Originally Posted by kimvictor
Gintaras, BTW, are you part of the TFRM tour?
no, i am not tour member.
@Lee, i explained this i guess. i feel sometimes drums are getting in front of the singer voice, really sounds a bit weird, cymbals are similarly going back stage, guitar reefs are too polite and lack rough energy, on some tracks i felt guitars sounding more like violins. clean and detailed bass comes in such a quantity that i feel it subtracts something from mids. i compared MDR to 1p2 and detail loss on MDR became even more apparent.
concerning upside down stage: i describe this as wrong placement of instruments and singer. i never saw singer singing from behind drums, even Phil Collins who is a drummer when he sings in concert his voice projects forward of the stage, not behind drums... cymbals are normally delivering airy sparkling and project forward, on MDR cymbals often project backwards and are rolled off way too early. grainy background also reduces air and space between and around instruments on MDR.
that said MDR is interesting sounding IEM but i cannot get over coherency issue where singer looks like hiding behind drums on some material. i also wish voices sounded more warm and intimate.
i will experiment with fit and tips but i believe James444 copy is very good and he provided better tips too so i doubt there is anything technically wrong.
one issue which i mentioned it could be MDR7550 is not for me.
as concerns gear i used, these were Cowon S9, Colorfly C3 BH amped, and RWAK100. for some reason C3 perhaps gave more pleasing results while RWAK has too much rough energy perhaps. S9 was worst of all despite that S9 pairs great with RDB+v1 or H200. i know James mentioned Sony likes amping so perhaps i will throw in T1 into RWAK chain to see how this can change things.
i will also try roll tips again and perhaps that might help, lets see, but tips James using look well good enough.
as concerns MDR vs. H200 i find H200 overall more pleasing to my ear thanks to tuned up mids. i can agree that bass is just better on Sonys, but not mids and not trebles. H200 trebles sometimes can sound rough but no too strong or too early roll off and not background placement here, so overall result is bit more pleasing. yes, i find H200 stage depth being washed a bit but i still get good sense of depth and imaging. with MDR i get deep enough stage but i felt images were not stable sometimes.
Edited by Gintaras - 9/19/13 at 11:41pm