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post #271 of 465
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Originally Posted by Modwright01 View Post

Headphones are like good french wines, if you taste one extremely good, the others just classics or good will be bad in your mouth. 

 

Its an interesting analogy. I think music is such an emotional experience that some people (myself included) are willing to pay a lot of money to get the reproduction as close to reality as possible.

 

I have heard Diana Krall live for instance in a fairly small bar and I know how her voice should sound, the R10's can get really close to that experience, but everything in the chain needs to let them truly sing. meaning cables, amplifier, source etc.

 

I spent a lot of time throwing money at various pieces of hardware and I think the R10's are one of the best headphones ever made for the majority of music I enjoy now.

post #272 of 465

I'll be joining the R10 owner's club soon. That R10 with the "sales pending" over in the sales board is going to me. : 3

post #273 of 465
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I'll be joining the R10 owner's club soon. That R10 with the "sales pending" over in the sales board is going to me. : 3

 

 

How we say in english : It sounds good. wink_face.gif

post #274 of 465
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I'll be joining the R10 owner's club soon. That R10 with the "sales pending" over in the sales board is going to me. : 3

 

Damn that was fast.

post #275 of 465
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

I'll be joining the R10 owner's club soon. That R10 with the "sales pending" over in the sales board is going to me. : 3

I am glad it worked out, I am also positive you will love them. Have you ever owned a pair before?

post #276 of 465
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Originally Posted by sridhar3 View Post

 

Damn that was fast.

 

Yeah. Basically zardon PMed me since I posted in this thread that I was looking for a pair, and he told me about the seller. He was originally planning on buying them, but he let me go ahead of him in line. I worked out a deal with the seller before the ad was even posted. The ad is basically there so we can give each other feedback once the sale is complete.

 

 


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Originally Posted by zardon View Post

I am glad it worked out, I am also positive you will love them. Have you ever owned a pair before?

 

Thanks! I appreciate your help in finding them.

 

I've listened to the R10 a few times, but I haven't owned it myself. There have been a few occasions where I almost bought one. Last year I was going to, but I decided to get the Qualia 010 from a head-fier in Japan instead.


Edited by MuppetFace - 5/31/12 at 8:50am
post #277 of 465

My pleasure. I was almost going to buy them but I already have two pair and I thought it was greedy. I saw you around on the forums and always enjoying reading your views and knew you were looking for them.

 

Im excited for you and I won't forget the first time I heard them. They are so beautiful with orchestral, acoustic music and vocals. very transparent and dynamic. Singers like Alison Krauss, Diana Krall sound so natural. The soundstage is equal to the Sennheiser HD800, but it has no hint of grain in the upper frequencies.

 

The set you are getting is the bass light version (they look absolutely mint too) which I prefer to the bass heavy (unless you mainly listen to rock music).

 

one of my sets is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/608294/sony-mdr-r10-some-tlc-and-a-recable-for-an-old-set

 

And the other is here http://www.head-fi.org/t/608633/sony-mdr-r10-number-0808-mint-and-boxed-arrived-today

 

Please let me know your views when you spend some time with them.

post #278 of 465
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Yeah. Basically zardon PMed me since I posted in this thread that I was looking for a pair, and he told me about the seller. He was originally planning on buying them, but he let me go ahead of him in line. I worked out a deal with the seller before the ad was even posted. The ad is basically there so we can give each other feedback once the sale is complete.

 

Oh yeah, forgot to mention the most important thing: Congrats!

post #279 of 465
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Originally Posted by Modwright01 View Post

Woaw, 3 pairs. Lucky Guy !


People sometimes think about a guy like you : Ok this guy is crazy to have 3 pairs of R10, or usually are jalous and think it is useless to have 3 pairs.

 

They are totally WRONG because, with 3 pairs you can listen the amazing sound of the R10 with two other friends, and that is just GREAT.

 

k701smile.gifk701smile.gifk701smile.gif

 

Yeah I watched my favorite concert DVD with a friend (Dream Theater -- Live at the Budokan), with a Y-splitter from the Grado HPA-1, and we both had our HP-1000. It was very pleasurable, even if we were watching it from my laptop's screen, lol. But I always prefer good audio to image quality, even for video games. The headphone is open so we still could understand one another's spoken words fairly well also.

 

 

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Originally Posted by ProjectDenz View Post

I can think of better things to do with 10k than buy two other things that sound the same.

 

If you're paying to have more R10-time in your life, it must be totally worth it.

 

If not, you're still taking an insurance, and those things go up in value anyway, if you want to sell it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sridhar3 View Post

Oh yeah, forgot to mention the most important thing: Congrats!

 

She's got some very nice headphones coming her way! a never used HP-1000 too! Dynamic headphones just doesn't get any better... or I could even say "headphones just doesn't get any better".


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/31/12 at 1:53pm
post #280 of 465

I dunno, I personally wouldn't go for a pair of R10.  You're playing a very dangerous game of "hot potato".  At some point, somebody's going to buy a pair, and one or both drivers will fail.  Then you're stuck with an expensive paperweight.  That's the risk inherent with buying headphones with drivers made out of biodegradable biocellulose.  They'll naturally break down over time.  And good luck finding a replacement.

post #281 of 465

I guess playing with fire makes you more appreciative of the times they sing for you, to a certain extent.

 

I don't think the driver fail rate is as high as most people would think it is. Of course replacement drivers are not... available, and you don't want to mismatch the two types of drivers, but the buyer is aware of that so it's part of the contract.

 

We've heard a few stories and got scared for all of the R10 in general, even if they might still have decades to live (that's what I think).

 

 

We don't have equally much money to spend, for some people it might be very worth it.


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/31/12 at 5:09pm
post #282 of 465
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Originally Posted by devouringone3 View Post

 

I don't think the driver fail rate is as high as most people would think it is

 

Its not, there is a lot of nonsense spouted about the 'biodegradable' driver, as if pieces of it are falling apart every day. The lifespan of those drivers will probably outlast us all, if they are well looked after and stored properly. Incidentally, ANY driver can fail at any time, regardless of the materials. Look at the LCD2 threads for instance.

 

Id like to hope this thread continues on topic, rather than an ill educated debate on the longevity of the drivers by people who don't actually own them.


Edited by zardon - 6/1/12 at 1:04am
post #283 of 465

People have speculated about the impending failure of drivers for both the R10 and HP1000 for years. Eventually they'll be right, but until that time comes they can continue to practice being wrong :)

I've owned both (both wonderful). Seems to me that abuse (e.g. recabled by an idiot) is the only likely cause of failure so far. 

 

And to be sure -- if you do happen to be the unlucky holder of an R10 or HP1000 with a driver gone bad (or more likely -- fried by an amp), your consolation is that its spare parts value will be not insignificant.

 

Perhaps look to the AKG K340, which predates both HP1000 and R10; they were rated for a certain lifespan due to the fixed bias charge applied to the electret driver. As far as I know (having owned 3 pairs, and still owning 1), many have substantially exceeded that lifespan.

post #284 of 465
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Originally Posted by mulveling View Post

People have speculated about the impending failure of drivers for both the R10 and HP1000

What are the HP1000's drivers made of?

post #285 of 465

If anyone is looking for an R10, a good looking (complete) set over here http://page17.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v242000396
 

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