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post #2416 of 2707
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

 

Umm, where would you like the hole? Don't touch it. It's designed to be there.

OK, understand it needs to be there for the base to sound right. What I'm thinking of is the wind issue where the openings makes whistling noise during windy days. This could be a deal breaker for me.

 

Steve

post #2417 of 2707
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Originally Posted by DrGonzo View Post

I also posted this in the 'Sony MDR-1R / MDR-1RNC fix for jack rattle' discussion thread, but I figure alot of you that don't have these issues may not look in that thread, so I am also posting here.

 

I have been fortunate enough to own 2 different MDR-1R's and have not experience the rack rattle or any other creaks or sound coming from mine,  seem very sturdy to me. 

 

But for those seeking other alternatives to the jack rattle fix, maybe this is the solution

 

Forward to the 2:55 mark and pay special attention.  Mind blowing!!!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNomXyN_gSg

 

 

I am laughing hysterically, I just wish I could understand what he is saying.  Enjoy!!!

 

 

haha I was wondering why his looked weird on his head to begin with

post #2418 of 2707

1- Is the Sony MDR-1BT still a good deal for its price? (287 USD)

2- Is the MDR-1NC that great improvement from the MDR-1BT?

3- If i use the MDR-1BT with a cable, does the sound quality improve from when i use the Bluetooth?

4- Since it has high bass, is it that bad for studio editing?

 

Any other suggestions?

post #2419 of 2707
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Originally Posted by hailflex View Post

1- Is the Sony MDR-1BT still a good deal for its price? (287 USD)

2- Is the MDR-1NC that great improvement from the MDR-1BT?

3- If i use the MDR-1BT with a cable, does the sound quality improve from when i use the Bluetooth?

4- Since it has high bass, is it that bad for studio editing?

 

Any other suggestions?

 

1. I would say no because it compromises the sonics too much. Read this and you be the judge.

2. No, but if you don't care about having a wireless can, why aren't you getting the standard 1R?

3. No.

4. They excel at portability, efficiency, and comfort. The sound is colored so they aren't cans for analytical or critical listening.

post #2420 of 2707
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Originally Posted by hailflex View Post

4- Since it has high bass, is it that bad for studio editing?

 

I would only use these for editing if you know the sound signature really well and know where to compensate in your mix, unless you are only editing and not mixing.  I would suggest getting something much more flat and open if you absolutely HAVE to edit with cans on.  

post #2421 of 2707

Just got mine... the cable jack doesn't budge and there's no clatter... maybe they fixed the jack.

 

G.D.E.

post #2422 of 2707
I just got the ATH ws99s and wow. Very impressed. They aren't as comfortable as the 1rs but they sure sound better. The 1rs are still pretty sexy but thes ws99s just win in the sound compartment.
post #2423 of 2707
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Originally Posted by ConteZero View Post

Just got mine... the cable jack doesn't budge and there's no clatter... maybe they fixed the jack.

 

G.D.E.

Mine didn't show up for a few weeks.  Just try not to put a lot of pressure on the jack.

post #2424 of 2707
He'll probably do it anyway accidentally. I'd say just get used to it and it won't really matter. I did.
post #2425 of 2707
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Originally Posted by steveting99 View Post

OK, understand it needs to be there for the base to sound right. What I'm thinking of is the wind issue where the openings makes whistling noise during windy days. This could be a deal breaker for me.

 

Steve

I'm thinking that it would not be a big deal to add some foam over the top of it, like a windsock type thing.  I bet it would cut the wind noise out completely with minimal effect on bass response.

post #2426 of 2707

 

So I finally did the Dynamat Mod and here it is...

 

Results:

  • Amazing clarity throughout the entire spectrum. I can say that this sounds equal to or a bit more detailed than the Momentums.
  • Bass is now LOT tighter/punchier with lesser QUANTITY(which is good).
  • Sub bass is still there, and more refined.
  • Mids are so much clearer BUT is also a little bit more forward; making the MDR1r a LOT more MID-centric.
  • Soundstage is a tiny bit narrower compared to stock but not a drastic difference.
  • Sound signature may disappoint those who don't like Mid-centric presentation.
  • NO LONGER a forgiving headphone; this is now more transparent in presenting badly mixed/mastered recordings.
  • NOT as relaxing compared to stock. Too much detail in the MIDS? not sure here...

 

Personally, I like this mod! The MDR1r now sounds like a $300-$400 headphone (I valued these cans around the $200 range).

Big thanks to Andrew_WOT for the Mod instructions and Amarphael for her spare Dynamat.


Edited by d marc0 - 5/16/13 at 6:35pm
post #2427 of 2707
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

 

So I finally did the Dynamat Mod and here it is...

 

Results:

  • Amazing clarity throughout the entire spectrum. I can say that this sounds equal to or a bit more detailed than the Momentums.
  • Bass is now LOT tighter/punchier with lesser QUANTITY(which is good).
  • Sub bass is still there, and more refined.
  • Mids are so much clearer BUT is also a little bit more forward; making the MDR1r a LOT more MID-centric.
  • Soundstage is a tiny bit narrower compared to stock but not a drastic difference.
  • Sound signature may disappoint those who don't like Mid-centric presentation.
  • NO LONGER a forgiving headphone; this is now more transparent in presenting badly mixed/mastered recordings.
  • NOT as relaxing compared to stock. Too much detail in the MIDS? not sure here...

 

Personally, I like this mod! The MDR1r now sounds like a $300-$400 headphone (I valued these cans around the $200 range).

Big thanks to Andrew_WOT for the Mod instructions and Amarphael for her spare Dynamat.


Wow, great detailed impressions. beerchug.gif

On soundstage comments, when I compared modded and unmodded pair head to head I did notice that unmodded gives an impression of bigger space due to midbass reverb bouncing back and forth creating sort of echoey presentation, that also what was making mids muddier. Now as it's tighter there this effect mostly gone, but you gain quite a clarity in midrange in return.

post #2428 of 2707
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Wow, great detailed impressions. beerchug.gif

On soundstage comments, when I compared modded and unmodded pair head to head I did notice that unmodded gives an impression of bigger space due to midbass reverb bouncing back and forth creating sort of echoey presentation, that also what was making mids muddier. Now as it's tighter there this effect mostly gone, but you gain quite a clarity in midrange in return.

 

Thanks!

You are spot on... and I'm really happy that it's a lot more clearer now. I don't know if you've read my previous posts in this thread regarding that "veil" in the upper mids and that I have to use the Accudio app/EQ to get rid of that. Well that "veil" is now GONE! Unbelievable... I toggle between flat and my Custom EQ - I almost couldn't hear any difference! What an awesome mod...

post #2429 of 2707
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post

 

So I finally did the Dynamat Mod and here it is...

 

Results:

  • Amazing clarity throughout the entire spectrum. I can say that this sounds equal to or a bit more detailed than the Momentums.
  • Bass is now LOT tighter/punchier with lesser QUANTITY(which is good).
  • Sub bass is still there, and more refined.
  • Mids are so much clearer BUT is also a little bit more forward; making the MDR1r a LOT more MID-centric.
  • Soundstage is a tiny bit narrower compared to stock but not a drastic difference.
  • Sound signature may disappoint those who don't like Mid-centric presentation.
  • NO LONGER a forgiving headphone; this is now more transparent in presenting badly mixed/mastered recordings.
  • NOT as relaxing compared to stock. Too much detail in the MIDS? not sure here...

 

Personally, I like this mod! The MDR1r now sounds like a $300-$400 headphone (I valued these cans around the $200 range).

Big thanks to Andrew_WOT for the Mod instructions and Amarphael for her spare Dynamat.


You got me sold now. Seems like worth a try.

post #2430 of 2707
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Originally Posted by Ra97oR View Post


You got me sold now. Seems like worth a try.

 

I'm still in a stage where I'm trying to adjust to the new sound of the modded MDR1r.

It does sound better but it seems I get fatigued after an hour of listening...

I'll get back on you guys after a couple more days with this new sound.

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