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post #2731 of 2739

I will be kind to my Boyfriend from Germany, he has some beaten-up 20 year old Sennheisers. I tried them when i was at his home (our first real meeting) they had very worn pads, headband was almost broken and they had some distortion

 

So I will gift him this christmas My barely used Ultrasone HFI-780 (bought them in 2013) and i will replace those (for me) with the MDR-1R :biggrin: (excuse... he has no hi-res files :p)

post #2732 of 2739

Unboxing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At first listen they sound nice, and detailed, perhaps a little more brighter than my XBA-H3 but i find fine, at least not sooo bassy as some say, testing with Haydn symphony 104 "London"


Edited by gerelmx1986 - 12/12/14 at 1:15pm
post #2733 of 2739

Oh, so the fix for the jack in the left cup is just an addition to the cable?

Nobody knows how to reach the jack itself?

 

Well, I guess I won't have issues for now using one of my own cables that doesn't leave any wiggle room then.  :atsmile:

 

post #2734 of 2739

To me, these headphones have got a good sound but not a really good one. What we can appreciate in the MDR-1R is the design and of course they're really comfortable, one of the most comfortable headset I've ever had !

I think they're a bit expensive but you will enjoy how comfortable they are !

post #2735 of 2739

Well, without upgrade earpads and Dynamat dampening on the backs of the drivers, the sound is totally uncompetitive with the other good closed-back headphones at $100-200: ATH-M50x, HD380, HD280, DT770pro, SRH840, HDH50, K545, and KNS8400.

Also gets beat by M80, HD25-1, and Momentum On-ear or Urbanite among portables.

:ksc75smile:

Or basically, it just blows.  Purely lucky that Sony didn't put crappy drivers in this can, and that a little modding is all it needs to show off how good it can be.

 

And this is just the Mk1, not the improved Mk2.

post #2736 of 2739

Can some MDR-1R owners recommend me an IEM (preferrably detacheable cable) that has an approximate or exact signature of the MDR-1R, which I own and love, find me listening more to The 1R than the overly bassy XBA-H3

post #2737 of 2739
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

Well, without upgrade earpads and Dynamat dampening on the backs of the drivers, the sound is totally uncompetitive with the other good closed-back headphones at $100-200: ATH-M50x, HD380, HD280, DT770pro, SRH840, HDH50, K545, and KNS8400.

Also gets beat by M80, HD25-1, and Momentum On-ear or Urbanite among portables.

:ksc75smile:

Or basically, it just blows.  Purely lucky that Sony didn't put crappy drivers in this can, and that a little modding is all it needs to show off how good it can be.

 

And this is just the Mk1, not the improved Mk2.

What upgrade earpads do you mean ? Or do mean 'if there were such a thing'? . 

post #2738 of 2739
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Originally Posted by ezzony View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

Well, without upgrade earpads and Dynamat dampening on the backs of the drivers, the sound is totally uncompetitive with the other good closed-back headphones at $100-200: ATH-M50x, HD380, HD280, DT770pro, SRH840, HDH50, K545, and KNS8400.

Also gets beat by M80, HD25-1, and Momentum On-ear or Urbanite among portables.

:ksc75smile:

Or basically, it just blows.  Purely lucky that Sony didn't put crappy drivers in this can, and that a little modding is all it needs to show off how good it can be.

 

And this is just the Mk1, not the improved Mk2.

What upgrade earpads do you mean ? Or do mean 'if there were such a thing'? . 


mine sound soo godd have nice natural bass and well frequency response so flat, lsitening right now to my favorite beethoven piece his Romanze for violin if G Op. 50, no dynamat mod no pads mod just as they came from factory with a PCCOCC Cable which is thicker

post #2739 of 2739
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Originally Posted by Cryvious View Post

To me, these headphones have got a good sound but not a really good one. What we can appreciate in the MDR-1R is the design and of course they're really comfortable, one of the most comfortable headset I've ever had !
I think they're a bit expensive but you will enjoy how comfortable they are !

1R is the king of comfort for me, until the 1A comes...
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