Summary: Blisteringly expensive when first announced, the Sony MDR-EX1000 has since dropped enough in price to compete with other top-tier universal dynamics. In terms of sheer performance, Sony’s flagship readily asserts its dominance over the hi-fi mainstays – the newly-developed liquid crystal polymer...
Pros: No cable noise, amazing combination of clear, detailed, open, and spacious sound
Cons: Average isolation, fit can be frustrating, wind noise can be an issue
Summary: First of all, I’d like to thank Mach3 (Peter) for generously lending me his Sony EX1000s. I am not affiliated nor against Sony in any way.
Sony needs no introduction to the audio world and I’m sure that a lot of you would have heard Sony EX1000 as Sony’s previous flagship IEM.
Pros: Fast Bass, Nice Mids, A Lot Of Accessories, Build Quality, Detachable Cable
Summary: have had these aswell as other high end IEM's and these are truely excellent however not my personal fav's.
these IEM's produce a wonderful full airy sound, among the clearest sound i have heard there is no such thing as veil with these the presentation is top quality and they were clearly designed...
Pros: tight bass and very detailed, excellent midrange clarity, highs clear and crystalline in presentation. excellent quality build.
Cons: that crystalline high presentation can be a little tiresome at higher volumes. getting great fit takes time.
Summary: Along with the summary below, I have a review thread comparing the Sony EX1000, 7550, XBA-4 and XBA-40 here:
I also have a comparison review on youtube...
Pros: Comfortable design, fantastic build quality, beautiful and emotive sound
Cons: No Isolation and wind noise issues restrict portable use, rawness and grain to the treble
Summary: Got my EXK couple of days back fresh from Japan :) Late to the party but what the heck~ Wanted a pair of dynamic IEMs to complement my TF10s while waiting for K3003 to cool off a little on the price hehe.. (would definitely help if they came out with a version with removable cables too!
Summary: To make it short:
Get one if you find them, the EX1000 are Sonys best inears, maybe for a longer time.
Use a fitting player that can handle the impedance, and you get breathtaking results.
One of the very best soundstages I ever heard, no BA comes close to it.