The Too Big, Too Light & Too Strong MDR-EX1000 Gentle & Sweet to Ears

Sony has come out with a very large 16 mm dynamic driver. It is almost as big as one can get on any of the IEM. The uniqueness being that its 16 mm driver is using a variety of modified Liquid Crystal Polymer compound, and is the excellent material available for developing the formation of diaphragm out of it, having higher rigidness properties associated with high degree of internal loss as a result of deploying modified liquid crystal polymer, this all are responsible for high accuracy in conversion of signals to the sound waves.

In addition there is “transverse field pressing” technology adopted in the manufacturing process resulting boosting of the magnetic force of 440KJ/m3 yielding very powerful neodymium magnets put to use in the drivers, achieving superior sensitivity to the minutest alteration of signal.

For making the adjustment to the acoustic materials, there is provision of manual adjustment, considering one shall be achieve very high degree of excellent tuning responses precisely. Sony has great reputation in respect of know how in implementation of non-traditional industrial designing, which is present in EX1000′s housing design. Such a design has been witnessed earlier in lower versions like EX300 and EX500 IEMs, which is the uniqueness of Sony.

In contrast to massive sized FAD’s FI-DC1601SS, Sony has done the mounting of 16mm driver perpendicular to the ear canals facing. Although there is no convention like this considering the advantage of extremely thinness of the housing dimensions besides creating excellent ergo-dynamics to the earphone.

Use of magnesium alloy has allowed in making it extremely light with great strength of the material, which can be molded in desired shapes with high degree of accuracy. Thus this is the choices material for EX1000’s housing. Thus the use of large size EX1000 IEM is not a burden to the user. In addition the specially created internal structure allows perfect integration of the driver inside the housing. It provides two benefits i.e. firstly accommodating largest driver in smallest housing space and secondly eliminating undesired air leakage and vibrations, with better response to low frequency.

Evidently it is result of extensive research work by Sony in the housing design demonstrated by EX1000. Such comfort can not be felt with other IEM’s. Viewing the illustration one can see five adjustment features located outside the housing for fine tuning

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