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post #1516 of 2685
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

The speakers thing was just clarifying that 8 ohms was possible/common.

 

And, amps are totally unnecessary for this headphone because it has high sensitivity and low impedance. If you use a properly designed amp that will be transparent and not color the sound, it will sound identical to another properly designed amp with higher output power. Unfortunately very few amps are properly designed; any differences you notice are the fault of the equipment, not the headphones.


I think the idea is that adding an external amp probably gets you closer to what you call a "properly designed amp" than the onboard amp of most DAPs.

 

I also wouldn't be so fast as to say differences are always the amplifier's "fault" either.   Certain headphones will pair better with certain amplifier types.  I'm certain I could find a great amplifier and a great headphone that don't sound that great together. How each part of the audio chain interacts as a whole is what results in the final fidelity.  If an amp and a headphone don't match well, who's fault is it?  And how much does that matter?

 

I think it's more important to see how well a system works rather than a singular device, but that's just one man's perspective.

 

Apologies to get OT.  I don't own this headphone and have nothing to say about it... I just don't think looking at the spec sheet and seeing low impedance and high sensitivity numbers automatically rule out the benefits of amplification.  It sounds like some MDR-R1 owner's ears agree with some of the comments regarding how well this headphone scales.

post #1517 of 2685

Now, hmm..I don't know...It seems flat now , almost boring even. The mids seem not as forward as before but I think that's cuz the highs and lows have become a little more noticeable , I hope for better mids. It seems they need to have the volume raised a tiny bit to my usual listening levels to be "non-boring". I sometimes think it has something to do with my previous cans , they were quite harsh and tiring on the ears sound-wise and had boomy bass but were a little more fun-filled and head-bangy that way , even though it's not the right way. Perhaps I've gotten used to those cans and am not used to the more neutral/flat Mdr-1rs.

 

I'm just a beginner and my that probably explain why I'm such a noob at listening but that's just how I hear it. I definitely have not reached the over 100 hour burn-in mark others have so I hope something , preferably the mids , stand out more with more burn-in/casual listening.

 

I may seem dissatisfied with my Mdr-1rs but I'm actually not really , these look really good and are really comfortable with a good sound that I hope becomes better :)

post #1518 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Zelcroft View Post

Now, hmm..I don't know...It seems flat now , almost boring even. The mids seem not as forward as before but I think that's cuz the highs and lows have become a little more noticeable , I hope for better mids. It seems they need to have the volume raised a tiny bit to my usual listening levels to be "non-boring".

 

I felt the same way with my pair. Coming from IEMs (JVC Fx3x, Sony MH1c, Sony XBA3) there's a noticeable difference especially in the bass end which takes the "fun" out from my usual listening experience. I simply reverted to EQ, did a 5db bump at 30Hz and voila! L3000.gif

 

I love my MDR-1r!


Edited by d marc0 - 1/4/13 at 8:10pm
post #1519 of 2685

These have to be the best looking headphones I've ever had or seen.

 

I look at the Z and ask him, why didnt you look like thiso2smile.gif

post #1520 of 2685
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

These have to be the best looking headphones I've ever had or seen.

 

I look at the Z and ask him, why didnt you look like thiso2smile.gif

Seriously right! The Z is fugly

post #1521 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Minarets View Post

sounding better with more burn in.

 

still, having both the K167 and MDR1R couldn't be further from each other as closed cans.  

 

one, warm and smooth, loose and less detailed and another crisp, detailed, cold and tight.  

 

Agreed, except to my ears the 1R still has very good detail and does not sound loose to my ears - just not as tight and controlled as the K167.

 

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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

I think what stops the MDR-1R from being a flagship is really just the build / material selection (plastic). That said, between the magnesium flagship EX1000 and plastic professional monitor 7550, I prefer the 7550. Between the magnesium flagship (discontinued) Z1000 and the plastic MDR-1R, I prefer the MDR-1R. My wallet agrees wholeheartedly.

 

I think the big advantage of the MDR-1R that Andrew_MOT mentions about soundstage / presentation vs the Momentum's is correct. My Momentum's sound extremely precise and impactful, the MDR-1R sounds more musical, diffuse, spacious and relaxed. It depends on what you want; some days I like the Senny, some days I like the Sony.

Totally agreed. If only the build quality was better - otherwise I find the sound of the 1R more preferable than the Z1000. Still hope to try the Momentums though.

post #1522 of 2685
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Originally Posted by AUDIOBREEDER View Post

These have to be the best looking headphones I've ever had or seen.

While the 1R looks good I can honestly say that most of my cans look far better. But to each their own.


Edited by takato14 - 1/4/13 at 2:11pm
post #1523 of 2685
With regards to looks, its the 2nd headphone I have ever worn in public after the HD25.
Loving the mids on Marley,s Jammin.
post #1524 of 2685

Just got my pair in sliver/brown. Can't wait !!!!!!!!

post #1525 of 2685
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Loving the mids on Marley,s Jammin.

 

I auditioned a couple of the Marley headphones and I thought they sounded like crap.

 

They also looked like something a kindergarten class put together with scraps from the wastepaper basket.

post #1526 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

 

I auditioned a couple of the Marley headphones and I thought they sounded like crap.

 

They also looked like something a kindergarten class put together with scraps from the wastepaper basket.

 

I didn't like the Marleys either...

post #1527 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I auditioned a couple of the Marley headphones and I thought they sounded like crap.

They also looked like something a kindergarten class put together with scraps from the wastepaper basket.


So what new phones did you get?
post #1528 of 2685
Guys I meant the Bob Marley track Jammin not the headphones. Flac recorded optically on a Hi-MD RH910 recorder. Marleys voice sounds silky smooth.
post #1529 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Beagle View Post

I auditioned a couple of the Marley headphones and I thought they sounded like crap.

 

They also looked like something a kindergarten class put together with scraps from the wastepaper basket.

 

confused.gif  You don't like it when they glue dried multi-color pasta to headphones???  What kind of Head-Fier are you?

post #1530 of 2685

There was a post that said that the extra China-made cable sounded less balanced and more bassy. Anyone able to back this up? I personally don't think  I can hear a difference.

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