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Suggest you look at the MDR-1RNC, noise cancelling is awesome on a plane. I found the treble a little sharp with the 1RNC, but not too bad.
      I don't think it was the source or the song. I listened to six or eight different songs on around 10 pairs of headphones yesterday. The Grado's, Senn 598s, beats, Yamaha, AKG, Sony all sounded balanced. The seal I got was fine, no problems there, the only fit comment I had was the ear cups are quite small. I'm fairly experienced at this, I've been here since 2004. I've probably listened to more headphones than most people on this forum, I own...
  Remember a few things:  - This is my opinion, with plenty of disclaimers. You can have your own opinion, but you can't tell me my opinion based on what I heard is wrong. Sure happy to hear if you disagree, or if you think they're faulty, but you can't say someone's opinion is incorrect about something this subjective.  - The source was a phone, so not great quality or power behind it  - The headphones probably hadn't been burnt in, they're in a store. Some headphones...
I'm also interested in Mad Dogs vs the 1R's, any more impressions? I listened to the 1R's for the first time today, I really liked them out of my S4 phone, though I thought detail could be a bit better.
Ah I'll flag it I think. Great drivers, terrible support system.
  Edited to add I was using my Galaxy S4 phone. I know it's not a great source, but I want something closed and fun sounding for work, to compliment my LCD2/PPA/DAC at home. They had a DAC/amp at the store, I'll try them out of that next time.   Recessed mids you can EQ, it's the lack of clarity that wasn't great to my ear. Actually it's difficult to EQ a phone, all the software I've tried bites.
They are pretty unweildy and a bit fugly. They sound good from a portable source, better than many of the headphones that cost twice as much that really require a dedicated amp. The only thing that comes close is the Sony MDR-R1, and that doesn't have the same clarity. Having something more compact does appeal... I'll ponder.   I sent mine from New Zealand to Japan to be repaired not returned, but they said there was nothing wrong with them and gave me a refund...
I tried it, and I felt it looked really stupid. I wouldn't buy them again if the rubber band mod was the only option, but if there was another option then I might consider it.   Has anyone compared the sound of the 700 with the 900? I'd almost be tempted to get the cheaper one to play with. They're only about $30 cheaper though so probably not really worthwhile going cheap there.
I had a listen to these today, they were quite impressive, even straight from the box with little to no burn in. I was using my phone as a source - Galaxy S4, as I just want something "pretty good" for work, I have a full sized setup at home - LCD.   Bass extension and impact was excellent without being too strong. The highs were good, good detail and clarity.   The problem to my ears was the midrange sounded recessed and lacked clarity, which was the main...
I had a good listen to some of these headphones this morning at a store I found in Wellington - Sound Expressions for any locals. All headphones were driven from a Samsung Galaxy S4, as that's what I plan to use to listen to music at work - I have LCD2 and a DAC/PPA at home. Note that these headphones haven't had a lot of burn in time - quite variable amounts between 30 minutes and a dozen hours. I took my LCD2 and Beats by Dr Dre in for comparison - don't judge me for...
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