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post #121 of 149
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

The momentums have clamping force and small pads. Its a change from uncofortable tosslightly less unconfortable... :-D

By the way, there are tons of MDR 1rs on eBay UK... Too bad they are all black...

Not sure I I have mention it before but the PSB m4U1 is great!

1R... Somewhat the best headphone for portable + reference use! At least, to me.
post #122 of 149
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

The momentums have clamping force and small pads. Its a change from uncofortable tosslightly less unconfortable... :-D

By the way, there are tons of MDR 1rs on eBay UK... Too bad they are all black...

Am I the only one on headfi (or indeed the known universe) who has discovered that the Momentums metal headband can be bent slightly outwards to relieve the pressure making it extremely comfortable?

post #123 of 149
Thread Starter 

But bending the headband does not make you loose some the isolation?

 

By the way.... about the rattling noise on the mr 1rs.... Saw some guys saying that sony was now releasing new units of mdr 1r's without the initial flaws.... true or false?

 

I would give a pair of mdr 1 r's on ebay a chance... I am even willing to let the m50's go to het a pair of the sony's... Smart or dumb move? is the sony one step ahead of the m50's in terms of sq or are they just about the same level (But i really wanted the brown ones's.... ;( )?


Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 10/14/13 at 5:12am
post #124 of 149
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post
 

But bending the headband does not make you loose some the isolation?

 

By the way.... about the rattling noise on the mr 1rs.... Saw some guys saying that sony was now releasing new units of mdr 1r's without the initial flaws.... true or false?

 

I would give a pair of mdr 1 r's on ebay a chance... I am even willing to let the m50's go to het a pair of the sony's... Smart or dumb move? is the sony one step ahead of the m50's in terms of sq or are they just about the same level (But i really wanted the brown ones's.... ;( )?

Nope. No loss of isolation - but I am fortuitously endowed with small ears, so they're circum-aural for me. 

With bigger ears YMMV

post #125 of 149
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

But bending the headband does not make you loose some the isolation?

By the way.... about the rattling noise on the mr 1rs.... Saw some guys saying that sony was now releasing new units of mdr 1r's without the initial flaws.... true or false?

I would give a pair of mdr 1 r's on ebay a chance... I am even willing to let the m50's go to het a pair of the sony's... Smart or dumb move? is the sony one step ahead of the m50's in terms of sq or are they just about the same level (But i really wanted the brown ones's.... ;( )?

I do heard of the same thing for the 1R but I am not sure as I haven't got my hands on the new unit of 1R.

I personally like the 1R better than ATH-M50. More spacious soundstage, instrumental separat on and maybe imaging? Bass does reduced in quantity a little. Mids are however, less recessed than the ATH-M50, in fact, they are warmish sounding. Overall, pretty smooth sounding mids. Indeed the mids are a little bit coloured. I have 0 issue with the highs as well.

Billson biggrin.gif
post #126 of 149
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But in termos of resolution the m50s and the 1r are about the same? Just a different flavour?

The psbs serem to be amazing, i know a guy who hás a pairs and he says that they are slightly better than the senns but not by much... On the other head it the psbs are huge and since i like classy and los profile and since i already fins the m50s to big i am not sure if the bulkiness of the psbs would really suit me...

Ps: i will be keeping an eye on the 1rs on ebay... if i get a good deal i will get myself a pair.... but only if they are real cheap.... :P
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 10/14/13 at 5:48am
post #127 of 149
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

But in termos of resolution the m50s and the 1r are about the same? Just a different flavour?

The psbs serem to be amazing, i know a guy who hás a pairs and he says that they are slightly better than the senns but not by much... On the other head it the psbs are huge and since i like classy and los profile and since i already fins the m50s to big i am not sure if the bulkiness of the psbs would really suit me...

Ps: i will be keeping an eye on the 1rs on ebay... if i get a good deal i will get myself a pair.... but only if they are real cheap.... :P

Can't recall much about the resolution but I think to my memory, the 1R is slightly better smily_headphones1.gif

But compared to Momentum, different story! Momentums are better
post #128 of 149
Thread Starter 

the momentums's only problem is the confort... they have amazing sound but the confort ends up ruining the experience abit....

 

I tried to loosen up the pads carefully with my hands without touching the drivers, specially the left one (it feels smaller than the right).... they get a bit larger and confier for a while but they seem to get back to their original form (they get tighter around the ears again, they must be made of some elastic material....)...

 

I like the m50's sound, but there is something in it that just seem odd to me.... also the pads are just toooooooo big, so thats why i am thinking of replacing them with  pair of used hd25 or some ebay mdr 1rs.... :)

post #129 of 149
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post
 

the momentums's only problem is the confort... they have amazing sound but the confort ends up ruining the experience abit....

 

I tried to loosen up the pads carefully with my hands without touching the drivers, specially the left one (it feels smaller than the right).... they get a bit larger and confier for a while but they seem to get back to their original form (they get tighter around the ears again, they must be made of some elastic material....)...

 

I like the m50's sound, but there is something in it that just seem odd to me.... also the pads are just toooooooo big, so thats why i am thinking of replacing them with  pair of used hd25 or some ebay mdr 1rs.... :)

If Momentum is too big, 1R is not for you! It''s bigger in size. How about the ATH-WS99?

post #130 of 149
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Not the momentum. I said the m50s are too big... :-)
post #131 of 149
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Not the momentum. I said the m50s are too big... :-)

Opps sorry! But it's still worth looking into the WS99 smily_headphones1.gif
post #132 of 149
My advise Pedro:
Give Momentum some vacations. Grab a pair of PSB M4U1 :)

Edited by minimix - 10/15/13 at 2:58am
post #133 of 149
Thread Starter 

Hi Carlos (minimix).... XD

 

Here is the guy i told about billson... XD

 

He got the psb's last friday... :)

post #134 of 149
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Guys i think i am going to order the amperiors to at least try them out. They are at 160 euros on the french amazon right now. If i dont like them illill just return them. At 160 euros they are worth a shot right? Right now they cost less than the original HD 25s...

Meanwhile... My momentums are now for sale on the for sale/trade forum. If anyone from europe is interested PM me. :-)

Cheers...
Edited by Pedro Oliveira - 10/19/13 at 4:53am
post #135 of 149
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Guys i think i am going to order the amperiors to at least try them out. They are at 160 euros on the french amazon right now. If i dont like them illill just return them. At 160 euros they are worth a shot right? Right now they cost less than the original HD 25s...

Meanwhile... My momentums are now for sale on the for sale/trade forum. If anyone from europe is interested PM me. :-)

Cheers...

Yep! The reason why the Amperior's price drop is because it is now replaced by the HD25 Aluminium and the Amperior's production has come to an end if I am not mistaken

 

Do report back on what you think about the Amperior!
 

Happy Listening :D & Happy Weekend as well :)

Billson 

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