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Buying advice: V-moda crossfade m80 vs Sony MDR-1R

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Hello. I am triying to decide between these two headphones so I will be very grateful if anyone coud help me. I would use them mainly for travel and I used to listen metal and rock, as well as some electronic music, so I want to know which one would suit me better. I am slightly confused about the 1r´s bass but I know that they are more confortable and they isolate quite better. Which one should be the best option in your opinion? Thanks in advice.

post #2 of 38

Which one would be the best?  The Sennheiser HD25-II (or Amperior or HD25 Aluminum).

post #3 of 38
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I´ve heard great things about them, but despite it´s said that they sound slightly better than the m80´s, I prefer the look of the V-moda´s so between the amperior or the hd 25-1 II and the m80 I prefer the m80s, so my doubt is between these and the Sony 1r or any over the ear headphones which can compete with them at the same price range and look as good as the 1Rs.

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I´ve heard great things about them, but despite it´s said that they sound slightly better than the m80´s, I prefer the look of the V-moda´s so between the amperior or the hd 25-1 II and the m80 I prefer the m80s, so my doubt is between these and the Sony 1r or any over the ear headphones which can compete with them at the same price range and look as good as the 1Rs.


Just an FYI, but the V-Moda M80 has been heavily discounted just recently.  I don't really think it's supposed to be in the same price range as the Sony at all.  V-Moda is supposedly discontinuing the M80.  Their price is back up right now, but they were down around $125 during Thanksgiving weekend.  The Sony may be a better buy for that reason.

post #5 of 38
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Finally, I decided to get the Sony. Thanks a lot for your help :D 

post #6 of 38
Thread Starter 

When I was going to purchase the sony I found a pair of v-modas m100 at the same price, so my doubts have return, this time between these two. Which one should sound better using them unamped with my galaxy s3, according with the genres I listen?

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Two different flavors.  The M100 would be great if you love bass.  The 1r is good for more laid back genres, but not bad for faster ones.  They are muuuuch more comfortable, but not built anywhere near as well.  Have you looked into the KEF M500.  I think they are better than both; mostly because they are more comfortable, more portable, much better at rock/metal, and the list goes on.  Have you looked into the K545.

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The KEF look like a nice option but I have seen that their isolation isn´t very good and they are more expensive in my country. About the k545, I think that they are too big so I will definetely buy the Sony rather than the V-modas because of their confort. Thanks for your recomendations :beerchug:

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Originally Posted by alberto23495 View Post
 

Hello. I am triying to decide between these two headphones so I will be very grateful if anyone coud help me. I would use them mainly for travel and I used to listen metal and rock, as well as some electronic music, so I want to know which one would suit me better. I am slightly confused about the 1r´s bass but I know that they are more confortable and they isolate quite better. Which one should be the best option in your opinion? Thanks in advice.

MDR-1R will isolate better as they are over-ear vs. the M80 on-ears. Another option to consider is the V-Moda M100 which is a bassier version of the M80 that are over-ear (they are great performers, but I don't think the M100 would be the best choice for rock/metal). They all sound nice, just different sound signatures.

 

I would recommend the MDR-1R. The MDR-1R has a rich, lush mid-focused sound signature with a warm mid-bass boost. (watev the hell that means ;) lol). MDR-1R easily wins in the comfort area. You can find the MDR-1R for sub-$200 to $180 if you are patient.


Edited by money4me247 - 12/17/13 at 6:46pm
post #10 of 38
Hi guys.

Help please, i already have the over ear momentums, the cals and the hd25s. I am thinking of getting an extra pair and i can get a pair of m80s for 100 euros and a pair of black mdr 1rs for 90 (both in mint condition but the sony have no box).

I listen mostly to pop, indie rock and edm.

I know i am comparing on ears with over ear but overall wich one do you guys think it is the best all rounder, the clearer sounding, better resolution, etc etc etc....

Basically wich one and why ....

Cheers...
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post #12 of 38
Any of these 2 are not worth a shot (considering the cans i already have and my musical tastes)?

Woul any of the 2 be a good adition to my colection?

Cheers...
post #13 of 38
Your momentum is much better than both.
post #14 of 38
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Originally Posted by Pedro Oliveira View Post

Hi guys.

Help please, i already have the over ear momentums, the cals and the hd25s. I am thinking of getting an extra pair and i can get a pair of m80s for 100 euros and a pair of black mdr 1rs for 90 (both in mint condition but the sony have no box).

I listen mostly to pop, indie rock and edm.

I know i am comparing on ears with over ear but overall wich one do you guys think it is the best all rounder, the clearer sounding, better resolution, etc etc etc....

Basically wich one and why ....

Cheers...

 

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Your momentum is much better than both.

 

+1. it's likely that your over-ear momentums are already better sound quality than both. I wouldn't recommend you get anything else. the new pair of mdr-1r at $90 euro is quite a steal tho, the cheapest I've seen em was $180 USD.

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+1. it's likely that your over-ear momentums are already better sound quality than both. I wouldn't recommend you get anything else. the new pair of mdr-1r at $90 euro is quite a steal tho, the cheapest I've seen em was $180 USD.

they are both used. In mint condition but used. The v-modas still have the box, recipt, etc.... the 1r's only the cables and the pouch (no box and no purchase documentation).

I love the momentums sound overall my main gripe is the fit. They are barely over ear to me and with some movement that  bad fit reflects itself on the isolation and consequentely on the bass.

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