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Sony MDR-1R
9.0 out of 10

Sony MDR-1R

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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1R Headphone

Sound & Vision Magazine
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Some companies jump into the now-trendy headphone category on a wing and a prayer. Sony, on the other hand, is the steward of Sony Music and the master of numerous audio product categories, including a long history in headphones. So a set of midpriced ’phones from Sony raises high hopes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

reviewed
30 September 2013
  • Summary: Comfortable, durable over-ears that should please most listeners
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
7 April 2013
  • Summary: So here is my review of the MDR-1R. Looks: Its a good looking headphone. nothing to complain about. It is by far my best looking headphone, but that is easy to do :) Build: The build is good, solid feeling and not a flimsy feeling piece of plastic.
  • Pros: Good overall sound. Clear mids and clean treble with the Blu Tack mod
  • Cons: Bass has a little upper bass bump and lacks some extension, Mids are a bit forward, Hinge and wind noise issues are present on the go.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1R

PC Magazine
7 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony MDR-1R is a powerful, clean-performing pair of headphones that's comfortable to wear and lends itself well to multiple genres of music.
  • Pros: Solid audio performance with strong bass, crisp highs, and no distortion at top volumes. Extremely comfortable. Comes with two detachable cables, one with inline microphone and remote control.
  • Cons: No included headphone jack adapters.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2013
  • Summary: No need to elaborate on what has already been said about these but I summarise my time with the Sony MDR 1Rs: Pros: -Nice build quality -Removable cable -Deep bass (not too deep) -Big soundstage -Can be great for some electronic music Cons: -Recessed mids -Lack the resolution you would expect for...
  • Pros: Some nice deep bass notes. Big soundstage
  • Cons: Audio Technica M50s
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Coming from balanced armature earbuds, I found this headphone a rather enjoyable transition. I own the PIIQ2, Beats Solo HD, and this definitely fits into another category. The overall impression of the MDR-1R is it is very comfortable piece of hardware with a very warm sound signature, you can...
  • Pros: Strong Bass that doesn't muddle the clarity of music
  • Cons: steep price tag
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Along with the summary below, I have made a review thread comparing the Sony MDR-1R with the Sennhesier Momentum, MDR-Z1000, Logitech UE 6000, Audio Technica ATH-M50 and AIAIAI TMA-1 here:...
  • Pros: Attractive and comfortable design, enjoyable tuning, natural soundstage. Cheaper and better than the Z1000.
  • Cons: Bass still a little loose, pleather isn't the most breathable, non-locking jack mechanism, jack rattle issue
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2013
  • Summary: Preface Just as a disclaimer, everything mentioned in this review pertains strictly to the headphone POST dynamat mod- this is not a comparison nor a review of the original headphones.
  • Pros: imaging, soundstage, mids
  • Cons: mid centric (personal sound preference)
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2013
  • Summary: these deliver a warm sound, which i prefer. still, sound is quite balanced. clear sound, open soundstage, crisp mids, looks nice, !comfortabe! sounds like what i like. didn't use these outside, so can't comment on isolation.
  • Pros: warm, soundstage, balanced, mids.
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
2 April 2013
  • Summary: If I can describe these in one sentence, it would be this: "They are the very portable edition of MDR-ZX700 with replaceable input cables." There in lies the rub. They sound nigh incredibly close to the MDR-ZX700 in all regards.
  • Pros: Comfortable beyond belief. Replaceable Cables. Sounds Just Like MDR-ZX700
  • Cons: Weak Accessory Pack. Cable Rattle Issues. Sounds Just Like MDR-ZX700
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