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post #61 of 207
Well, I guess the 1r will be discontinued with the arrival of the 1rmk2.
post #62 of 207

For those who have both the 1r and 10r, which is more comfortable? Do your ears touch the the ear pads? 

post #63 of 207
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Originally Posted by Goh77 View Post
 

For those who have both the 1r and 10r, which is more comfortable? Do your ears touch the the ear pads? 

I had the 1r & my ears did not touch the ear pads. 

 

earcup measurements here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653032/size-matters-earpad-hole-measurements-for-over-ear-headphones#post_9208205

post #64 of 207
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

I had the 1r & my ears did not touch the ear pads. 

 

earcup measurements here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653032/size-matters-earpad-hole-measurements-for-over-ear-headphones#post_9208205

 

I meant with the 10r. The 1r are perfect fit for me, but I'm wondering whether the 10r are as comfortable as the 1r or not, since they are smaller in size.


Edited by Goh77 - 12/31/13 at 3:45pm
post #65 of 207
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Originally Posted by money4me247 View Post
 

I had the 1r & my ears did not touch the ear pads. 

 

earcup measurements here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653032/size-matters-earpad-hole-measurements-for-over-ear-headphones#post_9208205

 

If you mean the inside of the ear cup cavity (i.e. where the speaker driver is) then no, the 1r didn't touch my ears. They have a very big cavity.

The 10r's though, the back of my ears just touch the inside of the ear cup. 

post #66 of 207
Both touched mine. They were still both madly comfortable though.
post #67 of 207

Good to know. The 10r seems better for portable use. Anyone know where I can find a case for them?

post #68 of 207
The 1r is definitely smaller than it looks in the pictures.
post #69 of 207

I tried the 1r at a sony store, and I liked them a lot. Any they are smaller than they look, and freakishly comfortable. Even more comfortable than  DT880 which I thought was the most comfortable headphones. Unfortunately they didn't have the 10r so I can compare it with.

post #70 of 207

I actually tried the MDR-10R on at Best Buy and it was a horrible experience. The  vocals sounded slightly muffled and there was literally no bass what-so-ever. I know a lot of audiophiles are against large quantity bass but I think even they would be disappointed. You have flat response bass, accentuated bass, and then bass on these which actually sounded like they remove most of whatever bass response the music offers. 

 

Don't take my statement to heart though as I only listened for about 2 minutes and headphones were ran off the headphone splitter so I don't know how SQ is effected by amp/dac, flacs, and burn-in. Going off my initial impressions though, these are not worth buying especially if you like beats.

post #71 of 207
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Originally Posted by Goh77 View Post
 

Good to know. The 10r seems better for portable use. Anyone know where I can find a case for them?

 

This one fits the Sony MDR-V55, which should be larger than the MDR-10r.

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The 1r is definitely smaller than it looks in the pictures.

 

The short diameter is slightly larger than that of the Beats Studio 1.0, bout overall it is slimmer, lighter and smaller than the Studios. Sadly, they don't fold so I can't use the Beats carry case with it.

 

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Originally Posted by Kdavis71 View Post
 

I actually tried the MDR-10R on at Best Buy and it was a horrible experience. The  vocals sounded slightly muffled and there was literally no bass what-so-ever. I know a lot of audiophiles are against large quantity bass but I think even they would be disappointed. You have flat response bass, accentuated bass, and then bass on these which actually sounded like they remove most of whatever bass response the music offers. 

 

Don't take my statement to heart though as I only listened for about 2 minutes and headphones were ran off the headphone splitter so I don't know how SQ is effected by amp/dac, flacs, and burn-in. Going off my initial impressions though, these are not worth buying especially if you like beats.

 

Are you sure you didn't mistake a Beats headphone for a Sony headphone? From my experience, the 10r has clear and tight bass - its clearness sometimes makes it sound like it has more bass than Beats, thanks to its Beat Response Control. Vocals are also very well defined with the 10r, while my Beats Studio muffles it and makes vocals sound like another musical instrument.

 

I like Beats for what they are - fashion headphones that are more yoloswag than sound, but given that I got my Sony MDR-10r's for $53, I'd say they're much better value than any Beats headphone.  

post #72 of 207

how did you get them that cheap?

post #73 of 207
How the hell? So cheap!
post #74 of 207

No, it was definitely the MDR-10r but as I said I only got about 2 minutes of listening in and they were on a splitter which I heard can hurt audio quality so I didn't really get a true sense of what they can do but for that 2 minutes the bass seemed quite held back to me.

post #75 of 207
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Originally Posted by Goh77 View Post
 

how did you get them that cheap?

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

How the hell? So cheap!

 

They usually sell for $199, but they were on special at $103.60. I got a $50 gift card for Christmas, so I ended up only paying $53.60. Still counts!

 

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Originally Posted by Kdavis71 View Post
 

No, it was definitely the MDR-10r but as I said I only got about 2 minutes of listening in and they were on a splitter which I heard can hurt audio quality so I didn't really get a true sense of what they can do but for that 2 minutes the bass seemed quite held back to me.

 

Sounds reasonable. But shouldn't that make Beats sound even worse, then?

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