Woohoo! 2 Excellent cans!
The 1r are like the m100 & es700 combined
1r more mid centric.
The es700 sound brighter & bass yer in comparison. But remember, in comparison.
This mid centric quality of the Sony I herd before.
Reminds me of the Monster DNA slightly & makes me wonder if Monster tried to copy their sound.
Anyway the sony definitely have an excellent first row perspective soundstage,
While es700 (with ws55 pads!) Sound right dam in the mix & very dynamic.
I am loving both and probably will keep the Sony 1r as well for the different perspective wich to me is more detailed than the m100 .
The m100 are juicy-er,
and the the m100 bass in comparison to both is bloated but rich & satisfying.
I just wish the Sony 1r had just a touch richer bass dammit..
These sony are the most comfortable with m100 as both over the ear, then es700 as they are sweet on ear with the ws55 pads.
ES700 still most lively and slightly more detailed overall in whole range but its pronounced details can get to busy in lower mids to bass at times making it very intense sounding.
Sony slightly back soundstage placement is more balanced & less bass intense but bass still there and those mids detail & sonic placement are captivating.
Dam these two are like a perfect couple.
Forgot to mention the treble on the es700 the best I herd yet.
Yet I am preferring my new Sony soundstage so I may have to move onto open cans next.Edited by Maxx134 - 3/8/13 at 1:42pm