The flexible ear hangers and vertical in-the-ear tapering keep the earbuds in place providing a...

Sony MDR EX600

  • The flexible ear hangers and vertical in-the-ear tapering keep the earbuds in place providing a secure and comfortable fit. This high spec model embodies Sony' s cutting edge technologies in music reproduction to provide a truly pure audio experience.

Recent Reviews

  1. i2ehan
    Written by i2ehan
    Published May 3, 2012
    1. JamesMcProgger
      10/10 would read again.
      JamesMcProgger, Aug 2, 2012
  2. JamesMcProgger
    yeah, it is that good.
    Written by JamesMcProgger
    Published Feb 29, 2012
    Pros - Clear, bright, detachable cable, lots of eartips, tight punch bass, responds extremly well to EQ
    Cons - might be too bright, case is useless for carrying it, fit might be awkward, bad or mediocre isolation.
    Cowon J3 + EX600 with comply T500 tips
    A listening sesion of your favorite album with the Sony MDR EX600 feels like fe****io from Jessica Alba and eating chocolate icecream at the same time, all this while watching your favorite team winning the related worldcup and receiving an Oscar from Natalie Portman who then gives you a long french kiss while everybody goes crazy in a standing ovation. yeah, it is just that good.
    (Jessica Alba)
    (Chocolate Ice Cream)
    Zidane, **** YEA!
    (Natalie Portman)
    (Standing Ovation)
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    2. JamesMcProgger
      Broga, Jzon, bob: Thank you guys, I was trying to be objective.
      RP: yes it is quite a bargain.
      Chris: put them in your radar now!.
      Lorem: I hate sony.
      Leilun: google, with images.
      and fixed, thanks.
      JamesMcProgger, Mar 1, 2012
    3. wrathzombie
      wrathzombie, Mar 2, 2012
    4. Sil3nce
      I miss you
      Sil3nce, Jun 16, 2012
  3. staxxx
    The best IEM ever
    Written by staxxx
    Published Nov 12, 2011
    Pros - lots of tips, neutral sound, decent price, comfort
    Cons - worn over ear?
    Bass = perfect
    Mids = perfect
    Highs = perfect

    The highs are very slightly rolled off. And I've watched a video review from Inner Fidelity which mentions grain, but I hear none. Also the EX1000 doesn't offer much more than the EX600, I cannot justify the price of that IEM.

    Lots of tips to choose from, they're intimidating at first, but you will find one you like.
    I'll admit I didn't like it at first due to it being worn around the ear, but that has it advantages as well.

    Looking forward to the XBA series.
      kiteki and Syros like this.
    1. DefQon
      Still need to try this one since Kiteki recommended it on her review for the type of genre of I listen to.
      DefQon, Nov 13, 2011
    2. staxxx
      I think they'll work with any genre if you don't like a colored sound. They are extremely neutral.
      staxxx, Nov 14, 2011
  4. NA Blur
    Great Sounding MDR-EX600, Poorly Designed
    Written by NA Blur
    Published Oct 11, 2011
    Pros - Sound Quality is awesome, cable design
    Cons - Fit issues, standard tips are horrible, crack easily
    Sony MDR-EX600 Review
    Recommend: No
    Price: $199
    I borrowed a pair of these from Tyll for review. These are the MDR-EX600 which are commonly faked on ebay.
    I must admit that the charts are actually quite impressive. They are very flat from 5Hz up to 1200Hz and have some nice peaks in the treble.
    The case is very nice but a tad large. I would end up placing the earphones in my pocket due to the size of container they come in. The way the earphones wrap around to fit inside the case is a bit ridiculous. It really could not be any more inconvenient. The earphones themselves look and feel nice and the cable is just long enough for portable devices.
    It took me a while to get just the right fit. I press them in then wrap them around my ears making it a bit odd to get angled into my ear canal properly. Non of the included tips worked well. I installed a pair of T-400's I had laying around which worked a ton better. Due to the sheer bulk of the driver housing they feel like they would pop out of my ears if I move much, but after exercising with them they stayed in place just fine. Keep in mind this was with T-400's not the default tips.
    There were no comfort issues once I got them into my ear canals, but I was a little uncomfortable wrapping them around my ears and trying to figure out how to make them fit correctly. They are really bulky and take some getting used to while they are in your ears.
    The earphones tested had a crack in them already along the post where the cord first plugs into the earphone. The cord is not microphonic at all. The cord is terminated into a 1/8" plug at 90 degrees and fits nicely into my iPod touch that has a plastic hard case on it. Not all cords fit this well. The cord is very thin passed the ear pieces and I imagine it splitting at th plug end after a few tangles.
    With any of the default tips the sound was mediocre at best. Once the T-400's were in and the fit adjusted the sound was really nice.
    The bass was deep and not as boomy as other dynamic driver earphones. It extends quite well and using Collective Soul's "Forgiveness" gave me a taste of good extension. There was some audible roll off in the bass, but it was certainly clean and deep.
    The mids were pleasant with a slight tilt down toward the treble which made some tracks a little tinny. I found this so listening to the Heartless Bastards "Pass and Fail". I also picked up on some sibilance in the mids using the "Forgiveness" test track once again. Perhaps due to the driver position I found I had to turn up my iPod quite a bit to get a high quality sound out of the EX600, but at that point I could only listen for a few minutes before having to turn it down.
    highs were not as swift as I like. They were more extended than my M2's, but still a tad bland and lifeless. In Coleman Hawkins & Duke Ellington's "Wanderlust" the high hat was just a tad too much rolled off for me. The snare felt a bit dim too.
    The image was better than a lot of other IEM's, but fell behind my M2's. I did appreciate the airy sound the EX600 could bring to tracks like "Plenty More" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The image of Buddy and Julie Miller's "Long Time" was a bit flat and really did not impress me like the M2 can.
    Tracks that sounded really amazing through the EX600:
    "I Will Never Be Untrue" by The Doors
    "Summer" by Great Big Sea
    "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles
    Tracks that sounded too full or loud with the EX600:
    "I'm Not Your Toy" by La Roux
    "Rock This Town" by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
    "Sideways" by The Birthday Massacre
    Although the Sony MDR-EX600 is a great sounding IEM it lacks the sound stage and design qualities of the M2. I found the EX600 much like the HD-650 in that it takes higher volumes to bring out a pure sound, but at that point my ears started to hurt. At the $199 price point there are many other great IEM's including the M2, UE700, and HiFiMan RE262. Even the Fischer Audio DBA-02 will give the EX600 trouble.
    I will admit that if the cord was a bit more beefy, the cracking issue addressed, and Comply T-400 tips included with the EX600 they would be a perfect fit into my IEM library.  With Comply T-400 tips I recommend these over the Monster TurbinePro Copper.
  5. kiteki
    Sony MDR-EX600 the sexiest surreal sinful septi-sonic silver success sublime
    Written by kiteki
    Published Aug 19, 2011
    Pros - SONY
    Cons - make.believe
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    2. JamesMcProgger
      this thing has 1000% more words in the comments than in the review itself.
      JamesMcProgger, Dec 29, 2011
    3. Howfu
      If there is a boy, a picture of a hot asian...then no doubt will there be some discussion
      Howfu, Apr 4, 2012
    4. H20Fidelity
      I have just repurchased EX600 for the second time, there's something about the sound that is very luring and addicting. I think the soundstage and imaging is part of the prize. Also there's something really cool about wearing this IEM, it just "feels cool" and considering how it looks in some photo's is truly comfortable.

      But the's not the highest detailed IEM I have heard however does lean towards the most natural, probably the best I have heard vocals with the correct source (Colorfly C3 for this IEM) It was a choice between this and GR07 MK2 and I just kind of leaned this way. for the soundstage, dynamics, It also has this excellent ability of rocking me to sleep when laying down.
      H20Fidelity, Nov 27, 2012


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