Japanese audio manufacturer released the new product from its in-house brand. E1000 is the entry model of the E series which aims at becoming known as hands down the standard for years to come. First came E3000/E2000, followed by E5000/E4000, models that can be re-cabled. With 160,000 units having been dispatched, it has become a popular series. While gaining a great deal of favorable feedback, there were also a number of comments from junior and high school aged users, in particular, noting that they would like to purchase products from the E series but were unable to do so because they were too expensive.