Sony's new audio monitor in inner ear style. As an In-Ear Monitor (IEM), MDR-EX800ST is strictly...

Sony MDR-EX800ST

Rating:
4.75/5,
  • Sony's new audio monitor in inner ear style. As an In-Ear Monitor (IEM), MDR-EX800ST is strictly for musicians, sound engineers and audiophiles to listen to music or to hear a custom crafted mix of vocals and stage instrumentation for live performance or studio mixing. There are instructions on how to properly connect the cord to the driver unit and how to position the earphone and the cord around your head. Designed to provide a high level of noise reduction from ambient surroundings.

    Specifications

    Format: Closed Dynamic
    Driver Unit: 16mm, dome type (CCAW employed)
    Maximum input: 500mW
    Impedance: 16 ohm
    Sound pressure sensitivity: 108dB/mW
    Playback frequency: 3 - 28,000 Hz
    Cable length: 1.6m Litz wire Y type cord
    Plug: Gold-plated L type stereo mini plug
    Weight: 7g

Recent Reviews

  1. kochiyadragons
    The best cost effective reference IEM for 900ST lovers and everyone!
    Written by kochiyadragons
    Published Apr 16, 2017
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Accurate sound, price
    Cons - Isolation
         To sum up, this is my another favorite beside Shure SE425 (my main IEM for 6 years) I have purchased this IEM at Yodobashi Camera by 18000 Japanese yen (about 160$ at the time) This is the top of the mountain of the sony dynamic in-ear. MDR-EX1000 are more spacial and musical in compare to this IEM, and EX600 (discontinued) is somehow bassy and entertaining.
     
         The sound is very relaxing, but tight at the same time. I know it is contradictory. The mid-stage sound is very dynamic but delicate, and it never get you tired to listen music. Musical but referential. This is the only IEM I have ever know IEM with sound accuracy without exhaustion. If I say ER-4S as the de facto standard sound for the single BA IEM, this is the de facto natural sound for dynamic IEM. This is the IEM for who need to listen very detail of the music for their work. This IEM is designed by Sony for music creator, so package is completely white without ornament. This is not even a consumer product but for professional users. Bass is mediocre amount, but quality of the bass is awesome. It is powerful bass, but not exhausting. The best sound range is the mid. I could even visually see every single of sound particle when I listen through this IEM. Treble is very transparent and delicate. Overall, it is high quality monitoring IEM for reasonable price. I strongly believe 18000 yen is too cheap for its sound and build quality. 
     
        However, isolation is very terrible. You can still use comply by reversing its side (sounds just weird, but I have learned it from friend of mine who is also audiophile) if you like to use it at outside. 
     
         The cable connector is Sony's own standard, so not compatible with other company's IEM. I also found this IEM changes its sound when I replace the cable to EX1000's one. Somehow gives more detail and space for its sound.
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    2. ryanjsoo
      To reply to a person in particular, just type "​@" the person's username. For example, @kochiyadragons
      ryanjsoo, Apr 17, 2017
    3. kochiyadragons
      kochiyadragons, Apr 17, 2017
    4. kochiyadragons
      Thanks for your comment @Hawaiibadboy!
      kochiyadragons, Apr 17, 2017
  2. Hawaiibadboy
    Sony MDR-EX800ST. Best Japanese export since Godzilla
    Written by Hawaiibadboy
    Published Mar 12, 2016
    5.0/5,
    Pros - Staging,Clarity,Mids and Bass if you MOD.
    Cons - Cable is pretty horrific.
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    2. IrvineKwang
      @Hawaiibadboy Thanks for the review..
      EX800ST+Tape Mod+Powerful Amp.....muah!
      IrvineKwang, Mar 14, 2016
    3. Hawaiibadboy
      Hawaiibadboy, Mar 14, 2016
    4. drbluenewmexico
      thanks HBB! the video skips from 11:53 to 12 30 but I'm guessing i put a tiny bit of tape
      over that vent that is seen at 11 53! then poke a pin hole in it to increase soundstage?
      that will be easy!
      drbluenewmexico, Mar 15, 2016

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