Summary: A much more reasonably priced alternative to the flagship MDR-EX1000, the Sony MDR-EX600 is a perfect look into the law of diminishing returns. At about 1/3 the price, the EX600 delivers all of the flagship’s functionality and most of the sound quality, easily competing with the very best earphones...
Pros: No cable noise, clear, detailed, open, and spacious sound
Cons: Average isolation, fit can be frustrating, wind noise can be an issue
Summary: 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...
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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: lots of tips, neutral sound, decent price, comfort
Summary: Sony MDR-EX600 Review
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.
Pros: Sound Quality is awesome, cable design
Cons: Fit issues, standard tips are horrible, crack easily
Summary: A good neutral IEM is hard to find, and these two Sony IEMs certainly fill that spot fairly well. Their only sonic downfall is some grain in the treble, and some edginess with the EX1000 on poor sources.