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post #901 of 2704
The NC have a better case and a larger driver but I am not sure about the shell materials.

As for sound, I would not say it's better than the 1R, it is just different. Personally I like the difference more but many will prefer to 1R. The NC is a bit more V shaped in it's signature due to the slightly more pronounced lower bass end and slightly less pronounced midrange, and possibly a bit sharper treble.
post #902 of 2704

Hmm the 1Rs seem like exactly what I'm looking for -- circumaural, portable, mid-forward, comfortable, and reasonably priced. I'm a little worried that it might be slow or be lacking in PRaT; I listen to mainly indie rock and punk. Does anyone who listens to those genres and has the 1R have anything to say about them? I'll be using them when I'm not using my Heir 4.Ai (so I understand the quality isn't as good, that's not the point).

post #903 of 2704

Some more updates:  The sound is opening up more and more after burning them in.  Still very comfortable, no creaking issues or build quality problems.  No amp needed at all; my laptop drives it fine.  Similar sound signature to Sennheisier HD595 and my Klipsch S4 IEM.  The bass quantity is right smack in the middle between those two headphones.  Quality wise, it beats both of them.  The sound is VERY warm.  I personally love the warm sound, but for some I am sure it will be too much.  If you're a Grado fan, I'd definitely stay away from these!  A full review and small comparison coming up in the next month or so.  I'm a law student and finals are right around the corner so I'll definitely have time to do it once my finals are done with.  Please look forward to it!

post #904 of 2704
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Originally Posted by gkanai View Post

 

I am working on a 1R vs. 1RNC review and for me I also like the NC more.

 

Gen

X3.

 

I prefer nc version as well. 

post #905 of 2704

i have difficulties to online register in Sony website as i cant find the serial nomber in MDR 1R body no matter how i turn it around..... hope some one can hints me where the serial nomber is located.

NC version enhanced on bass but digital feel on treble and mid. it may sound nice to iphone/ipod but NC seems will double S-amping (S-master on headphone + S-master on Sony dap) just not sound as good compare to cheaper version MRD-1R.

 

post #906 of 2704
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Originally Posted by musictang View Post

i have difficulties to online register in Sony website as i cant find the serial nomber in MDR 1R body no matter how i turn it around..... hope some one can hints me where the serial nomber is located.

NC version enhanced on bass but digital feel on treble and mid. it may sound nice to iphone/ipod but NC seems will double S-amping (S-master on headphone + S-master on Sony dap) just not sound as good compare to cheaper version MRD-1R.

 

Perhaps it's on the box. It was for  my HMZ-T2 personal 3D viewer.

post #907 of 2704

Can someone tell me how the clamping force is on these? and whether you can use them while working out or not?

post #908 of 2704

Hi,

 

i am interested in the nc version of this headphones, but i am unsure. Can anyone tell me how good the nc is? I would use it in trains and airplanes to reduce travel noise, even without playing music. Is it a good alternative for the bose q15? 

 

Thank you

post #909 of 2704
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Originally Posted by Khalid View Post

Can someone tell me how the clamping force is on these? and whether you can use them while working out or not?

 

from my experience the clamping force was just right, still can do some headbanging but it feel a bit loose on my head.

 

its like wearing the MA900 but with a little bit more clamping in my case.

 

i think it still possible to use for work out in a gym.

post #910 of 2704
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Originally Posted by Noir7 View Post

 

from my experience the clamping force was just right, still can do some headbanging but it feel a bit loose on my head.

 

its like wearing the MA900 but with a little bit more clamping in my case.

 

i think it still possible to use for work out in a gym.

So does it fall of your head if you look down or like for example getting something from the ground? because my K550 just when I look down it falls off my head.

post #911 of 2704
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Originally Posted by Khalid View Post

So does it fall of your head if you look down or like for example getting something from the ground? because my K550 just when I look down it falls off my head.


 At least that doesn't happen to me. But yes, clamping force is not super hard.

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post #913 of 2704

if you want the leather pads to flake very quickly, i suggest using it at the gym =)

post #914 of 2704
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

if you want the leather pads to flake very quickly, i suggest using it at the gym =)

Hey Dyaems, have you gotten your 1R's yet?  I'd like to hear your opinions of them, especially in comparison to the z1000 and cd900st's. :)

post #915 of 2704

not yet bro, maybe by friday or saturday, or next week. not really excited to get it immediately although accessoryjack shipped it using express shipping last friday.

 

although if i base the 1R on the impressions here, and my experience with the cd900st and z1000, i would safely assume that the cd900st is more neutral and transparent of the three.


Edited by Dyaems - 11/19/12 at 4:01pm
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