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Has anyone tried swapping 1r with other earpads?
post #2177 of 2704
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Originally Posted by hifimat View Post

Has anyone tried swapping 1r with other earpads?

Yeah.  I changed them to the dt250's valor pads.  The bass quantity and maybe even quality increases, but it gives it a more laid back, warmer sound.  It also gives it a slightly larger soundstage.  I prefer the original pads for comfort and their overall sound.  They sound great either way.

post #2178 of 2704

I'd get the cd900st's instead.
 

post #2179 of 2704

Okay so I just received my MDR-1R headphones, and from the first few seconds of listening I found the highs were very muffled..

 

Then after adjusting it around me ears I found that I have to wear it towards the front, and that's when the highs become much, much better for me. I'm just so used to wearing my HD449 towards the back, a complete opposite with the MDR-1R for me which I have to wear towards the front. Highs still aren't anything special, but definitely much more tolerable than my initial experience.

 

Curious if anyone else had a similar experience with the highs?

I guess for me, placement is just as crucial with over-ears as it is with on-ears.


Edited by burgoc02 - 4/4/13 at 11:06pm
post #2180 of 2704
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Originally Posted by burgoc02 View Post

Okay so I just received my MDR-1R headphones, and from the first few seconds of listening I found the highs were very muffled..

 

Then after adjusting it around me ears I found that I have to wear it towards the front, and that's when the highs become much, much better for me. I'm just so used to wearing my HD449 towards the back, a complete opposite with the MDR-1R for me which I have to wear towards the front. Highs still aren't anything special, but definitely much more tolerable than my initial experience.

 

Curious if anyone else had a similar experience with the highs?

I guess for me, placement is just as crucial with over-ears as it is with on-ears.

Probably because the drivers are angled.

post #2181 of 2704
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Originally Posted by burgoc02 View Post

Okay so I just received my MDR-1R headphones, and from the first few seconds of listening I found the highs were very muffled..

 

Then after adjusting it around me ears I found that I have to wear it towards the front, and that's when the highs become much, much better for me. I'm just so used to wearing my HD449 towards the back, a complete opposite with the MDR-1R for me which I have to wear towards the front. Highs still aren't anything special, but definitely much more tolerable than my initial experience.

 

Curious if anyone else had a similar experience with the highs?

I guess for me, placement is just as crucial with over-ears as it is with on-ears.

 

when you EQ the treble a littl higher, the highs really open up. try it

post #2182 of 2704
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Originally Posted by burgoc02 View Post

Okay so I just received my MDR-1R headphones, and from the first few seconds of listening I found the highs were very muffled..

 

Then after adjusting it around me ears I found that I have to wear it towards the front, and that's when the highs become much, much better for me. I'm just so used to wearing my HD449 towards the back, a complete opposite with the MDR-1R for me which I have to wear towards the front. Highs still aren't anything special, but definitely much more tolerable than my initial experience.

 

Curious if anyone else had a similar experience with the highs?

I guess for me, placement is just as crucial with over-ears as it is with on-ears.

Headphone Position

post #2183 of 2704

Yeah after EQing I think the treble sounds better.

 

Thanks for the link Andrew, really interesting article :) forward is definitely the way to go.

post #2184 of 2704

I'm trying out the Bluetooth version of these headphones and I'm really enjoying them. (Caveat: Bluetooth sounds awful on my desktop and Macbook, but sounds great on my iPhone. I'm pretty sure this has less to do with the headphones and more with the Bluetooth stack and hardware on each platform.) One thing I'm slightly worried about: I use the passive cable all the time, but it doesn't have a locking mechanism. How durable are 3.5mm headphone ports? Will there ever come a time when the port won't be able to hold the cable due to wear? (A silly issue, I know, but I want to make sure that my expensive headphones will last me many years.)


Edited by archagon - 4/6/13 at 1:39am
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One thing I'm slightly worried about: I use the passive cable all the time, but it doesn't have a locking mechanism. How durable are 3.5mm headphone ports? Will there ever come a time when the port won't be able to hold the cable due to wear? (A silly issue, I know, but I want to make sure that my expensive headphones will last me many years.)

 

I have the same reservations that's why I just left them on unless I really have to detach the cable for travel purposes. It's been 5months since I bought the MDR-1r and it still is as good as new... dt880smile.png

post #2186 of 2704

is there an authorized U.S. reseller for the silver/brown version of mdr-1r?

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is there an authorized U.S. reseller for the silver/brown version of mdr-1r?

The silver/brown version is not available in the States and, therefore, can not be purchased by an authorized reseller. I had to have mine imported from Japan.
post #2188 of 2704

Anyone fallen asleep with them? Or use them when lying in bed?

 

Sorry for this strange questions. Always uses an iem and now i notice that I listen alot of music in bed while reading. Is a bit weird with the overears headphones.

And bit afraid that i will damge it when i fall asleep.

 

PS i love headfi...when i notice something when listening...it turns out to be noticed by other owners already.

Just a few hours so far...its super comfortable and light. Sound is laid back and smooth. The highs even for a non high fan like me is a bit subdued. No worries about a hiss.

 

Hopefully with more burn in it will open up more. Or try the fix wearing it a bit forward. Is really nice headphone...sound signature works well. But lack a bit of excitement.

 

What i really noticed with the headphone is the roominess/stage it has compared with my Qjays. Quite eyeopening for a headphone noob like me.

post #2189 of 2704
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post

Anyone fallen asleep with them? Or use them when lying in bed?

Sorry for this strange questions. Always uses an iem and now i notice that I listen alot of music in bed while reading. Is a bit weird with the overears headphones.
And bit afraid that i will damge it when i fall asleep.

PS i love headfi...when i notice something when listening...it turns out to be noticed by other owners already.
Just a few hours so far...its super comfortable and light. Sound is laid back and smooth. The highs even for a non high fan like me is a bit subdued. No worries about a hiss.

Hopefully with more burn in it will open up more. Or try the fix wearing it a bit forward. Is really nice headphone...sound signature works well. But lack a bit of excitement.

What i really noticed with the headphone is the roominess/stage it has compared with my Qjays. Quite eyeopening for a headphone noob like me.

Well on my back its fine. I actually have fallen asleep with them on
post #2190 of 2704

For those of you with the MDR-1RBT, do you hear the navigation rocker rattle when you shake your head? I'm not really bothered by it, but I want to make sure I don't have a slightly defective unit.

 

Also, does anyone have both the MDR-1R and the MDR-1RBT to compare the sound in passive mode? I know they're constructed a bit differently (though not nearly as much as the 1RNC) and I'm curious how much of a difference this makes. Is the 1RBT in passive as good as the 1R?

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