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Also, these are 8ohms? How is that even possible? And if so, why aren't more companies doing it. Why does 32 ohm seem to be the iplayer benchmark. And if these are 8 ohm, why do most here say they sound better amped. I would thing of almost any can at hat low of impedence that unmapped would be great. Just curious.


Can anyone compare the MDR-1R to the PSB M4U1/2 ?

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And how is the leakage? I listen a lot on planes.
post #1428 of 2685
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I'd be interested in your comparison (I own both HD25 and SRH840).
Best
James

Me too
post #1429 of 2685

I just got them :)

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I just got them :)

 

Awesome! :)  I've been out most of the day but looking forward to sitting down with them again tonight to try out some of the CD's I bought today.

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My wife got me the MDR-1RB as a present! Best present I've received this year by far...

Initial impression is that they're very comfortable and light! I'd say it's a perfect fit for me coz I don't even have to extend the adjusters!

Sound has greatly improve after 2 hours of burn-in... at this point I can already say these are perfect compliment to my XBA-3.

Definitely a keeper; and man, aren't they gorgeous!

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Is there a way to compare innerfidelity's frequency responce graphs like the headroom's ones? (I mean in the same graph more than one headphone)

 

How the MDR 1R isn't at the headroom's page yet?

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Definitely a keeper; and man, aren't they gorgeous!

Best looking headphones I've ever seen!

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Anything on leakage guys? Is good? Poor?
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I tried a pair of these at a local store and was pretty impressed. Gorgeous and very comfortable, as everyone else said. The overall sound signature was warm and very very smooth. Like buttery smooth. The bass was tight and impactful with no boominess, definitely emphasized but not overwhelming - perfect quantity for indoor listening but maybe a bit bass-shy for outdoors (but then I find everything bass-shy for outdoors, including the M-Audio Q40s which most people find quite bassy). The midrange was rich, warm, and did I mention smooth? :D I was suprised at the "extended treble" branding though, as the treble was very relaxed. In fact, it sounded a bit dark, but maybe that was because I had just tried a pair of treble-happy Denons, and they seemed to be brand new so it might brigthen up with burn in. There was definitely no treble emphasis when I heard them, so maybe they meant extended as in flat :)

 

Ultimately I didn't buy them, but that was because I didn't have the money :(

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Can anyone compare the MDR-1R to the PSB M4U1/2 ?

 

I also wanna know this, I think these two are the biggest competitors, Momentums sound different enough, the PSB is probably a bit more similar sounding than the Momentum.

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How the MDR 1R isn't at the headroom's page yet?

I don't think they're carrying them yet, so they haven't been measured for HeadRoom.

 

Work is ongoing for the InnerFidelity graph tool. Don't know when to expect a finished tool.

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I also wanna know this, I think these two are the biggest competitors, Momentums sound different enough, the PSB is probably a bit more similar sounding than the Momentum.


If anyone owned ATH-ESW9, these have quite similar "tubey" (as of tube amp) signature. There are some differences of course but the general direction is about the same.

Based on impressions from some people I trust I've bought myself Momentum. Well, another proof that everything in this hobby is very subjective and driven by personal preference, they didn't last very long before going to FS.

I can see how more aggressive signature of Momentum can be more appealing for on-the-go portable applications, but from desktop system to my ears MDR-1R were more refined, paired with much bigger soundstage and true circumaural earpads design they sounded and felt like bigger and more serious phones. And this is what I greatly preferred for my 99.99% sit-down listening.

We all can have different sonic preferences but one thing that would be quite hard to dispute is that Momentum are not even close in comfort, they are plain supra aural design with just slightly bigger pads, I don't really believe anyone with average sized ears can fit them into their small ear cups (I couldn't and I have medium sized ears) and I really doubt Senns designed them with that in mind unless they have midget engineers.

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Anything on leakage guys? Is good? Poor?

Indoors with quiet environment: there's a bit of leakage when playing at full volume. At 70% volume, the person in front of you can barely hear your music.

I don't think this will be a problem outdoors even at full volume tho...

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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

I don't think they're carrying them yet, so they haven't been measured for HeadRoom.

 

Work is ongoing for the InnerFidelity graph tool. Don't know when to expect a finished tool.

Thanks wink.gif

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