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post #1561 of 1625
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

 

nope, it is correct, based on my experience.

 

you can use an amp with uber wattage to an he6 or a k1000, but it will just sound "normal" unless you get high current running through the amp as well. the 6w (or was it 8w) lyr cant drive a k1000/he6 at all, based on my experience. it can play it at decent volume but with volume knob at 4-5 o'clock :P

 

also, most 15w 30w power amp can make the two headphone to loud volume, but it doesnt sound spectacular to me, compared to diy amps with big current with decent wattage.

 

there are a few exceptions though, and this will go on so ill just end it herebeerchug.gif

oh, if that's so, then I don't mind :) 

I didn't know much and was guessing, but thanks a bunch Dyaems!

post #1562 of 1625
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Originally Posted by SonicTonic View Post

As someone who is used to (and REALLY LIKES) the Sony EX500 in-ear buds, I bought some Z1000s, this week, brand new from Amazon. I assume they are genuine but am, so far, finding it hard work (!!!) to like them. The cables are wonderfully sturdy, the construction of the headphones LOOKS very good. However, the sound is harsh and sparce - lacking in depth, body, character or engaging energy. The clarity is good but what I am experiencing is sound that I perceive to be stripped and lacking - it's like there is a lot MISSING, it's like something just isn't getting going, like I need to flick a switch.

 

Given that I don't think their sound quality can match that of my EX500s and that they therefore cannot BEGIN to justify costing so much more, is there any chance that using them for more than one day may cause them to change character somewhat and reveal to me a reason to keep them ? I don't want to be too rash dismissing them too quickly - expecting too much, too soon, but also don't know if "burn in" is a fallacy.

 

These sound so ordinary and insipid to me, at the moment, that I could easily believe they were "entry level".

 

Is it normal for them to leak a lot of sound ? I thought a closed-back headphone would allow for private listening. This set definitely DON'T. They are LOUD.

 

 

 

maybe you just like the sound of iems and not full sized headphones?

post #1563 of 1625
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

maybe you just like the sound of iems and not full sized headphones?

LOL... actually that could be a possibility :)

post #1564 of 1625
That's what I'm inclined to believe. The Z1000s sound excellent. IEMs tend to be far more intimate and "in your face" so this might be exactly what he likes...
post #1565 of 1625

Well as I said before I have enquired about the 1R earpads so that I could use those on my Z1000s as they both share the same form factor. Turns out to be way too expensive. Here's the email:

 

 

Hi Ven

Thank you for your enquiry

Further to our conversation; please see below for pricing and delivery etc:

NSR-15371 SONY MDR-1R Spare Earpad, Left side only (A1902701A) - £20.17 each ex vat
NSR-15372 SONY MDR-1R Spare Earpad, Right side only (A1902702A) - £20.17 each ex vat

Delivery would be £5.25 with orders under £50.00

Should you have any queries regarding this; please do not hesitate to contact me 

Kind regards

Ashleigh
post #1566 of 1625
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Originally Posted by vkvedam View Post

Well as I said before I have enquired about the 1R earpads so that I could use those on my Z1000s as they both share the same form factor. Turns out to be way too expensive. Here's the email:

 

 

Hi Ven

Thank you for your enquiry

Further to our conversation; please see below for pricing and delivery etc:

NSR-15371 SONY MDR-1R Spare Earpad, Left side only (A1902701A) - £20.17 each ex vat
NSR-15372 SONY MDR-1R Spare Earpad, Right side only (A1902702A) - £20.17 each ex vat

Delivery would be £5.25 with orders under £50.00

Should you have any queries regarding this; please do not hesitate to contact me 

Kind regards

Ashleigh

ohhhhhhhhhhh schiet. Those're some expensive arsed ear pads :3 well, seeing that the reason why Sony switched to LCD from bio-cell, might be worth it later down the road? Oh btw, I thought that the pads were completely different. The 1R pads have connectors at the back, while the Z1000 pads were slipped around like the V6 pads.

post #1567 of 1625

the pads wont fit, i tried it. it is abit "wiggly" and it will make the 1R pad's "lips" loose by just inserting it. good thing my 1R has problems so after i tried swapping the pads to the z1000, i returned it for RMA lolL3000.gif

post #1568 of 1625
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

the pads wont fit, i tried it. it is abit "wiggly" and it will make the 1R pad's "lips" loose by just inserting it. good thing my 1R has problems so after i tried swapping the pads to the z1000, i returned it for RMA lolL3000.gif

 

 

Thanks!

post #1569 of 1625
Sony Singapore carry ear pads for only 15 USD , really surprise me:-)
post #1570 of 1625
Sony Singapore carry ear pads for only 15 USD , really surprise me:-)
post #1571 of 1625
Has anyone tried using a replacement cable from another headphone with an iPod remote on it with these, as they just use a 3.5mm jack?

Failing that, does anyone know where to get a replacement 1.2m cable? I have 7520s (doesn’t seem to be much discussion of them) and would like to start using the for portable use too.
post #1572 of 1625

^ I just tried the UE VI 4000, 6000, 9000 cable I have lying around here. It works but the cable doesn't feel secure and looks crappy. Upon further comparison I noticed that the sound is a little warmer/muffled with the UE cable...

 

Might be the mic/controls, contact issues or actually a design choice. Maybe also the Sony cable is better quality.

post #1573 of 1625
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Originally Posted by Ultrazino View Post

^ I just tried the UE VI 4000, 6000, 9000 cable I have lying around here. It works but the cable doesn't feel secure and looks crappy. Upon further comparison I noticed that the sound is a little warmer/muffled with the UE cable...

Might be the mic/controls, contact issues or actually a design choice. Maybe also the Sony cable is better quality.
Thanks for testing. It’s as I had feared then—I have not tried any other cables with my headphones yet, and it seems like they probably require the locking mechanism to be secure.

Cables don’t make a difference to how headphones sound, but the remote & mic do add impedance which can change the frequency response somewhat.

Looks like I will just have to try and source a short Z1000 cable for my 7520 then.
post #1574 of 1625
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Originally Posted by StudioSound View Post

Has anyone tried using a replacement cable from another headphone with an iPod remote on it with these, as they just use a 3.5mm jack?

Failing that, does anyone know where to get a replacement 1.2m cable? I have 7520s (doesn’t seem to be much discussion of them) and would like to start using the for portable use too.

cable for the 7520 and z1000 are inter-changable since they use the same locking mechanism and plug/screw

post #1575 of 1625
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Originally Posted by MrViolin View Post

cable for the 7520 and z1000 are inter-changable since they use the same locking mechanism and plug/screw

 

Yeah, but they don't have an iPod remote, which is what I was hoping for. It seems like the jack is designed only for locking cables, rather than being fine with any 3.5mm cable. Too bad Sony didn't stick with the same locking mechanism for the MDR-1R. (looks like it's just held in with pressure?)
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