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Is it true that the bass is bloated?

Just remember that while Tyll described the bass as a "bit bloated" (not just "bloated" as you describe), the MDR-1R still made it onto the Innerfidelity Wall of Fame, and they have experience with hundreds of headphones. It's a best buy in your budget that comes very close to your requirements.

Given how picky your requirements are, I hope you are gathering a list of headphones to try/demo instead of imagining you will find the magic unicorn by reading reviews and testimonials.
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Just remember that while Tyll described the bass as a "bit bloated" (not just "bloated" as you describe), the MDR-1R still made it onto the Innerfidelity Wall of Fame, and they have experience with hundreds of headphones. It's a best buy in your budget that comes very close to your requirements.

Given how picky your requirements are, I hope you are gathering a list of headphones to try/demo instead of imagining you will find the magic unicorn by reading reviews and testimonials.

I wish I could demo those headphones. But the big headphones store in my city has a lot of Beats, Skullcandy's, SMS's audio's and such. Only like 4 true audiophile headphones, which I tried out, but there was always something wrong with them. BTW, the MDR-1R is €189,- ($251) in my country.


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post #18 of 57
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I wish I could demo those headphones. But the big headphones store in my city has a lot of Beats, Skullcandy's, SMS's audio's and such. Only like 4 true audiophile headphones, which I tried out, but there was always something wrong with them. BTW, the MDR-1R is €189,- ($251) in my country.

Be sure to update your community profile with your country so that people offering recommendations know that smily_headphones1.gif
post #19 of 57
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Be sure to update your community profile with your country so that people offering recommendations know that smily_headphones1.gif

Done :).

post #20 of 57
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I think for the price you will probably need to make a compromise or prioritize some of the things you're looking for.

Like is detail more important than bass extension?  Or any headphone in particular you've listened to that you like and can use as reference.

I liked the Shure SRH-840, only wish it had more bass.

post #21 of 57
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Is it true that the bass is bloated?


When I first read your response, I thought you were ask about another can completely. I had to reread the last several posts just to make sure. The 1R definitely does not have bloated bass. It's slightly warm, but I would never use the term "bloated" to describe its bass, IMO.

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When I first read your response, I thought you were ask about another can completely. I had to reread the last several posts just to make sure. The 1R definitely does not have bloated bass. It's slightly warm, but I would never use the term "bloated" to describe its bass, IMO.

Does the bass have a lot of impact? I like a good thumping, tight bass.

post #23 of 57
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Does the bass have a lot of impact? I like a good thumping, tight bass.

Relative to what? Whether or not a pair of headphones have enough bass impact is often more of a listening preference that differs from person to person.

Can you describe how much bass you want in comparison to some other headphones you have heard/owned?
post #24 of 57
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Relative to what? Whether or not a pair of headphones have enough bass impact is often more of a listening preference that differs from person to person.

Can you describe how much bass you want in comparison to some other headphones you have heard/owned?

I want like 3x more mid and subbass than the Shure SRH-840.

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eek.gif  Okay... not unicorn cans then.  At this time, I would like to direct your attention to this threadsmile.gif

post #26 of 57
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eek.gif  Okay... not unicorn cans then.  At this time, I would like to direct your attention to this threadsmile.gif

The Stax SR-009 are the unicorn cans right?

post #27 of 57
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eek.gif  Okay... not unicorn cans then.  At this time, I would like to direct your attention to this threadsmile.gif

 

The Stax SR-009 are the unicorn cans right?

 

Some say so.  Other say the Sennheiser Orpheus.  For me personally, it would be the SR-007 over the SR-009.  But they're probably all unicorns really.  Of course, I didn't mention any of them earlier as they are nowhere near €150.

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Bump.

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Up.

post #30 of 57

What else are you looking for? Did you not get the answers you needed?

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