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post #1906 of 2705
Got a pair of MDR-1r off eBay as its swamped with people selling their free pair that came with the new Sony Xperia Z.

First impressions. These looks a million dollars. Make my portable Bose Ae2i looks cheap plastic. Sound quality. Very neutral. 6 hours burn in and a lot better. Doesn't have deep punchy bass even using E12. So not ideal for trance. But great with other genres.
post #1907 of 2705

I put on a bit of Justice and Modeselektor and found the bass to pretty good in all fairness. Then again, my only reference is my Goldrings DR150s which aren't exactly bass heavy...

post #1908 of 2705
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post

Adult supervision required when listening. biggrin.gif

 

 

 are you implying that I'm a kid?


Edited by KElyas - 3/6/13 at 12:48pm
post #1909 of 2705

I ordered it from ebay for dirt cheap too but am not sure whether to open it or not (and re-sell it in the future) because of two issues that I've heard from some reviews - the lack of sub bass and the tips of ears touching the driver 

post #1910 of 2705

Two things you can only try for yourself. At their normal price they probably have some stiff competition but at dirt-cheap and if you where looking at something cheap anyway you can do much worse.

 

I'm interested how it compares to the T50RP that's coming this way, the only one I in this price-range that has my attention.


Edited by paaj - 3/6/13 at 1:39pm
post #1911 of 2705
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Just tried the MDR-1R. Wow, so good for Hip-Hop, not so good for not so well recorded psychedelic music though... But for Hip-Hop its amazing. I also thought the regular MDR-1R sounded better than the MDR-1NC. Also, the comfort on the 1R was outstanding. The 1NC was heavier but still comfortable. Overall if I had to choose one to buy it would most definitely be the 1R

Hi, if you can remember how it sounded, what was the problem with pshchedelic music cos it's my favorite type of rock and I enjoy phycadelic soul quite a lot too. It being amazing for hip hop is great for me though becuase it is my favorite genre, I'd appreciate it if you could tell me what exactly made it good for hip hop as well please (again if you can remember).

post #1912 of 2705
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Originally Posted by paaj View Post

Two things you can only try for yourself. At their normal price they probably have some stiff competition but at dirt-cheap and if you where looking at something cheap anyway you can do much worse.

 

I'm interested how it compares to the T50RP that's coming this way, the only one I in this price-range that has my attention.

yea I'm hoping (but fairly doubtful) that they'll be available to demo at the rather small sony store near my home so I'll see if they have it when I go back from uni. I don't understand why it's so easy to try out laptops before buying but not with headphones while demoing is so much more important for headphones. I mean it's mainly the specs of the laptops which are important and you can't test any of that other than the screen resolution in a store as far as I know


Edited by KElyas - 3/6/13 at 1:51pm
post #1913 of 2705
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Originally Posted by KElyas View Post

 

 are you implying that I'm a kid?


No, sorry, was just showing you how "punchy good kicks" can be. And that kid definitely should not be left unsupervised. mad.gif


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/6/13 at 2:09pm
post #1914 of 2705
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


No, sorry, was just showing you how "punchy good kicks" can be. And that kid definitely should not be left unsupervised. mad.gif

Oh I see!! haha biggrin.gif I should have made the connection, silly me. Thanks for the info


Edited by KElyas - 3/6/13 at 2:18pm
post #1915 of 2705
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Originally Posted by gavinfabl View Post

Got a pair of MDR-1r off eBay as its swamped with people selling their free pair that came with the new Sony Xperia Z.

 

Wait - they give out free pairs with the Xperia Z?

 

That is a seriously good pack in offer...

post #1916 of 2705

Like mine better
post #1917 of 2705
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Originally Posted by a_recording View Post

 

Wait - they give out free pairs with the Xperia Z?

 

That is a seriously good pack in offer...

 

Yeah, but that phone is like $800! ph34r.gif

post #1918 of 2705
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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

 

Yeah, but that phone is like $800! ph34r.gif

 

I remember when I bought a Sony television a few years back they gave you a free PS3, which at that point was $699 on the Australian market.

 

Proportionally the value of the freebie in both cases is pretty high. I'd be pretty chuffed to get a nice set of headphones with a high end phone purchase... as opposed to when I bought my iP5. And got an iP5.

post #1919 of 2705

After a few days of use, I'm strongly considering returning mine. Anything more than the slightest of head movements causes the plastic creaking sounds mentioned previously in this thread, as well as the occasional jack rattle. It's a shame, because these things sound awesome and are very comfortable.

post #1920 of 2705
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

After a few days of use, I'm strongly considering returning mine. Anything more than the slightest of head movements causes the plastic creaking sounds mentioned previously in this thread, as well as the occasional jack rattle. It's a shame, because these things sound awesome and are very comfortable.

I wonder if Sony is aware of this and cares enough to make a revision
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