Originally Posted by money4me247
lol... all of the above statements seem to be more related to personal preferences. for example the founder of head-fi jude says that the mdr-1r are incredible headphones for the price.
I'll tell you two things :
1)When you start with a positive/negative impression on a pair of headphones and are surprised in the opposite way you thought it would be, you can start calling it an objective preference, not a subjective preference.
2)When you test an headphone by COMPARING it to a whole bunch of cans, you definitely can't be subjective, you need to appreciate and estimate all of them. I didn't have something to EQ them as it might need, but since I did confront it with a direct opponent in the same tier, I was objective in my feedback.
3)Who are you to discredit other people's feedbacks by quoting Jude? He might be founder of Head-Fi but he still remains a human, listener or recorder, amateur of professional, the only thing he has will be experience... He will be able to write his impressions (because it is what he does, just like us here, a bit subjective isn't it? I'd prefer to call lt an objective preference if he tries it for itself, not for a sound he seeks. that / what I've done).
Yet when you start getting into higher gears I wonder if you really can appreciate at its fullest lower level gear. On the contrary, climbing up from basic stuff gets you a clear and fresh view.
I did have a positive impression before listening to the MDR-1R, or even putting it around my ears. Once again I did not EQ it or amp it properly and I'd be glad to do so, but willl you say that comparing it to the Fidelio (wanna check Headfonia if I'm not trusted) in the same conditions is biased or really subjective?
Fidelio is a better value for money, that's all. That's what the thread starter was asking. I couldn't test the Momentum exposed (time was up, had to go back to activities), if I did and if it had performed better than both, I would be defending this one right now.
For the moment my testing points are High, mids, bass, soundstage, accuracy, instrumental separation, forward/laid back sound and isolation. Technical measures isn't a real point for me, since the brain have a strong power of persuasion. I prefer to discover each performances with my ears, then see what is up with the technicalities : it would then explain why I felt how highs or mids could climb high or dive deep, for example. Maybe I wasn't explicit, I'm not used to write headphones reviews. It might come though.
EDIT : Ah, I told you more than two things Edited by Vanarian - 3/16/13 at 5:41am