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.
Summary: I have always known that sony had some good headphones for studios.
But as for the lower models I have heard before, they has not been much above some cheap Koss Porta Pro in the sound.
So yeah I always stayed away from the Sony brand, until recently when I heard some z1000. I did like them quite alot for all the detail and the over all look(abit boring but simple).
But they lacked some bass so I did put the thought off buying them, also very expensive in Norway.
Pros: Small and light. Good looking in both versions. Laid back signature with good midbass and forward mids.
Cons: Cable controlls is not the best, also the plastic would be better in metal.
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
Summary: Source: iPod Touch 3G ALAC filled
Amp: iBasso D12
Overall sound impression:
As somewhat a treble head and one that crave for mid-range, I have always found getting suitable portable headphones rather difficult. Most are either flat out studio headphones unsuitable for portable use or simply more that I am willing to pay for a pair of portable.
Pros: Great vocal performance, especially female vocal. Relaxed, smooth presentation with good speed. Open sounding
Cons: Isolation, Not sheep skin leather, Cable jack problem
Summary: Be on the lookout for a supplement to in-ear headphones. Listens exclusively through mobile and computer so have no requirements for high fidelity sound. First bought a pair of JBL J88i. Sounds like a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre. Tokmycket bass and drowns everything. Sent back and bought these ist. A completely different sound. The bass is much better and in tune with the rest of the music. They sit very comfortably on the head. Hardly feels like they are on.
Summary: Surprised not to those located higher in popularity. + Very nice, balanced sound. + Babe + Very good quality feel + Very comfortable to be comprehensive + Replaceable cable, supplied with two pieces, one with a mic. + Mic on said cable is really good. Relatively portable size for when the earpiece can be folded so they are flat. -Could be a snap base to -After a few hours it will be like in other comprehensive little kids warm. However, less than other kids.
Summary: Many plus with these kids, really happy so far. They changed me from Audio Technica ATH-ES7 that I am completely satisfied with sonically, but that is too uncomfortable after 30-60min. + The comfort, _grymt_ sitting comfortably on the head. A bit like Koss UR40, though slightly harder / denser and slightly heavier. + Insulates well against outside noise, good in eg offices. Also leak very little sound outward.