Originally Posted by DrGonzo
I have not heard the M-100, but I have owned the MDR-1R's for about 3 weeks now and absolutely love them. Highs are very clear, smooth and not sibilant. The mids are outstanding a little more forward than some of your more neutral headphones. And the bass is just right for me (not as loose as the Beyer COP); I do think sub-bass is there but just not as present as some may like. Comfort wise, they are the most comfortable headphones that I have ever worn (some of my past heaphones: HD 650, TMA-1, HD 25-1 II Adidas, Beyer COP & T70P). The Beyer T70P were my latest headphones that I owned before the mdr-1r and I got rid of the T70P's in favor of the mdr-1r. They are easily driven without amp, but I feel that I have to turn up the volume a little more on my iPod classic. I do prefer using a portable amp, though.
Sony MDR-1R definitely gets my vote.
Probably a stupid question, but since these are more portable and can be powered easier with less amping, how do they compare sound wise to the HD650's?
I've heard neither, but I do own at the minute the M-100's.
I find the mids too lacking to recommend them for the stuff I listen to, like rock/metal and they also lack warmth. They are great for electronic tracks I listen to however!
Details are up there, and certainly better than my PX-100's I had previously (obviously you would think), and they have no problem running a lot at once, but the mids just feel lost, and I really do miss them.
Looking for a more neutral set, and these seem to fit the bill, and if the mids are a lot warmer, I will have to give them a go.
How do they look on the head when out and about? Do they feel plasticy for the price?
How well do details come out on tracks, like subtle ones?
My dad has the MDR XD200's, and I prefered the warm signature coming out of them (they cost £20), compared to the M-100's as an example. The bass is no where near as strong, but I don't feel they have to be anymore. I think I've realised that.
I think I want more detail in all the range.
My tone on the M-100's has changed. I much prefer them now.
Edited by musical-kage - 1/9/13 at 9:45am