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You and me are in the same boat. All other BT over ear headphones tried after UE9000 was rather a disappointment.

Parrot Zik the worst nightmare, Samsung Level Over didn't make it too.

 

Until Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2 came along..

post #377 of 390
So do you own both ue9000 and mk2? How do they compare? I'm hearing good things about the plantronics backbeat pro, have you heard those?
post #378 of 390
Really considering the MK2..anything one on here order from DMI from Australia? Are they legit?
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Originally Posted by david8613 View Post

So do you own both ue9000 and mk2? How do they compare? I'm hearing good things about the plantronics backbeat pro, have you heard those?

Yes I do.

 

Now after having Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2, if you're going to ask me to compare, there'll be a lot of shortfalls from UE9000, which I've used to choosed to live with due to no other choice at that time.

 

Like it or not wear comfort will be my no.1 complaint with UE9000. No doubt, the design was good looking, but the weight distribution was the main issue of it. Headphones suppose the be 3 points weight distribution design, the 2 clamp force against the 2 sides of my head (aka ear areas) and on the top of my head, but due to soft/loose clamping force against the 2 sides of my head, UE9000 all weight distribution end up only on the top of my head. So after some minutes of wearing UE9000, all will feel about the heavy weight of it and starting to feeling the headache. So sometime I'm a bit reluctant using it for long listening. With Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2, this trouble reduce by 75%.

 

UE9000 SQ used to be quite enjoyable, but now was my 2nd top complaint. SQ are 2 different signature, 1 with the cord, 1 with BT ANR on. Why UE why? Using UE9000 in BT/ANR on, the hissing, the muddy cloudy sound signature, laggy powerful mid bass and to the worst, the weird very annoying clicking noise (probably created by the electronic/IC on & off moments) during silent music, skip song. Make you ask more about, why UE why?

 

The bluetooth connection drop-off from device to device will be my 3rd compaint about UE9000. Why UE?

 

With Sony MDR-1R BT Mk2, all above comfort, SQ, Bluetooth connection complaints go away.

Comfort was very good. SQ with powerful bass yet still dynamic, mid & treble are like clear blue sky. Bluetooth connection drop-off = 0 occurrence. I never being this happy before with a BT headphone, never.

 

Until the next game changer come along, I'll sticked with Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2. If it spoiled beyond repair before or after warranty, I'll buy the 2nd, 3rd pair and so on. I don't care, I'll only buy this model until the next magical, miracle BT headphone appear.


Edited by NewForce - 12/20/14 at 1:57am
post #380 of 390
Hello NewForce,
Could you tell me which other BT headphones did you tested?

Thanks
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Would love a brief comparison between the 1RBTMK2 vs Stance S1+...anyone? :)


Edited by dieselvrr - 12/20/14 at 8:34am
post #382 of 390
Almost all of them available in Singapore before August this year. Including those stereo Bluetooth headsets, on or over the ears headphones.
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I've also test portable headphones of big brands lineups like vmoda, shure, ue etc side by side with an ibasso D10, the sony mdr-1 series, momentums and Alessandro MS1  (no isolation but worth a mention) are clearly better sounding then the others. I ended up buying the 1rbt MK2, it was by far the most comfortable and nice full sound even compared to the wired headphones.

 

The 1RBT MK2 are not only the best overall BT headphones i've heard, but the top of the portable closed headphone section under ~$400, beating the momentums with better comfort, bass but a warmer sound. Unfortunately I was not able to demo the KEF series and Audio Technica ES10.

 

The semi open Philips L1 also sounds great if isolation is not a problem.

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This is interesting, what about the plantronics backbeat pro, how do you think it stacks up with sound compared to the mk2? The backbeat looks like it has some very nice features. For me sound quality comes first, then features and comfort follow closely behind. I never had serious comfort issues like you did with the ue 9000, nor did i have any bt drop out issues that you mentioned. the sound of the ue9000 is very good to me, its a fun but smooth sound sig, never harsh. I only wish they were lighter, for instance when i bend over they fall off, and i wish they had longer battery life, 10 hours is not really enough these days with cans getting 20+ hours!
post #385 of 390
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Originally Posted by david8613 View Post

This is interesting, what about the plantronics backbeat pro, how do you think it stacks up with sound compared to the mk2? The backbeat looks like it has some very nice features. For me sound quality comes first, then features and comfort follow closely behind. I never had serious comfort issues like you did with the ue 9000, nor did i have any bt drop out issues that you mentioned. the sound of the ue9000 is very good to me, its a fun but smooth sound sig, never harsh. I only wish they were lighter, for instance when i bend over they fall off, and i wish they had longer battery life, 10 hours is not really enough these days with cans getting 20+ hours!

 

Sorry havn't heard plantronics backbeat pro.

post #386 of 390
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Originally Posted by david8613 View Post

This is interesting, what about the plantronics backbeat pro, how do you think it stacks up with sound compared to the mk2? The backbeat looks like it has some very nice features. For me sound quality comes first, then features and comfort follow closely behind. I never had serious comfort issues like you did with the ue 9000, nor did i have any bt drop out issues that you mentioned. the sound of the ue9000 is very good to me, its a fun but smooth sound sig, never harsh. I only wish they were lighter, for instance when i bend over they fall off, and i wish they had longer battery life, 10 hours is not really enough these days with cans getting 20+ hours!

 

I used to say the same like you about UE9000. I don't have "serious comfort" but just "comfort" compaint, no BT drop out with just 1 device. Btw, I've no complaint like yours about 10 hours streaming time as I used/prefer to charge UE9000 daily. Maybe you should get yuorself a Sony MDR-1RBT Mk2 and then you'll know what I mean. Your own experience will be better than my words.

 

MDR-1RBT Mk2 comfort was much superior than UE9000, SQ likewise. It will not drop off no matter how I shake, twist and bend over. No BT drop off with all my devices. Lastly, I've lost count when I've last charge my MDR-1RBT Mk2, perhaps 1 or 2 weeks ago?


Edited by NewForce - 12/21/14 at 4:30am
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The only thing holding me back getting the mk2 is that I am in the states and I would have to purchase overseas because sony does not sell this unit in the U.S. that's why I'm also I'm looking into the plantronics backbeat pro that has that open microphone feature I love on the ue 9000.
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Originally Posted by david8613 View Post

The only thing holding me back getting the mk2 is that I am in the states and I would have to purchase overseas because sony does not sell this unit in the U.S. that's why I'm also I'm looking into the plantronics backbeat pro that has that open microphone feature I love on the ue 9000.

In the same boat as you, was about the pull the trigger on the MK2 on ebay from DWI but looking at Stance S1+ as well now since its more readily available.

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ups nvm
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Idk, but I'm on third pair of ue 9000 and I can tell you I am enjoying them so much! I keep coming back to them, they are that good! Very smooth but at the same time they have strength in the bass region I cannot explain, it is like a great big hug from Arnold Schwarzenegger on Christmas! Gentle but authoritive. The ue 9000 is a very good headphone imo. I will stick with them until there is something that can seriously beat them.
Edited by david8613 - 12/22/14 at 8:27pm
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