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post #511 of 589

lol my bad ;).

post #512 of 589

Do you know any similar sounding IEMs?
 

post #513 of 589

The GR07 to some extent. But it has more emphasis on its treble with a more intimate staging. The MDR-7550 is noticeably better IMO though.

post #514 of 589

I was having EX600 and GR07, both are great, now wanna something special, like EX800 but maybe from another company, just my dark birds.

post #515 of 589
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Originally Posted by Berkovajazz View Post
 

I was having EX600 and GR07, both are great, now wanna something special, like EX800 but maybe from another company, just my dark birds.

 

While it may share a similar sound signature that is where it ends. As I said the MDR-7550 is noticeably better IMO. Much better staging, better bass quality, better mid range. Treble is also better for me because it wasn't as fatiguing as the GR07. More refined overall. Less grit to the sound (typical of dynamics in general though).

post #516 of 589

Thank you Lee!

post #517 of 589
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This is my first post here so...hi everybody! smily_headphones1.gif



 



I have 2 pair of MDR-7550 and love them. I'm a pro musician and had used them for the last 2 years on stage and in studio with great satisfaction...



...until last week!



During a soundcheck, my R(ight) headphone instantly reduced the volume a lot. At first I thought the R was dead, but listening better (and removing the L from my other ear), I discovered that the R headphone just lost volume. A lot of volume, probably now it's 1/4 of the L volume.



Has anyone of you had something like this?



Do you guys think it's now broken?



Of course, I tested them with another cable and switching parts with the good pair I have. And I confirm that only this R headphone is gone. What could it be?



 



Another question for you...It seems that the MDR-7550 are discontinued on all the European Sony websites...will be discontinued also from the rest of the world? Do you know more about it?



 



Thanks so much for every reply!!! ;-D


 




Looks like it's time to buy a new pair.

You can still buy MDR 7550 on bhphoto.com at discounted prices.

Another alternative is to buy MDR EX 800ST... it's basically a MDR 7550 with just a different name and all-white packaging sold exclusively in Japan by Sony Music-Communications inc. MDR EX 800ST can easily be found on rakuten.jp and amazon japan... also at discounted prices.
post #518 of 589

These sound awesome. Bass is slightly lacking in my opinion, but otherwise, they sound great. 

 

EDIT: The highs seem a little harsh :confused_face:


Edited by owais - 11/12/13 at 4:06am
post #519 of 589
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Originally Posted by owais View Post
 

These sound awesome. Bass is slightly lacking in my opinion, but otherwise, they sound great. 

 

EDIT: The highs seem a little harsh :confused_face:

Bass is lacking? In terms of quality or quantity? 7550 has the best bass I've heard yet.(excluding IE800 and JH13/16)

post #520 of 589
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Bass is lacking? In terms of quality or quantity? 7550 has the best bass I've heard yet.(excluding IE800 and JH13/16)

 

My GR07 BE felt like it had more. It's not an inadequate amount. The highs are quite harsh though.

post #521 of 589
Sounds like a bad seal to me.
post #522 of 589

Nope, the seal is better then any of my other earphones, including the GR07.  I think it's just that the 7550 has less bass then the GR07 BE. The quality of bass is higher though. Overall, the 7550 sounds better too. 

 

 

Why is it that if i cover the air hole on the outside of each ear with my finger, the bass increases but it also negatively impacts the sound by making it sound more muffled and all the instruments feel closer together/closer to you.


Edited by owais - 11/12/13 at 11:06am
post #523 of 589
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Originally Posted by owais View Post
 

Nope, the seal is better then any of my other earphones, including the GR07.  I think it's just that the 7550 has less bass then the GR07 BE. The quality of bass is higher though. Overall, the 7550 sounds better too. 

 

 

Why is it that if i cover the air hole on the outside of each ear with my finger, the bass increases but it also negatively impacts the sound by making it sound more muffled and all the instruments feel closer together/closer to you.

Oh, so it's about the quantity.

 

About the air vent: read my review. I do cover about the purpose of the air vent and the change in sound caused by it.

post #524 of 589

Soundstage is ******* awesome. 

 

You mention the increase bass (massive increase btw) but it makes the sound a little more muffled and completely ****s on the soundstage. The level is bass is kind of distracting from everything else when the vents are covered.

 

One issue i have is the highs. It's difficult to listen some sort of tracks at any highish volume.

This for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP8na6tu2Lk


Edited by owais - 11/12/13 at 1:31pm
post #525 of 589

The key is not listening at high volumes as that destroys your hearing :). But I know what you mean the 7550 and especially EX1000 are not meant to be listened at high volumes. medium volume is appropriate though.

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