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post #1756 of 2732
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Originally Posted by mvtm View Post

I was about to buy a Silver/Brown Sony MDR-1R for $250. Until i saw Sennheiser Amperiors for $160. 

 

Please do tell me i made the right choice. How does the MDR-1R SQ compares to the Amperiors?

There has been lots of comparison between the MDR-1R and the Momentums. As far as i read Amperiors sound a bit better than the Momentums. 

 

I come from a Grado SR80, so i guess any of these would be a step up (i hope) from what i have. At least on the comfort department.

I guess if you compare the momentum w/ 1r and amperior w/ momentum, you can get a general idea, but the 1r is the recently found comfort phone (people say it's the most comfy they've had... take that with a grain of salt). A_recording has done a comparison between momentum and 1r

post #1757 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Leonarfd View Post

What do you mean?

 

You can read about it here.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/frequency-response-of-headphones

 

Essentially accentuated, sharper high frequencies will make phones sound more detailed. Beyer is famous for doing that.

post #1758 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Essentially accentuated, sharper high frequencies will make phones sound more detailed. Beyer is famous for doing that.

 


Isn't the "cheating" implied when the increased treble comes at cost of the quality of the lower ranges? Just like emphasizing bass for impact is cheating at the cost of detail, that is.

 

I think if the quality is there over the whole spectrum it becomes more of a matter of taste.

post #1759 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Sadly that a lot of people take that treble "cheating" for better details.


Agreed just because there's more emphasis on treble (m50 has a lot) doesn't make it more detailed.

post #1760 of 2732

Excessive top end actually ruins detail and timbre. And why do people think detail is all in the treble range?

post #1761 of 2732

Personally I agree that it's not correct. But, on the other hand, the perception of extreme frequencies decreases more for some than for others with age, so maybe some prefer trebly phones because they need them to hear the bits that enrich the midrange better?

post #1762 of 2732

Does anyone have the frequency graph here? I can't seem to find it again.

post #1763 of 2732
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Originally Posted by mvtm View Post

I was about to buy a Silver/Brown Sony MDR-1R for $250. Until i saw Sennheiser Amperiors for $160. 

 

Please do tell me i made the right choice. How does the MDR-1R SQ compares to the Amperiors?

There has been lots of comparison between the MDR-1R and the Momentums. As far as i read Amperiors sound a bit better than the Momentums. 

 

I come from a Grado SR80, so i guess any of these would be a step up (i hope) from what i have. At least on the comfort department.

Amperior have punchier bass and more rocking sound, treble is more lively too

1R is smoother and sweeter

post #1764 of 2732
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Originally Posted by McNuggetsPie View Post

Does anyone have the frequency graph here? I can't seem to find it again.

:3 google them up, golden ears has them too

post #1765 of 2732

Finally got around to post my review/comparison out. Most MDR-1R and Momemtum are great headphones, I am glad I heard them both myself.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/647605/

post #1766 of 2732

Does anyone own both the Ex1000 and the MDR 1Rs? I'm looking to sell my Ex1000 to fund a closed hp that sounds similar to it. Does the MDR 1s sound similar to the EX1000s? Thanks a bunch!

post #1767 of 2732

Well, I just got these today (2 weeks of shipping from AccessoryJack...) and I have to say I'm really enjoying them. They're the best portable I've ever had (I'd say better than the Z1000).

 

They're comfy, beautiful, and really sound quite good. It's smooth, almost to a fault. The treble is definitely rolled-off, giving it a very smooth, unfatiguing sound. The bass is relatively strong for me (a bit more than the HD600) and a bit boomy, but pleasant. I love the mids, vocals are well positioned and the soundstaging is better than average for a closed portable. There is a bit of a veil like the HD600; I'd actually describe it as a bassier, portable HD600. I can see why people say that these aren't particularly detailed; the detailing is there but hard to pick up due to how smooth these are. The best comparisons that I can think of are the HD600 and UM3X, although probably not as good as either. For midheads, this is pretty much the perfect portable.

 

Of course, this is without any burn-in for me. It's a keeper though.

post #1768 of 2732
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Well, I just got these today (2 weeks of shipping from AccessoryJack...) and I have to say I'm really enjoying them. They're the best portable I've ever had (I'd say better than the Z1000).

 

They're comfy, beautiful, and really sound quite good. It's smooth, almost to a fault. The treble is definitely rolled-off, giving it a very smooth, unfatiguing sound. The bass is relatively strong for me (a bit more than the HD600) and a bit boomy, but pleasant. I love the mids, vocals are well positioned and the soundstaging is better than average for a closed portable. There is a bit of a veil like the HD600; I'd actually describe it as a bassier, portable HD600. I can see why people say that these aren't particularly detailed; the detailing is there but hard to pick up due to how smooth these are. The best comparisons that I can think of are the HD600 and UM3X, although probably not as good as either. For midheads, this is pretty much the perfect portable.

 

Of course, this is without any burn-in for me. It's a keeper though.

:) glad to see you're loving them!

post #1769 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Remustan View Post

Does anyone own both the Ex1000 and the MDR 1Rs? I'm looking to sell my Ex1000 to fund a closed hp that sounds similar to it. Does the MDR 1s sound similar to the EX1000s? Thanks a bunch!

 

no they are different, you might try the 7550 instead, but i personally think the 7550 is better than the 1R. i dont own a 7550 but i own its japanese counterpart-- the ex800st. i also tried the ex1000 on different meets

post #1770 of 2732
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

Well, I just got these today (2 weeks of shipping from AccessoryJack...) and I have to say I'm really enjoying them. They're the best portable I've ever had (I'd say better than the Z1000).

They're comfy, beautiful, and really sound quite good. It's smooth, almost to a fault. The treble is definitely rolled-off, giving it a very smooth, unfatiguing sound. The bass is relatively strong for me (a bit more than the HD600) and a bit boomy, but pleasant. I love the mids, vocals are well positioned and the soundstaging is better than average for a closed portable. There is a bit of a veil like the HD600; I'd actually describe it as a bassier, portable HD600. I can see why people say that these aren't particularly detailed; the detailing is there but hard to pick up due to how smooth these are. The best comparisons that I can think of are the HD600 and UM3X, although probably not as good as either. For midheads, this is pretty much the perfect portable.

Of course, this is without any burn-in for me. It's a keeper though.

Nice impressions glad you like them!!
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