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post #46 of 207
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

Sorry, that's the MDR-10RNC. This is the MDR-10R thread. I only have the 10R, not the NC. But I have owned the Bose QC15 in the past, and I'm very impressed with its noise cancelling. But because it is a relatively primitive implementation of noise cancellation compared to the 10RNC, which has three adaptive profiles, the long-term effect of using a headphone optimized for use on an airplane in non-airplane conditions just doesn't cut it for me.

 

I hope this thread is for the 10R series… including the RNC and the RBT. Please don't tell me that I have been in the wrong thread since weeks with my 10RBT!!!

 

And, where the heck are you living? A place you can't have any Momentum… this sounds strange to me. :confused:

Even Amazon can't ship to you?

 

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This doesn't look much like an appreciation thread.  Not a troll or anything but there's a lot of people complaining about them.  Including me lol:redface:.

 

Don't know if this can help, but I do enjoy my 10RBT, at least for the BT convenience!

post #47 of 207

Theres the spirit.

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Don't know if this can help, but I do enjoy my 10RBT, at least for the BT convenience!

 

If they drop to $100, they would still have to fight the UE6000, which is about the same in quality to the 1r.

post #48 of 207
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If they drop to $100, they would still have to fight the UE6000, which is about the same in quality to the 1r.

UE6000 is a pretty hefty set compared to the 10R. And, in my case, the UE9000 (which has BT) is far from cheap...

post #49 of 207

UE6000 is built much better though.

post #50 of 207
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UE6000 is built much better though.


mmm... I dunno about that. they are both plastic lol. the ue6000 may have been a bit heavier but that doesn't mean better build quality.

post #51 of 207

Agree with Trunks159.

And vantt1 would be pleased to know that they have metal headband extensions, and metal hinges.


Edited by Pass - 12/30/13 at 6:54pm
post #52 of 207
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mmm... I dunno about that. they are both plastic lol. the ue6000 may have been a bit heavier but that doesn't mean better build quality.

Tons of different plastics exist.  The UE6000 isn't just plastic, and the plastic is actually good plastic.  The 10r feels like.. bad lol.

post #53 of 207
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Originally Posted by Pass View Post
 

 

I hope this thread is for the 10R series… including the RNC and the RBT. Please don't tell me that I have been in the wrong thread since weeks with my 10RBT!!!

 

And, where the heck are you living? A place you can't have any Momentum… this sounds strange to me. :confused:

Even Amazon can't ship to you?

 

 

Don't know if this can help, but I do enjoy my 10RBT, at least for the BT convenience!

 

I live in the capital city of Australia - not Sydney, but Canberra. It's a very remote little town.

 

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Originally Posted by Pass View Post
 

Agree with Trunks159.

And vantt1 would be pleased to know that they have metal headband extensions, and metal hinges.

 

I've tried the UE6000s, but I found the fit to be quite strange. The metal headband extensions and hinges are similar to that of the Beats Solo HDs, but nowhere near the ruggedness of the Beats Executives.

 

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Tons of different plastics exist.  The UE6000 isn't just plastic, and the plastic is actually good plastic.  The 10r feels like.. bad lol.

 

I'm guessing because the UE6000 uses plastic that is denser and more solid, whereas the 10R's plastic is mostly hollow.

post #54 of 207
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post

I'm guessing because the UE6000 uses plastic that is denser and more solid, whereas the 10R's plastic is mostly hollow.

Pretty much.

post #55 of 207

My 1Rs feel fine on my head, while the 6000s felt heavier (especially if you installed batteries in them). The 1Rs' plastic is also matte, while the glossy plastic on the 6000 is a fingerprint magnet. IMHO the 1R still wins in terms of styling and portability, it might be not as solidly built as the 6000 but it's certainly not a fragile headphone.

 

also I'm not quite sure what people were expecting with the new 10R line, they are all priced significantly cheaper than the previous 1Rs and their respective variants, to expect a cheaper headphone that also sounds better might be asking a bit too much. :D

post #56 of 207
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Originally Posted by bedlamite View Post
 

My 1Rs feel fine on my head, while the 6000s felt heavier (especially if you installed batteries in them). The 1Rs' plastic is also matte, while the glossy plastic on the 6000 is a fingerprint magnet. IMHO the 1R still wins in terms of styling and portability, it might be not as solidly built as the 6000 but it's certainly not a fragile headphone.

 

also I'm not quite sure what people were expecting with the new 10R line, they are all priced significantly cheaper than the previous 1Rs and their respective variants, to expect a cheaper headphone that also sounds better might be asking a bit too much. :D

I had the MDR-1R for a day, and I can safely say that I like the 10R more, simply because it suits my needs better overall. The 1R seems a bit cumbersome to me; I especially dislike the design of the yoke. Although the 1R sounds much more spacious than the 10R, the added physical size isn't worth it.

 

Did you get the limited offer of an "Exclusive connecting cord (without mic and remote)" that Sony decided to generously include? It's not like headphones of lower caliber and similar price range were offering them on a relatively unlimited basis.

 

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post #57 of 207
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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

I had the MDR-1R for a day, and I can safely say that I like the 10R more, simply because it suits my needs better overall. The 1R seems a bit cumbersome to me; I especially dislike the design of the yoke. Although the 1R sounds much more spacious than the 10R, the added physical size isn't worth it.

 

Did you get the limited offer of an "Exclusive connecting cord (without mic and remote)" that Sony decided to generously include? It's not like headphones of lower caliber and similar price range were offering them on a relatively unlimited basis.

 

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tbh I've been eyeing the 10R-BTs myself, I've only had a quick audition of the wired 10Rs in a noisy Sony showroom but what I heard sounded good. The 10R didn't sound massively different from the 1R (save for slightly boosted treble response), and if Sony is able to give me a similar sound in a smaller package, and cheaper to boot, welp that's good enough for me!

 

Yeah the "Exclusive cord" is BS lol. That little sticker really didn't need to be there.

post #58 of 207
I had the liberty of using the 1R for a whole day in a quiet environment, and all I noticed was that the 1R had a slightly larger soundstage than the 10R. 
 

That cord without mic and remote is actually quite important to me. I have a Sony Vaio Duo 11 ultra-portable computer (think ULV chip, Windows 8, touchscreen and slide out keyboard), and it comes with a surprising amount of accessories that you wouldn't find in other laptops. One of those accessories is an active noise cancelling in-ear monitor, pictured below.

 
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This is no ordinary IEM, however. You may notice that this particular 3.5 mm stereo jack has not three, nor four, but five individual conductors. They consist of one left and right audio out, one left and right microphone in (for active noise cancellation) and one ground for audio out and mics. This would mean that the headphone jack in the Sony Vaio Duo 11 has five conductors as well - and it does. Does this affect the usage of normal stereo three-conductor and in-line mic/remote four-conductor plugs?
 
Yes, yes it does. Three-conductor plugs work fine, but four-conductor plugs are momentarily detected by the Duo 11, but at some point it will automatically disconnect, resulting in any audio that is currently playing on the computer to suddenly play out of the loudspeakers.
 
TL;DR: My laptop can't play audio reliably out of cables that have a remote and mic, so I need to use one that doesn't have a remote and mic.
post #59 of 207
So the 10r costs $200. The 1r costs $200. Why get the 10r again?
post #60 of 207
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

So the 10r costs $200. The 1r costs $200. Why get the 10r again?

hahaha I totally agree with this statement. The problem w/ them releasing a cheaper version of the MDR-1Rs a bit over a year later is that the MDR-1R's price already has dropped down to sub-$200 nowadays.

 

however, I think the above poster said something about wanting a smaller profile & disliking the yoke design of the 1rs?

 

edit: It's actually kinda funny the way the headphone market works nowadays. since there is always new headphones coming out driving down the price of older models, you can find really amazing headphones $100 cheaper if you are willing to get last year's model (& if you make sure to research to see if the headphones were rated highly at their release price, rather than marked down because they were overpriced hahaha)

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