Excerpt: Well known for designing robust electronics, Sony doesn't disappoint with the MDR-1R headphones. Features specially designed for bass enhance the deep lows of your favorite dance beats. The Sony MDR-1R headphones deliver clear bass and a multi-dimensional soundscape. This lightweight set of bass headphones comes in two colors, and the inline remote works with all your iOS devices.
Pros: The Sony MDR-1R's excellent sound quality and light convenient styling make them one of the best bass headphones on the market.
Cons: The on-ear design doesn't lend itself to heavy bass presentation, and the soft carrying case doesn't quite provide adequate protection.
Excerpt: The Good - Excellent design - High-quality sound, S-Master Amp - Versatile connectivity that includes NFC - Good passive sound isolation - Very comfortable The Bad - Extensive use of plastic in construction - Over-ear design is bulky - Supplied carry pouch offers limited protection Sony has a long and distinguished history when it comes to making quality headphones to suit the majority of listeners.
Pros: - Excellent design - High-quality sound, S-Master Amp - Versatile connectivity that includes NFC - Good passive sound isolation - Very comfortable
Cons: - Extensive use of plastic in construction - Over-ear design is bulky - Supplied carry pouch offers limited protection
Conclusion: At just £200 the Sony MDR-1R delivers powerful audio with a focus on overall balance. It could use a bit more high-mid presence, and bass lovers will wish there was more low-end boosting, but the sound signature comes close to the audiophile ideal of a flat response without throwing bass presence out of the window. There's no question that these are high quality headphones – the question is merely whether their sound signature is what you're looking for.
Pros: Solid audio performance with strong bass, No distortion at top volume, Extremely comfortable, Comes with two detachable cables
Conclusion: The best bit about the top-quality £300 Sony MDR-1R Prestige headphones is how easily they skip between roles as a portable and at-home pair. They look great, feel great and sound great too. You can get similar of better sound quality for less money, especially if you like your treble crisp, and we wouldn’t recommend using them in a home studio, but they’re tremendously easy to live with.
Excerpt: Considering that Sony joined forces with dubstep king Magnetic Man to develop the audio of the Sony MDR-1r s, you might think that these cans would have a strong bass bias – but that’s not the case. They certainly edge on the low-frequency side of neutral with a strong, warm upper bass response, but they’re surprisingly lacking power at the very lowest frequencies, leaving us wanting a bit more kick.
Conclusion: Sony has created something very special with the MDR-1Rs. These are possibly the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever worn, while the large, incredibly soft ear cups completely surround your ears ensuring a decent degree of sound isolation. The soundstage is surprisingly expansive for closed back headphones, and it’s only when you fire up certain genres of rock that things begin to compress.
Pros: Amazingly comfortable, Impressive, versatile sound quality, Large ear cups, Good looking design, Very reasonable price
Excerpt: When a company sticks its neck out to brand its headphones as "prestigious" it's got to be pretty confident that they deliver in both the style and sound departments. The Sony MDR-1R over-ear headphones sure do look suave in their brown and silver makeup, but they also carry a whopping £300 price tag on the Sony Store. Are the MDR-1R over-ears able to deliver on their prestigious promise?
Pros: Eventually very comfy, great sound, lots of mid-high frequency range 'snap' yet enough bass to deliver a rounded sound, attractive design
Cons: Exposed drivers can touch against ears, bass doesn't rumble as much as the higher-spec versions, not necessarily perfect for on-the-go listening, Sony Store price is too steep, really low frequencies not as impactful as might be expected
Summary: Räkättävätkö työkaverisi niin, että on mahdoton keskittyä omiin hommiin? Ja silti valittavat, että kuuntelemasi musiikki häiritsee heidän keskusteluaan. Siitäkin huolimatta, että kuuntelet hiljaa kun muuten luurien pisteliäs sävy ottaa korviin. Nyt kaikki kohdat kerralla kuntoon.
Excerpt: Der er ikke noget galt med designet, heller ikke prisen for den sags skyld. Til lige under 2.000 kroner får man et par meget elegante og relativt kompakte lukkede hovedtelefoner. Der skal trives lige så godt hjemme på anlægget som på smartphonen. De er ganske lette også, med en vægt på bare 240 gram, og de kan klappes sammen, hvis man vil smide dem i en taske.