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post #916 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

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.

 

Hmm, yeah I'd definitely be interested in a comparison with the CD900ST if you're willing when you get them.

post #917 of 2685
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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.

 

nope, for me the K550 got more clamping force than the 1R.

post #918 of 2685
Took back the 1R for the NC model tonight and was pretty happy until I went outside! The NC mics are horrible with wind. I will try them tomorrow on the bus and train plus walk to work and see how they work but these may have short life if the wind noise doesn't abate.

I tried them outside with nc turned off but then the amp is off as well and the bass becomes to flabby. So I am on the fence with these.

Straight sound quality though I think these will be great on buses, trains, and airplanes.
post #919 of 2685
Well, sometimes you take a chance and get gold and sometimes you get gold plated...

Further listening reveals gold plating for me with the NC model. The bass is nicer (in NC mode) than the 1R, the mids are almost as nice (in NC mode but very recessed in passive mode), the treble is grainy in both modes. I will give these a night of burnin and a days use tomorrow. But unless something changes I will definitely be taking these back as they just don't measure up upon closer inspection.

Wish I had just stayed with the 1R...
Edited by dweaver - 11/19/12 at 8:41pm
post #920 of 2685
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post
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Straight sound quality though I think these will be great on buses, trains, and airplanes.

 

That would be my use case for these headfones. I would be really interested if the NC can beat the bose qc 15 (not in sound qualitiy, just the NC feature) and if there is a hiss when using them without playing music. 

post #921 of 2685
I never noticed any hiss and for the most part the sound was good with the exception of the treble which I found grainy and sharp. But the treble will potentially settle down with use.

My bigger challenge is I live an a windy area and walk outside quite a bit so the wind sound with the NC microphones is intolerable at this price point.
post #922 of 2685
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

I never noticed any hiss and for the most part the sound was good with the exception of the treble which I found grainy and sharp. But the treble will potentially settle down with use.
My bigger challenge is I live an a windy area and walk outside quite a bit so the wind sound with the NC microphones is intolerable at this price point.

sounds good, so i think a should try them. I will not use them outside a lot, but for traveling in trains and airplanes. I like the boses NC (i tried them for a short time only in a shop) but i didn't like the quality they were build. Also I have the possibility to buy the sony in the germans education store so the nc version will be a litte bit cheaper for me than the bose headphones. I also tried the AKG NC 495 which sounded very nice, build very well and also were comfortable enough to wear them for several hours (i think so) but the NC produced a hiss.

 

Does the NC Model comes with a hard case and a flight adapter?


Edited by ChaosNo1 - 11/19/12 at 11:25pm
post #923 of 2685
Yes it has a semi hard case and adapter
post #924 of 2685
More then 50 hours with 1R. vocal sound still not bright enough. So far appreciating the low bass sound. Hope mid and treble open up more soon....
post #925 of 2685
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Yes it has a semi hard case and adapter

Superb, Most things i heard about it sound very promising. I can life with some lacks in the sound so i will think i will order it ;)

 

Thank you

post #926 of 2685

I'm wondering has anyone compared the MDR-1RBT headset with the Parrot Zik? I was listening to the Parrot Zik headset through wired connection in a local Brookstone shop, and I wasn't truly impressed with the sound coming out of it.

post #927 of 2685
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

Well, sometimes you take a chance and get gold and sometimes you get gold plated...
Further listening reveals gold plating for me with the NC model. The bass is nicer (in NC mode) than the 1R, the mids are almost as nice (in NC mode but very recessed in passive mode), the treble is grainy in both modes. I will give these a night of burnin and a days use tomorrow. But unless something changes I will definitely be taking these back as they just don't measure up upon closer inspection.
Wish I had just stayed with the 1R...

 

The treble grain is something that stood out to me when I tried the NC model a few months back. It sounded slightly off to me compared to the 1R.

post #928 of 2685
I remembered your post but when in store I didn't notice the grain. It was only after I was in a better listening environment that it became a lot more obvious.

The killer for me is the wind noise with the microphones though. Unfortunately I walk a lot so this is a deal breaker for me.
post #929 of 2685
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My silver version finally shipped.  Stay tuned for unboxing video.

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post #930 of 2685
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Originally Posted by HiFiGuy528 View Post

My silver version finally shipped.  Stay tuned for unboxing video.

I would love to see your video. I really like your unboxing videos,they are very interesting to watch.

 

I'm thinking of bying them.I have the shure srh840,but want a "more" portable closed can in terms of looks and comfort.I like the silver version,but I'm thinking that the black color may be the better looking on the head (not too contrasty with black hair).

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