Summary: I used to use the ck10 and ex700 to complement eachother as my standard IEM's, which was a nice pair of two very different IEM's, I used the ck10 much more, but I liked the sound quality of the ex700 sometimes, if you click on my username you can find my ck10 review where I compare them with certain songs and sometimes find music quite a bit more enjoyable with the ex700, factoring in price and the qualities I liked in both, I leaned more towards the EX700, and I ended...
Pros: Really excellent sound... IF you use the right source and eq! Pretty good with classical and acoustic music, but really shines with my dark electro!
Cons: Harsh, weak imaging, deceitful, some users may find sibilant, some users may find blissful. Deafening.
Nice looking small hard leather case that is not so usable due to lot of cable folding (when I describe cables you'll understand why is case also useless) plenty of silicone tips, of different sizes but no foam tips like with EX1000.
Earphones themselves are built good, they look nice and feel pretty nice, they are advertised with magnesium body which I found to be decently light and nice looking, nice design overall.
Pros: good soundstage, very clear sounding with great bass
Summary: Good IEM, classy, comfy. Audio quality is very correct. Not audiophile like, but when you're commuting or doing sport you don't wear your full size headphones with amp in the pocket!
Those earbuds are solid, reliable, stock cable never even once rattle in 6 years of use. Still going strong the sound is smooth but I remember the first year or use the highs were really grainy. Now highs are tamed and bass is still lacking! I'm talking sub 50/60hz lows.
Pros: comfort, good isolation, quality, design
Cons: grainy, highs are little artificial, sub 50hz is gone
Summary: These aren't too great for hard rock or anything with high-pitched crashing sounds like symbols. It's ok at medium volume levels. Loud crashing symbols can sound more like high pitched white noise on these, it will get painful at high volumes.
With more bassy genres these are actually very good.
Pros: Great sound, lows and mids are definitely well done on these.
Summary: These will make you lose hf sensitivity, if you haven't already. Nice bass and mids,but intolerable highs with sharp, sibilant sounding peaks:
No, they really will not improve with burn-in. Really. Especially wrt sibilance.
Pretty comfortable (tips/fit), but otherwise practically fall apart in months and sony only gives 90d ltd warranty and flatly refuses to replace afterwards.
Pros: Nice fit, good mids, if you are hf deaf. Great mids/highs details
Cons: Sibilant highs,uncomfortable y-split, back plate on L fell off in 1/2 year, cable expanded and became slimy, plug and earpieces enamel peels off in 3m
Summary: This review will likely be all but redundant soon, as Sony seems to be constantly re-branding its earphones. But I believe these are still available, and relatively good value.
They have excellent clarity, but not much soundstage. Separation is quite adequate.
These headphones have great and natural bass impact, a smooth midrange, and a horrible sibilant lower treble. The upper treble is actually quite good, if not great for the price.
Summary: As they come straight out of the box it was a bad idea to plug and play immediately. I was disappointed as i forgot to leave them playing for themselves for a while. But after doing that the surprise was big and positive!! I love the midrange and the thing is with 'headphones' with this quality, badly converted files sound worse so in order to get the full benefit i advise you to take your record player with you on the road.
Pros: Build quality and sound quality are very good. It gives an open, honest and relaxing picture.
Cons: The price and the issue with the higher regions which is imo the transients and not the region itself.
Summary: I had MDR-EX500 before, their sound was good but in one year the right speaker stopped working. So I decided to buy these ones. I expected their sound quality be better and also have better wires. However, they have identical wires so I am sure they will have the same problems. Now the sound...
Quality IEM's that make short work of long-haul flights!!
Bytor "Inspect A Gadget", Amazon
21 August 2011
Summary: They may not be sold as "Noise-Cancelling" IEM's but when they're installed properly they certainly work almost as good as my BOSE QC15's but weigh-in at nothing at all! Build quality is much better compared to a lot of my previous purchases in the SONY MDR range and the carry-case is sublimely beautiful in the way that it houses and protects the IEM's whilst in your pocket or rucksack.