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.
Summary: So here is my review of the MDR-1R.
Its a good looking headphone. nothing to complain about. It is by far my best looking headphone, but that is easy to do :)
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.
Summary: No need to elaborate on what has already been said about these but I summarise my time with the Sony MDR 1Rs:
-Nice build quality
-Deep bass (not too deep)
-Can be great for some electronic music
-Lack the resolution you would expect for...
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
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.
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