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Sony Z1R....listening impressions only

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Kcharng, Nov 4, 2016.
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  1. nc8000 Contributor
    So because you don’t agree the rest of us must be wrong and are not allowed to do it and must obey your position ?
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  2. kp297
    Perhaps my message is being missed, but there's a reason I recommended an album called HINDSIGHT.
  3. syke
    I tend to avoid tube amps. I am a solid state sort of person. I don't like my music sounding too fluid and smooth.

    But appreciate your recommendations. And yes, you are right I have a Gas issue.
  4. bytor33
    But the reality is there is no "best" sounding cable. The most they can do is change the sound signature in very subtle ways. I find the stock cable to have the best look and feel. It is lightweight, very pliable, and has next to no microphonics. I would still be using it if didn't accentuate the top end a bit too much with the Hugo 2 for me.
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  5. fullranger
  6. NoMythsAudio
    Give this a trial if you're into Electronic, rocks on Z1R. Available on Tidal. Artist; Younger Brother

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  7. kp297
    Interesting pick! This is strangely relaxing, almost trance like. Reminds me of Gorillaz/Deus Ex Soundtrack. Sleepwalker (Pt 1) brings out the deep bass and that holographic Z1R character.
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  8. Redcarmoose
    It all goes with the territory here. It’s a place to learn, and inside of every post is some education. We all can agree that cables to a point have an effect on the ZR1. In reference to most of Head-Fi; just that fact makes us close brothers.

    Classrooms were never always perfectly pleasant. Science in general has been plagued with emotional talks. In fact whenever a new idea is brought forward, it’s always met with confrontations. Most of the learning which takes place at Head-Fi is folks changing what they thought was correct to a new understanding simply by being humble and reading. None of us know it all.

    Unfortunately audio cables in a system is a very personal thing. It’s difficult to even know what the results could be. And strangely it seems each person tends to perceive the changes in a profoundly personal way.

    Due to this phenomenon arguments often arise, simply due to different perception. Also everyone has a slighly different system which can affect the tone outcome.

    The best advice is to try stuff for yourself and let others have their respected opinions. The great part of it all is the bounty of information and products available today. You can only imagine what it was like to only read magazines and personal letters about audio in the 1970s.
  9. AxelCloris Administrator
    We're cleaned up some of the recent posts in the thread. Please keep the discussion within the Posting Guidelines. This is a thread for MDR-Z1R listening impressions, so we ask that you please keep posts related to that topic.
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  10. akãjerovia
    Really love the sound of the Z1R, makes people smile...


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  11. ACheah
    Hi Guys, i recently bought the z1r. Does anyone have any experience with the MUC-B20BL1 Kimber cable? it seems like there is a new version with the same connections. are there any difference? Thanks
  12. Sp12er3
    Thats the older cable (came with Z7M1), a bit out of date jack.
  13. krayzie
    I'm using this dual 3.5mm plug balanced cable to connect the MDR-Z1R into the PHA-3. The newer version is a single 4.4mm plug balanced solution for use with the newer Sony products that come with this jack like the NW-WM1 and others.
  14. Redcarmoose
    That’s the thing. His original question could only be answered by someone who has the 4.4mm Pentaconn Kimber and this 3.5mm X2 Kimber running side by side with the TA amp and ZR1 headphone. But......even if they were identical in sound quality, he has the PHA-3; which makes the question somewhat riddled?
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  15. ACheah
    thats why i asked. I can always buy the TA amp.
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