The catch is the MDR-EX1000 is an Asia-only release. Thankfully for passionate audiophiles, these babies can still be had thanks to online retailer Audiocubes, who promise maximum 3 days shipping for each purchase.
Alright, let’s have a chunk of the promotional literature do the necessary explaining (thanks Audiocubes!):
“Sony’s new Flagship earphones is here! The new EX-Monitor EX1000 comes with ultra large drivers of 16mm (newly developed by Sony) for superb sound reproduction. Drivers are vertically aligned to the ears for more realistic sound. 10 different silicon earbuds for better fits. These 16mm drivers are able to inject 3-30,000Hz of audio goodness into your skull, according to Sony. A new flagship earphones is on the market. Possibly one of the highest end earphones ever produced by Sony Japan.”
Did your read that correctly? Ten different ear buds to choose from. That’s the height of convenience for the millions of frustrated earphones users out there, from tiny tots to old folks who one way or another suffered the inconvenience of aching lobes thanks to an ill-fitting pair.
Okay, that’s done. Now how much does this cost? $799.
You have to really really love music to even think of buying this.