Summary: MDR-1R are great headphones. Just great. Possibly less marketing aura compared to Beats, but they sit great, no discomfort for ears (also, if you have big ears, they may touch internal mesh). These are definitely not studio monitors. But OK for enjoying the Music.
Excerpt: had been fancying these for some time. looking at them on various websites but not actually purchasing them as i already had 2 pairs of cheaper headphones. didn't really need them but gave in to temptation eventually and bought them. they look great. really good sound quality lots of bass.
Summary: took a little while to burn in, but after that, sounds great. design is great, in terms of comfort and in terms of the way it folds and extends. brown color is a matter of personal taste but I think looks good