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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. montanari
    I didnt find any headphone
     
  2. halcyon
    Sure, it's not there anymore.... Like I said, 1-2 hours. I saw it, but it was too late. A couple of people at a local forum were I hang out (not here) were able to put in an order, before they were all gone.
     
  3. Maelob
    I saw a few on amazon for under 1700 USD.
     
  4. Lookout57
    Moon Audio is selling them for 15% off for Black Friday.
     
  5. montanari
  6. MacedonianHero Contributor
    More transparent = less of its own sound introduced into the mix and the sound staging is definitely better on the Sonys by a good margin. Plus, I can't really consider the TH900s as closed back because they let sound in like an open headphone. The TH900s don't sound as good as even the much cheaper Purple-hearts (based on the TH900s and quite a bit less $$$); which is why in the end I sold them as I could have an equally impressive built headphone with smoother treble and overall SQ for less money. Weird as we hear the Utopia pretty much equally the same?
     
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  7. montanari
    No way That th900 and the massdrop sound the same
    The th900 is another Level.. Anyway i liked tge z1r very much, less detailed but more musical
    I found additectedtoaudio in Australia are selling them for around 1050eur new and i would buy for that price immediately but they dont ship outsider Australia..
    If somebody knows This price in europe please let me know
     
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  8. Quadfather
    Is the Z1R better out of the Sony NW - WM1A or the Sony NW - WM1Z? I just joined, and have not had much of an opportunity to read the entire thread yet.
     
  9. MacedonianHero Contributor
    But they do sound more coherent, especially in the upper mids/treble regions. Have you heard them?
     
  10. montanari
    IMG_3662.JPG I had the first release when it come out for about one month
    It s a good but mid level headphone
     
  11. MacedonianHero Contributor
    I think they’re all mid level FWIW in terms of sound. I just prefer the variants. YMMV of course...but hats how I feel with my experiences with these headphones.
     
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  12. montanari
    They are all mid level the Sony too..
    Compared to some open back like lcd3 or he1000..
    But I still think that th900 and Sony z1r are another upper category above th x00 or d7200
    And yes maybe the Sony a bit better than th900 but I Need to listen a bit more to be sure so the gap is not so big
     
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  13. MacedonianHero Contributor
    I’m not going to argue here, by the 900s have a few fatal issues for me: the lack of isolation and that treble (which the variants rectify. I agree the lcd3/lcd4/lcd4z are better.
     
  14. montanari
    Just try to listen to them from a valve amp or the front jack of accuphase 600 or luxman 550/590 (from where the Sony sounds too dark and boring) and I m sure you ll chage your opinion!
    I would like a bit more treble from the Sony for example..
     
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  15. MacedonianHero Contributor
    Yeah...I’ve heard them from some killer tube amps too (WA22, WA33 and a Dragon Inspire IHA-1 among others). If you like them...that’s all that matters.
     
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