New Sony portable headphone - the MDR-ZX750!
Jun 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM Post #16 of 57

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Actually contrary to what TripBitShooter has said about the MDR-ZX750, I find the sound rather pleasing.
In fact, it shares much with the MDR-10RC which, in my opinion, is a better version of the MDr-10R.
 
Similar to the MDR-10RC, the ZX750 has a lively sound, fun and decently balanced with an obvious hard-hitting bass boost but not offensively so.
 
But it is a tiny bit behind in terms of highs and mids compared to the MDR-10RC which, for the price difference, is entirely forgivable.
 
It generally sounds good, very comfortable, and needless to say, i like it quite a bit, if not for the MDR-10RC having already stolen my heart.
 
Jun 5, 2014 at 10:45 PM Post #17 of 57

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Lol I take back my comments. seems like the model i tested was defective. the sound is really sweet on my ears and the bass is quite good . i find that it lacks extension though and soundstage is rather constricted.
 
Jun 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM Post #18 of 57

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  Actually contrary to what TripBitShooter has said about the MDR-ZX750, I find the sound rather pleasing.
In fact, it shares much with the MDR-10RC which, in my opinion, is a better version of the MDr-10R.
 
Similar to the MDR-10RC, the ZX750 has a lively sound, fun and decently balanced with an obvious hard-hitting bass boost but not offensively so.
 
But it is a tiny bit behind in terms of highs and mids compared to the MDR-10RC which, for the price difference, is entirely forgivable.
 
It generally sounds good, very comfortable, and needless to say, i like it quite a bit, if not for the MDR-10RC having already stolen my heart.

 
I agree the RC sounds better than the 10R! You reckon the ZX750 sounds more rolled off? It sounds like it would be pretty stuffy sounding then.
 
Jun 9, 2014 at 8:21 PM Post #19 of 57

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It is a bit rolled off but does not sound stuffy.
 
Jun 9, 2014 at 11:25 PM Post #20 of 57

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Well, not reeeeally stuffy.
I honestly couldn't tell the difference between the 10RC and the ZX750 until my friend pointed it out and i listened closely.
And then I felt the veeeeeeeeery slightly richer, more refined and lush tones in mids and highs of the 10RC compared to the ZX750.

All in all, I thought the ZX750 a awesome pair of headphones and seriously wonder why hasn't more spotlight been placed on them.
Build might be plastic-y but it's crazy comfortable and sounds like a bomb.
 
I'd rush out to get it if not for years of well-honed discipline reigning me in lol
 
Jun 10, 2014 at 12:19 AM Post #21 of 57

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the soundstage is really too narrow for me. This would actually be a good pair of cans, but the budget sennheiser such as the HD 229, HD 419 and HD 429 do things better.
 
Jun 10, 2014 at 3:22 AM Post #22 of 57

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after a few hours of listening to the set Sony sent me for review, i have identified quite a few cons that prevent it from becoming a winner. Firstly, the headphone does not stay securely on your head and slips a little after a few minutes. There is very noticeable channel imbalance with the bass coming in louder from the right earcup as compared to the left side. Also, there are certain emphasised and muffled frequency ranges. Ur music will sound different, in an unnnatural way. Play 'I like that' by before you exit and the bass guitar sounds very tinny and weird.
 
Jun 10, 2014 at 3:27 AM Post #23 of 57

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the mid-bass is rather bloated, so i think this should primarily be a basshead can. comparing to audio technica's solid bass offerings in the same price range, the 750AP is totally blown away by the cleanliness of the mids and treble of audio technica's solid bass cans. The bass is also better on the audio technicas'. The mid-bass bloat kills off a good sub-bass extension, and without the mid bass bloat this headphone would be very good.
 
Jun 10, 2014 at 4:16 AM Post #24 of 57

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acoustic guitars on a chinese song, 那些年,bled heavily into the vocals as well. comparing the ZX750AP to slightly cheaper headphone, the Yamaha HPH-M82, the yamaha displayed crisper and less recessed vocals, and also better control of bass and much more even frequency response with less peaks and dips.
 
Jun 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM Post #25 of 57

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a_recording, I remember watching ur MDR-10R review. If i remember correctly, u said the bass was boomy. I found the exact opposite. I found the bass to be extremely rolled off with almost no extension and depth.
 
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a_recording, I remember watching ur MDR-10R review. If i remember correctly, u said the bass was boomy. I found the exact opposite. I found the bass to be extremely rolled off with almost no extension and depth.

 
What do you think of the mid-bass?
 
Jun 14, 2014 at 1:47 AM Post #27 of 57

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i only had a short listen at various sony centres, so i can only say that the bass is extremely rolled off and bass notes all blur into one monotonous thump. mid bass often gets lost in the mix.
 
Jun 14, 2014 at 8:13 AM Post #28 of 57

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bass guitars are heavily affected, with their distortion coming in clearly but without depth or impact. mids are also very dry and vocals lack emotion or fullness. i like neutral sound, so for the bass to not impress me by providing too little depth and impact means it is quite bad.
 
Jul 8, 2014 at 6:35 PM Post #29 of 57

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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 $175 (Costco model with Case and other extras), it does balanced sound reproduction better than MDR-10RDC/NC.  The added benefit of Bluetooth, Rechargeable Batteries, and ANC is enough for 99% of people.  To be honest, this is enough headphones for me for non critical purposes, laptop hoboing at the local coffee shops or what not. 
 
Immediate impressions: Fairly balanced, much more so compared to the any versions of MDR-10Rs. It does sound more like the ZX series than the MDR-1XR series.  Bass seems a bit bloated compared to the nosy mids.  Loose and Boomy.  Works better with acoustic materials than rock or other bass heavy materials.  Maybe a bit of basshead's can perhaps, but it's a bit too loose in the low ends.  Nothing tight or controlled.  Warm much like the ZX700 or MDR-1R, and definitely brighter than MDR-10R.
 
Supra-Aural makes these bit uncomfortable...  Not sure what I think about this form factor.  It grips quite tight.  Control is counter intuitive, but the fact that there are physical controls?  I like it. 
 
About 10 hours of random music burn in so far.
 
It's much, much better than MDR-10R/NC.  That much is certain.  It's more of a smile shaped EQ vs. extreme V of MDR-10R.  
 
Jul 9, 2014 at 2:49 AM Post #30 of 57

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what u call these balanced?! The bass boost overwhelms the mids ans highs so much that when i turn up the volume to get the mids and highs to an amplitude that i like, the bass becomes SUPERBLY boomy and overpowering
 

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