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After reading through 2 guides on here I ended up going with the Sony MDR-1R.

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After reading through 2 guides on here I ended up going with the Sony MDR-1R.

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Edited by Change is Good - 1/19/14 at 1:47am
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Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/19/14 at 1:56am
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What would you have recommended for under $200?  I got them for $195 + Free SH..

 

Also how do I get 2 responses so quickly after I made a decision, but nothing after I asked for a recommendation?

 

Quoting the HiFi Winter 2013 Guide:

 

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The real gem in the MDR-1R lineup is, to me, the least expensive one--the passive-only Sony MDR-1R. It's the best sounding of the three, edging out its Bluetooth sibling, the MDR-1RBT. It's also, to my ears, one of the best of the sub-$500 closed headphones currently available.

 

The Sony MDR-1R has a sound signature that is at once smooth and detailed. Mid-bass sounds a bit north of neutral, but very tastefully so, to my ears. It doesn't quite have the visceral low-end, gut-punching drive that the V-MODA M-100 has, but, for sit-down listening in a quiet environment, the MDR-1R has what I'd call a more reference presentation. Sony's engineers focused a great deal on carefully tuning the MDR-1R's bass performance, with one key aim being to improve the quickness of the driver's response, substantially reducing the driver's rise time in the 30 to 40 Hz area. To my ears, their efforts yielded excellent results.

The MDR-1R's midrange is also wonderful, presenting most vocals slightly forward, and with beautiful rendering of subtle details that some of its peers miss. In terms of treble, the MDR-1R has very good extension, but is never sibilant, never harsh up top, to my ears. As far as sub-$500 closed headphones go today, I can't think of another I'd pick over the MDR-1R for long-term sit-down listening sessions, across a wide variance in recording quality, and a wide variety of musical genres. The MDR-1R is available in black and silver versions.

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What would you have recommended for under $200?  I got them for $195 + Free SH..

 

Also how do I get 2 responses so quickly after I made a decision, but nothing after I asked for a recommendation?

 

Quoting the HiFi Winter 2013 Guide:

 

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The real gem in the MDR-1R lineup is, to me, the least expensive one--the passive-only Sony MDR-1R. It's the best sounding of the three, edging out its Bluetooth sibling, the MDR-1RBT. It's also, to my ears, one of the best of the sub-$500 closed headphones currently available.

 

The Sony MDR-1R has a sound signature that is at once smooth and detailed. Mid-bass sounds a bit north of neutral, but very tastefully so, to my ears. It doesn't quite have the visceral low-end, gut-punching drive that the V-MODA M-100 has, but, for sit-down listening in a quiet environment, the MDR-1R has what I'd call a more reference presentation. Sony's engineers focused a great deal on carefully tuning the MDR-1R's bass performance, with one key aim being to improve the quickness of the driver's response, substantially reducing the driver's rise time in the 30 to 40 Hz area. To my ears, their efforts yielded excellent results.

The MDR-1R's midrange is also wonderful, presenting most vocals slightly forward, and with beautiful rendering of subtle details that some of its peers miss. In terms of treble, the MDR-1R has very good extension, but is never sibilant, never harsh up top, to my ears. As far as sub-$500 closed headphones go today, I can't think of another I'd pick over the MDR-1R for long-term sit-down listening sessions, across a wide variance in recording quality, and a wide variety of musical genres. The MDR-1R is available in black and silver versions.

 

 

Maybe, because, we're responding to what you actually posted in this thread? :blink:

 

Did you ask for a recommendation here?


Edited by Change is Good - 1/19/14 at 2:21am
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Maybe because you didn't post here?!? 

 

What are you talking about?  Look up 3 posts from your reponse...

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What are you talking about?  Look up 3 posts from your reponse...

 

That didn't come out right... kinda tired, sorry... 

 

read my edit...

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One sentence in the detailed post I made asking for a recommendation:

 

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I'm looking to stay between $150-$225 and I'm not particular to any one brand, could anyone give me any good suggestions? 

 

The main thing I was looking for was comfort and again from the HiFi Winter 2013 Guide on the MDR-1Rs:

 

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For all three MDR-1 family models, Nao's team also spent considerable effort to make these headphones exceedingly comfortable. A lot more went into engineering comfort into this line than we have space here to discuss, but innovations in earpad design and inventive engineering around the swivel axis were among the areas of concentration for improving comfort. The results are three of the most comfortable closed headphones I've ever worn (especially the lighter passive-only MDR-1R).

After having spent time with the new MDR-1 family of headphones, it's easy to understand Nao's ear-to-ear grin, and his proud-papa sense of pride. This is a wonderful lineup from Sony.


Edited by NCSUZoSo - 1/19/14 at 2:30am
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One sentence in the detailed post I made asking for a recommendation:

 

 

Sorry, don't know how I missed that. What I've read about the MDR 1R is hit or miss. Either you love them or hate them...

 

Doing a quick search through this thread would have helped...

 

Also, judging from various impressions I've read is that they're not rather suitable for gaming. I would have recommended the SoundMagic HP100 at your price range. I've tried many closed headphones and recommend those the most... again, at the sub $200 price range.

 

Edit: Ooooooooh, looky here... I've reached Supremus! :beerchug: 


Edited by Change is Good - 1/19/14 at 2:40am
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Well I read a review on the SoundMagic HP100s and they do sound like a great pair of headphones, that may suit my needs better overall.  I'll see if I can get my order canceled.

 

Next time I want a recommendation I'll just post I bought the worst pair of headphones for the most money I can find  ;)   

 

Thanks for your help.  I just hope they are as comfortable as the Sony's are supposed to be.


Edited by NCSUZoSo - 1/19/14 at 2:55am
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Soooo I just bought my first $200 headphones...the Sony MDR MA900 smily_headphones1.gif. Should arrive next week. Since they are now discontinued, I wonder if they get messed up or anything, how will they fix them or replace them? im more concerned about the cable since alot of peeps say its thin but I have a pair of sony mdr xd200 and the cable on those are thin and had them for 3+ years and have been going strong since, cable is still great condition. So im assuming it may be the same for the MA900.

Either way cant wait for them to arrive. But I still need one more thing....Mix Amp Pro 2013 or Recond3D USB? Im a bit confused because some people say that optical cant output 7.1 signal...and since Mix Amp Pro 2013 is 7.1...is this true? Recon3D seems like a good choice for 70-75 bucks

I need some suggestions guys smily_headphones1.gif thanks

 

Good score on the MA900! The cable may be thin, but I haven't had any problems with it so far...would prefer it to be detachable, though.

 

You'll find there's a lot of marketing spiel out there, and that underlined bit is one of them. The thing is that both Dolby Digital and DTS only have six discrete channels for a 5.1 setup. Anything beyond that has to be matrixed into the existing channels, much as Dolby Pro Logic II has to cram those main six channels into a two-channel signal.

 

It's not like having the extra side channels is that big of a deal, though. What matters is that you can distinguish front and rear like you can left and right.

 

As for Mixamp vs. Recon3D (I don't know why people keep doing that, because there is no extra "d" in "Recon3D"), I suppose part of it depends on whether you need to use it with a PC as well, or just want it for console gaming. The need for Dolby Pro Logic II decoding for PS2, GCN and Wii games may also be a deal-breaker. But other than that, it largely depends on whether you prefer Dolby Headphone or THX TSP Surround in the end.

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Hi all
Im looking for a pair of headphones mainly for gaming
I have sennheiser pc360 and rog vulcan,
And a creative z soundcard
the pc360 r great but I'm in a noisy room so get a lot of background noise
the vulcan r good for stopping the background noise but the pc360 r much better sound.

I'm looking at the
sennheiser pc350 se
DT770 pro 250 ohm

Just need some advice on these 2 headset or any others
play mainly battlefield 4
thanks
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K612 for gaming is tops.
Tested them thoroughly and they beat the MA900 for me.
The imaging with the Ks is sublime and they provide a more focused experience imo.
I found the extra air the MA 900 provides to be slightly distracting and the imaging to be a bit indistinct sometimes...
The X1 to me does surprisingly well here too.

The good is that the MA don't require extra amping, apart from the AKGs.

Also, I was a big closed headphone supporter but for gaming it's a no contest... They sound way too canned and congested ;/
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Edited by Nokami - 1/21/14 at 6:50am
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K612 for gaming is tops.
Tested them thoroughly and they beat the MA900 for me.
The imaging with the Ks is sublime and they provide a more focused experience imo.
I found the extra air the MA 900 provides to be slightly distracting and the imaging to be a bit indistinct sometimes...
The X1 to me does surprisingly well here too.

The good is that the MA don't require extra amping, apart from the AKGs.

Also, I was a big closed headphone supporter but for gaming it's a no contest... They sound way too canned and congested ;/
I need closed headphones as im in a room with other people and t.v and that is why I have problems with the pc360
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