Edited by david8613 - 5/29/14 at 6:52am
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Edited by david8613 - 5/29/14 at 6:52am
The bass was quite good. Not as much volume or pace as the UE9000 over bluetooth but quite a solid amount of bass. There was a bit of a mid bass hump though which annoyed me but thats generally good for EDM music.
My quick research seems to suggest that many (or all?) bluetooth transmitters have a lag problem. Which one are you using? How is the lag?
Well, I always state that I am a newbie, and don't have golden ears, but the bass on the Sony makes me smile..The bass was one of the 4 or 5 improvements that Sony made over the 1st Sony MDR 1RBT. That was 4 to 5 improvements too. They listed them somewhere, but just the talk of the improvements in the MK2, made me take what I thought was a risk and went gray market to get the MK2. Gray market means if warranty work is ever needed, I CANNOT go to Sony USA, I have to ship back to the vendor and they in turn will ship to Sony.. Come to find out, getting MK2s from an oversea vendor was fast shipping (9 days) and a full explanation of warranty coverage. I am on my 2nd pair. My first pair was stolen a month ago. I liked the so much, the very next day, I placed an order, and received them in 9 days too. I am fully satisfied of the performance of the Mk2s at their price point. I paid $335 shipped to my door..
I am using this one at home, go this off Ebay.. Going to get another one for work. The one I have at work now doesn't have the aptx..
I decided to go the opposite direction of this thread since I've kinda exhausted options at the high-end. I gave the Creative Hitz WP380 a shot but the headphone creaks and is a bit uncomfortable for me. Sound was also slightly boomy bass-wise albeit decent overall.
I recently had the opportunity to briefly test a colleague's AKG K451. Thought it was comfortable enough and with the special that Harmanaudio is having right now on refurbs (only $39) I decided to give it a shot. I just got it in today and despite being on-ear's these are very comfortable owing to the thick & cushy memory foam. They also sound pretty good if a bit boomy and ever so slightly muddyish. I have these hooked up to the BlueAnt Ribbon (still looking for a better aptX receiver and am considering the LG BTS1 or Avantree Saturn Pro). This is my portable BT solution for now. I'll report back how this works out (or not) in the coming weeks.
Both Sony's are a bit weak in the sub bass department and have a mid bass hump. I don't think the deep bass will appear after burn in. It might sound smoother though. You must like really really dark/warm sound signature. I haven't heard anyone describe the 10RBT as bright before. If you are after something with more solid bass, the Harman Kardon BT and Jabra Revo both have lots of reviews saying the bass is deep and dominant, the Revo especially. I'd be reluctant to recomment the Harman Kardon though from comments earlier in the thread by @tinyman392 who said they are quite bright and sometimes harsh sounding in the treble. The AKG k845bt had good deep bass response. They aren't bass heavy though but the deep bass is there when it needs to be. They also don't have aptx though they sounded better to me than everything I've tried that had aptx. The Matrix2 AF62 also has some very good reviews in this thread, some comments said the bass is better than the 10RBT. If none of these fit your requirements then it might be better to look at some lower end bluetooth headphones. Many of them will have very deep (though oftem boomy and muddy) bass.
I had those souls on order, cancelled them after I saw people had problems with the earpieces and so on. I bought the AF62's. I really like them, they are my first bluetooth headset, I use them paired with my Galaxy Note 2 utilizing Apt X. I have not tried them wired yet with my HisoundAudiio 3rd Anniversary player or Sasnsa clipzip yet.
i think the final conclusion about sony mdr 1rbt mkII is that the lower end bass is not that much there and slightly it is bright and might sound harsh, which is what I get from what I read so far
i hope for rich full bass, warm and not bright sound signature