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I've never seen one; they just store all their headphones somewhere and allow you to use your DAP. The ones I've been to also have at least a Fiio E17.

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Aside from more of the usual, I saw a pair of Shure 325's on the train, a pair of TripleFi 10's, and a Parrot Zik while walking to the office.

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On a flight to Washington, I happened to notice a person wearing a Parrot Zik. I was fascinated due to the Zik's rarity and newness...until I noticed that just about every electronics store in the airport I landed at sold them.

Why is the Zik so rare here on Head Fi? :confused:

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Wireless/Bluetooth audio usually gets a bad rap. As does active noise cancellation. I think they have decent sound quality - but they are expensive, the battery life can be dodgy, and they are heavy - so they lock themselves out of a lot of potential buyers.

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Also had some SE535, SE215 and Parrot Zik's too.

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On a flight to Washington, I happened to notice a person wearing a Parrot Zik. I was fascinated due to the Zik's rarity and newness...until I noticed that just about every electronics store in the airport I landed at sold them.
Why is the Zik so rare here on Head Fi? confused.gif

Pads are all soft but they are heavy! Awesome features (rub against the earcups for volume, skip tracks etc) but the sound thought... IMO but the nice thing is that there's actually an app for it where you can play with the soundstage and the like
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Pads are all soft but they are heavy! Awesome features (rub against the earcups for volume, skip tracks etc) but the sound thought... IMO but the nice thing is that there's actually an app for it where you can play with the soundstage and the like

I watched Tyll's video review on the Ziks one time. He seemed to like them, and he did like the companion app. Of course, that's as far as I know.

Oh yeah, I got to see the MDR-1R again at an official Sony store (with a PS4 sitting only a few feet away). I whipped up some test tracks, put them on, and BAM.
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I watched Tyll's video review on the Ziks one time. He seemed to like them, and he did like the companion app. Of course, that's as far as I know.

Oh yeah, I got to see the MDR-1R again at an official Sony store (with a PS4 sitting only a few feet away). I whipped up some test tracks, put them on, and BAM.

Good for wireless, but for the price, you can get much better than the Ziks and they sound kind of dull to me. 

 

not sure about the MK2 of 1R but the first version is great to me xD 

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Good for wireless, but for the price, you can get much better than the Ziks and they sound kind of dull to me. 

 

not sure about the MK2 of 1R but the first version is great to me xD 

I didn't like the 1R at all when I heard it (and I'd auditioned them several times now). They sounded boring and lacked anything in their very balanced sound signature that wowed me. I really did like the balance, but there didn't seem to have much emphasis on anything -- not even the midrange (which often seems to be more focused when the overall sound is more balanced). Of course, they do have a clarity which is expected of headphones in that price range.

 

But overall, they're a jack-of-all-trades, but a blatant master of none. 

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I didn't like the 1R at all when I heard it (and I'd auditioned them several times now). They sounded boring and lacked anything in their very balanced sound signature that wowed me. I really did like the balance, but there didn't seem to have much emphasis on anything -- not even the midrange (which often seems to be more focused when the overall sound is more balanced). Of course, they do have a clarity which is expected of headphones in that price range.

But overall, they're a jack-of-all-trades, but a blatant master of none. 

You need to add salt & pepper to the 1R's to bring out their full flavour - demo booths always skimp on the condiments wink.gif, otherwise I love the MDR-1R's - lightweight, extremely comfortable, portable - moving parts engineered to be ultra smooth, exudes quality and a certain classy look, very nice sound signature, detail, crispness, measured amount of bass and they've been priced at a few online outlets way below MSRP recently for a grab a bargain type deal.

I'd say the 1R's come a close second to the Sennheiser Momentums, but very comparable smily_headphones1.gif

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Edited by cb3723 - 6/21/14 at 5:36am
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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

I didn't like the 1R at all when I heard it (and I'd auditioned them several times now). They sounded boring and lacked anything in their very balanced sound signature that wowed me. I really did like the balance, but there didn't seem to have much emphasis on anything -- not even the midrange (which often seems to be more focused when the overall sound is more balanced). Of course, they do have a clarity which is expected of headphones in that price range.

But overall, they're a jack-of-all-trades, but a blatant master of none. 

Now that I know why you love the H6 xD

Nice pics of 1R! Definitely love the design. XD personally like the sound signature of 1R better than Momentum. Comfort wise too except for the build quality thought
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You need to add salt & pepper to the 1R's to bring out their full flavour - demo booths always skimp on the condiments wink.gif, otherwise I love the MDR-1R's - lightweight, extremely comfortable, portable - moving parts engineered to be ultra smooth, exudes quality and a certain classy look, very nice sound signature, detail, crispness, measured amount of bass and they've been priced at a few online outlets way below MSRP recently for a grab a bargain type deal.

I'd say the 1R's come a close second to the Sennheiser Momentums, but very comparable smily_headphones1.gif
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You've done it again CB! Well done!

I don't get what you mean by the "condiments." Are you talking about amping? If so, then having to use amps "to bring out their full potential" is a big no-no for me. Personally, I don't like to use amps -- portable amps, I mean. I would love to have a stack of Schiit on my desk, though -- that is, if it even fits. :D

 

I also think the Momentums beat the 1Rs in sound, mostly because they sound more engaging and less boring. Looks-wise, I'm still torn between the two -- they both look so good! I'll take the 1R because they fold flat, though.

 

Oh yeah, I just had another trip through SM Cyberzone a couple days ago,a nd I saw something I thought I'd never see in the flesh -- the Razer Adaro line (I really need to hear these b'chez), and......The Focal Spirit One. Never throught I'd see one of these in the Philippines of all places.

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Originally Posted by thatBeatsguy View Post

You've done it again CB! Well done!
I don't get what you mean by the "condiments." Are you talking about amping? If so, then having to use amps "to bring out their full potential" is a big no-no for me. Personally, I don't like to use amps -- portable amps, I mean. I would love to have a stack of Schiit on my desk, though -- that is, if it even fits. biggrin.gif

I also think the Momentums beat the 1Rs in sound, mostly because they sound more engaging and less boring. Looks-wise, I'm still torn between the two -- they both look so good! I'll take the 1R because they fold flat, though.

Oh yeah, I just had another trip through SM Cyberzone a couple days ago,a nd I saw something I thought I'd never see in the flesh -- the Razer Adaro line (I really need to hear these b'chez), and......The Focal Spirit One. Never throught I'd see one of these in the Philippines of all places.

I was just talking schiit ref condiments - the 1R's don't particularly need an amp (portable) and like the momentum, make for great mobile on the move cans, but as you point out- the 1R's folding flat capability is a plus for sure.

The Razer Adaro cans look good - the DJ model uses 50mm drivers - do you know if the green audio cable is removable or not? *edit- cable is removable*

HBB's extreme bass thread showed the Razer Kraken moving paper to good effect albeit when guy exchanged his original pair out which were seemingly faulty for fresh pair which did some bass air pressure justice for sure - release the Kraken cool.gif

Focal Spirit One cans are good but compared to 1R and momentums lack the comfort and refinement of the latter two, IMO, but do share the 1R's convenience of folding flat.
Edited by cb3723 - 6/22/14 at 2:34pm
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Pretty Lights got dem M50s

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Does this count as a sighting?
http://isomike.downloadsnow.net/joseph-haydn-string-quartets

Some serious hi-fi gear was used to make this album:
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monitor speakers Magnepan 20.1
monitor headphones Sennheiser HD-650
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