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post #751 of 2678
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Originally Posted by giedrys View Post

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

 



Enough for the train imo.

Not recommend for airplane

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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

 



Enough for the train imo.

Not recommend for airplane

 

I would agree with that statement :-)

post #753 of 2678
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

If this is true any possibility of me liking this headphone is gone, which sucks because it does look quite nice.

when I say it lacks Pratt, I mean it's smoother than some headphones but that smoothness is not severe to the point of blandness like I have heard with some headphones. It's just not super edgy. To me Grado's are usually very edgy. Also I have to be clear, as a rule I am not a Grado fan so I may not be the best person to give Grado/Sony comparisons. Sorry I should have stated that up front. But given my impressions if your worried you should see if you can hear a pair at a store somewhere before buying.

 

I would agree with Jude about Violins not sounding out of balance, I personally find this headphone to be spectacular for classical music, it is making me love opera even.

post #754 of 2678
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Originally Posted by Eddy Flycatcher View Post

Dweaver, so what do you think of this graph?

 

hmmm, I generally am not a great graph person. But looking at that graph it may not be to far off what I think these sound like as i have never tried to be scientific in how I hear this by using lots of frequency tests. The bit of frequency tests I have done (sub-bass) does show that while these go low they do drop off at 20hz range so that area may be below flat. But I do feel these at least have sub-bass which I have found not present in some headphones I have owned. The small mid-bass hump looks right too. I question that dip in the mid range as it appears to be the lower midrange seems off in my opinion but I may also be looking at the wrong area if lower midrange is not around the 500hz range. To me vocals are slightly on the warm side in comparison to my Shure 940 and 1440.

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Thanks Dweaver, I really like what you are saying, enough to order a pair!

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it is hard for me to choose between black/red or silver/brown
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Originally Posted by AdDicTiVe View Post

it is hard for me to choose between black/red or silver/brown

 

I agree. I think this mainly has to do with not being able to find pictures of the silvers on people's heads. I have found many pictures like this of the black/reds though.

 

Can anyone take a picture/s of the silver MDR-1Rs on their noggin'? biggrin.gif

post #758 of 2678
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

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Originally Posted by JohannLiebert View Post

Enough for the train imo.
Not recommend for airplane

I would agree with that statement :-)

A train train or a subway? I find the former is less loud than the latter.
post #759 of 2678
Just got the 1-RNC last night. I only had a couple of hours to play around with them, so these are just initial impressions:

- Comfort: these are incredibly comfortable cans, I can easily imagine where these for hours on international flights. They migh be the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn.

- Looks: they're beautiful. Even my wife likes them. They are plastic, but they still feel very high-quality and very well built.

- Noise canceling: Quite good. I'm comparing it chiefly to other Sony noise canceling systems, but I'm impressed. It blocks most ambient noise, even on highly traffic city streets. The one category of sound that tends to get through is conversation. People's voices are definately quieter, but you can hear them if you turn the music down. Again, i think these will be ideal on a plane.

- Sound: with NC off, the bass is actually a little muddy and almost overwhelming of the mids and highs. But once you turn NC (and by extension the built in amp) on, things really tighten up nicely. This is in no way a bass head set, but the bass is strong and clear. What was most interesting to me is that with NC on the kids really come out and there's a lot more sparkle on the top end. The sound actually becomes quite natural and sweet sounding. It should be familiar to anyone who has spent time with the upper end of Sony's headphone range.

So, all-in-all, after one night I am very verry satisfied. The first test of them on a plane comes next week, but right now I'm expecting them to perform beautifully.
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Still curious if anyone else has a problem with these cans creaking. If I move my jaw slightly the cups both creak and snap. Otherwise I am very happy with them. Right now I am on the fence whether to keep these or not. A possible replacement would be the MDR MA500 (the new version of the MDR F1) which I was very impressed with at the Sony store and they are $100 cheaper. 

 

If anyone has advice on how to quiet down the creaking I'm all ears.

post #761 of 2678
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Originally Posted by redshifter View Post

Still curious if anyone else has a problem with these cans creaking. If I move my jaw slightly the cups both creak and snap. Otherwise I am very happy with them. Right now I am on the fence whether to keep these or not. A possible replacement would be the MDR MA500 (the new version of the MDR F1) which I was very impressed with at the Sony store and they are $100 cheaper. 

 

If anyone has advice on how to quiet down the creaking I'm all ears.

 

I noticed it and noted it in my review :-

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-1r/reviews/7687

 

Don't know if there's a fix for it.

 

Edit: I thought the MDR-MA900 was the update of MDR-F1, not MDR-MA500).

post #762 of 2678
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

I noticed it and noted it in my review :-

http://www.head-fi.org/products/sony-mdr-1r/reviews/7687

 

Don't know if there's a fix for it.

 

Edit: I thought the MDR-MA900 was the update of MDR-F1, not MDR-MA500).

Thanks AnakChan you are correct I meant the MA900. 

post #763 of 2678

They can creak and snap all they want... I WANT MY BROWN/SILVER HEADPHONES!!! :-p

 

Sony MDR-1R Headphones for iPhone / iPad / iPod (Sliver)

  Ordered: 1
Shipped: 1
 

 

w00t!!!!!!!!

post #764 of 2678
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Originally Posted by yoshixb View Post

Just got the 1-RNC last night. I only had a couple of hours to play around with them, so these are just initial impressions:
- Comfort: these are incredibly comfortable cans, I can easily imagine where these for hours on international flights. They migh be the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn.
- Looks: they're beautiful. Even my wife likes them. They are plastic, but they still feel very high-quality and very well built.
- Noise canceling: Quite good. I'm comparing it chiefly to other Sony noise canceling systems, but I'm impressed. It blocks most ambient noise, even on highly traffic city streets. The one category of sound that tends to get through is conversation. People's voices are definately quieter, but you can hear them if you turn the music down. Again, i think these will be ideal on a plane.
- Sound: with NC off, the bass is actually a little muddy and almost overwhelming of the mids and highs. But once you turn NC (and by extension the built in amp) on, things really tighten up nicely. This is in no way a bass head set, but the bass is strong and clear. What was most interesting to me is that with NC on the kids really come out and there's a lot more sparkle on the top end. The sound actually becomes quite natural and sweet sounding. It should be familiar to anyone who has spent time with the upper end of Sony's headphone range.
So, all-in-all, after one night I am very verry satisfied. The first test of them on a plane comes next week, but right now I'm expecting them to perform beautifully.

Alright Yoshixb, your review of the NC version sound very promising, so the amp does kick in and tighten up every thing and noise cacellation is excellent and that the phone still works with NC off (as oppose to Bose QC15).  I am going down to Sony store and buy one today. Thanks for your impression. I have already fell in love with the sound quality in the demo version, I think the are indeed reference grade phone IMO. I may do a review later vs HD650. - Thanks again

post #765 of 2678
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Originally Posted by Damnegy View Post

I am very disappointed by isolation (take with a grain of salt, as I just received them, maybe earpads will adapt to my ears, and did not try them outside) : I read that it was above average, but it seems to be quite low (I can clearly hear a letter dropping from approximately 3 meters far and 1.5 meters high, did not try more ; or a pen dropping on papers 1m high, 2m far ; etc.).

 

 

Yes the isolation is pretty poor and I can hear alot of background noise. No way this thing is going on board a plane. That is why Sony decided to add the Noise cancellation version for alot more. But I think its worth it as it also has an amp inside.. Anyway I will check it out today.. Post later .. Ciao..

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