MDR-1R are rather warm, smooth and quite subdued in detail, they have a nice atmosphere but won't satisfy those craving any excitement, (imo) DN-1000 on the other hand, are cleaner, richer in clarity with more detail and stronger technical ability. Having owned MDR-1R my preference would be > DN-1000 and especially at $90. I'm actually surprised by DN-1000's resale street price. Sounds much better than I see them selling second hand.
12/5/14 at 5:15am