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post #2086 of 2686
No. No mods, but yes I am experiening the rattle. It's very annoying. I didnt notice it at first but now its loud and clear.
post #2087 of 2686

I'm wondering if the rattle is a defect in the design itself, not the manufacturing.

 

Also, unrelated to the rattle, the right cup adjustment on this unit seems about twice as tight as the left. There should not be this many quality control issues at this price range. 

post #2088 of 2686
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

Just gently wiggle the base of the cable where it plugs into the headphone. It should feel pretty loose and make a clicking sound if it has the defect.

The connection itself is tight, but the female end is loose inside the casing.

No, I've read what people have said about it, so I know what you guys are talking about. My pair and several other pairs I know people have bought do not have this issue at all. This issue or the creaking and rattling issue are just not present in mine. Now I just want to SEE what everyone is talking about instead.
post #2089 of 2686
Alrighty guys, I need some headphone recommendations. I've narrowed it down to the hd598 with fiio e11, dt880 32 ohm without fiio e11, and the mdr ma900 with fiio e11. Please try to stick to the list because ive already done a few months of research on these.
post #2090 of 2686
Woops accidently posted that in this thread.
Well anyway, is it just me our do these sound better at night? Its kinda weird.

Yesterday I was getting sick of the sound but right around 8 o' clock they sounded great. Same is happening today. Making me think about keeping them after all...
post #2091 of 2686
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Woops accidently posted that in this thread.
Well anyway, is it just me our do these sound better at night? Its kinda weird.

Yesterday I was getting sick of the sound but right around 8 o' clock they sounded great. Same is happening today. Making me think about keeping them after all...

yes, this is a well documented audiophile phenomena. as night falls, the ambient temperature slowly drops. the dropping temperature means that there is a decrease in thermal energy that causes the air molecules to vibrating at a much lower frequency, which in turn allows the sound waves to move through the air with less interference. This results in a much cleaner sound with more detailed treble and a wider sound stage as there is less distortion. The bass also becomes tighter and less muddy. That is why many people notice that things sound muffled in the sauna where the air is very hot. This is also another explanation why open headphones generally sound better than closed headphones that get very hot and stuffy under the earpads.

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Originally Posted by Katun View Post

Gotta love Sony's frequency response claims.

Waiting for their 0Hz - 300,000Hz flagship...
LOL biggrin.gif
post #2093 of 2686
Wow... I didn't know that .. That explains a lot. That's probably why some people give up on particular cans sometime. I still want to get the ma900s now because of my gaming and overall music needs. It's between those, dt880, q701, and hd598.
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I've decided to return mine for a refund -- no more replacements. It's like playing the lottery trying to get one without jack rattle. The frustrating thing is any alternative headphone I end up buying will not be as comfortable, nor have this level of comfort, sound quality, and portability all in a single package.

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Wow... I didn't know that .. That explains a lot. That's probably why some people give up on particular cans sometime. I still want to get the ma900s now because of my gaming and overall music needs. It's between those, dt880, q701, and hd598.
HD598 Is the way to go!
post #2096 of 2686
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

I've decided to return mine for a refund -- no more replacements. It's like playing the lottery trying to get one without jack rattle. The frustrating thing is any alternative headphone I end up buying will not be as comfortable, nor have this level of comfort, sound quality, and portability all in a single package.

Maybe you can try getting one from another supplier? Preferably from Asia-Pacific? My pair doesn't have any of the QC issues.
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Maybe you can try getting one from another supplier? Preferably from Asia-Pacific? My pair doesn't have any of the QC issues.

I would in a heartbeat if I had any guarantee aside from a couple owners not having the issue -- it's just too risky importing them.


Edited by acti0n - 3/20/13 at 10:25pm
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Originally Posted by acti0n View Post

I would in a heartbeat if I had any guarantee aside from a couple owners not having the issue -- it's just too risky importing them.

is your jack rattle problem something that you hear when you are sitting still or when you are walking around or only when you are messing with the cable?

 

I purchased a MDR-1R from amazon and I did not notice any jack rattling during normal usage, or when I am walking about, or when I jump around/shake my head. However, I was able to "replicate" the issue by wiggling the wire right next to the 3.5 input plug.

 

what exactly is the issue that you are experiencing and when do you experience it?? is this an issue apparent from the start or happens after long-term usage?

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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post

is your jack rattle problem something that you hear when you are sitting still or when you are walking around or only when you are messing with the cable?

 

I purchased a MDR-1R from amazon and I did not notice any jack rattling during normal usage, or when I am walking about, or when I jump around/shake my head. However, I was able to "replicate" the issue by wiggling the wire right next to the 3.5 input plug.

 

what exactly is the issue that you are experiencing and when do you experience it?? is this an issue apparent from the start or happens after long-term usage?

It's noticeable during minor head movement (e.g. turning my head slightly to look at my secondary monitor). 

post #2100 of 2686
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Originally Posted by KElyas View Post

Hey those who own the 1Rs, what country was yours manufactured in?

mdr-1RNC, Malaysia made

 

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

It'll depend. The MDR-1Rs have a support ring, whilst the BT doesn't (weird, I actually thought I uploaded these pix before but obviously not) :-

NC version use the same pad as BT, but housing structure is different

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