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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

Thanks for catching that.

 

That's what I'm good for.  wink.gif

post #1037 of 2732

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post #1038 of 2732

Comparing the two I think the 1R is missing some sub bass and bass impact compared to the V6. 

post #1039 of 2732
I went from AKG 701 to 1R and subbass in quantity is insane. Using audioengine d1.
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The Cary Nighthawk is an excellent amp for modern mid-fi headphones.


An excellent amp for mid-fi headphones that costs $1200... blink.gif
post #1041 of 2732

1R sounds amazing through the Z walkman. Almost have a 'surround sound feel' while watching movies.

 

Music sounds really warm & bass feels punchy. Great combo with dance/electronic music!

post #1042 of 2732

700

This little combo sounds great too..Ele Dac $17 + E11 $60= Sound priceless. Lol.  These do sound great on the Z. 

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An excellent amp for mid-fi headphones that costs $1200... blink.gif

 

nothing wrong with getting the most out of your mid-fi cans.  

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post #1044 of 2732
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nothing wrong with getting the most out of your mid-fi cans.  

Not at all. I was simply commenting on a decidedly non-mid-fi amp being in the discussion. Gotta love Head-fi! biggrin.gif
post #1045 of 2732

Heh. I have a $1900 DAC/amp I will be trying with the 1R. I don't see what the big deal is.

post #1046 of 2732
Who said anything was a big deal? I was just making an observation. See the smiley-face: wink.gif
Edited by swmtnbiker - 11/28/12 at 12:48pm
post #1047 of 2732

its like buying an he6 for 1200usd and buying a 1000-1500usd cables for it, so i get what dpippel means =)

post #1048 of 2732
Personally, I am most interested in seeing how these fare without a dedicated amp because I wouldn't mind putting some money back in my bank account and simplifying my setup. Should have impressions next week. Getting a silver/brown model.
Edited by ZenErik - 11/28/12 at 3:32pm
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MDR 1R is not meant to be plugged into an amplifier and listen too. blink.gif

 

I find the thought funny as from Sony's campaigning (with Katy, Method Man & Benga). They are considered artists of the dance scene and it is tuned with ample bass. Amplifying the bass (which is already set) will definitely be more enjoyable for bassheads.

 

 

A neutral sounding headphone will shine with an amp.

 

I dont consider 1R neutral, but something of the like of vmoda M80 but slightly less bass.


Edited by AUDIOBREEDER - 11/28/12 at 3:46pm
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The 1R is a very loud phone out of the box, I use notch 8/15 from my Experia Tablet.

With my Walkman E7 setup, 15 is plenty darn loud.

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