Sorry bout the comment, i'm new and I thought that was the right way to reply to your post XD What can you tell me 'bout the sound quality of the 10R vs 1R? :)
Sony MDR-10R Impressions Thread - Page 14
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My dad owned the MDR-10R until he discovered the Beyerdynamic Custom One with DT880 velours.
He passed it down to me with a hole drilled behind each earcup for more bass.
I'm a bit disappointed since I can't make direct comparisons anymore between the MDR-1R Mk2. and MDR-10R.
Although, the MDR-10R sounds cleaner than the 1R Mk2. in my opinion. The mids have more weight, the bass compensates some of the bass loss in outdoors, and treble is more fun compared to the 1R Mk2. The 1R mk2's treble sounds distorted and doesn't match well with the rest of the music. The 10R has this distortion as well but it hides it, leaving a small treble spike to give the sound a nice sparkle.
However what the 1R Mk2. does better is balance and comfort. Say I strummed a guitar and played back the audio through the 10R. Some frequencies would be in the left channel and some frequencies would be in the right, it's a very weird listening experience.
Overall I prefer the 10R much more for portable usage, the 1R mk2. sounds like it's suited much better for home usage. I digress there are better headphones for half the price that sound better than the 1r mk.2 in my opinion. Though both headphones are targeted toward a "modern music listener" in which there's a lot of compressed music being passed around; the cheaper MDR-10R sounds better to my ears.
I'm thinking about drilling holes in the 1R myself.
3khz-5khz region sounds recessed (less guitar/violin/brass presence)
The bass does eventually get fatiguing
MDR-1R mk2. Pros
Better aesthetics (in my opinion)
MDR-1R mk2. Cons
Treble sounds a bit distorted
Mids sound warm but also sounds thin (a weird mix in my opinion)
Edited by Nec3 - 5/2/15 at 8:35pm