Originally Posted by suman134
mention the prices please .
I just added the prices, but the problem is that the RRP price and the street price of these headphones is very different, and very different across different territories. Every single one of these headphones I purchased for well below RRP, and in the case of the TMA-1, MDR-1R, purchased at below 50% of RRP. If you are interested in any of these headphones you are better off doing a research of street prices, since I cannot really give a good idea here.
Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin
How would you compare the mids of the Z1000 and the 1R? I've heard that the 1R is a bit more unclear there. Also, assume that they cost the same (to me they do).
I just added some notes and a conclusion to the MDR-1R section to give my thoughts about how it compares to the z1000. The MDR-1R sounds similar to the Z1000 but is a darker headphone overall, with treble slightly subdued and the bass increased compared to the z1000. This might mean that vocals appear to be slightly less clear, but actually the MDR-1R is cleaner to me in sound overall, with less of the honky / brassy note of the Z1000. I would only choose the Z1000 if the build was really important to me (and even then I'd take the Momentum's) but the MDR-1R is a definite improvement, and much better value.