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Originally Posted by JimBob1971 View Post

Thanks, yes, it was that Sony centre I called. HMV also have the 1R on display. I really want to try out the NC as I have the M4U 2s and the NC isn't that great (It is ok though) so I wanted to see how the Sony compared. £239 is about the cheapest I've seen for these, and I would buy if HMV allowed returns (even with a restocking fee) but they only provide store credit in these cases.

 

EDIT: Wow, SoundAndVision really didn't like the NC version here

 

 

Yeah, I read that...not sure if I have the same headphones.  I experienced the opposite with the NC feature on.


Edited by Nonpoint - 1/9/13 at 8:28pm
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Anyone else have a problem with the midbass?

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Is it too much for you? I happen to like its impact while still having good extension to my ears.
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Yes, by quite a bit. I find it rather distracting.

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I can see that if you prefer a more neutral sound sig. For me, it's just right since it doesn't overpower the mids but gives plenty of body to the instruments (like drums).
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i found my ws55 (cable mod) was more engaging than mdr1r, this baby surely lack even with bass gain 1 on my arrow 4g (gain 2 felt boomy).but i found it acceptable because of the good bass presentation.female vocal is good.. soundstage good... 3D feelings, separation good... detail not that good... comfort awsome!! light weight yes!!
do i like this baby? yes...
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post

I can see that if you prefer a more neutral sound sig. For me, it's just right since it doesn't overpower the mids but gives plenty of body to the instruments (like drums).

Midbass doesn't give drums body. Subbass gives body (20Hz and below), and the 1R has a steep rolloff after 100Hz.

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I wonder why so many here say that they lack bass, or should I ask what in hell are you used to listen tobasshead.gif

 

As if you compare these to a more neutral headphone you will hear that they have stronger midbass and mids than a neutral headphone. And about the same in sub bass.

 

Only thing I miss in them is the sparkle in the highs, its there  but not as much as im used to. Probably why they also are non fatiguing at all times even after many hours.


Edited by Leonarfd - 1/11/13 at 12:16am
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Originally Posted by Leonarfd View Post

I wonder why so many here say that they lack bass, or should I ask what in hell are you used to listen tobasshead.gif

 

As if you compare these to a more neutral headphone you will hear that they have stronger midbass and mids than a neutral headphone. And about the same in sub bass.

 

Only thing I miss in them is the sparkle in the highs, its there  but not as much as im used to. Probably why they also are non fatiguing at all even after many hours.

^ I agree with that description of the 1R

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Anyone tried a V-moda 1button SpeakEasy Cable or any of the kevlar cables from them on a Sony mdr-1r? Does it fit well and also no decrease in sound?

 

Asking since the stock cables does not like the cold winter days outside, gets way to stiff.

Edit: Never mind I read about it now on page earlier here.
Edited by Leonarfd - 1/11/13 at 12:25am
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My only complain now about their sound,is that some frequensies in the mids to mid highs,are a bit annoying sometimes,although it's not that bad. Bass,upper bass,low mids and highs are just fine now after 300 hours of burn in.Maybe highs could be a bit airier but it's fine now for me.

 

Detail and separation of sounds is very good,3d sense of imaging is clear and precise,and creates a nice atmosphere.Everything sounds clear and starts and fades naturally.I find these headphones to be nice music performers.

 

But sometimes this thing with the mid to mid high frequensies is a bit fatiguing when listening to moderate to higher volumes.

 

One example I gave some posts ago is Lady in red by Chris De Burgh where I found the vocals a bit strong when hitting some peaks in volume,and some other examples where I find vocals just a bit stronger than I would like are Grandmother by Rebbeca Pidgeon,Secret Garden-Quincy Jones,Mike Oldfield - to France where the instruments at the start of the song sound a bit annoying in higher volumes.These are just a few examples that comes in mind now,but there are quite a few others where I find these headphones to be a bit annoying there in these frequensies.

 

Maybe my ears are a bit sensitive in these frequensies.It's very interesting though how different frequensies can give you ear fatigue.I used to believe that sibilant highs was the main reason for this when using headphones,and maybe hard kicking bass,but mid frequensies can also be not so easy on the ears too.

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Originally Posted by john53 View Post

My only complain now about their sound,is that some frequensies in the mids to mid highs,are a bit annoying sometimes,although it's not that bad. Bass,upper bass,low mids and highs are just fine now after 300 hours of burn in.Maybe highs could be a bit airier but it's fine now for me.

 

Detail and separation of sounds is very good,3d sense of imaging is clear and precise,and creates a nice atmosphere.Everything sounds clear and starts and fades naturally.I find these headphones to be nice music performers.

 

But sometimes this thing with the mid to mid high frequensies is a bit fatiguing when listening to moderate to higher volumes.

 

One example I gave some posts ago is Lady in red by Chris De Burgh where I found the vocals a bit strong when hitting some peaks in volume,and some other examples where I find vocals just a bit stronger than I would like are Grandmother by Rebbeca Pidgeon,Secret Garden-Quincy Jones,Mike Oldfield - to France where the instruments at the start of the song sound a bit annoying in higher volumes.These are just a few examples that comes in mind now,but there are quite a few others where I find these headphones to be a bit annoying there in these frequensies.

 

Maybe my ears are a bit sensitive in these frequensies.It's very interesting though how different frequensies can give you ear fatigue.I used to believe that sibilant highs was the main reason for this when using headphones,and maybe hard kicking bass,but mid frequensies can also be not so easy on the ears too.

 

My wife is much more sensitive on the ears than me, and even she has no problem here when she has equlized down the mids abit. But without equlizer she will get abit fatiguing if she listened to rock and jazz(trumpets ;) , but all electronica was no problem. We are all different and what is fatiguing for one can be what an other think makes an headphone more musicaly.
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Midbass doesn't give drums body. Subbass gives body (20Hz and below), and the 1R has a steep rolloff after 100Hz.

You need both and the 1R delivers in that regard. Have you heard or owned the 1R?
Edited by roma101 - 1/11/13 at 6:59am
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Originally Posted by roma101 View Post


You need both and the 1R delivers in that regard. Have you heard or owned the 1R?

I'd reckon not, But at least he's very consitent at spewing nonsensical B.S in this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch/?search=takato14&output=posts&type=all&containingthread%5B0%5D=625015&advanced=1

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Originally Posted by Amarphael View Post

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I'd reckon not, But at least he's very consitent at spewing nonsensical B.S in this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch/?search=takato14&output=posts&type=all&containingthread%5B0%5D=625015&advanced=1

LMAO

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