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You first have to unlock the pads at 3 o clock and 9 o clock. Then you just lift at either 3 or 9 and you unlock the other small ones located at around 11 and 1 o clock and vis versa. Its pretty straight forward once you unlock the first 2.

 

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Just recieved my second set of MDR-1R's today and I've been listening to them for the past couple hours.  Wow!!! I had almost forgotten how comfortable these cans are.  I gotta admit I strayed briefly, sold my first pair (origianlly purchased December 2012) back in February 2013 after comparing them with the Momentums for about a month and utlimately chose the latter.  To tell you the truth I think the only reason that I chose the Momentums over the MDR-1R was basically the Sennheiser name (always been a fan and had never owned Sony headphones); other than that I never really could hear that much of a difference sonically.  These two headphones are the closest sounding headphones I had ever heard.  But after owning the Momentums for a few months I just got tired of constantly having to take them off or re-adjust them to relieve pressure and discomfort on my ears.  They are actually up for sale in the 'Sale/Trade' forum.  So now I am a proud owner of the MDR-1R's and after wearing them for the past couple hours (actually wearing them as I write this post) I have not had to take them off or re-adjust at all.  Man, how did I stray; shame on me, but I back and very happy.  As Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) would say "I'm happy, happy, happy!"

 

I am also glad to report that so far there are no creaks, crackles, jack rattles or any other sounds (other than the music bliss) coming out of these headphones.  But I never had those issues with my first pair, either, and I owned those for a couple months.

 

Having owned both I can, IMHO, declare that for me the MDR-1R's are the better headphones.  Soundwise = tie, Comfort = MDR-1R's by a landslide, Build = tie (I know a lot of folks say that the Sony's being made out of plastic make them cheaper quality, but I have to disagree.  I think the MDR's feel sturdy and seem to be made out of quality plastic and the outer cups seem to be aluminum or some other metal.  They feel no less sturdy than the Momentums and honesty the pads on the MDR's feel alot better, even though they are protein leather compared to the real leather of the Momentums).

 

Sorry for the long rant, just wanted to say, "I'm back and here to stay!"

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Anyone has a tip on how to fix the jack rattle issue?
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Anyone has a tip on how to fix the jack rattle issue?
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To tell you the truth I think the only reason that I chose the Momentums over the MDR-1R was basically the Sennheiser name (always been a fan and had never owned Sony headphones); other than that I never really could hear that much of a difference sonically.

It's interesting that you say that. I have the MDR-1RBTs, not the MDR-1Rs, but from what I understand they're comparable in terms of sound quality. I spent about an hour listening to music while continuously switching between the 1RBTs (wired) and the Momentums yesterday, and there's definitely a huge difference in the sound to my ears. The Momentums had a narrow sound stage and it felt like the instruments meshed together better and had more of a presence. The 1RBTs were very spacious, but I almost felt like they sounded tinny or compressed whenever I switched from the Momentums, especially with classical music. (I'm not sure if this has to do with the frequency response or with the soundstage — I've never had a pair of headphones with a good soundstage before.) For a specific example, check out the 15:35 LSO version of Ravel's Boléro on Spotify. On my 1RBTs, the drums towards the end sounded much "sharper" and (perhaps) less natural than on my Momentums.

 

On the other hand, more contemporary music (guitar + vocals, electronic, rock) sounded a lot more exciting on my 1RBTs.

 

I wish I had another pair of big, closed headphones to compare.


Edited by archagon - 4/30/13 at 3:20pm
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Someone showed it a few posts up. Only like 6 post up.
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Originally Posted by DrGonzo View Post

Just recieved my second set of MDR-1R's today and I've been listening to them for the past couple hours.  Wow!!! I had almost forgotten how comfortable these cans are.  I gotta admit I strayed briefly, sold my first pair (origianlly purchased December 2012) back in February 2013 after comparing them with the Momentums for about a month and utlimately chose the latter.  To tell you the truth I think the only reason that I chose the Momentums over the MDR-1R was basically the Sennheiser name (always been a fan and had never owned Sony headphones); other than that I never really could hear that much of a difference sonically.  These two headphones are the closest sounding headphones I had ever heard.  But after owning the Momentums for a few months I just got tired of constantly having to take them off or re-adjust them to relieve pressure and discomfort on my ears.  They are actually up for sale in the 'Sale/Trade' forum.  So now I am a proud owner of the MDR-1R's and after wearing them for the past couple hours (actually wearing them as I write this post) I have not had to take them off or re-adjust at all.  Man, how did I stray; shame on me, but I back and very happy.  As Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty) would say "I'm happy, happy, happy!"

 

I am also glad to report that so far there are no creaks, crackles, jack rattles or any other sounds (other than the music bliss) coming out of these headphones.  But I never had those issues with my first pair, either, and I owned those for a couple months.

 

Having owned both I can, IMHO, declare that for me the MDR-1R's are the better headphones.  Soundwise = tie, Comfort = MDR-1R's by a landslide, Build = tie (I know a lot of folks say that the Sony's being made out of plastic make them cheaper quality, but I have to disagree.  I think the MDR's feel sturdy and seem to be made out of quality plastic and the outer cups seem to be aluminum or some other metal.  They feel no less sturdy than the Momentums and honesty the pads on the MDR's feel alot better, even though they are protein leather compared to the real leather of the Momentums).

 

Sorry for the long rant, just wanted to say, "I'm back and here to stay!"

 

This is very very much on par with my feedback and experience of both cans. Good job giving the 1R another try!

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It's interesting that you say that. I have the MDR-1RBTs, not the MDR-1Rs, but from what I understand they're comparable in terms of sound quality. I spent about an hour listening to music while continuously switching between the 1RBTs (wired) and the Momentums yesterday, and there's definitely a huge difference in the sound to my ears. The Momentums had a narrow sound stage and it felt like the instruments meshed together better and had more of a presence. The 1RBTs were very spacious, but I almost felt like they sounded tinny or compressed whenever I switched from the Momentums, especially with classical music. (I'm not sure if this has to do with the frequency response or with the soundstage — I've never had a pair of headphones with a good soundstage before.) For a specific example, check out the 15:35 LSO version of Ravel's Boléro on Spotify. On my 1RBTs, the drums towards the end sounded much "sharper" and (perhaps) less natural than on my Momentums.

 

On the other hand, more contemporary music (guitar + vocals, electronic, rock) sounded a lot more exciting on my 1RBTs.

 

I wish I had another pair of big, closed headphones to compare.

 

That's so not true. 1RBT and 1R have completely different sonics with the 1R being immensely better and I'm not surprised the Momentum whooped it in the sound department. That's just an unfair comparison in my opinion.

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That's so not true. 1RBT and 1R have completely different sonics with the 1R being immensely better and I'm not surprised the Momentum whooped it in the sound department. That's just an unfair comparison in my opinion.

Maybe you're right. That's what InnerFidelity says, but this is surprising to me because it looks like the drivers are identical, and the frequency response measurements are quite similar (minus a few bumps here and there, particularly around 300hz). The only differences can come from the driver positioning and increased bulk. Surely this alone couldn't cause them to sound "immensely" worse?


Edited by archagon - 4/30/13 at 6:18pm
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Maybe you're right. That's what InnerFidelity says, but this is surprising to me because it looks like the drivers are identical, and the frequency response measurements are quite similar (minus a few bumps here and there, particularly around 300hz). The only differences can come from the driver positioning and increased bulk. Surely this alone couldn't cause them to sound "immensely" worse?


I think the difference is because with bluetooth, the audio get compressed to be streamed wirelessly, so there is an inherent loss of quality.

 

I have no idea how the using the MDR-1Rbt wired compares to the MDR-1R, but you are paying $100 extra for the bluetooth feature lol.

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Right. I'm talking specifically about the wired mode.
 

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Do some comparative listening with pink noise and you'll instantly head the tonal differences.

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jack rattling fixed.

 

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I absolutely LOVE the sound on these. The only slight thing which could improve is the sub bass. Which iems under $100 sound similar to these? I got the  MH1C and I'm not too pleased with them.

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I absolutely LOVE the sound on these. The only slight thing which could improve is the sub bass. Which iems under $100 sound similar to these? I got the  MH1C and I'm not too pleased with them.

Shure SE215. It is bass heavy, very warm, lacks detail in the upper range, but it has a nice sound texture. It tends to sound congested very easy, though.

 

Or even Sony EX300. It is probably closer to the 1R signature, but probably it has less sound quality compared to the SE215, but soundstage feels wider.


Edited by DrKrFfXx - 5/1/13 at 2:05pm
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