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Mickice, where did you get your black mdr-1r's? Getting ready to pull the trigger.
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Plus. Just look at this sexyness!

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Shameless sexiness double pic post. Just shameless.

YESSS!!! Sexy indeed!!!

Still, I'll take the "Mad Dogs" over these sound-wise. ;-)

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JB Hifi Syd had them, black $299 tho. AJ will ship either for about $270.

The limited cable is a joke, even tho I will never own an iDevice that cable works and sounds identical.

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Mickice, I just ordered a pair of V-6's w/ the beyer velour pads. How're the v-6's for listening? They're my first set, but I'm not really sure how monitors sound like compared to normal consumer phones. :s heard that they're hard to listen to music with and I'm not sure whether to cancel the order and get the MDR-1Rs instead. 

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Oh BTW has anyone used the included remote cable with their MDR-1RNC headsets with android phones? There was no mention of this compatibility anywhere it seems....

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With the V6 it has such great detail that I started taking notice sections of songs I never really picked up on before, mostly drum rythems and solos.

 

The V6 has a less muscal sound but it's something you still enjoy epsecially for the price! I wonder if SONY even makes money off them considering these 1Rs are 2-3x the price and plastic.

 

I would say the V6 are a great all round phone for games, music, movies, tv.

 

Because of the V6, the price of the 1R hurts, just a tiny bit.


Edited by Mickice - 11/27/12 at 5:54am
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With the V6 it has such great detail that I started taking notice sections of songs I never really picked up on before, mostly drum rythems and solos.

 

The V6 has a less muscal sound but it's something you still enjoy epsecially for the price! I wonder if SONY even makes money off them considering these 1Rs are 2-3x the price and plastic.

 

I would say the V6 are a great all round phone for games, music, movies, tv.

 

Because of the V6, the price of the 1R hurts, just a tiny bit.


Depends on what to compare with but V6 details were never super great, hope 1R outshines them there. They also had quite small headstage from what I remember. Saint.panda once reviewed a bunch of closed headphones and gave pretty accurate description to those, at least it fully matched what I heard.

 

EDIT: Here you go http://www.head-fi.org/t/128983/15-closed-headphones-2-canalphones-and-a-discussion-on-frequency-graphs-reviews


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 11/27/12 at 7:43am
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I can hear alot more of the instruments and their notes on the V6, I can actually pick up some quite skillfull playing of the drums on a few Rush tracks.

 

For my ears, I really think they like the V6 more, just listened to Rush - Rush track at a time V6 then 1R then opposite. I used no Eq and found them both to carry similar base, I did have to adjust the volume 8 points higer for the 63ohm V6. 

 

I will play the MDR-1R in for a week if nothing special shows ill be selling them.


Edited by Mickice - 11/27/12 at 8:55am
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I have to say that these are good, but it's no audiophile grade sound.  It has the modern mid bass heavy & forward sound.  It's not my favorite sound signature.  I hope I will get like it more with time, but that is my impression so far.  I can say that at this time, I like the Z1000/7520 a lot more.


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 11/27/12 at 9:59am
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I have to say that these are good, but it's no audiophile grade sound.  It has the modern mid bass heavy & forward sound.  It's not my favorite sound signature.  I hope I will get like it more with time, but that is my impression so far.  I can say that at this time, I like the Z1000/7520 a lot more.

 Dont get me wrong, but I dont know why you would compare $499 headphones to a $299 thats probably not meant for being audiophile. The 1R is meant for casual listening (even from the Sony advertisements where artists like Benga & Method Man are promoting it and giving their aspects to sound & tweaking) whereas the $499 headphones are more for studio monitoring & pro listening.

 

Sorry, I meant 1R


Edited by AUDIOBREEDER - 11/27/12 at 10:19am
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Originally Posted by Mickice View Post

I can hear alot more of the instruments and their notes on the V6, I can actually pick up some quite skillfull playing of the drums on a few Rush tracks.

 

For my ears, I really think they like the V6 more, just listened to Rush - Rush track at a time V6 then 1R then opposite. I used no Eq and found them both to carry similar base, I did have to adjust the volume 8 points higer for the 63ohm V6. 

 

I will play the MDR-1R in for a week if nothing special shows ill be selling them.

 

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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I have to say that these are good, but it's no audiophile grade sound.  It has the modern mid bass heavy & forward sound.  It's not my favorite sound signature.  I hope I will get like it more with time, but that is my impression so far.  I can say that at this time, I like the Z1000/7520 a lot more.


Crap, and I just pulled a trigger for one yesterday, lack of details is a deal killer for me, so much for all the hype. mad.gif

Makes me wonder if Jude got some "special edition" directly from Sony as dislike for these phones is pretty much uniform across the board.

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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

I have to say that these are good, but it's no audiophile grade sound.  It has the modern mid bass heavy & forward sound.  It's not my favorite sound signature.  I hope I will get like it more with time, but that is my impression so far.  I can say that at this time, I like the Z1000/7520 a lot more.

 

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 Dont get me wrong, but I dont know why you would compare $499 headphones to a $299 thats probably not meant for being audiophile. The R1 is meant for casual listening (even from the Sony advertisements where artists like Benga & Method Man are promoting it and giving their aspects to sound & tweaking) whereas the $499 headphones are more for studio monitoring & pro listening.

 

Quite a surprise as earlier reviewer from this very thread liked them more than Z1000

http://www.head-fi.org/t/625015/sony-has-new-headphones-mdr-1r/120#post_8670963

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Crap, and I just pulled a trigger for one yesterday, lack of details is a deal killer for me, so much for all the hype. mad.gif

Makes me wonder if Jude got some "special edition" directly from Sony as dislike for these phones is pretty much uniform across the board.

 

Don't just take my word for it.  Try it for yourself.  I would love to hear your thoughts.  

 

My comments are still early impressions and may change as I get more ear time and it burned in more.

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Here is the deal. I would say this phone is one you have to break in first before hearing their true qualities. I would burn them in for a good 100 hours. Yes it is a forward signature and you have to a be a fan of this type of signature but for me what I am hearing now these get you close to your music and what is not to like about that..

 

I think for the price I payed for them these sound great..I take them for what they are. If I wanted these to sound like another headphone. I would have no issues buying that said headphone. I suppose comparisons will be inevitable but at the same time it seems guys are not hearing these the way they were meant to be heard..Break them in first. Then take a good listen. Music sound wonderful on them. And at the end if they still don't sound good to you. By all means do what you gotta do..

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 Dont get me wrong, but I dont know why you would compare $499 headphones to a $299 thats probably not meant for being audiophile. The 1R is meant for casual listening (even from the Sony advertisements where artists like Benga & Method Man are promoting it and giving their aspects to sound & tweaking) whereas the $499 headphones are more for studio monitoring & pro listening.

 

Sorry, I meant 1R

 

It wasn't a direct comparison, just a comment that I like the Z1000/7520 sound signature more than the 1R at this time.

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