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9.2 out of 10

Sony MDR-1R

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Overall 10
10

MDR-1R- Love it!

Rami, B&H Photo
30 April 2013
  • Excerpt: New to the world of Audiophiles. But Awesome headphones! Beautiful sound! For somereason the quality gets better. Maybe needs a break-in time?
  • Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Cord Too Short
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Overall 10
10

User Review

gerelmx1986, head-fi.org
18 April 2013
  • Summary: I Ventured to buy those headphones fater a massive discount in pre-christmas sales here in mexico, for $178 USD i consider them to be a great buy   The construction of those cans seems to be aluminum and plastic mix, the band is alumnum as well as the ear cups, the joints are plastic, overall they feel fragile, so I try to take great care of those, the good is that they feel very light.
  • Pros: Natural sound, big soundstage, right amount of bassm comfortable
  • Cons: Jack connection feels flimsy, overall they feel fragile
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Damage, head-fi.org
18 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.  The overall balanced approach that worked for MDR-ZX700, with all its plusses and minuses, are back in near perfect form in the MDR-1R.  In essence, the MDR-1R is the refined version of MDR-ZX700.
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

great sound and design poor ambient noise isolation.

nabilsays, CNET
24 March 2013
  • Summary: all in all one of the best headphones I've owned. recommend them for home use and not places with a lot of ambient noise like in the subway, on an airplane, or even on a noisy street.
  • Pros: -great design, -very good sound quality bass not overpowering, -great for watching movies you forget that you have them on, -very comfy, -excellent build quality, -good price when compared to the competition
  • Cons: -not the best ambient sound isolation, -trebles aren't great
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

thesurvivor90, head-fi.org
3 March 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. as for the midbass hump, that just makes it sound warmer, which i love (personal preference).   some saying isolation isn't good. if isolation was good, i would give 5 stars.
  • Pros: warm, soundstage, balanced, mids.
  • Cons: nothing
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

dudlew, head-fi.org
28 February 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. There are a few issues though:   First the jack on the headphone to accept the cable has no means of locking the cable in or preventing it from getting slack, So make sure that you don't change the cable constantly,...
  • 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

User Review

Darknet, head-fi.org
27 February 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.  If curious about the dynamat mod, refer to this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/665529/dynamat-mod-for-sony-mdr-1r   So, having owned these headphones for a while (200+ hours approximately) I felt it was time for a review.
  • Pros: imaging, soundstage, mids
  • Cons: mid centric (personal sound preference)
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Krisman, head-fi.org
21 February 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 the price -Bass can feel out of control at times -Not enough *POW* -Can feel sluggish -At the price (and way below) there are much better all round and bass-centric...
  • Pros: Some nice deep bass notes. Big soundstage
  • Cons: Audio Technica M50s
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

socom, head-fi.org
21 February 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 listen to this thing for hours and it won't hurt you unlike the XBA-30.
  • Pros: Strong Bass that doesn't muddle the clarity of music
  • Cons: steep price tag
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

a_recording, head-fi.org
21 February 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: http://www.head-fi.org/t/639948/review-closed-portable-circumaural-around-ear-headphone-comparison-m50-z1000-tma-1-s-momentum-ue6000-mdr-1r   I also made a Youtube review if you would like to get a better look and brief review of the MDR-1R's.
  • 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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