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post #391 of 541
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post

 

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.


I agree the MDR-7550 does have some nice bass. It has good quality and quantity. Not as controlled as the EX1000 but I prefer it more due to the quantity and listenable sound :). Very good value for the money.

post #392 of 541
Does it rumble in sub bass region ?
post #393 of 541
From memory I would say the 7550 is not super strong in the sub bass department but very good all around sound wise. The XBA3/30 has better sub bass IMO and is similar in quality sound wise to the 7550 but different. The 7550 is wider sounding and is more neutral and the better all rounder. The XBA3/30 is more intimate, has deeper harder hitting bass. But can be a bit harsh in the treble (XBA30 is supposed to fix this issue). The XBA has better isolation but also has more microphonics.
post #394 of 541
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Originally Posted by dauhak View Post

Does it rumble in sub bass region ?


If you are looking for bass head IEMs look into JVC FX700, IE80. The Sonys are more so on the balanced side of things. The have bass but I don't consider them bass heavy if that is what you are after.

post #395 of 541
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Edited by kraywang - 6/6/13 at 1:53am
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post #398 of 541

Old EX700 has a very good bass. Also they are very nice phones.

post #399 of 541

Any owners of Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10 here in this thread?  Before I buy I'd like to know how my UE Triple fi 10 compares to Sony 7750s or EX 800 STs.

 

I have UE triple fi 10 with:

- aftermarket cables from westone (for greater durability)

- aftermarket Monster super tips (gel and foam) audiophile kit

 

Btw what I like with the UE triple fi 10 (with my aftermarket bits applied) is that it's just as analytical & neutral (some may say "cold")  as my trusted beater 7506 cans... but with a dose of refinements such as "smoothed" highs, "tightest" low-end l i've heard,  zero harshness and some added "air", or "headroom" or whateveryoucallit.  I'm very contented with my UE Triple fi 10.  I vowed to myself 4 years ago that I don't have to buy another in-ear monitor...

 

BUT ...

 

I have real soft spot for Sony Pro-grade goods such as the venerable 7506/v6 (my beater cans for gaming and dialogue-oriented movies and tv shows)... and (coming soon) the 7550s. 

Also, is it safe to assume 7750 = EX 800 ST with just different naming for different regions?  If 7550 and EX 800 ST are exactly the same... then I'm sold!

I've yet to hear 7550 or EX 800 ST but any headphone/IEM  that's made and tuned by Sony Music Japan  (a special division outside its electronics firm) is an automatic BUY NOW from me.

 

Before closing, is the 7550 durable?  Does it give confidence that it's durable worthy of being packaged in a Sony professional blue box?   I kinda expect this to be the trusted beater status in the industry such as the 7506 when it comes to durability... and with readily available parts from Sony Pro (USA) like cable, eartips etc.


Edited by TheBoss - 6/8/13 at 7:49pm
post #400 of 541
The 7550 will have more forwards or balanced mids to the bass and treble. There is zero harshness to the treble or anywhere im the IEM. The design is pretty robust in my opinion but is not very isolating which adds to comfort and to a more expansive sound. Plus the cables are replaceable if needed.
post #401 of 541
Oh and yes the 7550 is the same as the 800 in Japan or so I have read.
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FWIW on the EX800ST vs MDR7550:
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Originally Posted by kelv View Post

Just got some pictures to show the physical differences between the trio. Enjoy!!! The 800 is meant to be a studio monitor (ST for STudio i guess),
while the other two are consumer based EX monitor series. Oh and the EX800ST were released slightly earlier than the other 2 but only barely so. More here (Click to show)
Based on my observations the MDR7550 is the US version of the Japan only EX800ST, look at the how the housing port and the screw crown is similar.
Where the Sony logo is located on the EX800ST is also exactly replicated on the MDR7550.
Next also refer to the TEKNOROTE® flexible earguide hanger component. It is definitely of the same length as the EX800ST. My assumptions are based on these three similarities,
now if only we could confirm if the L miniplug is the same. Hmmm...

EX800st and EX1000 look like proper dynamics in that they are vented with a proper looking port. EX600 might have a pinhole vent somewhere within their hosing, but i cant seem to see one.
Therefore my guess is isolation will be better in the EX600, whereas EX800 and EX1000 will sound more open.
The screw crown on the EX800 is also unique while the EX600 and EX1000 share a similar crown

EX600 (left) - EX800 (middle) - EX1000 (right) [pic courtesy of - ctec3.blog.so-net.ne.jp]               MDR7550 [pic coutesy of pro.sony.com]
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Next is the screw thread on the EX800 cables. They appear to be plated in gold as opposed to EX600 and EX1000 which are not gold plated.
Not that it matters, but it's the details of the EX800 that really look nice.

EX600 (left) - EX800 (middle) - EX1000 (right) [pic courtesy of - ctec3.blog.so-net.ne.jp]
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The TEKNOROTE® flexible earguide hanger component is also shorter on the EX800 compared to EX600 and EX1000.
Looks good if you ask me as i find the EX1000s earguide to be too long for my liking.
Cable wise EX600 and EX800 similar in thickness, EX1000 is considerably thicker.

EX800 (left) - EX600 (middle) - EX1000 (right) [pic from - ffr41.air-nifty.com]
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In addition, the 3.5" miniplug is a regular affair with proper strain relief. EX1000 strain relief is a joke compared to the other two.

EX800 (left) - EX600 (middle) - EX1000 (right) [pic from - ffr41.air-nifty.com]
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Last but not least EX800 comes in a simple plain white cardboard case. Has a decent sized zipper case as opposed to the ridiculously large leather case that comes with the other two.
And the EX800 comes only with hybrids leaving the noise isolation tips out of their package.

[pic from - ffr41.air-nifty.com]
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http://imgur.com/a/S0TtT#0
post #403 of 541
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

The 7550 will have more forwards or balanced mids to the bass and treble. There is zero harshness to the treble or anywhere im the IEM. The design is pretty robust in my opinion but is not very isolating which adds to comfort and to a more expansive sound. Plus the cables are replaceable if needed.

 

I read that EX 800 STs are tuned with the same "philosophy" as the CD 900 ST by Sony Music Japan.  Does that mean that in 7550 the human voice will take precedence and be prominent over the 'music' in the soundtrack, for example? 

 

The triplefi 10s to me sounds 'musical' or 'instrument' oriented.  I think it covers the human voice good, but i'd say it's a half notch below instruments in presentation.

 

 

I also have a surplus of Monster supertips gel eartips.  Do 7550/EX 800 ST owners here have impression or have at least tried Monster supertip gels on 7550/EX 800 ST?
 

post #404 of 541
I would say the human voice is more prominent with the 7550 because the human voice is found in the midrange.

I personally would only use the hybrid tips or a softer tip with this IEM.
post #405 of 541
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I would say the human voice is more prominent with the 7550 because the human voice is found in the midrange.

I personally would only use the hybrid tips or a softer tip with this IEM.

 



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