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post #1891 of 2732

I think they are pretty all rounder, but particularly good for acoustic and lighter (not bass reliant) electronic like electropop, electroclash because of the mid-band emphasis.

post #1892 of 2732

I ended up returning my Momentums due to comfort issues. For the first 30 minutes they feel great, but I found myself constantly having to readjust them to relieve pressure points on the ear due to the small cup size.

 

So, I ordered some 1Rs from Amazon that should be here early next week. I demoed the 1RNC at the Sony store, but it was noisy and so I really only got to test their comfort. I don't believe either of my ears touched the drivers -- would I have noticed immediately if they did, or is it something that only becomes noticeable after longer listening sessions? Anyway, I'll report back next week on the sound.

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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

I ended up returning my Momentums due to comfort issues. For the first 30 minutes they feel great, but I found myself constantly having to readjust them to relieve pressure points on the ear due to the small cup size.

 

So, I ordered some 1Rs from Amazon that should be here early next week. I demoed the 1RNC at the Sony store, but it was noisy and so I really only got to test their comfort. I don't believe either of my ears touched the drivers -- would I have noticed immediately if they did, or is it something that only becomes noticeable after longer listening sessions? Anyway, I'll report back next week on the sound.

When I had comfort issues with my M100s, I immediately noticed that my ears touched the drivers, and the irritation/annoyance got progressively worse the longer I wore them.

 

If you don't have ears against the drivers and your ear fits snuggly, you should be fine! :) when you first get them, try wearing them for 5ish hours. If you can do that without heavy discomfort, they should be fine. Uncomfortable headphones usually reveal themselves within the first 3 hours.

post #1894 of 2732
Has anyone compared these to the Fidelio l1s yet? I'm stuck choosing between the two, or maybe even the m100.
post #1895 of 2732

1Rs arrived today. Initial impressions: 

 

- Vastly more comfortable than the Momentums

- Vocals sound great

- Nice, wide soundstage

- No jack rattle

- Nice, durable cable


Edited by acti0n - 3/4/13 at 9:51pm
post #1896 of 2732
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

1Rs arrived today. Initial impressions: 

 

- Vastly more comfortable than the Momentums

- Vocals sound great

- Nice, wide soundstage

 

Try and EQ out the midbass some and they'll sound even better.

post #1897 of 2732
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Try and EQ out the midbass some and they'll sound even better.

What EQ settings do you recommend? I have no experience EQing headphones.

post #1898 of 2732

Pardon if you mention it earlier, but what are you using them off of?

 

Any basic 5 band EQ will work just fine. I'm using my Cowon player.

post #1899 of 2732
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

Pardon if you mention it earlier, but what are you using them off of?

 

Any basic 5 band EQ will work just fine. I'm using my Cowon player.

Just a Macbook Air, which apparently does not come with a built-in system wide EQ utility. Looking into 3rd party solutions...


Edited by acti0n - 3/4/13 at 11:02pm
post #1900 of 2732

Just got myself a pair of these too :) Not very well versed with headphones (I've always preferred speakers) but have decided to give them a go.

 

Previously used Goldring DR150s via my Xonar STX but these are far more comfortable. I found the DR150s got a bit itchy and uncomfortable after an hour or so, but these seem much better in that regard.

 

Sonically, it's open vs closed can so they sound quite different. I would say the DR150s are more neutral, but the MDR-1Rs have a warmer fuller sound.

 

I likes them :) eBay are swamped at the moment so you can pick them up easily for under £100 - bargain!

post #1901 of 2732

Has anyone tried pairing the MDR1r to a Fiio E11?

Although soundstage seems to improve drastically, I find the sub-bass a lot lesser compared to a stand-alone setup.

Fiio settings: EQ=0; Gain=1, Voltage=High Power

My source is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray.

 

I tried the 3rd Gen Ipod Nano as a source but it sounded a lot worse to me...

post #1902 of 2732
Just saying but the C&C BH is really good together with the mdr-1r, atleast for me.
post #1903 of 2732
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That's why I enjoy these so much. They are portable HD600s/circumaural ESW9s (so pretty much the portable I've been looking for all along).

He, this is getting more promising now. Just bought one from our local secondhand site for about €100 since many people got one for free with some smartphone and I figured I couldn't really go wrong.

It actually just arrived while typing this post, was expecting it tomorrow.


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Had a little time to listen and I think it's very likable smily_headphones1.gif
Certainly on the warmer side of neutral and (still?) bit bloomy in the bass, but despite the laidback character there are lots of details in the sound and it does layer the sound pretty nice.
Could use a bit more top-end sparkle but I'll see how it turns out with some more use.
If the bass softens/tightens some and the highs open up, which I somewhat expect after too much time in this thread, I'll be a very happy user.
Edited by paaj - 3/5/13 at 2:03pm
post #1904 of 2732

Can someone with these headphones please tell me how punchy good kicks are on them?

post #1905 of 2732
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Can someone with these headphones please tell me how punchy good kicks are on them?

Adult supervision required when listening. biggrin.gif


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