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Sony MDR-EX1000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Sony MDR-EX1000. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the treble quality and design. The comfort and bass quality also get good comments. Many are less positive about the reliability and noise isolation, and there are mixed opinions on the size and usability.

sound, bass quality, comfort, design, treble quality

price, portability, noise isolation, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX1000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-EX1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX1000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the mids quality and size. The design and treble quality are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the bass quality. The usability and price get critical opinions.

sound, treble quality, design, size, mids quality

price, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDREX1000 Monitor Headphones with Noise Isolation EarbudsSONY Stereo Headphones MDR-EX1000 | EX Monitor Closed Inner Ear Receiver (Japan Import)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-EX1000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX1000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and comfort are on the whole positive. The price and bass quality also get good reviews, but comments about the reliability and portability are different. The treble quality and noise isolation get less positive views.

sound, bass quality, price, comfort, design

size, noise isolation, treble quality

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDREX1000 In-Ear Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony MDREX1000 In-Ear HeadphonesSONY Stereo Headphones MDR-EX1000 | EX Monitor Closed Inner Ear Receiver (Japan Import)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Andy Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Sony MDR-EX1000 Headphones - For the Audio Purist

 

First unveiled last year in Japan by Sony, the MDR-EX1000 is equipped with a neodymium 16mm driver reinforced with a magnesium-based housing. Is it worth its S$799 price tag? Read on to find out.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Steven Stone (hometheaterreview.com)

Sony MDR-EX 1000 In-Ear Headphones Reviewed

 

Steven Stone has a fair amount of experience with headphones, and for many reasons, he is a bit picky. So it is worth noting that he was impressed with the functionality he discovered while reviewing the Sony MDR-EX 1000 in-ear headphones....

One of the more sophisticated sounding ear buds I've heard. They are smooth yet revealing, with a balanced harmonic balance and excellent frequency extension ; They are beautifully made. Sony's special soft cable is one of the least microphonic...

The installed cable will be too short for some applications ; Not the last word in bass. If you're a "bass freak" look elsewhere ; Getting the MDR-EX 1000 to fit properly will require experimentation ; If you need an ear bud that seals completely and...

The new Sony MDR-EX 1000 proves that Sony can think outside the ear canal when it comes to ear bud design. It combines comfort with high performance to deliver an experience that is hard to beat, especially if you want to be able to hear your...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: chunfa (sony.com)

good ears

 

i have owned monster, and IEMs. to compare with them, MDR EX1000 really does a good job but i can say that there are some cons about it. 1. not isolation well. 2. the tips look cheap 3. didn't stay on my ears, sometimes falling down.

clear sound and good bass

not isolation well

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Stuck (sony.com)

Unrivaled quality, with a unique sound signature.

 

I've tried a variety of earbuds of various manufacture, and all in the Sony EX line. The 1000s stand alone. Comparing them to Sony's previous flagship, the EX700's, the 1000s feature more pronounced bass response while keeping it perfectly tight and...

Pronounced but unexagerrated bass response

Price/Benefit Ratio

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Hubert (sony.com)

First review MDR-EX1000

 

I preordered the MDR-EX1000 as a second set to the already excellent MDR-EX700. You will immediately notice the larger size and quality of the new drivers, which proudly display the "Made in Japan" label. There is no longer distortion at higher volume,...

Improved fidelity when compared to Sony's previous flaship the MDR-EX700

Price, cord is unchanged

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: stuartfang (head-fi.org)

An IEM of its own class and niche

 

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. (my EX1000 in its current state, after 4 long years of service, I've...

Soundstage, imaging, high resolution, details, clarity, treble, extended bass, natural sounding

Unforgiving, DAC/Amp picky, very fatiguing, poor isolation, poor fit, uncomfortable, unconventional/unpractical, low-value

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: Yes
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:In Ear Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear
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