however but I did and it was no small issue. The MDR-7550 on the other hand was much less fatiging for me and in that much better. Its treble would extend high and come back down before getting painful which was great. The MDR-7550 has more bass quantity than the EX1000. It's mids are more foward and less dry than the EX1000 which I prefer. The treble isn't as aggressive and the sound staging is slightly smaller. I personally liked them more than the EX1000 due to the treble not going overboard in my case. I think the MDR-7550 is also being discontinued from what I heard. They are a very good IEM and I have a hard time faulting it.

 

But if you prefer a more airy sound with a larger sound stage, dryer mids then the EX1000 may be a good choice for you. The GR07 has more bass quantity than the EX1000 from what I reacall. But the EX1000 has extremely good bass quality and control. If your preferences are for more bass quantity in line with the GR07 the MDR-7550 is the way to go.


Edited by lee730 - 5/8/13 at 6:28pm
post #387 of 589
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Well not even one agrees that the EX1000 is the best out there or that it is totally accurate. Because it is not. Then again a lot of IEMs are not accurate. The EX1000 has noticeable treble spikes. Most don't find it an issue however but I did and it was no small issue. The MDR-7550 on the other hand was much less fatiging for me and in that much better. Its treble would extend high and come back down before getting painful which was great. The MDR-7550 has more bass quantity than the EX1000. It's mids are more foward and less dry than the EX1000 which I prefer. The treble isn't as aggressive and the sound staging is slightly smaller. I personally liked them more than the EX1000 due to the treble not going overboard in my case. I think the MDR-7550 is also being discontinued from what I heard. They are a very good IEM and I have a hard time faulting it.

But if you prefer a more airy sound with a larger sound stage, dryer mids then the EX1000 may be a good choice for you. The GR07 has more bass quantity than the EX1000 from what I reacall. But the EX1000 has extremely good bass quality and control. If your preferences are for more bass quantity in line with the GR07 the MDR-7550 is the way to go.

Thanks for your reply, have you heard the jvc- fx700? Any idea on preference over fx700 or 7550?
post #388 of 589
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Thanks for your reply, have you heard the jvc- fx700? Any idea on preference over fx700 or 7550?


I prefer the MDR-7550s over the FX700s. The FX700s have too much bass and treble at reasonable volume levels and the mids are recessed in comparison. Otherwise it is a very good IEM but is ruined by the flaws mentioned above. When you start to turn up the volume the bass and treble just lose control.

post #389 of 589
How do the mdr 7550 shines in bass department ?

Does it have sub bass rumble ?
Do they have as much bass as mh1c ?
post #390 of 589
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Originally Posted by dauhak View Post

How do the mdr 7550 shines in bass department ?

Does it have sub bass rumble ?
Do they have as much bass as mh1c ?

 

I think their bass is remarkable. I don't have an MH1C but I can say the 7550 bass hits hard, extends well and has good resolution. Compared to good BA IEMs like the heir 4ai, the bass impact is at another level. It has more in common with the excellent tralucent 1plus2 bass (not quite as tight as the 1plus2) than other, lesser IEMs.

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