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My MDR 1R's arrived yesterday, and after listening to them for a couple of hours

I can say I don't like them as much as the Soundmagic's.

 

The Sony's have too much bass and they're too thick in the midbass.

Oh that's very interesting! I expected the 1Rs to be less heavy in the bass, although that was based off of someone's opinion from Engadget I think and they loved the M-100s o.0

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Im going to review those Sony's too soon
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I am seriously thinking about these from all the great reviews, especially the positive comments about soundstage and imaging for a closed headphone, which I need. I'm curious how you feel these would be for opera and classical - what I listen to most often. Also, many of the recordings I love are historical, so they are not always the highest quality. Will these be forgiving of variable recording quality, as I know some headphones are more forgiving than others.  

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Subscribed.

 

I'm suprised how little attention these have got here on head-fi after all the great reviews on other sites.

 

Has anyone compared them to HM5/FA-003?

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My pair arrive tomorrow or wednesday with my FA-011 rev3!! Will review ASAP
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Subscribed.

 

I'm suprised how little attention these have got here on head-fi after all the great reviews on other sites.

 

Has anyone compared them to HM5/FA-003?


I've compared them, though not directly because I'd returned the HM5

several months before receiving the 100's.

 

The HM5's didn't have the sparkle, or soundstage.

For the money I found them to be quite "dead"sounding.

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Originally Posted by WertherNYC View Post

I am seriously thinking about these from all the great reviews, especially the positive comments about soundstage and imaging for a closed headphone, which I need. I'm curious how you feel these would be for opera and classical - what I listen to most often. Also, many of the recordings I love are historical, so they are not always the highest quality. Will these be forgiving of variable recording quality, as I know some headphones are more forgiving than others.  

 

These do well with classical and pretty much every genre, and they are quite revealing but also slightly warm which makes them not the most unforgiving headphones for the price.

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right, they are somewhat warm in the lower mids, so that they do not provide a enough airyness for me. it affects instrument separation also, so that they do not do the best job for classical in my opinion.

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right, they are somewhat warm in the lower mids, so that they do not provide a enough airyness for me. it affects instrument separation also, so that they do not do the best job for classical in my opinion.

Sofastreamer,

 

have you found another closed, circumaural headphone under $500 that you think is better for classical/opera - have also been reading about beyerdyamic and Shure options but would like something that can also work well with portable sources 

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I've compared them, though not directly because I'd returned the HM5

several months before receiving the 100's.

 

The HM5's didn't have the sparkle, or soundstage.

For the money I found them to be quite "dead"sounding.

Thank you. I agree on you're impression of the HM5.

 

Do the 100's have a "fuller" sound as well?

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Sofastreamer,

 

have you found another closed, circumaural headphone under $500 that you think is better for classical/opera - have also been reading about beyerdyamic and Shure options but would like something that can also work well with portable sources 

koss pro dj200. if you dont mind the look and build, there is no safer bet than srh940s

post #87 of 1006
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Thank you. I agree on you're impression of the HM5.

 

Do the 100's have a "fuller" sound as well?

 

At this point I just don't recall.  What I can say was that the Fischer's

left me uncertain about their sound until I was able to say they weren't

for me.  (I wasn't too impressed with their build quality either.) 

 

On the other hand, the Soundmagic's sounded very good from day one

and continue to do so.  They're the real deal, especially at such

a reasonable price.  One thing about them compared to the competition -

they're clear sounding; i.e. they have less of that muddied up, congested sound

you get with so many closed headphones in that price range. 

post #88 of 1006

How big are the inside of the cups from top to bottom?  One thing I like about my HM5 is the fit over my kind of big ear and it really bothers me when part of the cup lands on my ear.  The HP100 cups look more circle than round. 

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How big are the inside of the cups from top to bottom?  One thing I like about my HM5 is the fit over my kind of big ear and it really bothers me when part of the cup lands on my ear.  The HP100 cups look more circle than round. 


Send me a PM on that if you wish and I'll measure them for you later today.

They are definitely circular...did you mean more circular than elliptical?

post #90 of 1006
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Originally Posted by zazex View Post

 

At this point I just don't recall.  What I can say was that the Fischer's

left me uncertain about their sound until I was able to say they weren't

for me.  (I wasn't too impressed with their build quality either.) 

 

On the other hand, the Soundmagic's sounded very good from day one

and continue to do so.  They're the real deal, especially at such

a reasonable price.  One thing about them compared to the competition -

they're clear sounding; i.e. they have less of that muddied up, congested sound

you get with so many closed headphones in that price range. 

Thank you for you're comments.

 

Now I just need to convice myslef why I need another closed phonesmily_headphones1.gif

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