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post #436 of 532
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Originally Posted by mikescchen View Post

I demoed both MDR-7550 and EX800 at a local vendor.

To me the EX800 has more bass and more harsh treble.

But again, this maybe caused by different break-in duration.

 

I bought 7550 in the end... about ~40 USD cheaper than EX800 here :p

Someone confirmed that EX800st and MDR-7550 are the same. I guess there are other factors that might two iems sound different though.

post #437 of 532

OK I just ordered a pair of 7550's today and take delivery next week biggrin.gif

 

A question about the supplied earbuds - how long do they last, how to clean, and where can I order some spares once I settle on the size that's right for me? I saw some on ebay but don't think they are the real deal somehow.

post #438 of 532
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Originally Posted by yates7592 View Post

OK I just ordered a pair of 7550's today and take delivery next week biggrin.gif

 

A question about the supplied earbuds - how long do they last, how to clean, and where can I order some spares once I settle on the size that's right for me? I saw some on ebay but don't think they are the real deal somehow.

The silicon tips are pretty much permanent. I would clean them every week or two with warm water and light soap.

post #439 of 532
Thanks that makes sense. Another question, I have a pair of MDR-7520 cans which are totally awesome. I am kind of dreaming that the 7550's might sound at least vaguely related seeing as they were both released at the same time and part of the same family as it were. Not a deal breaker if not but icing on the cake. Anybody have any thoughts?
post #440 of 532
There are some similarities but the 7550 is a bit more neutral.
post #441 of 532
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Someone confirmed that EX800st and MDR-7550 are the same. I guess there are other factors that might two iems sound different though.

Yes, from the horse's mouth (Sony's lead IEM engineer in Japan), they are exactly the same thing.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/679045/review-sony-mdr-7550

post #442 of 532

Can someone confirm if the 7550 and EX1000 cables are interchangeable?

post #443 of 532

... I also want to know if Sony parts service sells replaceable foam equalizers as seen in picture below

 

 

If they don't sell foam replacements... are they at least removable and washable?

 

I'm sure my foams will get clogged up with earwax :mad:

post #444 of 532
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post
 

... I also want to know if Sony parts service sells replaceable foam equalizers as seen in picture below

 

 

If they don't sell foam replacements... are they at least removable and washable?

 

I'm sure my foams will get clogged up with earwax :mad:

 

They are highly unlikely that they will get clogged. I have 1 yr old 7550, but there is no wax clog what so ever. You can clean the outer part of the foam, but I wouldn't dare pulling the foam out. IDK if sony sells them.

post #445 of 532
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post
 

Can someone confirm if the 7550 and EX1000 cables are interchangeable?

 

I really don't know. 7550 has a locking mechanism. EX800st cable and 7550 cables are the same. Are EX800 cables interchangeable with EX1000?

post #446 of 532
I never had both at the same time but the connector sure seemed like the same type with both.
post #447 of 532

Some questions:

 

1.Is the Isolation really that terrible? I get a perfect seal and hardly hear anything with my XBA-3 with sony tips.

 

2.Bass good?

 

3.Can I wear them like regular iems? I hate putting cables around my ear.

 

4.Comfortable?

 

5.Is sonys $250 asking price about right for the SQ?

post #448 of 532
Isolation is not terrible, it's just not very good. Isolation is made worse under windy conditions because of venting. On the flip side these have close to zero cable or microphonic noise.

bass is very good but will not be as punchy or hard hitting as the XBA3.

they have to go over ear but are super comfy once you figure them out.

if you like them they are worth the price wink.gif
post #449 of 532
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Isolation is not terrible, it's just not very good. Isolation is made worse under windy conditions because of venting. On the flip side these have close to zero cable or microphonic noise.

bass is very good but will not be as punchy or hard hitting as the XBA3.

they have to go over ear but are super comfy once you figure them out.

if you like them they are worth the price wink.gif

Hmm not sure what to think, especially since they have to go over the ear..

Is the build good? Im starting to actually get annoyed with poor builds in iem's.
post #450 of 532
they are very well built. They are plastic but very high quality plastic and the cable is very high quality as well.

I personally love some over ear solutions and hate a lot of over solutions. These happen to be one of the better ones. But they really are a unique design that some people love and others hate.

I wish I could make it easy for your to decide but this is one IEM that is hard to do that with.
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