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post #166 of 543
Yes it is. Tried today all day with a Note 3 with Viper4Android, configured the Bluetooth section with audio gain, I couldn't believe the sound through BT.

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post #167 of 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by BestEarCN View Post

found this on goldenears, left is mk2, right is 1r



source:
mk2: http://en.goldenears.net/28027
1r: http://en.goldenears.net/15436

I don't know much about the place where these came from. Are these based off of some objective readings?
post #168 of 543

Yeah, it is a scale based the reviewer's opinion

post #169 of 543
Gotcha. Do we think the reading were taking at the same time with both cans available for comparison purposes?
post #170 of 543

hi guys,

 

I need some help from any 1R or MK2 owner please. 

 

I noticed with my replacement pair that the velvet like material around the base of the right earcup doesn't cover the entire interior of the base around the speaker therefore from the right angle you can see a section of the red circle accent from the inside.

 

I wanting to know whether the earpads are removable and if the netting material is connected to the earpad so that I can easily take it off and tell whether the velvet base has actually folded into itself and I can fix it easily without causing any harm to the headphone and I may be able to tighten up the netting a little bit if possible.

 

I don't want to replace this pair becasue it's essentially flawless compared to other pairs i've had in the past. I just really hope I can fix this pet-peeve I'm having over this annoyance becasue I've never seemed to get a perfectly problem-free headphone from Sony..

 

I hope anyone can shed some light on this matter.

 

Edit: and If I do get another replacement, it's going to take 2 weeks. about how long this pair took to arrive.


Edited by Fluffy Muffinz - 1/24/14 at 4:43am
post #171 of 543
The pads are replaceable, and the netting is connected to the pads.

There are locks that you'll have to unclock (4 I believe) located 12oclock, 3, 6,9 I believe. I haven't done it in a while.
post #172 of 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

The pads are replaceable, and the netting is connected to the pads.

There are locks that you'll have to unclock (4 I believe) located 12oclock, 3, 6,9 I believe. I haven't done it in a while.

Thanks Trunks159, 

 

It was a pain in the ass and I'll probably won't ever do it again unless I wanted to put new ear cushions on but I eventually was able to do it. It's not easy but the easiest way I saw of doing it is getting a card from your wallet and entering from 3'oclock and 9'oclock and lifting it up and trying to push it up over the ridges, it takes a little work but once done it clicks off and you continue with the other side . 

 

Unfortunately its how I imagined it, the velvet material was actually cut off a bit too short so it doesn't fit the entire base of the earcup therefore that's why I can see the red accents form the inside of the ear cushions.  

 

Iv'e already contacted Sony if I can get a replacement becasue I'm a bit nit picky with quality control I a like things to look a certain way brand new but would this effect the sound quality becasue I think this is damping material?  here is the picture. even if it doesn't I'm still see whether I can :/

post #173 of 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fluffy Muffinz View Post
 

Thanks Trunks159, 

 

It was a pain in the ass and I'll probably won't ever do it again unless I wanted to put new ear cushions on but I eventually was able to do it. It's not easy but the easiest way I saw of doing it is getting a card from your wallet and entering from 3'oclock and 9'oclock and lifting it up and trying to push it up over the ridges, it takes a little work but once done it clicks off and you continue with the other side . 

 

Unfortunately its how I imagined it, the velvet material was actually cut off a bit too short so it doesn't fit the entire base of the earcup therefore that's why I can see the red accents form the inside of the ear cushions.  

 

Iv'e already contacted Sony if I can get a replacement becasue I'm a bit nit picky with quality control I a like things to look a certain way brand new but would this effect the sound quality becasue I think this is damping material?  here is the picture. even if it doesn't I'm still see whether I can becasue I'm a bit thingy this these kinda things :/

 

Edit: I feel the top of my left ear is touching the netting material and it doesn't "feel" as open as the right ear cup but rather stuffy becasue the netting is looser on the right side but tighter on the left side. I didn't have this issue with my first pair. 


Edited by Fluffy Muffinz - 1/24/14 at 10:47pm
post #174 of 543

Well looks i speak about the MDR-1rbt MK2 too soon, everything was perfect all day today listening to music at regular volume, took a break for a few hours and now powering on the bluetooth only plays one the right side only, actually the left side is without bass in my opinion because I can still hear on the left when I turn the balance but sound is very shallow. With the wire connected, sound comes out perfectly on both side.

I did the pin reset and the factory reset by holding power and phone for 7 sec to no joy. Battery indicator is not blanking blue/red to indicate low battery.

I am actually recharging all night to see if this is the cause, I will report after full charge so I can rule it out.

Any toughs on this on what this might be or should I RMA?

 

Thanks guys.

post #175 of 543
I'd just exchange them. Both Polo and Fluffy.
post #176 of 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poloasis View Post
 

Well looks i speak about the MDR-1rbt MK2 too soon, everything was perfect all day today listening to music at regular volume, took a break for a few hours and now powering on the bluetooth only plays one the right side only, actually the left side is without bass in my opinion because I can still hear on the left when I turn the balance but sound is very shallow. With the wire connected, sound comes out perfectly on both side.

I did the pin reset and the factory reset by holding power and phone for 7 sec to no joy. Battery indicator is not blanking blue/red to indicate low battery.

I am actually recharging all night to see if this is the cause, I will report after full charge so I can rule it out.

Any toughs on this on what this might be or should I RMA?

 

Thanks guys.

No one has any ideas? I really believe it's electronic board related since it does work with the wire fine. I would appreciate any comments.

Thanks guys.

post #177 of 543
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

I'd just exchange them. Both Polo and Fluffy.

thanks, and yeah that's the plan.

I'm actually thinking of returning them and getting the Audio Technica ATH-M50x because I'm really sad to say that every pair of Sony headphones I've bought I've always been able to spot out flaws with every pair I get. If there's no difference in sound with the M50x then there would be pointless is buying them becasue my brother has a pair of white M50s. 


Edited by Fluffy Muffinz - 1/25/14 at 5:19pm
post #178 of 543

I ditched the black foam insulation on the outside of the driver as frankly I found it made the mid and treble dull. Same experience BTW with Wilson Watt Puppies but that is a very long story. Diffraction has very real benefits as I discovered, as well as drawbacks.

 

I then used damping material in the back of the driver as the usual 'Dynamat' mod and re-assembled. It is very important to tighten the screws but don't go crazy and over tighten them. If they are not airtight your bass will suck.

 

Thereafter I made a cable from pure silver on the positive lead of each channels and silver with a touch of gold on the common with Oyaide plugs. Pure sex.

 

I find the sound much improved and I also think that burning in the phones does make a very real difference in this case. They still seem a bit vague and a touch dark with a veil to me. Maybe this will improve with time? I am using the new Japanese Walkman and PHA-2 and it does make enough power by the way at least for me. I want to try it with less efficient headphones but just have not had time.

 

I am extremely spoiled though when it comes to hifi in general and headphones specifically - I am the proud owner of a Sennheiser Orpheus ( even better than the legend around it - listen and it is instant TRUTH - for better or for worse), HD800's with Moon Audio Silver cable (just wonderful and very easily underrated as to how superb they really are), 2 pairs of K1k's (bass heavy and bass light although I hate that simple categorisation - copper from Drew on the light and silver on the heavy - really not headphones at all), Beyer T 1's with Moon Audio Black Dragon, LCD2's with Moon Silver Dragon, and finally Koss European PP's with pure silver cable and Karmer mod (surprisingly great considering the actual manufacturing quality stinks imo). 

 

I really hope that Sony comes back to its roots and just kicks butt in the audio high end. I am an old timer but I do buy hifi and I just love seeing that all caps SONY brand on my kit.

post #179 of 543

Anyone can recommend or knows how good/bad MK2 BT compares to Bose AE2w?

Planning to get 1 of them this week.


Edited by MinMax - 1/28/14 at 6:01am
post #180 of 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniteXtreme View Post
 

For those who like to see the frequency response, here you are:

 

Sony MDR 1R Mk2

Source: http://en.goldenears.net/28027

 

 

Comparing with Sony MDR 1R

Source: http://en.goldenears.net/15436

 

 

It seems that 1R Mk2 has a flatter response around 300-500 Hz and slightly higher trebles around 10 KHz when comparing with 1R.


I still can't wrap my head around these comparisons.
Why would they do such a thing and roll off the sub bass even further...

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