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8.6 out of 10

Sony MDR-EX1000

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Overall 10
10

User Review

jinx20001, head-fi.org
20 July 2012
  • 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 to sound ''high definition'' to the average consumer, what does stick out tho is the sharp high presentation with anything but the highest quality recordings and at higher...
  • 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 10
10

User Review

Airwin, head-fi.org
21 April 2012
  • 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.   Frequency response ist good, highs can be sometimes 'special', but it is not a big deal. IMHO it's more problematic if the player is sensible to the slight impedance peak around 5 kHz. Try it out.
  • Pros: amazing soundstage, homogeneity
  • Cons: nothing to complain
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Overall 10
10

User Review

justanut, head-fi.org
21 April 2012
  • 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!)   Out of the box virgin listen was kinda disappointing. Sibilance is really pretty bad... not just on female vocals but also on some male vocals as well.
  • Pros: Deep impactful bass, Soundstage
  • Cons: Bright treble
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

mark2410, head-fi.org
21 April 2012
  • 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.   Price: Circa £400   Specification:  Driver Unit 16mm, Dome type (CCAW adopted), Sensitivity 108dB/mW, Power Handling Capacity 200mW, Impedance 32ohms at 1kHz, Frequency Response 3-30,000Hz, Magnet Neodymium, Cord 7N-OFC litz cord adopted Y-type / Detachable Cord Length...
  • 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 9
9.0

User Review

a_recording, head-fi.org
21 April 2012
  • 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 of the EX1000 vs the 7550.
  • 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

User Review

k3oxkjo, head-fi.org
21 April 2012
  • Summary: When it comes to portable audio, it just doesn't get much more portable than an IEM and a Ipod/Zune/Sansa etc. Even tethered to one of the small battery-powered headphone amps, we are talking about something that fits in a coat pocket. And if, like me, you commute 2 - 3 hours a day, anything that amuses during this "dead time" is a good thing.   Recent years have seen an explosion of new IEM's upping the ante in sound quality (and price).
  • Pros: Sound Quality, construction
  • Cons: May be too vivid for some
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

lin0003, head-fi.org
21 April 2012
  • 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. The Sony EX IEM line has been replaced with the newer XBA line, which many, including me believe is inferior to the EX line.
  • Pros: Fast Bass, Nice Mids, A Lot Of Accessories, Build Quality, Detachable Cable
  • Cons: Isolation, Bright Treble
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Overall 10
10

User Review

tamleo, head-fi.org
20 September 2011
  • Summary: .....
  • Pros: Very forward and liquid mids, wonderful quality and quantity of treble(special, one of the best detailed and airy iem(special), solid bass, good build
  • Cons: slightly lack of low mids and mid-bass, bass could be more detailed&faster, uncomfortable to wear,cacophonous for some,too emphasis on high-mids
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

maxmays1, head-fi.org
20 September 2011
  • Summary: I find this to be an extremely detailed pair of IEM, these being my first and only pro IEMs i find myself comparing these to my Beyerdynamics, Although it's hard to find similarities between the variants but i seem to notice the level of detail these offer are far more impressive, which is not always a good thing. In some cases almost to much detail because these let you notice the slightest mistakes in audio recordings, they scrutinize everything like a oscilloscope.
  • Pros: Extremely detailed, High pass emphasized, Flat but detailed Mids , controlled low end, comfortable(IMO), sleek design,dynamic drivers
  • Cons: power hungry, Lack of impact and power from bass, not as airy as one would expect(in comparison to over the ear cans), despises low quality recordings
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Overall 10
10

Best Choice!

Q Luo, Amazon
6 March 2013
  • Summary: That's a great choice! The one of the best headphones, undisputed! Recommend choice to listen any type of musics! Perfectly!
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