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Sony MDR-EX1000
8.1 out of 10

Sony MDR-EX1000

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony MDR-EX1000 Review

theheadphonelist.com
5 June 2013
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
21 May 2013
  • Summary: The Sony MDR-EX1000 is truly a legendary IEM but in a world of its own. Not even the latest XBA, or XBA hybrid Z series could rival its intimidating large single-dynamic driver setup.
  • Pros: Soundstage, imaging, high resolution, details, clarity, treble, extended bass, natural sounding
  • Cons: Unforgiving, DAC/Amp picky, very fatiguing, poor isolation, poor fit, uncomfortable, unconventional/unpractical, low-value
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
21 May 2013
  • 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. Introduction 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
  • Cons: Isolation, Bright Treble
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
26 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
26 April 2013
  • Summary: Along with the summary below, I have a review thread comparing the Sony EX1000, 7550, XBA-4 and XBA-40 here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/608553/review-comparison-two-flagships-pass-in-the-night-sony-xba-4-review-vs-the-mdr-ex1000-updated-with-7550-and-xba-40 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
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
8 April 2013
  • Summary: Unboxing
  • Pros: Clarity and sub bass extension with excellent mids and the largest stage I have heard in an IEM
  • Cons: Tip rolling is a necessity and the non Japanese versions are definitely packed differently and maybe more
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
29 March 2013
  • Summary: USED Shure E5, 425, 535 EX1000 is a good start to have a taste of pro sound. Islation is not that good when music isnt playing.
  • Pros: high fidelity at this price.
  • Cons: hard to replace cable
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Sony MDR-EX1000 Quick Review (Thread here, http://www.head-fi.org/t/656811/sony-mdr-ex100-quick-review ) Thanks to SwimSonny for the loan. Brief: Sony shows what it can do when its wants to.
  • Pros: Super open sounding, Beautifully relaxed, Sony “house sound” nostalgia.
  • Cons: Its rather expensive, highs have a jumpy spike in them, isolate meh.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
4 March 2013
  • 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!
  • Pros: Deep impactful bass, Soundstage
  • Cons: Bright treble
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
4 March 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: amazing soundstage, homogeneity
  • Cons: nothing to complain
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