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Does anyone know if there are MDR-1R fakes on the market? Im seeing a spanish page selling said headphones at 199€ while the spanish Sony online shop has them for 255.33€ which is quite a difference...
 

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Originally Posted by flyingfaeces View Post

Does anyone know if there are MDR-1R fakes on the market? Im seeing a spanish page selling said headphones at 199€ while the spanish Sony online shop has them for 255.33€ which is quite a difference...
 

 

These headphones JUST released... highly doubt there are Fakes... Just check the store rating (if there is one...)

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Got a pair today. First pair of closed phones in a while.... IEMs weren't working out comfort wise at work. I got the black, non noise cancelling variety... the bluetooth ones I guess. But I leave them plugged in, so whatever.

 

I have to say they are super comfy.

Really well built.

 

A good even sound sig, sure, bass slanted, fun/happy v-curve. But nothing obscene.

Give 'em a chance if you are in the market for full sized closed and want something better than most, but not breaking into stupid-fi territory.

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The MDR-1R has become my reference closed sub-$500 portable over-ear, and, for my preferences, its low bass response isn't something I've found lacking at all. As for its mid-bass, it does sound north of neutral to me, but not nearly enough (to my ears) to run the MDR-1R out of reference-type sound signature territory (especially for a closed headphone in its price range).

 

I'll say more about it after I finish the holiday update to the Buying Guide, but what I will say about it now is that, of the current crop of new closed, around-the-ear portables, the MDR-1R is the one I'd pick for more critical listening (versus the M-100, M4U 1, MOMENTUM, and UE6000). I find the MDR-1R's sound very well balanced; and though its not neutral, per se, it is among the most even-handed I've heard in the sub-$500 closed, portable over-ear category.

 

That it may be the most comfortable closed over-ear I've got certainly helps the MDR-1R earn a lot of ear time with me.

 

Killing me....  Should I just have the black one shipped or wait for the silver?  You have the silver so please advise.

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Wait all this while I thought that the BT version is wireless only. Looking at pictures, I either must be blind or that I simply missed it, but I don't see where the cable might have entered the cup(s).
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We need to get a comparison thread of all the bluetooth headphone, I am curious of where they are taking us with this

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Wait all this while I thought that the BT version is wireless only. Looking at pictures, I either must be blind or that I simply missed it, but I don't see where the cable might have entered the cup(s).

 

Bottom tab of the left cup :-

 

 

1000

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Bottom tab of the left cup :-



Ahh, I see. Thanks anakchan.
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Bottom tab of the left cup :-

 

 

1000


Damn,

 

These guys look really nice... even the black/red.

 

Moving from magnesium to plastic (Z1000 to MDR-R1) is kind of a bummer, but ultimately it is the sound I care about the most.  Does it feel like a high quality/sturdy plastic?

 

I just got me some SE 535 for portable use, and while I love them... sometimes I just want a fullsized can for on the go. I really don't need to add another HP to the collection... but I guess all the good hobbies are expensive.

 

Can someone comment on the sound leakage?  The z1000 was the best closed portable I've tried about that.  If I'm listening to music in a quiet place I don't need others to be disturbed.  The 535 are isolation champs... in both directions

post #655 of 2680
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Can someone comment on the sound leakage?  The z1000 was the best closed portable I've tried about that.  If I'm listening to music in a quiet place I don't need others to be disturbed.

I've gotta say that I admire your considerate attitude. Common courtesy is very hard to come by these days. Cheers to you. smily_headphones1.gif
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Damn,

 

These guys look really nice... even the black/red.

 

Moving from magnesium to plastic (Z1000 to MDR-R1) is kind of a bummer, but ultimately it is the sound I care about the most.  Does it feel like a high quality/sturdy plastic?

 

I just got me some SE 535 for portable use, and while I love them... sometimes I just want a fullsized can for on the go. I really don't need to add another HP to the collection... but I guess all the good hobbies are expensive.

 

Can someone comment on the sound leakage?  The z1000 was the best closed portable I've tried about that.  If I'm listening to music in a quiet place I don't need others to be disturbed.  The 535 are isolation champs... in both directions

 

 

Plastic is pretty good, all things considered. I would prefer a better material myself... but it is a high quality plastic.

 

SE 535s are also my IEMs, I would say the signature is quite similar. Neutral, with impactful bass, but by no means a fart cannon, and not over emphasized.

 

Sound leakage, I am a computer monkey, we sit shoulder to shoulder, and no one says they can hear them unless around my neck.

post #657 of 2680

where can I buy these? I have been looking at the sony website but cant seem to find them. are they out in the US right now?

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where can I buy these? I have been looking at the sony website but cant seem to find them. are they out in the US right now?

http://store.sony.com/p/Sony-Headphones/en/p/MDR1R

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where can I buy these? I have been looking at the sony website but cant seem to find them. are they out in the US right now?

 

http://store.sony.com/p/Sony-Headphones/en/p/MDR1R

 

or Amazon...

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where can I buy these? I have been looking at the sony website but cant seem to find them. are they out in the US right now?

My local Sony Store had three left when I called. Two when I arrived. Now one. Good cans. 

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