Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira
Hi guys. Any other coments on the mk2 version?
This week i sold my momentums and got myself a pair of used mdr 1rs for 70 euros (yes it was a bargain but also it did not came with the regular cable and the original box).
My pair although used its not that bad. First of all yes i also have the jack ratlle but i quicly got i black o ring and the problem is solved. The oring stays a bit out of the housing but since it is black and since i got the black and red version it just looks like a part of the housing and matches really well with the overall design. A slick fix actually :-)
About the creaking on the hinges.... It seems to be there a bit, but to be honest i only notest it when i turn my head to my shoulders and its not a very big noise. To be honest, on the move i can move my head left and right freely and the creaking is unexistant. As i said the creaking only happens when i turn my head to my shoulders, and its only like a small click sound that comes fro the hinges that hold the cups. But in order for this to happen i have to move my head from shoulder to shoulder very quickly and with some agressiveness (animal style). So overall all yes there is some creak but i guess it will not be a very big bother as you guys can see from my description. The woese problem is indeed the jack but the fix is really easy.
About the sound.... To be honest i think i am going to end up selling them.... Not my kind of thing.... I loved the momentums and only sold the (3 pairs) because i could not get a proper seal\fit. Next to the momentums, my cals, and my hd25s the 1rs sound a muddy and the vocals seem like they are muffled (like buried) and i am not liking this very much... I dont know if the previous owner made any burn in but just in case i am burning them and right now they must have about 40 hours at 2/3 the volume on my 4th gen ipod touch.
So, love the looks, love the smoooooooooooooth adjusting system, love the soundstage and the soft pads.... Oh and also the fact that they are over ear... Unlike the momentums!!!!
What i dont like.... My ears touch the drivers a bit and to be honest i dont think i am that big eared.. About 67 mm ears and they do not stick out that much...
Also not liking the sound very much... Not that is bad, but to be honest i can only enjoy them with the rock or eletronic eq on my ipod touch (bass and treble boost), and still like that when i switch to my hd25s..... Damn..... Clarity!!!!!
Overall not bad but yeah, i might end up selling them soon.... But to be honest i am tired of trying premium headphones for outside use.... I dont see my self dropping 250 euros or 300 for a pair of kefs or b&ws.... I guess ill just stick with my hd25s or buy a pair of amperior as an extra pair since now they cost about 130 euros new on amazon....
My quest on trying to find a portable use over ear is definitly not easy.... Really loved the momentums sound, looks and feel but the non over ear feel and bad seal when oi turned my head just killed them... :'(