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    Has anyone listened to the new akg k52s yet?

    I bit on one yesterday, thanks to Guitar Center price matching.  With stock pads, bit of a muddy mess.  I quickly swapped the pads for the Generic Velour MDR-V900HD pads that I wasn't using-this after using the Brainwavez angled pads.  It's actually fairly neutral with the velour pads.  Some may...
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    Sony MDR-10R Impressions Thread

    No, considering 10Rs can be had for cheap on eBay and/or Amazon.     $90 is about the maximum I'd pay for these, and that'd be stretching it.
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    Sony MDR F1 owners unite!

    I can count myself as an owner of these bad boys after 10 year or so of putting it off, and finally fulfilling that promise to myself that I made all those years ago.  A brand spanking new pair as well.     Sounds pretty darn fantastic out of a modest amp (Presonus HP4-it was free, and never...
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    [Poor Man Reviews] Sony MDR-ZX770BN

    Quick question: are they on ear like its predecessors (MDR-ZX750BN) or over-ears?
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    New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!

    Actually, your thoughts are more or less on the matter.  Now that I've had the chance to listen to them more in the last couple of months or so, I say that with the standard BT mode, it is more or less on the dot.  It bleeds in, but still retains that trademark Sony flavor throughout.  I'm...
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    Sony MDR-V6 (and family) Impressions Thread

    Hmmm, I am intrigued in your modding and want to subscribe to your newsletters.  Angling the pads maybe?   Also chiming in as an Owner of:   MDR-7506 MDR-V6 (no longer in possession of however) MDR-ZX700 (I consider them the logical successors to the V6s) MDR-V900HD   That I happen to...
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    Review by 'Damage' on item 'Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless Bluetooth Headset - Black'

    In the past, Sony's released ANC headphones, and Bluetooth headphones of a line of headphones (MDR-1R/10R).  However, this is the first Sony headphones that combines both ANC and Bluetooth in a single package for less than $200 in a single headphone.  And, to be frank, I don't know any...
  8. Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless Bluetooth Headset - Black

    Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless Bluetooth Headset - Black

    Sony MDR-ZX750BN Wireless Bluetooth headset with Digital Noise Cancelling and NFC in Black
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    Reply to review by 'damage' on item 'Sony MDR-1R'

    @jwong77 Consider the MDR-ZX750BN, but replace the earpads with the V6 earpads.  Otherwise, it's a terrible bloody bass mess.  Competent ANC (similar to 10RNC), Bluetooth, and somewhat less refined sound signature, but for what it is and what it comes with, it's not bad at all.
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    New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!

    It's not the spacing from the driver to the ear.  It really doesn't change that much from the stock pads to the ZX500 pads.  However, the material traps less sound so there is less reflected bass into the ears.  That cuts a bit of the bass.  It's still bass emphasized, but the rest of it can be...
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    New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!

    Try replacing the earpads.  As I suspected, the earpads are mainly responsible for the bloated bass response.  I swapped them out for the ZX500 earpads and bass is tamed to the level where I can take off the tape off the vents.  A comparable earpads would be off of the V6s/7506 or similar.   ...
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    New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!

      Compared to its direct predecessor the MDR-10RNC, it is much more balanced.  It's still bass heavy no doubt.  I think it's a combination of naturally bass happy driver coupled with supra-aural cups that makes these quite sloppy.  But it's quite warmer and more balanced than MDR-10R, which are...
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    UE Triple-Fi 10- Still worth buying?

    IF Amazon/UE decide to their blowouts at $99 ever again, it's a no brainer yes.  At current price of $300, certainly, you can get better alternatives.  Sony XBA-30 is a very solid alternative at $150-175 range (XBA-3IP/30IP is consistently cheaper vs non IP version).  You lose the detachable...
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    New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!

    Fairly balanced compared to MDR-10R. With loose boomy bass. It is certainly more balanced than 10R in terms of reproduction. The extra bass could be attributed to very close placement of the drivers vs others. Read my impressions fully not just bits and pieces. More akin to MDR-ZX500 than 700...
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    New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!

    Considering that the BN model has Bluetooth, NFC, and ANC, some compromises had to be made.  At $150-$200, you can't find any other headphones that do any of these things rather competently, let alone do it quite well.   I consider these the Jack of All Trades, Master of None for Sony.  For...
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    Reply to review by 'damage' on item 'Sony MDR-1R'

    Comfort and looks wise, very much so.  However, as much as I would like to agree with you on the bass and soundstage, I really can't.  They virtually sound alike, and despite very small differences, measurements taken for both are quite similar.     I have spend the last two weeks listening to...
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    Review by 'Damage' on item 'Sony MDR-1R'

    If I can describe these in one sentence, it would be this: "They are the very portable edition of MDR-ZX700 with replaceable input cables."   There in lies the rub. They sound nigh incredibly close to the MDR-ZX700 in all regards.  The overall balanced approach that worked for MDR-ZX700, with...
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    Review by 'Damage' on item 'Sony X Headphones MDR-X10'

    I'll come back and put a full review up, suffice to say these have a lot of bass, coming from the XBA line.  They are by far the neatest looking cans that Sony's released, but fragile indeed, as the cups scratch easily.  In fact, this would be the first set of headphones that I have scratched...
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    Sony MDR-10R Impressions Thread

    It's not bad per-se, but there are several things I can nitpick against MDR-10R:   1. Overall performance.  Very recessed Midrange, vocals and some of the upper-mids sounds very recessed in light of really boosted bass.  In and of itself isn't a killer, but even at current price range of $100...
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    Reply to review by 'damage' on item 'Sony Over-Ear Headphones - MDR-10R'

    I don't have access to 1Rs, but from what I can remember listening to store demo, it was a lot more balanced in its approach vs. the 10R.  You will want to use some sort of EQ, treble booster if you're on Apple devices.  You will want to refer to the measurements and boost up mid range...
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    Review by 'Damage' on item 'Sony Over-Ear Headphones - MDR-10R'

    Oh wow, I actually have a set of headphones that I can review that was released quite recently.  And by those, they are the MDR-10R family.  Released in Sept. 2013 at MSRP of $200/$250/$300 ish for normal, Bluetooth, and Noise Cancelling Editions, they have gone down to more affordable and...
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    Sony MDR-10R Impressions Thread

    Time to add my $0.02, since they came in for me today.  Right on time as a nice birthday gift for me.  Though....  Well...   Ergonomics: Oh boy, are these ever comfortable.  Very light, very soft, very comfy.  You could wear these all day long as so long as it isn't so hot outside.  These are...
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    Denon AH-D210

    Oh, I remember those.  Those were my first "fancy" headphones, ever, some 15+ years ago.   The only thing I really remember about these was that they were nothing special.  I'd love to hear them these days to see if my judgment on these were correct or not, but comparing the current sets...
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    Apple EarPods Thread

    Certainly FOTM material.   But you know what?  They actually ain't too bad at all.     Though, I will be honest, as is, the midbass hump is just too severe for extended listening.  The sound signature along with its form factor makes it tiring to listen to for extended period of time...
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    Apple Earpods Review

    Time to add in my two cents...   Actually, I found them very sensitive to sources as well.  I don't have amps so I can't really vouch for how they will react under different amps, but you can verify the sheer difference on sources alone, say a Sony Walkman vs. Sansa Clip vs. iPads.  There...