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post #406 of 467

Hey guys used my R 10 to monitor the orchestra I am composing with and Wow they work fantastic in the studio! I had some of the engeneers flocking all over them and people from the orchestra as well. It was an interesting development. I am not the one to bay things that were meant to be used but I do take care of what I own. But I want this phones to last me for a very long time. I am in love with them. I have had them for a few days and I am finally understanding how lucky I am to have gotten them. Even more, I got them as a wedding gift and I am the first person to have ever used them.

post #407 of 467
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Hey guys used my R 10 to monitor the orchestra I am composing with and Wow they work fantastic in the studio! I had some of the engeneers flocking all over them and people from the orchestra as well. It was an interesting development. I am not the one to bay things that were meant to be used but I do take care of what I own. But I want this phones to last me for a very long time. I am in love with them. I have had them for a few days and I am finally understanding how lucky I am to have gotten them. Even more, I got them as a wedding gift and I am the first person to have ever used them.

Oops. I was so excited I missed to type what I was thinking :p. 

I mean: I don't buy things or get things that are meant to be used and pamper them. I used them how they where meant to be used, but I do take care of anything I own.

post #408 of 467
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Oops. I was so excited I missed to type what I was thinking :p. 

I mean: I don't buy things or get things that are meant to be used and pamper them. I used them how they where meant to be used, but I do take care of anything I own.

Sound great!!  I'm glad you are enjoying them.  For large scale orchestra/classical, only the Orpheus and Stax SR009 may be as good as the R10.  You are a very lucky individual indeed.  How about some pictures of your phones for us to enjoy?

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Sound great!!  I'm glad you are enjoying them.  For large scale orchestra/classical, only the Orpheus and Stax SR009 may be as good as the R10.  You are a very lucky individual indeed.  How about some pictures of your phones for us to enjoy?

Thank you . Yeah When I get home I shall take some pictures for you guys. gs1000.gif

post #410 of 467

Always been fairly impressed with the Sony MDR series.

 

The MDR-R10s seem to be completely out of production now which is a shame. (Doubt I could have afforded them in any case).

 

I'm looking at the MDR-R1's which seem to be getting some really rave reviews. (More in my price range ) smile.gif

post #411 of 467

 

 

Hello there..

Just posting a couple of pics of mine, # 0047

post #412 of 467
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Hello there..

Just posting a couple of pics of mine, # 0047


Really nice, and a very early version you've got there.

post #413 of 467

Siuslaw1,

 

Thanks for your pictures.  Are those bass light version?  What do you think of them and what are you driving them with?

post #414 of 467
Hello
Last time I used them it was with a Technics amp.
That was quite a while ago.
They are bass light (#0047) and I haven't find anything like it!!
Thanks
post #415 of 467

Here and here.

post #416 of 467
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anyone compare it to the TH900?? I will love to AB a R10 and TH900

 

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Here and here.

 

On the contrary, DavidMahler prefer the R10 over the TH900.  Although if you keep on reading her comparison, she had more positive things to say about the R10 compared to the TH900 though.  Like everything else, we have our preference.  Most people who dislike the R10 are due to the limited bass response on the R10.  I personally found the R10's bass are a tad light for my taste as well; however, other sonic aspects are really top-class in performance.


Edited by purk - 4/22/13 at 3:16pm
post #417 of 467

I personally think the TH900 are one of the best headphones I have heard. I think I have spent a lot of time with almost every headphone ever made and the R10's were, and still are my favourite. The TH900 are very close in several areas of the sound characteristics, but feature a much heavier lower end which makes them more versatile with some music genres. Unlike many other phones with a hefty bass response, they never get 'murky' or confused. You can pick out every bass line in a well recorded rock track and it adds a beautiful layer of ambience to classical music without ruining the overall response.

 

I see some negative comments about the TH900, but I would actually blame a lot of it on poor amplification. Its important not to mistake the production of high volume to mean that the amplification is driving them well. Although to be fair, the R10 sound good with a lot of amps, but only shine with a handful I have tried.

 

I am certainly keeping The TH900's but they do need good amplification to get the most from them. tested them with Ray Samuels and Woo Audio amplification and they work fantastically well with the Alo Audio MK3-B and AK100 player as well. Been enjoying a huge variety of 24 bit audio downloaded from HDTracks this week.

 

There is no doubt in my mind that while the TH900 and R10 are different, they do share some similar sound characteristics. Very happy about this and one of the few headphones I have been genuinely impressed with in the last 10 years. A complete bargain too, in my mind. one not to miss.


Edited by zardon - 4/24/13 at 6:06am
post #418 of 467
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I personally think the TH900 are one of the best headphones I have heard. I think I have spent a lot of time with almost every headphone ever made and the R10's were, and still are my favourite. The TH900 are very close in several areas of the sound characteristics, but feature a much heavier lower end which makes them more versatile with some music genres. Unlike many other phones with a hefty bass response, they never get 'murky' or confused. You can pick out every bass line in a well recorded rock track and it adds a beautiful layer of ambience to classical music without ruining the overall response.

 

I see some negative comments about the TH900, but I would actually blame a lot of it on poor amplification. Its important not to mistake the production of high volume to mean that the amplification is driving them well. Although to be fair, the R10 sound good with a lot of amps, but only shine with a handful I have tried.

 

I am certainly keeping The TH900's but they do need good amplification to get the most from them. tested them with Ray Samuels and Woo Audio amplification and they work fantastically well with the Alo Audio MK3-B and AK100 player as well. Been enjoying a huge variety of 24 bit audio downloaded from HDTracks this week.

 

There is no doubt in my mind that while the TH900 and R10 are different, they do share some similar sound characteristics. Very happy about this and one of the few headphones I have been genuinely impressed with in the last 10 years. A complete bargain too, in my mind. one not to miss.


Only the truth. Closed-back headphones aren't offered regularly and not in this class, which is in my opinion top class.


Edited by dukeskd - 4/26/13 at 12:56am
post #419 of 467

Any members join the Sony R10 owners club this year?

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