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