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post #166 of 2574

just paid for a set of EX1000 after hearing them in the Sony Store in Tokyo. This, however, has piqued my interest. Any word on a US release date?

post #167 of 2574

Not yet for US, in europe H3 is on pre-order for 300 euro.

post #168 of 2574
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fine with me.
it might even become the v6/7506 of iem's if it will be in the market for long with almost no updates.

so do you think there is no more improvements to be made by adding BA-driver to the 7550?

Sony won't do different driver types in a monitor phones cause that could lead to incoherence between the types. I believe all the monitors they have done are one driver. Improvements could be made to the sound of the 7750 just as improvements can be made to the ETY ER4 but the mindset behind them and the design purpose will keep these phones the way they are. I might be on the same side as you as I like normally what a monitor sounds like but usually want a bigger stage and more extension than they are usually given. 

 

 

On the "everyone is jumping on the bandwagon" thing. Sony has always been there. The EX700 was quite a pricey phone when released, as was the EX100 when it came later on. They had the Qualia MDR-EXQ1 for $279 back almost ten years ago now. If the implication was that Sony is jumping on now I don't think that is quite the case.

post #169 of 2574

I feel the insertion/isolation is going to be better on these than XBA-3 & XBA-4.

 

These newer ones have a distance from the base of the tip to the circular housing of the drivers.

XBA 3 & 4 dont have that distance resulting in an impinging pain near the ears outer canal.(for me that was a problem)

post #170 of 2574
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Not yet for US, in europe H3 is on pre-order for 300 euro.

That means we maybe looning at a $300-499 range value in the US?

post #171 of 2574
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That means we maybe looning at a $300-499 range value in the US?

IIRC, U.S. is December with a price of $349.

post #172 of 2574
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IIRC, U.S. is December with a price of $349.

Thanks.. thats pretty good pricing compared to what EX-1000 costed initially.

post #173 of 2574
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Thanks.. thats pretty good pricing compared to what EX-1000 costed initially.

 

 

It's not that good pricing considering that the EX1000 is milled out of a single piece of magnesium alloy and I am pretty sure that the H3 is just plastic given that they haven't made a single mention of any special materials.

 

A more appropriate comparison would be with the EX600 and EX800ST / 7550 which have similar constructions and are both made of plastic.

 

I'm not implying that any of the manufacturers prices actually reflect the material cost of their products (haha) but with the EX1000 you had super premium pricing partly because they were doing something that almost no one else was doing (besides JVC, Final Audio and some others) in terms of the use of non resonant materials.

post #174 of 2574

Very interested in XBA-H3 Hybrid Dynamic, hope it had the 80% sound quality of K3003 :wink_face: 

post #175 of 2574

I hope it's on par or bests the K3003! Now that would be something...:gs1000smile:

post #176 of 2574

I am so hyped for this. Hope they tuned a neutral iem. If they are like EX1000, or V shaped in anyways, I'll be sad.

post #177 of 2574

 

 

 

post #178 of 2574

Thanks for the pics!

 

They seem somewhat bulky...

post #179 of 2574

yea, from the video you can see how bulky they are. not uncommon for sony, but i like that they have a straight cable for easy an popiemin

post #180 of 2574
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They remind me of the late UE Triple fi 10 when worn inverted.
 

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