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Originally Posted by kupleh View Post

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. biggrin.gif

And without the mod? :-D
I am no modder at all... My notion of modding is to f*** something... :-D
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I got the mdr-1r's (normal) a few days ago and I have the problem of the my right ear touching the driver. Its bugging me a little and I'm not sure weather I am going to have to return them or if there is a solution to this, please help!
post #2628 of 2762
Try stuffing the pads with something like paper towels or similar. Other than that, you may have to return them.
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Try stuffing the pads with something like paper towels or similar. Other than that, you may have to return them.
how would I go about stuffing the pads?
post #2630 of 2762
Put the thing you're stuffing them with around the edges of the pad, underneath the rim. This may or may not work, it might just make the cups a bit more full, but its worth a try.
post #2631 of 2762
Great help, this has worked really well thank you
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No problem.
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post


And without the mod? :-D
I am no modder at all... My notion of modding is to f*** something... :-D

 

Agree, modding need some practices indeed. I mess-up my Denon D2000 for my first mod.

 

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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post

Put the thing you're stuffing them with around the edges of the pad, underneath the rim. This may or may not work, it might just make the cups a bit more full, but its worth a try.

I did this too but now I'm looking some other than paper towel for more permanent solution.

post #2634 of 2762

I bought these headphones over Christmas for £99 in the Black Friday sales.  I'm quite pleased with them but can't help but keep messing around.  As someone else has mentioned on here, using the EQ on Poweramp does bring these headphones to life (Using my Samsung mobile phone).  I go for the Bass & Treble setting and then lower the bass and treble sliders to just over the halfway mark.  This way there is more bass without it being muffled or boomy but also the highs are much clearer.  I don't think this really alters the mids or not that I can tell anyway.  I was listening to Time Out last night and the EQ setting on that album makes a hell of a difference, you can hear all the detail such as the cymbals and bass.  Untick the EQ and everything apart from the mids (piano on this album) just dissapears.  This doesn't always work the same though, other albums benefit from not having any EQ and in fact those same settings can make everythign sound a bit muddy.  I am beginning to think that for these phones they need specific EQ settings for certain styles of music to bring the best out of them.

 

I've just ordered an extension Jack to Jack lead so I can plug these into my Squeezebox and sit further away.  The Squeeze doesn't have any EQ options, can anyone recommend something for me?


Edited by Taylor74 - 1/9/14 at 7:41am
post #2635 of 2762
On Poweramp you can assign presets to certain albums or songs, so make a new preset and assign it to your albums that need it.
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I have decided that, to be honest, i did not spend £190 on a pair of headphones that i need to stuff with tissue/cotton wool so that they are comfortable, so i am going to return them and buy a different pair. Any suggestions? right now the senhieser momentum's are at the top of my list

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Momentums are the typically recommended cans in this price range aside from the 1R, you also might want to look at the V-Moda M100 if you can stomach the UK price markup.

post #2638 of 2762
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Originally Posted by razor5cl View Post
 

Momentums are the typically recommended cans in this price range aside from the 1R, you also might want to look at the V-Moda M100 if you can stomach the UK price markup.

Before i got the MDR-1R's i was planning on getting the M100's, however after christmas the amazon price went from 180-270 (which i think is disgusting) and getting the from america will cost 250 due to duties, shipping and tax. The momentums are 230 on amazon

post #2639 of 2762

There are probably more comfort concerns with the Momentums than there are with the 1R, but it's also a very personal and specific thing to each individual. Just something you should take into consideration.

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Had the M100s been £200($300) I wouldn't have hesitated to buy them and I probably wouldn't have ended up selling them like I did my 1Rs as they didn't have enough bass. I suppose everything happens for a reason, as after my 1Rs went, the XB1000s came in.

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