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post #286 of 2704
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Yep super excited by these (specifically the 1R , wireless is of no interest to me) , the design looks stunning. The  MDR-1 name is a pretty serious statement of intent from Sony, traditionally the "1" is an upgrade to the 10 , for example MZ-RH10 came first and was upgraded to the "iconic" MZ-RH1.

I am not impressed with the use of "artists" in this case, no slight to Katy B and Magnetic man but it makes me nervous that these will be tuned for bass, i have no issue with that , my current Sony V55s are pretty bassy but for these "statement" Sony cans i am hoping for a more balanced signature.

 For me these and the VModa M100 are the most interesting of the many releases coming up, the Beyer Custom Pro was on my radar but i have had reports from my headphone dealer that they are pretty underwelming/average cans.

 

I guess i am still hoping deep down that Sony will fund another R10 , non profit making experiment , in these economic times and with Sonys less than stellar performance its unlikely but we can live in hope.

 

Yeah they asked artist who want to create music with a lot of bass. I want these, but not if they did not get input from someone who a real audiophile.

post #287 of 2704
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Frequency range gives absolutely no bearing on the quality of a headphone. 

Really? Would you buy a pair with a 10khz limit?
post #288 of 2704

I'll bet some people wouldn't even notice.

post #289 of 2704
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Really? Would you buy a pair with a 10khz limit?

I probably would, to see what it sounds like when the treble is taken away from everything.

 

Just because it has a 10 KHz limit doesn't mean anything. The sound that is there could very easily be amazing.

 

 


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I'll bet some people wouldn't even notice.

I'm pretty sure you're right.


Edited by takato14 - 10/6/12 at 9:00am
post #290 of 2704
Etymotics only go to 15Khz and sound mighty good in the treble region :-).

Actually most of the music I have heard rarely goes over 10Khz.

But I am finish with the whole discussion about what Sony advertises. I hope I will start to hear about people are hearing soon! Or some posts to real reviews.
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Originally Posted by Uruha View Post

 

Yeah they asked artist who want to create music with a lot of bass. I want these, but not if they did not get input from someone who a real audiophile.

And musicians aren't real audiophiles? Are you perhaps one of those fabled Golden Ears?


Edited by lubczyk - 10/6/12 at 12:03pm
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Yeah they asked artist who want to create music with a lot of bass. I want these, but not if they did not get input from someone who a real audiophile.

And musicians aren't real audiophiles? Are you perhaps one of those fabled Golden Ears?

Musician does not always equal audiophile.

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Musician does not always equal audiophile.

I have to agree with this. wink.gif

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OK after listening to my shiny new Sony XBA3 I picked up for $99 I have to wonder if they are similar in sound to the MDR-1R except with the 1R's sounding larger, if they are I think I will clearing a lot of gear to get these because I am really digging the XBA3 at the moment.

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OK after listening to my shiny new Sony XBA3 I picked up for $99 I have to wonder if they are similar in sound to the MDR-1R except with the 1R's sounding larger, if they are I think I will clearing a lot of gear to get these because I am really digging the XBA3 at the moment.

 

You a RFD'er too?

post #296 of 2704
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

Musician does not always equal audiophile.

This is true. They make music. They like music. But not all are audiophiles in the sense I am thinking of. All those musicians they had on the trailer or w.e were super bass heavy.

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You a RFD'er too?

what is an RFD?

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what is an RFD?


RedFlagDeals, I assume.

post #299 of 2704

ahhhh thank you I was wondering :-)

 

In this case I actually just saw them at a Future Shop store but yes I do check out Red Flag Deals too LOL

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Really? Would you buy a pair with a 10khz limit?

the sony DR15 sounds like that =)

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