- Aug 30, 2010
No I don't think they are consider upgrade, just preferences and a direction for you to look into to know what else is out there. The vmoda m100 might be what you want over all of these. Mdr-1r will be bass lighter than the m100, but a more push forward mids. It's been a while since I heard the 1r. Only the one malveaux listed can be consider an upgrade, but they are bigger (full size) and some will need an amp. Just take some time and look into these options if you want something different.