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Sony MDR-1A - Sony's latest update on the 1R

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by xero1, Sep 6, 2014.
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  1. Gregio

    Wow they are really nice, would match perfect for PS4 Pro :) where can i get one?
  2. ArchDragoon
    Just got mine yesterday. Still wonder if there's a way to make it has quicker, tighter bass
  3. DavidA
    The dynamat helps tighten up the bass and if you do the medical tape mod also it will really make the bass almost perfect to me, but you need to do a little trial and error to make sure you don't over do it.
  4. kartik7405
    Dynamat and soborthne both prevent plastic cup sound reflection.You can use the aluminium foil used in car for damping as well.
    Surgical tape is a very bad as a damping material.it suck out mids and it sounds a bit thinner.
    @David and me has done many mods to make the sony mdr-1A best.After all i need a openback so i moved on to Audioquest nighthawk.The stock one is sounds really wired to me as well.Hope this mod helps.Enjoy.
  5. Isloo

    Thank you the info. I previously had a look on their site, but didn't see any Sony cables. I will look again, or just send them an email.
  6. oldmate
    Just got a pair of these for cheap despite reading about the bass bloat. I like them. Yes there is some bloat but not enough to regret my purchase and I'm finding on some albums eg Brothers in Arms and Gaucho for example the bloat is minimal. Well, to my ears anyway.
    Reading some of the comments you would think that these are garbage.
    So despite wanting a more expensive pair I could not justify the dollars so I settled for these and no regrets. I like the sound signature. The comfort?? Outstanding.
  7. n05ey

    I couldn't agree more. Given the comments on comfort I have these the last chance for cans as I have found every pair so far eventually has too much discomfort to enjoy in the end. What I have found is a really enjoyable sound and supreme comfort. The first pair I can leave on all day without thinking...

    If you haven't already, a little foam in the vents stops the wind noise and to me takes a bit of reverb out of the bass which has made them even more enjoyable
  8. oldmate
    Wind noise not an issue - these are for inside. Just about to have a listening session, the heatwave is hot, the beer is cold, time for music!!
  9. n05ey

    It is so hot! Bar beach was pretty good yesterday tho. Enjoy the great indoors!
  10. DavidA
    The comfort is somewhat dependent on ones ears, for some with bigger ears the pads can be a touch too small.  Most comfortable headphones for me are HD-700, SRH-1840 and most Grado with cheap G pads, these are large enough to fit my ears and breath well even in warm humid weather.  The MDR-1A while very comfortable due to the soft ear pads don't breath well enough for me or my GF to use them outside here in Hawaii.
  11. expontherise
    Has anyone tried to use V-Moda boom pro mic with these? Is it compatible?
  12. SubSTI
    It isn't on their site, this is the reply I got via email:
    Q: The Sony MDR-1A I have accepts 3.5mm TRRS balanced for sure, see attached picture I assume you are familiar with.
    What is the price of a Copper HPC MK2 for the MDR-1A to 2.5mm TRRS AK/DP-X1 in 1.5M?

    A: In case of MDR1A and AK 2.5mm TRRS cable the cost is 91Eur plus 6Eur shipping.

  13. ArchDragoon
    So... I just have to purchase dynamat and put it on the white plastic part ? Is it really help a lot ?
  14. DavidA

    posted this picture a while back:
    you could put more (didn't cover some of the smaller areas) but for me this was enough for me
    PS: put the dynamat in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden it, much easier to work with
  15. ArchDragoon
    Got it, Thanks David.
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