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post #691 of 2739

Damn local shop here selling them for 244 euros. I think i'm going to pick them up tomorrow.

post #692 of 2739
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

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.

Thanks for the info, dweaver. The reason I'm interested in these cans is because they don't sound like just another V-Shaped phone (M-80, CKS77). They might be something special.

post #693 of 2739

Picture request, please. biggrin.gif

post #694 of 2739

I ordered a Sony MDR1RBT on Amazon UK, it seems to be a good deal at £100 less than on Sony online store. 

 

Now I'm little bit worried at why it is selling at discount, since the seller does not have Amazon affiliation.

 

Do you guys think this is legit?

 

Many thanks

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00974PTFQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

post #695 of 2739

Anyone compare the NC version to the NC on the bose QC15?

post #696 of 2739
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Originally Posted by shabta View Post

Anyone compare the NC version to the NC on the bose QC15?

I may pick up the NC ones this week. I was also looking at the AH-NCW500 in Silver (AH-NCW500SR), but it only has 10h (!) of battery life. Fail. I've heard the Bose - meh. I currently use the AKG K490NC or the MDR-NWNC200 which works natively with the SOny Walkman noise cancelling feature.

post #697 of 2739
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

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.

 

Hmm, the 1RNC I tried had more bass than my XBA-3, it was distinctly obvious.  I guess the normal 1R is less bass heavy.

 

Off topic, but I really enjoy the ZX700 too.  They don't resolve as much detail, but the sound is very nice.


Edited by frisiviti - 11/4/12 at 7:28am
post #698 of 2739
I saw these for just £170 so I got them on a whim. Very nice sound indeed, comfortable, and surprisingly light and compact (though they don't seem too resilient and tough). They don't really have have sub-bass which is an issue for me, just a lot of mid-bass. I could get used to this though.
I have the Momentums on the way to compare them to, I'll be more detailed when I can AB. At £250 I don't think I'd keep the Momentums if they notably sound better, I'd probably return both and stick to just my HD-25's, which I'm perfectly happy with, till I saw the Momentums a lot cheaper.
post #699 of 2739
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Originally Posted by lubczyk View Post

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.

I really don't think you can compare IEMs to headphones. They always sound so different to me because of the soundstage.
post #700 of 2739
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Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post

I saw these for just £170 so I got them on a whim. Very nice sound indeed, comfortable, and surprisingly light and compact (though they don't seem too resilient and tough). They don't really have have sub-bass which is an issue for me, just a lot of mid-bass. I could get used to this though.
I have the Momentums on the way to compare them to, I'll be more detailed when I can AB. At £250 I don't think I'd keep the Momentums if they notably sound better, I'd probably return both and stick to just my HD-25's, which I'm perfectly happy with, till I saw the Momentums a lot cheaper.

 

I would be really interested to hear your comparison between Momentum and Sony's. 

post #701 of 2739
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Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post

I saw these for just £170 so I got them on a whim. Very nice sound indeed, comfortable, and surprisingly light and compact (though they don't seem too resilient and tough). They don't really have have sub-bass which is an issue for me, just a lot of mid-bass. I could get used to this though.
I have the Momentums on the way to compare them to, I'll be more detailed when I can AB. At £250 I don't think I'd keep the Momentums if they notably sound better, I'd probably return both and stick to just my HD-25's, which I'm perfectly happy with, till I saw the Momentums a lot cheaper.


Where did you see these for £170 ??

post #702 of 2739
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Originally Posted by Lourdes View Post

I saw these for just £170 so I got them on a whim. Very nice sound indeed, comfortable, and surprisingly light and compact (though they don't seem too resilient and tough). They don't really have have sub-bass which is an issue for me, just a lot of mid-bass. I could get used to this though.
I have the Momentums on the way to compare them to, I'll be more detailed when I can AB. At £250 I don't think I'd keep the Momentums if they notably sound better, I'd probably return both and stick to just my HD-25's, which I'm perfectly happy with, till I saw the Momentums a lot cheaper.

If you could compare both cans to the Hd25s for me I would really appreciate it smily_headphones1.gif The HDs have been my go-to portables but I've been hoping to find a circumaural that sounds less congested with better imaging and similar isolation.
post #703 of 2739

You guys may already know this, but I thought I would share my personal experience.

 

I called my local Sony store (San Marcos) and it turns out they're an outlet, so they don't get the good stuff when it first comes out. So I called the next closest store (Galleria) and they didn't have any in stock. They did tell me it would be roughly $325 though (with tax) if I ordered it directly from them.

 

Looks like I'm on the hunt for an online source if more positive reviews come out.


Edited by treal512 - 11/4/12 at 11:50am
post #704 of 2739
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Originally Posted by sinnottj View Post


Where did you see these for £170 ??

http://www.waeplus.co.uk/product/1293594/SONY-MDR-1RB-Headphones---Black

Price has gone up though, I paid £171~ last week. Still less than anywhere else.
post #705 of 2739

This website got terribly bad press for their very poor service so I would be careful. 

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