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post #1126 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Just curious, Mickice, do you share avatar with someone, I swear there are at least three recently registered users with low post count using exactly the same avatar. You are not just sock puppets of the same guy suffering from split identity syndrome, aren't you?
Faab is the second one
http://www.head-fi.org/t/625015/sony-has-new-headphones-mdr-1r/1065#post_8913308
Quote is third
http://www.head-fi.org/t/636439/akg-k167-ti-sto-discussion-impression-review-appreciation-thread/360#post_8916894
There could be more, not sure, what's the mystery? confused_face(1).gif

 

Isn't it (one of?) Head-Fi's default avatars?

post #1127 of 2732

Oooooops, I think I just press the buy button on a MDR-1RS.

post #1128 of 2732

Just posted a noise cancelling comparison with the 1RNC. Didn't want to muddy up this thread since other may be interested in the other headphones I mention as well.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639292/noise-cancelling-shootout-sony-mdr-1rnc-vs-sony-mdr-nwnc200-vs-akg-k490nc

post #1129 of 2732
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Originally Posted by R-Audiohead View Post

Jude,

 

Your endorsement is keeping me interested in trying these 1R out.  I loved the Z1000, and I'm finding a lot of the users around here prefer the Z1000 to the 1R (although some do not)

 

The Sony store in my area did not have one out for demo... only their X series was available.

 

What's your take on Z1000 v. 1R?
 

 

I'd also like to hear that too.

 

 

Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post

Oooooops, I think I just press the buy button on a MDR-1RS.

Actually, I think it's a combination of the type of cans (on/around ears) and dampening material mostly. I just got my V-6's today and turned on my fan and was next to it, but there was still wind interference (not enough to bother me, but that changes for everyone). It wasn't as noisy as with my JVCs which were mostly plastic and had a thin wire. I wonder how the 1R's fare with wind. First around-ear and tanky set of phones + a coil cord. 


Edited by MrViolin - 12/3/12 at 9:57pm
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Just read over some of these reviews again. Actually, it seems like this might be more similar to a full-sized UM3X? Slightly emphasized bass, dark sound, treble roll off, mid-forward sound that some people find congested?

 

If this is what it is, I'll probably be quite happy with it.

post #1131 of 2732
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Originally Posted by FenderP View Post

Just posted a noise cancelling comparison with the 1RNC. Didn't want to muddy up this thread since other may be interested in the other headphones I mention as well.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/639292/noise-cancelling-shootout-sony-mdr-1rnc-vs-sony-mdr-nwnc200-vs-akg-k490nc

Nice review on the cans, But have you tried the Sony MDR-1RNC with the apple remote cord on an android phone yet?

post #1132 of 2732
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Originally Posted by aerodrew View Post

Nice review on the cans, But have you tried the Sony MDR-1RNC with the apple remote cord on an android phone yet?


Thanks, and no I haven't nor will I be trying that These will only ever be used with my Walkman which technically is Android based, but have no use for that function in the cord. My phone is a separate device and just used as that - it does no internet or music. Sorry!

post #1133 of 2732

Well,to be honest,I didn't give them more burn in time until now,I just listened to my music through the shure srh 840,when using my ipod nano at home.

 

There is something else I discovered about my 1R's though.Today I was listening again to them with the ipod,and I was trying the eq preset settings...

The "jazz" setting does a pretty good job of balancing the coloured midrange sound signature and give some air transparensy too.

These drivers are very capable,they can give detail,good instrument/sounds separation,and a very nice imaging depth in the soundstage.I've noticed these qualities from the start,but the coloured mids and the somewhat withdrawn highs couldn't let me enjoy them.

 

So,the fact that with some equalizing they perform much more neutral and balanced is something really nice,since these headphones are beautiful,comfortable and easy to drive.

 

By the way,can somebody tell me how can I make my own eq setting,to use it with my ipod nano 5g?I just can't do it in my itunes,I tried to create a new preset with a new name,but it's not transfered to the ipod unfortunatelly.I also tryied to modify one of the preset eq settings,but that also didn't work.Anyone on how to do this?

 

And I would be glad to hear your opinions,how you find the "jazz" eq setting when listening to your 1R through your ipods.

In my opinion it does a pretty nice job,although I would like to play with eq a bit more if that's possible with itunes.

post #1134 of 2732

how is it that the 1R has "colored" mids? ahah

post #1135 of 2732

vocals are really forward on these so I presume people aren't use to it and find it colored.  I really don't find the 1R to be all that colored at all.  

post #1136 of 2732

its not as forward than the Z1000 and cd900st IMO, i personally think that the bass is more colored than its mids. i find its bass sounds really off...

post #1137 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

its not as forward than the Z1000 and cd900st IMO, i personally think that the bass is more colored than its mids. i find its bass sounds really off...

I haven't heard either one of those but I wouldn't doubt your findings.  I can understand your impressions on the bass because it wasn't what I expected and differs quite a bit from other portable cans that I've heard recently.  It's not the type of bass I prefer but it hasn't ruined any music I have listened to.  The fact that it's not overpowering bass I can appreciate.  I don't know how much coloring these have but whatever it is, I find them pretty nice across the full spectrum.  

post #1138 of 2732

btw anyone know how to detach the pad?

 

seems like there is a locking mechanism inside so i can't just pull the pad like other headphone..

post #1139 of 2732

the pads seem to be on some sort of frame....

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-1r

post #1140 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post

the pads seem to be on some sort of frame....

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-1r

 

yeah i've already see those picture before, that's why i wonder how to detach those pad since the frame seem's won't budge easily...

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