Well....I've been hanging back and reading all the different opinions on these since I, as so many so eloquently put it, "dropped out" of this thread. I like that so many got the chance to see how good these really are, especially for the price. That's why I posted my review, to allow others to at least see that the low end of the scale can have a few gems. Thanks for the many nice comments on my review, it was a labor of love, as are all of my reviews
I still use these daily, they have definitely gotten better with age IMHO. I love how they sound especially with prog rock, these are my go to IEM's for listening to all that that genre has to offer. Tips do indeed make a huge difference, with the R1's as well as any IEM. Experiment a bit here and get the sound you like.
Edited by dragon2knight - 11/22/12 at 9:00am