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post #676 of 2725

Does the Bluetooth version have the built in mic for use with the iPhone or is that only with the wired version?

post #677 of 2725
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


What prompted you to part with them when it sounds like you enjoy them?

 

Needed the money for Christmas shopping soon.  I might buy them again!  Until then, my EX1000 will keep me happy.

post #678 of 2725
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Originally Posted by Polyh3dron View Post

Does the Bluetooth version have the built in mic for use with the iPhone or is that only with the wired version?

 

I believe all 3 versions come with a built-in mic.  The mic is on the cord with the in-line apple playback controls. You can swap the cord out for a normal 3.5mm cord (also included).

post #679 of 2725
I am surprised if the BT unit doesn't have a mic on the cup somehow so when in unwired BT mode the customer can still use the headphone for phone calls.
post #680 of 2725
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I am surprised if the BT unit doesn't have a mic on the cup somehow so when in unwired BT mode the customer can still use the headphone for phone calls.

 

The Sony MDR-1RBT does have a mic on the headphone itself. In fact, its audio cord does not have a microphone or controls on it. The controls are on the right earcup, and you can see (in the photo below) the microphone at the bottom of the left earcup (click on the photo to see the full-size version).

 

 

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post #681 of 2725

So, is there any reason to get the MDR-1R over the XBA-3/4? From what I'm reading, these aren't quite on par with Sony's IEMs.

post #682 of 2725

Just picked up a pair at the Sony store. Really liking the sound, and compared to the XBxxx cans they had there, it did not "wow" me at first. After listening at home with an RSA SR71 amp though I have to say these are really nice. The store model had a creak in the right cup, but mine do not. These are not the typical flashy Sony sound, as the midrange is forward and the "sparkling highs" and thumping bass are not apparent, which is a brave move as first impressions compared with the rest of Sony's line at the store made these sound a little Plain Jane. However listening to some Beastie Boys the bass was there but not bleeding all over the mids. Comfort is excellent and isolation is good, and these are for my work rig with is a Fiio E17 connect via USB to my PC. Mine came with a "limited edition" non-microphone cable as well as the in-line mic cable. I have not had much time with them yet, but I am very impressed with the imaging of instruments and vocals so far.


Edited by redshifter - 11/3/12 at 3:51pm
post #683 of 2725

Let me repeat the question, please: How is isolation on MDR-R1?

post #684 of 2725
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Originally Posted by giedrys View Post

Let me repeat the question, please: How is isolation on MDR-R1?

The Sony store was loud as they were playing Avengers and Batman on two screens side by side. This isolation was about as good as the MDR V6. Assuming you are asking about the MDR 1R.

post #685 of 2725

I went into the Sony Store and they said they would have MDR-1R's available in the store closer to Christmas like in December.

post #686 of 2725
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I went into the Sony Store and they said they would have MDR-1R's available in the store closer to Christmas like in December.

You should have called first like I did.

post #687 of 2725
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Originally Posted by redshifter View Post

You should have called first like I did.

I had to go to the mall where its at there so I stopped by. The MDR-V6's were very impressive though. I got a nice sweaterbiggrin.gif

post #688 of 2725
Thanks Jude I figured that would be the case in regards to the BT model and a microphone.

lubczyk, I own the XBA3 and while it has similarities to the 1R I appreciate the 1R more. The 1R has a larger sound stage and better instrument seperation and positioning. The bass of the XBA3 is harder hitting though and I think the treble is a bit sharper. So if prefer a more pronounced V shape signature you may prefer the XBA3 over the 1R. As for the XBA4 I suspect they will be a completely different animal as they are supposed to be a lot more bass oriented. Personally I like the combination of XBA3 and 1R as it allows me a change up in sound when I want it or more isolation when I need it. But the 1R is getting most of the attention.
post #689 of 2725

There was a tease some 20 or so pages ago about a Mad Dog vs MDR-1r comparison, anyone able to compare these two?  Would be much appreciated!

post #690 of 2725
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Originally Posted by pietcux View Post

Hi, I found the following site: http://www.independentrecording.net/irn/resources/freqchart/main_display.htm

 

Sub Bass is16 to 60 Hz

Bass is 60 to 250 Hz

Mid range is 250 to 2k Hz

High Mid range is 2k to 4k Hz

High Frequencies is 4k to 20k Hz

 

You can also find the frequency spectrum of typical non electronic instruments. Very interesting and a must read for members of HeadFi.

 

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Um...

1-20 is sub-bass, because it goes below the human hearing range.

 

Anything 40Hz or below is considered bass, and that's being generous. Personally I think bass really begins at ~30 Hz.

 

7KHz+ is treble.


Everything else is some form of mids.


Edited by takato14 - 11/3/12 at 8:11pm
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