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Just bought the MDR-1RBT for about a week now. I choose the bluetooth version because I have never have a bluetooth headphone and the idea of wireless is very interesting to me. I connected my 1R to my galaxy S4 using the NFC connection. Now, I can walk around the house without bringing my phone and having no wire is really great. The sound through bluetooth is exceptionally good, the connection is really strong.

The sound is typical closed headphone as my other headphone is MA900 which has a very spacious and airy sound. At first, the sound of the singer is so far away or buried in the center which makes me turning up the volume more. I have burn-in the 1R using pink noise for about 20-25 hours so far and the sound has opened up significantly. So far, I am liking the sound from the 1RBT.

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Guys another new mdr 1r owner. I got a used, but in very good condition for 70 euros. This pair must be one of the first ones because it has the jack rattle. I fixed that easily with an o ring. Although i can hear some creaking on the hinges when i move my jaws. Is there any way to stop the creaking on the hinges?
post #2613 of 2761
Maybe put some Blue Tack or something similar to stop the hinges moving
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Guys, as i said i purchased a pair of used mdr 1r's this week.... i am leaving them to play since the previous owner barely used.... they must now have about 20 hours on them....

 

Maybe its just my ears but....

 

When compared to my hd25-1 II's and with the over ear momentums.... is it me or the 1r's sound a bit muffled??? Specially on the voices? The momentums and the hd25's sound much clearer to my ears....

post #2615 of 2761

The Momentum "should" sound much better: they are in the next category. I don't know about the hd25-1 II though... I think they are worth the money though, specially what you paid for them.

 

Now, If you ask me, the Momentum sound muffled when compared to NAD Viso HP50 or PSB M4U-1, and therefore you can think they are slightly overpriced.


Edited by Ashade - 1/7/14 at 12:56pm
post #2616 of 2761
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

When compared to my hd25-1 II's and with the over ear momentums.... is it me or the 1r's sound a bit muffled??? Specially on the voices? The momentums and the hd25's sound much clearer to my ears....

 

Maybe it's the somewhat laid-back trebles(from what I remember, don't quote me on that though I sold mine a long time ago). 

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The Momentum "should" sound much better: they are in the next category. I don't know about the hd25-1 II though... I think they are worth the money though, specially what you paid for them.

 

Now, If you ask me, the Momentum sound muffled when compared to NAD Viso HP50 or PSB M4U-1, and therefore you can think they are slightly overpriced.

Nonsense, they are same mid-range portable cans category and depending on preferences, sonic and others, have supporters on both sides. I for once greatly preferred MDR-1R, sonically first and comfort and look second, and that was in stock form, dynamating took it to the next level.

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1R > Momentum (easily IMO after owning both)

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1R > Momentum (easily IMO after owning both)

 

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Nonsense, they are same mid-range portable cans category and depending on preferences, sonic and others, have supporters on both sides. I for once greatly preferred MDR-1R, sonically first and comfort and look second, and that was in stock form, dynamating took it to the next level.

 

It's a matter of opinion, I suppose. But there is no one nor two people saying they sound muffled. The momentum are definitely very bassy, but not bad by any means, just not my cup of coffee. Comfort-wise, there is nothing to discuss.


Edited by Ashade - 1/7/14 at 1:47pm
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I too felt that the 1RBT sounds a little bit muffled on voices at first, but after around 50 hours of total pink noise and music listening, the voice has opened up. 

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I too felt that the 1RBT sounds a little bit muffled on voices at first, but after around 50 hours of total pink noise and music listening, the voice has opened up. 

 

That's good to know.

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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post
 

Nonsense, they are same mid-range portable cans category and depending on preferences, sonic and others, have supporters on both sides. I for once greatly preferred MDR-1R, sonically first and comfort and look second, and that was in stock form, dynamating took it to the next level.

+1. you will find people preferring one over the other for various reasons. best way to figure out which one suits you better is to try it yourself.

 

I had both & I ended up preferring the MDR-1R by a slight margin primarily d/t its much better comfort. of course, the momentums are solid as well & i would be chill w/ either pair as a portable solution.

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Originally Posted by voicemaster View Post
 

I too felt that the 1RBT sounds a little bit muffled on voices at first, but after around 50 hours of total pink noise and music listening, the voice has opened up. 

Really? Mines are the regular version. I dont know if the previous owner used them much but since as i said they sounf muffled i am keeping them playing music through my ipod touch. They must have 25 hours on them right now.

 

To me they indeed sound a little muffled. To my ears the momentums did not ound muffled at all. I really liked them and just ended up selling them because of the odd fit/seal. ANd believe me i tried to keep them at all cost... had 3 pairs sold the 3.... IMO, once again IMO the hd25's and the over ear momentums are the best sounding cans i tried to date but of course my list is short (beside the 1r's, momentums, cal! and hd 25's i only demoed the hd598, the m50's the akg k518's and a pair of mdr v6.... as you guys can see not much....).....

 

For now even the cal!s sound a lot better from stock and with no eq's....

 

The 1r's i can enjoy them a bit with the rock eq on my 4th gen ipod because the bass and the treble gets a boost but  still for now they sound a little muddy. If in two days they do not open much more i am probably selling them for what i paid again (70 euros).... if anyone is interested pm me.... i already have a thread for them on the sell/trade forums just in case.... But once again i do not have the box and the regular cable, only the ios cable and the pouch (thats also why they ended up being so cheap.... still a bargain though... XD )

 

I am going to keep them running some more.... lets see....


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 1/7/14 at 5:32pm
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Actually coming from the dt1350 I also found the 1R sounds muffled initially but after lot of hours with it and did the dynamat mod on it then I'm getting used to it and enjoy it more ever since. Then I decided to sell my dt1350 and hd25 ii and kept the modded 1R till now. :D

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Actually coming from the dt1350 I also found the 1R sounds muffled initially but after lot of hours with it and did the dynamat mod on it then I'm getting used to it and enjoy it more ever since. Then I decided to sell my dt1350 and hd25 ii and kept the modded 1R till now. :D

In my opinion dynamat mod is almost a must on MDR-1R.

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