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post #1906 of 2048
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Originally Posted by happy hopping View Post

I have seen some video that the person can twist the band on the DJ version in any way he can.  So my question is, can you do the same thing on the Pro as well?

Well, I've never tried on either my Pro's or DJ's but if you've seen this demonstrated on the DJ version then it will also on the Pro as they share the same frame/headband smily_headphones1.gif
post #1907 of 2048
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Originally Posted by happy hopping View Post
 

I don't understand the pricing of these 2.  The Signature DJ is 50 mm, and the price is $200 cheaper than the Signature Pro, which is 40 mm.  Why?

 

Is the Signature DJ made in Germany?  And is the band really tight as per the front page review of Head-FI?

 

It is rumored that the Sig Pro is a direct descendant of the Edition 9.  Idea being that the Sig Pro uses a modified Edition 9 driver,  some even suggest an "improved" Edition 9 driver. (The ED 9 was Ultrasones flagship back in 2006)

 

This was the same titanium driver utilized in the ED 9 but with further tweaks.

 

The Sig DJ on the other hand uses a Mylar driver and is based on other Ultrasone dna.

post #1908 of 2048
You can take the Sig Pro as an Edition headphone in a more rugged industrial design, without any bling bling. That is what the Ultrsone CEO says in a video. Same is for the Sig DJ. And yes the driver makes the main difference beside the colour skeme. Both are fantastic for me.
post #1909 of 2048

I wonder if there were any  noticeable difference in sound of  the signature pro vs. the Sony MDR-1RNC.  The reason I ask is:

 

 Some1 told me my 10yr. old Sony MDR-V900 neodymium magnet has dried up thru out the past 10 yr., so new headphone will make a sizeable difference.

 

Today, I drove by Sony and do a A-B test on their MDR-1RNC, their flagship $499 headphone.  I use Sony HiMD w/ an uncompressed song, (LPCM recording) "Sarah  Brightman, A question of honor".  I play the 5 min. song w/ the new sony MDR-1RNC, then listened to the  same song w/ my old MDR-V900, the bass of my old Sony V900 seems louder, other than that, there doesn't seem to be any difference in sound quality.

 

Then I grab the salesman to do the same A-B test.  He seems to know a lot about the headphone, he is most likely an audiophile.  He listened to the first 2 min. w/ the new sony headphone, then the next 2 min. of the same song w/ my old Sony  V900.  He also said there isn't much difference.  He then said in the old days, my V900 used to be the "cream of the crop"

 

Now, the Noise Cancelling was turn on, but it shouldn't make any difference on the sound quality.

 

So I'm surprise, but at this point, unless there is a serious difference btwn. the Signature Pro vs. the MDR-1RNC, I guess I can save that $1.1K+.  I already have the cash set aside, but there doesn't seem to be any good reason for me to upgrade. 

 

I also find out why there is a contact problem w/ my V900, the jack contact has worn out.  I just need to replace the jack


Edited by happy hopping - 7/29/14 at 2:21am
post #1910 of 2048

magnets don't dry up, and won't be losing a charge after 10 years:bigsmile_face:

post #1911 of 2048

double post


Edited by Aizura - 7/29/14 at 2:29am
post #1912 of 2048
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Originally Posted by happy hopping View Post
 

I wonder if there were any  noticeable difference in sound of  the signature pro vs. the Sony MDR-1RNC.  The reason I ask is:

 

 Some1 told me my 10yr. old Sony MDR-V900 neodymium magnet has dried up thru out the past 10 yr., so new headphone will make a sizeable difference.

 

Today, I drove by Sony and do a A-B test on their MDR-1RNC, their flagship $499 headphone.  I use Sony HiMD w/ an uncompressed song, (LPCM recording) "Sarah  Brightman, A question of honor".  I play the 5 min. song w/ the new sony MDR-1RNC, then listened to the  same song w/ my old MDR-V900, the bass of my old Sony V900 seems louder, other than that, there doesn't seem to be any difference in sound quality.

 

Then I grab the salesman to do the same A-B test.  He seems to know a lot about the headphone, he is most likely an audiophile.  He listened to the first 2 min. w/ the new sony headphone, then the next 2 min. of the same song w/ my old Sony  V900.  He also said there isn't much difference.  He then said in the old days, my V900 used to be the "cream of the crop"

 

Now, the Noise Cancelling was turn on, but it shouldn't make any difference on the sound quality.

 

So I'm surprise, but at this point, unless there is a serious difference btwn. the Signature Pro vs. the MDR-1RNC, I guess I can save that $1.1K+.  I already have the cash set aside, but there doesn't seem to be any good reason for me to upgrade. 

 

I also find out why there is a contact problem w/ my V900, the jack contact has worn out.  I just need to replace the jack

MDR-1RNC is just a bad sounding MDR-1R, it's not even close to being flagship. Also, $499 is a big rip off.

Currently the Z1000/7520 are Sony's "flagship" even though they pale in comparison to previous flagship models from Sony like the Qualia or R10 (but should be a fair upgrade from V900)

 

It appears Sony will soon release their new flagship: http://www.head-fi.org/t/728006/sonys-new-flagship-2014


Edited by Aizura - 7/29/14 at 2:28am
post #1913 of 2048

I can see if any audio store has Ultrasone as a demo, otherwise, at this point, I am tempt to stick w/ the V900, especially if there is nothing wrong w/ this 10 yr. old headphone other than the jack, the jack is only a few $

post #1914 of 2048
I had the standard MDR-1 for some month. I was nothing special to me, no comparison to the Signatures. The best thing about it is the comfort. Sold it with a big loss and never missed it. With your V900 you might want to get new earcusions, as those wear out over time and degrade the sound quality a lot.
post #1915 of 2048

Don't get too excited that the MDR1R Noise Cancelling didn't sound much better, as it is not Sony's best headphone in sound quality either. The MDR 7520 would be reigning as their best can SQ wise. Noise Cancelling also degrades sound quality whiles its active. I didn't think much of the MDR1R myself either. The MDR1R are a portable can, not really a "flagship".

 

The Signature DJ + Pro sounds much much more refined, detailed, better imaging and soundstage.They are not in the same league. There are heaps of superior closed cans to the MDR1R. W1000X, Pandora Hope, DX1000, TH600/900, Sig Pro/DJ, Perfect Sound Dido, Alpha Dog, ZMF x Vibro, LCD-XC, Shure 1540, Sony MDR 7520, Enigma, Paradox and probably others I'm forgetting.

post #1916 of 2048

the leather on the left has wear out a bit, that's the leather that surround my ear.  But the foam inside, as you said the cushion seems nice and fluffy.   I use this headphone every other day, about 30 min. to 1.5 hr. per use, so about 182 times per year x 30 min. to 1.5  hr. x 10 year.

 

Is that a lot of usage?

post #1917 of 2048
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Originally Posted by HarleyZH View Post
 

Don't get too excited that the MDR1R Noise Cancelling didn't sound much better, as it is not Sony's best headphone in sound quality either. The MDR 7520 would be reigning as their best can SQ wise. Noise Cancelling also degrades sound quality whiles its active. I didn't think much of the MDR1R myself either. The MDR1R are a portable can, not really a "flagship".

 

The Signature DJ + Pro sounds much much more refined, detailed, better imaging and soundstage.They are not in the same league. There are heaps of superior closed cans to the MDR1R. W1000X, Pandora Hope, DX1000, TH600/900, Sig Pro/DJ, Perfect Sound Dido, Alpha Dog, ZMF x Vibro, LCD-XC, Shure 1540, Sony MDR 7520, Enigma, Paradox and probably others I'm forgetting.

Okay, I'll see what the local dealer showroom have for demo, thanks for the tips

post #1918 of 2048
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Originally Posted by happy hopping View Post
 

the leather on the left has wear out a bit, that's the leather that surround my ear.  But the foam inside, as you said the cushion seems nice and fluffy.   I use this headphone every other day, about 30 min. to 1.5 hr. per use, so about 182 times per year x 30 min. to 1.5  hr. x 10 year.

 

Is that a lot of usage?


Man that is a lot of usage over 10 years. I mean, if the cusions are still fine to you, that's allright. And a good sign of quality.

post #1919 of 2048

so that high on usage?  I only use it indoor at the gym.

post #1920 of 2048

Simply put, noise cancelling and audiophile are never used in the same sentence.

 

If you feel that a gimmicky headphone (most notably anything that Sony has produced besides the Qualia or the R-10) will even come close to the sound of the Sig series you are seriously mistaken.


Edited by Mortalcoil - 7/29/14 at 8:46pm
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