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post #2746 of 2758
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Originally Posted by punks15 View Post


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


Actually Sony changed the pads on the 1A, and all the time I tried on for 20-30 minutes the 1A, I definitely felt it inferior in comfort to the 1R.

post #2747 of 2758

Also, do anybody use ready made aftermarket cables with the 1R ? If so, which do you recommend ?

post #2748 of 2758
Thread Starter 

Yes, Nordost Heimdall2 cable.

 

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post #2749 of 2758

I got my MDR-1R about a year ago, they used to "suck bad" on my PC and my NWZ-A17 walkman.... a week ago i got a new walkman of the ZX series, the 100, and made my MDR-1R other animal as i had bought a completely new set of headphones

 

They don't sound mid-cenetered anymore from the NW-ZX100 headphone output... instead they sound neutral.. they are keepers BUT MUST BE PAIRED CAREFULLY

post #2750 of 2758

Looking to replace my ear pads since they have begun to tear.

 

Does anyone have experience with these?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Soft-Protein-Leather-Replace-Cushion-Ear-Pad-For-SONY-MDR-1R-1A-MK2-BT-Headphone-/252101912398?var=&hash=item3ab271e74e:m:mtolNb0Q4t8c-qEl_iBizbA

 

I'd prefer to pick up the factory ear pads but I can't find them on sony's website.

post #2751 of 2758
Please please! Help!!

Am from the UK and the volume via BT is very low.. I think we have volume restrictions here.

Is it possible to run a US firmwire update on my MDR-1ABT to remove limits?
post #2752 of 2758
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Originally Posted by jwong77 View Post
 

Looking to replace my ear pads since they have begun to tear.

 

When you say tear, is it the usual pleather peel/crack? (care to show us a photo of it perhaps?)
How long did you have your headphone for?

I was kind of hoping that SONY uses better quality earpad on their higher end offerings :(


Edited by Ahoihoi - 12/10/15 at 10:55am
post #2753 of 2758
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jwong77 View Post
 

Looking to replace my ear pads since they have begun to tear.

 

When you say tear, is it the usual pleather peel/crack? (care to show us a photo of it perhaps?)
How long did you have your headphone for?

I was kind of hoping that SONY uses better quality earpad on their higher end offerings :(


mine seems like they're about to start peeling, i have them since  2014 if i remember

post #2754 of 2758

I am selling mine, only used in the house

post #2755 of 2758

Hi all,

 

I have made more listening with my NWZ-A15 and my headphone Sony MDR-1R. I have to say it is not optimal. The sound is really good, there are new details revealed on each track, and the soundstage is enormous. But there is way too much bass for my ears. The MDR-1R is not a Beats, but we can see the bass boost here at 100Hz:
http://en.goldenears.net/en/files/attach/images/254/436/015/ce1a05150054bc93c538bbb59f6da52a.png

 

When I use my MDR-1R with my MacBookAir, I use this parameter on the equalizer from iTunes:

http://reho.st/self/ff6ae8a682c41c518742a8b73f506b03e7245a3c.png

 

 

I found a human explanation on frequency range:

http://www.teachmeaudio.com/mixing/techniques/audio-spectrum

Quote:
 Frequency Range    Frequency Values
Sub-bass     20 to 60 Hz
Bass     60 to 250 Hz
Low midrange     250 to 500 Hz
Midrange     500 Hz to 2 kHz
Upper midrange     2 to 4 kHz
Presence     4 to 6 kHz
Brilliance     6 to 20 kHz

 

=> I would need to reduce sub-basses and basses.

 

So I would use the NWZ-A15 equalizer to reduce the bass at 100Hz (and lower). But the equalizer has only five bands: : 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.3kHz and 16kHz, like here: http://reho.st/self/d7346ea60ddd613a40c926c7fd92ce773784b804.jpg

 

So the lower we can reach is 400Hz. :mad:

 

 

There is a sixth band called "ClearBass" (don't know which frequency), but we can only boost it, not diminish it. But it should be possible. For example, on the Xperia ZX1, we could lower it:

http://images.cdn.whathifi.com/sites/whathifi.com/files/styles/big-image/public/Sony_ZX1_7.jpg

 

 

Any idea on my problem?

 

- Change my walkman?

- Change my headpohone?
- Be use of it?

- Booste all ranges (upper-range, presence et brillance (2.5kHz, 6.3kHz et 16Khz) except the low ones, and I lower the global volume?

- Use other equalizer settings?


Edited by Rasthor - 2/22/16 at 2:39pm
post #2756 of 2758
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Originally Posted by Rasthor View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I have made more listening with my NWZ-A15 and my headphone Sony MDR-1R. I have to say it is not optimal. The sound is really good, there are new details revealed on each track, and the soundstage is enormous. But there is way too much bass for my ears. The MDR-1R is not a Beats, but we can see the bass boost here at 100Hz:
http://en.goldenears.net/en/files/attach/images/254/436/015/ce1a05150054bc93c538bbb59f6da52a.png

 

When I use my MDR-1R with my MacBookAir, I use this parameter on the equalizer from iTunes:

http://reho.st/self/ff6ae8a682c41c518742a8b73f506b03e7245a3c.png

 

 

I found a human explanation on frequency range:

http://www.teachmeaudio.com/mixing/techniques/audio-spectrum

Quote:
 Frequency Range    Frequency Values
Sub-bass     20 to 60 Hz
Bass     60 to 250 Hz
Low midrange     250 to 500 Hz
Midrange     500 Hz to 2 kHz
Upper midrange     2 to 4 kHz
Presence     4 to 6 kHz
Brilliance     6 to 20 kHz

 

=> I would need to reduce sub-basses and basses.

 

So I would use the NWZ-A15 equalizer to reduce the bass at 100Hz (and lower). But the equalizer has only five bands: : 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.3kHz and 16kHz, like here: http://reho.st/self/d7346ea60ddd613a40c926c7fd92ce773784b804.jpg

 

So the lower we can reach is 400Hz. :mad:

 

 

There is a sixth band called "ClearBass" (don't know which frequency), but we can only boost it, not diminish it. But it should be possible. For example, on the Xperia ZX1, we could lower it:

http://images.cdn.whathifi.com/sites/whathifi.com/files/styles/big-image/public/Sony_ZX1_7.jpg

 

 

Any idea on my problem?

 

- Change my walkman?

- Change my headpohone?
- Be use of it?

- Booste all ranges (upper-range, presence et brillance (2.5kHz, 6.3kHz et 16Khz) except the low ones, and I lower the global volume?

- Use other equalizer settings?

I found opposite on my MDR-1R to be bass weak, weird i know and i am selling them

post #2757 of 2758
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Originally Posted by gerelmx1986 View Post
 

I found opposite on my MDR-1R to be bass weak, weird i know and i am selling them


It is maybe my ears. I might be not use of a lot of basses. It is not very huge actually, but I found this bump at ~100Hz a bit distracting.


Edited by Rasthor - 3/1/16 at 1:38pm
post #2758 of 2758
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Originally Posted by Rasthor View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerelmx1986 View Post
 

I found opposite on my MDR-1R to be bass weak, weird i know and i am selling them


It is maybe my ears. I might be not use of a lot of basses. It is not very huge actually, but I found this bump at ~100kHz a bit distracting.

maybe mine were defected and never knew it as they produce sound

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