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post #91 of 589

I see. Less plastic, gold plugs, proper strain relief, shorter earhangers (specially helpful since I wear the Sonys straight down), usable case and more efficiency? I think I'm sold on the 7550s. I don't worry about the cable length as I can live with it using a JVC cablewinder, but now I'm worried about it's dynamic range. There was a review here stating that it lacked stage depth which coincides with a lack of dynamic range. I think I might of read the same on some Japanese site. 

 


Edited by Inks - 6/29/11 at 9:49pm
post #92 of 589

 

I have to make my official announcement.  EX1000>MDR7550>EX600.  Period, the end.  The EX1000 just has better clarity, air, separation, micro detail, ambience and dynamic range.  Oh well.  Sending all the phones on their respective ways.

 

post #93 of 589

^Oh well, my 7550 is on its way. Thanks for the summarize impressions Anax :D

post #94 of 589
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

^Oh well, my 7550 is on its way. Thanks for the summarize impressions Anax :D


No worries.  The 7550 is still good.  Let us know what you think.

 

post #95 of 589

One of the reasons I went for the 7550 :)

 

[I hijacked from the other thread]Quote:

Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post

-- cliffroyroycole -- liked the EX1000s but preferred the W4 & Sony 7550, not convinced by the EX1000's form factor.

post #96 of 589

^ He didn't compare the 7550 & EX1000 directly, but I believe he did have the EX600 & 7550 at the same time. He did prefer the W4 over the EX1000 mostly, I believe, because of the form factor and lack of isolation on the 1000s, not sure he actually preferred the W4's (with custom tips) SQ as well.


Edited by music_4321 - 7/2/11 at 4:14am
post #97 of 589

^Yes, thanks for the insight. I just thought we might have the same preference in sound :) and the shorter hanger of the 7550 (hence better fit) might be for me also.

post #98 of 589
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post

^Yes, thanks for the insight. I just thought we might have the same preference in sound :) and the shorter hanger of the 7550 (hence better fit) might be for me also.


^ Not 100% sure but I think Anaxilus found the longer EX1000/EX600 ear hangers more comfy than the shorter ones on the 7550s, and got a slightly better fit, too.

post #99 of 589

It's purely my assumption for my (dog)ears :P I'll know more when I get them (2wks time maybe).

post #100 of 589

Good news

My EX1000 should arrive within somewhere between two days and two months

So then there will be a review

And then there will be cake

post #101 of 589
Quote:
Originally Posted by music_4321 View Post


^ Not 100% sure but I think Anaxilus found the longer EX1000/EX600 ear hangers more comfy than the shorter ones on the 7550s, and got a slightly better fit, too.


Correct.  The longer hangers had more mass so they stayed put better w/o a slider while the shorter hangars kept wanting to flop up behind my ears a bit.  I'm definitely not much of a slider user typically.  The longer hangars do have the potential to touch your collarbone every now and again depending on how you sit.  Comfort is subjective anyway.  I hear Kunlun prefers a leather flogger so there you go.  tongue.gif    

 

post #102 of 589

I based it on the curve on my DBA's wires, and I think and hope the shorter hangers would fit me well:

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image borrowed from ^FCS^

 

@3602, do you already have the 7550? Was wondering if you're going to A/B them as well.

post #103 of 589

Negative. I might get the EX1000 somewhere within the next month n' half.

post #104 of 589

After being very impressed by the EX1000s, curiosity got the better of me: I should be getting the 7550s within a week or so. Having already got both EX1000 & EX600 (both with 16mm drivers like the 7550/EX800), I'm very curious to see just how 'balanced' the 7550s are. By the time I get the 7550s, I should soon be getting my EX1000s back (currently elsewhere) and be able to compare both IEMs.


Edited by music_4321 - 7/6/11 at 7:02am
post #105 of 589

^Yay!

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