The gamma curves lie close to the theoretical one at the default settings and retain their shape at the reduced contrast.
Three out of the four color temperature modes available in the monitor’s menu give out almost the same real temperature. These three modes are set up quite well, the difference between the temperatures of the different tones being within 800K. The fourth mode, which is the coldest one, has a temperature dispersion of over 2000K.
The monitor’s color gamut is quite standard. Its red point is where it should be, allowing the monitor to fully cover the sRGB color space.
The Sony SDM-E96D is an outsider of this review in terms of speed. Its response time is 15 milliseconds on average with a maximum of 30 milliseconds. This is a very, very modest result even as RTC-less TN matrixes go.
The maximum brightness is on an average level. The contrast ratio of 300:1 is good for a TN matrix.
The Sony SDM-E96D features an original exterior design, good color setup, and good contrast. On the downside, it’s got a very slow matrix, narrow viewing angles of a TN matrix, and a rather high price. In other words, the SDM-E96D is a perfectly ordinary product in its technical characteristics and differs from the rest of its kind with the exterior design mostly. Thus, it may appeal to those people who want to pay extra for its design and, perhaps, for the famous brand.