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Originally Posted by totalnoob43 View Post

Got the replacement steadily, and this pair works fine. Thanks for the support!

Glad you solve it. It was definitely worth trying for a 200+ headphone.
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Hey all I have a similar problem to the ones mentioned in the last posts. Out of the box, my MDR-1R's sound seemed panned very slightly to the right. The vocals were not exactly in the middle. At first, I thought it was probably due to the soundstage but after A-B'ing them with my XBA-3's and SE215's, I can't help but think that there is a noticeable small stereo channel imbalance towards the right. Could anyone kindly confirm my doubts? Thinking about bringing them back to the shop tonight. FWIR, these have a 1 year warranty on them.

post #2538 of 2704
Sounds like a channel imbalance, that certainly isn't normal, you'd better take them back.
post #2539 of 2704
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Sounds like a channel imbalance, that certainly isn't normal, you'd better take them back.

I just got a new pair from the shop and guess what. They don't sound that much different from the first pair :S I'm now thinking its probably the positioning of the ear cups, like probably since my ears are not shaped the same way, the sound is entering differently. Or do you think it could be a bad batch?

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I had one pair that has channel imbalance (mismatched drivers).  I exchanged it for a good pair.  

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Hmm, but this is my second pair :S And the imbalance is very small, its a small panning to the right, when I made the guy at the store listen to it, he couldn't find any problem with it. I think I will make a friend listen to them and see what they think, probably make them A-B them with another headphones that I find has better channel balance.

post #2542 of 2704

You tried using the same driver side on the same ear? 

post #2543 of 2704
If its really annoying and you dont want to return them you can adjust the panning in most desktop and Android music players. And I know in iOS you can adjust it in the Settings app.
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You tried using the same driver side on the same ear? 

OMG THANK YOU. How could I not think about that? I tried reversing the earcups (L on my right ear, R on my left ear), and the panning is still slightly to the right. I'm most certain now its my ears and the positioning of the earcups. Thank you so much, you just made me stop worrying and now I can focus on the beauty of the SQ :D

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Originally Posted by D3athangel View Post

OMG THANK YOU. How could I not think about that? I tried reversing the earcups (L on my right ear, R on my left ear), and the panning is still slightly to the right. I'm most certain now its my ears and the positioning of the earcups. Thank you so much, you just made me stop worrying and now I can focus on the beauty of the SQ :D

Are you sure that's a good thing to be happy about xD? Well good to see that you're enjoying the Sony MDR 1r's. I feel like not enough attention is given to these.

post #2546 of 2704
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new! MDR-1RMK2

 

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post #2547 of 2704
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post
 

new! MDR-1RMK2

 

 

What are the differences? Tuned to be like a MA900 of closed headphones?

post #2548 of 2704

Going to try to test it out, I hope I catch one.

post #2549 of 2704

There is also new MDR-10R

Different headband as it looks

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