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post #76 of 532
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

I was basing my question on this picture. On the left side the middle section looks different, same occurs on the official Sony picture.  


The part w/ the model name and Japan on it is plastic.  That is the backside of the housing and all the Sonys have plastic on the backside which you should be able to see from my pics.  The 600 is the only one w/ plastic on both sides.  The 600 is aluminum, 1000 magnesium, 7550 somewhere in between?  7550 has a multi layer polymer diaphragm.  Sony's way of not saying we use the same diaphragm as the EX1000 (liquid polymer).

 

post #77 of 532

Whoops! My bad.

post #78 of 532

The best thing about the EX series is the replaceable cable - makes the DIY guys very happy :D

post #79 of 532

Problem is, where do you get the special pins?

post #80 of 532

^You have a point.

I wonder if the cables can be ordered separately?

mdr-ex1000-2.jpg

post #81 of 532

Yes, on-line.

Although if you contact Sony Style, they should be able to locate some cables.

post #82 of 532

^That's a good indication then. You have a link to the on-line shop/seller? TIA

post #83 of 532
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

^That's a good indication then. You have a link to the on-line shop/seller? TIA



Indeed I do. It is Japanese. No affiliation.

http://www.soundhouse.co.jp/shop/ProductDetail.asp?Item=680^RKEX1000LP^^

post #84 of 532

^Wow. Thanks a bunch!

post #85 of 532

No problems. Actual credit goes to music_4321. It is he (uh...she?) who posted the original link.

Oh and while you're there, why don't you enjoy some of the most hilarious cable marketing, period...

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post #87 of 532
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No problems. Actual credit goes to music_4321. It is he (uh...she?) who posted the original link.

Oh and while you're there, why don't you enjoy some of the most hilarious cable marketing, period...


As of today, still a he.  ;)

 

Anaxilus -- Thanks for the pics.


Edited by music_4321 - 6/29/11 at 12:33am
post #88 of 532
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^Dang, EX800ST for USD245 on that site!



I see that you're in the Philippines, so I don't know about the whole shipping costs added... Anyway if I was to import that to Canada, disregarding the recent Canada Post things, unless they ship standard national mail (very slow, no guarantee) I'll be hit with massive shipping and duty costs.

Unless it's UPS Int'l Air Express, that includes the duties but is expensive as heck. So in my situation I'd better march into my local Sony Style...

post #89 of 532

I think i was misunderstood, didn't mean to look at the left, I meant the left earpiece. There is a difference on the front plate of the housing. The EX600 is multi polymer as well, now I really wonder if the EX600 and MDR7550s use the same exact driver which seems to be most likely the case. 

 

I like how the FX300 which uses some sort of liquid aluminum diaphragm is said (on JVC's site) to produce high frequencies better than polymer and cellulose but it's actually edgy fwir. Funny how these advertisements work as it's hard to know if there's any data behind them or any way to confirm them as in the case of the different polymers (unless you're brave enough to...). 

Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post




The part w/ the model name and Japan on it is plastic.  That is the backside of the housing and all the Sonys have plastic on the backside which you should be able to see from my pics.  The 600 is the only one w/ plastic on both sides.  The 600 is aluminum, 1000 magnesium, 7550 somewhere in between?  7550 has a multi layer polymer diaphragm.  Sony's way of not saying we use the same diaphragm as the EX1000 (liquid polymer).

 



 


Edited by Inks - 6/29/11 at 9:23pm
post #90 of 532
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Originally Posted by Inks View Post

I think i was misunderstood, didn't mean to look at the left, I meant the left earpiece. There is a difference on the front plate of the housing. The EX600 is multi polymer as well, now I really wonder if the EX600 and MDR7550s use the same exact driver which seems to be most likely the case. 


You are looking at glare.  It's all the same material.  Metal.  In fact the 7550 has more metal than the 1000.  It has no plastic on the front at all.

 

Maybe, the 7550 sounds closer to 1000 IMO so far.  Whether it's the same or not, can't say.

 

I actually tried to reverse the cables to try the TF10 reverse channel trick.  Can't do it.  Cables are keyed to each side. 

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