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post #376 of 462

By the way. what do you guys think of the possibilities of using the r 10 in the studio as monitor headphones would it work well in such setting?

post #377 of 462
Depends on your studio. If it's a personal home studio that would be fine. If it's a commercial studio with lots of people in and out, moving around, knocking stuff over like children... no.
post #378 of 462
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Sweet. good to know. And yeah I am reading about them and I find it amazing a company would go through such lengths to make these headphones. By I read that the later models where bass heavy. but also that it was between serial numbers 300-800. so does that mean mine is not since is a serial number higher than that?

 

If your serial number is above 1000, then it is a bass heavy for sure.  I think the R10 will be great for monitoring classical or jazz as it was created for those genres in mind.


Edited by purk - 2/17/13 at 11:42pm
post #379 of 462
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Depends on your studio. If it's a personal home studio that would be fine. If it's a commercial studio with lots of people in and out, moving around, knocking stuff over like children... no.

Well in Japan studios are very very professional and every one is very respectful of the equipment. I would like to use them to monitor my guitar when I am recordind guitar solos for the musicians I work for or when I am writing scores for some of the films and tv shows I do.

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If your serial number is above 1000, then it is a bass heavy for sure.  I think the R10 will be great for monitoring classical or jazz as it was created for those genres in mind.

Well when I compose scores I work with the tokyo orchestra sometimes. Would the r10 be better than the cd900 for studio use?

post #381 of 462
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Well in Japan studios are very very professional and every one is very respectful of the equipment. I would like to use them to monitor my guitar when I am recordind guitar solos for the musicians I work for or when I am writing scores for some of the films and tv shows I do.
As long as you trust your coworkers with $8000 headphones, feel free. smily_headphones1.gif
post #382 of 462

Wow is that how much they go for !?

post #383 of 462
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Well in Japan studios are very very professional and every one is very respectful of the equipment. I would like to use them to monitor my guitar when I am recordind guitar solos for the musicians I work for or when I am writing scores for some of the films and tv shows I do.

 

I probably won't trust anyone with your R10 since parts are no longer available.  I would just use it to listen to music and use something a little less rare to monitor.  :)

post #384 of 462
I though the average was like 3k-4k
post #385 of 462
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Wow is that how much they go for !?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/351179/sony-mdr-r10-owners-club/345#post_8855799

key words: new old stock (as yours were)
post #386 of 462
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I probably won't trust anyone with your R10 since parts are no longer available.  I would just use it to listen to music and use something a little less rare to monitor.  :)

You do have a very good point. By the way I have contacted a few friends of mine and I got a friend who has a spair TA-ER1 in Kyoto who is willing to trade eather lend it to me till I get a high fi rig or trade it for a free arrangement for one of his songs. TA-ER1 are really that rear? and is there a modern counterpart to it?

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/351179/sony-mdr-r10-owners-club/345#post_8855799

key words: new old stock (as yours were)

Intense. I still have not used mine. Since I don't want to spoil it by not using the proper amp to get the best out of them. So you guys won't get a reaction post out of me un till that happen. And I can't go to my my wife's uncle's place and listen to it Since he retired to Hawaii. So yeah. By I am dying on trying them! All I keep reading is about this magical place of sound perfection!

post #388 of 462

Go ahead and give them a listen now. Two reasons.

 

First, a TOTL headphone amp isn't going to make that much of a difference over something more modest in my humble opinion (despite what others might claim). You'll still get a good feel for the overall FR and whether it's something you'd like. Secondly, if you don't try them now, how do you even know if that TOTL amp you buy is even making that much difference in the first place without some kind of baseline for comparison?

 

That being said, I second the recommendation for the Balancing Act. You may want to wait a little bit however, since Eddie Current is coming out with some newer replacement amps soon that may be even nicer. There's also the DNA Stratus 2A3.

 

I'd also personally caution you against re-terminating them to balanced XLR unless you can do it yourself or know someone personally. It avoids having to ship them and subject them to being bumped around during transit, possibly getting lost, etc. Also a head-fi buddy of mine sent his R10 in to be serviced by a well-know cable guy, and said cable guy has vanished. Not a trace of him in months. Of course that's an extreme example, but even still if something were to happen to them you'd have a very hard time getting them fixed as replacement parts are very rare now.

 

I've owned the R10 in the past, and I've heard a few sets here and there. A very nice headphone. Is it the "best?" Among dynamics it's definitely in the top tier. Some folks are going to prefer electrostats however, and in my opinion the high-end Stax and Orpheus outclasses it. It does extremely well with orchestral music and "grand scale" pieces for a closed headphone, and it can reproduce strings with more emotion than any other headphone I've ever heard (including the $12,000+ Orpheus HE90).

 

Enjoy!


Edited by MuppetFace - 2/18/13 at 1:05am
post #389 of 462
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Go ahead and give them a listen now. Two reasons.

 

First, a TOTL headphone amp isn't going to make that much of a difference over something more modest in my humble opinion (despite what others might claim). You'll still get a good feel for the overall FR and whether it's something you'd like. Secondly, if you don't try them now, how do you even know if that TOTL amp you buy is even making that much difference in the first place without some kind of baseline for comparison?

 

That being said, I second the recommendation for the Balancing Act. You may want to wait a little bit however, since Eddie Current is coming out with some newer replacement amps soon that may be even nicer. There's also the DNA Stratus 2A3.

 

I'd also personally caution you against re-terminating them to balanced XLR unless you can do it yourself or know someone personally. It avoids having to ship them and subject them to being bumped around during transit, possibly getting lost, etc. Also a head-fi buddy of mine sent his R10 in to be serviced by a well-know cable guy, and said cable guy has vanished. Not a trace of him in months. Of course that's an extreme example, but even still if something were to happen to them you'd have a very hard time getting them fixed as replacement parts are very rare now.

 

I've owned the R10 in the past, and I've heard a few sets here and there. A very nice headphone. Is it the "best?" Among dynamics it's definitely in the top tier. Some folks are going to prefer electrostats however, and in my opinion the high-end Stax and Orpheus outclasses it. It does extremely well with orchestral music and "grand scale" pieces for a closed headphone, and it can reproduce strings with more emotion than any other headphone I've ever heard (including the $12,000+ Orpheus HE90).

 

Enjoy!

 

Thank you very much for your lengthy suggestions and tips. I will do that then. I will see who in tokyo can help me if not. I will ask some of my friends at sony to see what they can do for me. This is my frist high fi headphones so this whole high fi thing is all new for me. All I have ever owned as head phones are the one I use for work. Sony mdr cd900st (this are the most poppular headphones here in the studios and broadcasters) also a xb500 I had since 08 and now a pair of sony zx700 for the commute. so I see all these headphones rigs here in this website and I get so lost and scared because I don't know any of it.

post #390 of 462

Please don't recable such a pristine set.  They'll lose quite a bit of value and the stock R10 cable feels pretty awesome anyways.  You can use it in your studio if you want, just be really careful with them since the wooden cups can get scratched or chipped.  These are my favorite dynamic headphones, nothing quite like them.  Enjoy :)

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