Sony MDR1R Prestige Headphones in silver- £87 at Amazon (£169.95 at John Lewis)
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Sony MDR1R Prestige Headphones in silver- £87 at Amazon (£169.95 at John Lewis)

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Found 10th Sep 2014
Todays deal of the day. Good set of headphones it would seem.....Next cheapest is £141.99 on Amazon (market place).

In line remote for iPhone/iPad/iPod. Excellent reviews........

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "orlando08" 10th Sep 2014

Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!

You'd have to be as stupid as you'd look wearing these to pay that kind of money.

DemonIT

Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!You'd have … Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!You'd have to be as stupid as you'd look wearing these to pay that kind of money.



Hello, I'm stupid.

GazmoX

Hello, I'm stupid.



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Original Poster

DemonIT

Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!.....



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They don't look any bigger than normal..............
Edited by: "orlando08" 10th Sep 2014

so what's the difference between these and a £10 pair?

torquatus

so what's the difference between these and a £10 pair?


£77

I have the Bluetooth version of these, they're great. Well worth £87

twinkle

£77



thanks. technically though..

Banned

torquatus

thanks. technically though..



Well these aren't beats so will be miles better than your throw away £10 head/earphones.

Just listen to them. If you can't tell the difference between a £10 set and a £50, £150 or even £150 set then don't waste your money. As with most things, you get bog standard at rock bottom prices, then quickly start to a big difference when you pay more. You will get a great sound from a £30-£50 sret of earphones. I can tell the difference and am to prepared to pay up to £200. But if you want to live in a world of buying only the cheapest then I am sure you will be happy in your own way.

torquatus spending £77 more than you think is reasonable is a serious matter . You don't need quick opinion on that but need to research it seriously like everyone else. You should go to PC World, Curry's or some other store where they have headphone test display area for customers .If you try them not all expensive headphones will sound equally good to you. You have to decide yourself .

Be advised the Amazon page is very misleading with its generic page for the range. This is not the Bluetooth version.
Edited by: "-BA-" 10th Sep 2014

Summary on them and link to Tyll Hertsens' review (with video where he wears the headphones) :
innerfidelity.com/con…led

He seems to be indicating that the "deviations from audiophilia" (sounds kinky) with boosts in treble and bass work a bit like a loudness button on your home amp making them sound good at lower volumes. A good thing I guess for those wishing to avoid tinnitus.

The quality of these headphones is amazing. The bluetooth version and the noise cancelling version are better. But £87 is a complete steal for these. If anyone is after the Bluetooth version, I got mine at Amsterdam airport duty free for €189 which is £155. I love them. Am thinking of getting this wired version at this price, just not sure why...!

Some one knowledgeable recommend me some high quality headphones for video editing please.

torquatus

so what's the difference between these and a £10 pair?



they don't sound like ****

My first pair of half decent headphones cost me £30 Panasonic HTF600, I soon upgraded to Sennheiser HD595's then HD558 (which I will mod into 598's). I now also own Fidlio X1's, HD600, AKG Q701's and will soon have hifiman HE400's.

They all offer a completely different signature and quality of sound. I use them for different things.

HD558 - competitive gaming can when I cannot be bothered double amping
Q701 - competitive gaming can when I can be bothered double amping
HD600 - reference quality music can
Fidelio X1 - immersive gaming and movie can, also used for bassy music (all rounder)
HD25-1 II - portable can for long trips
On Ear Momentums - stylish portable can for walking to and from work, etc (through city centre)

that's about £1500 worth of headphones (@ RRP) and I started off with a pair worth £30

also own a few IEM's for the gym (people who wear headphones at the gym IMO are **** heads, far too big for gym use)

InAFalsetto

Some one knowledgeable recommend me some high quality headphones for … Some one knowledgeable recommend me some high quality headphones for video editing please.



HD600 or AKG Q701, but you will need a decent DAC/AMP too

head fi is your best resource for knowledge

I would seriously consider if they were the black version....
I already have 9 pairs, do i need another? Must...resist......BUY BUY BUY!!!

PsychoSonny

they don't sound like ****My first pair of half decent headphones cost me … they don't sound like ****My first pair of half decent headphones cost me £30 Panasonic HTF600, I soon upgraded to Sennheiser HD595's then HD558 (which I will mod into 598's). I now also own Fidlio X1's, HD600, AKG Q701's and will soon have hifiman HE400's.They all offer a completely different signature and quality of sound. I use them for different things.HD558 - competitive gaming can when I cannot be bothered double ampingQ701 - competitive gaming can when I can be bothered double ampingHD600 - reference quality music canFidelio X1 - immersive gaming and movie can, also used for bassy music (all rounder)HD25-1 II - portable can for long tripsOn Ear Momentums - stylish portable can for walking to and from work, etc (through city centre)that's about £1500 worth of headphones (@ RRP) and I started off with a pair worth £30also own a few IEM's for the gym (people who wear headphones at the gym IMO are **** heads, far too big for gym use)



Whatever makes you happy but i bet you dont need that many pairs? I have some sony mdr ds6500's which i use for everything. Theyre cool but i might be getting a new set to replace them because Im convinced sound quality has dropped since i bought them 2 or three years ago.

Have you noticed that drop in quality over time on any of yours?
Edited by: "Chamaeleon" 10th Sep 2014

To note, these are identical to the Bluetooth version, other than the Bluetooth functionality.

ThisName

Whatever makes you happy but i bet you dont need that many pairs? I have … Whatever makes you happy but i bet you dont need that many pairs? I have some sony mdr ds6500's which i use for everything. Theyre cool but i might be getting a new set to replace them because Im convinced sound quality has dropped since i bought them 2 or three years ago. Have you noticed that drop in quality over time on any of yours?



drop in quality?

that should never happen unless you used them for a long time on a very high volume, that would burn the coils out.

as for not needing that many pairs, I do because they all have different uses and signatures, I'll be selling the X1's when I get the HE 400's.

check out head fi forums for detailed information

by a long time I mean without giving the coils time to rest, basically used them for 6+ hours continuously on a very high volume

Check Amazon reviews for durability. Back in the day (7~ years) their flagship, top of the line, DJ headphones (big silver things), that looked very similar to this, had a huge design flaw where the joint would wear and snap after 6-12 months light use. The flaw even persisted in later revisions. I lost all faith in Sony headphones after that.

Anything is better than BEATS!

Heat.

PsychoSonny

drop in quality? that should never happen unless you used them for a long … drop in quality? that should never happen unless you used them for a long time on a very high volume, that would burn the coils out.as for not needing that many pairs, I do because they all have different uses and signatures, I'll be selling the X1's when I get the HE 400's.check out head fi forums for detailed information



I have bought a decent sound system since i got them so it might be that the headphones sound the same as they always have but now i have the sound system in comparison they sound more tinny.

ordered thanks
I was looking at some reviews and these kept popping up at £150 and being compared to other very HQ phones but I was hesitant as Sennheisser 598 close money I am going to gibe them a run

Not bad at all. I've owned a pair and only sold them as for home use I tend to use my headphone rig (using Beyer DT990 600ohm custom made cans, outboard DAC and outboard amplifier), and for outdoor use I have several portables - several versions of PX100 and also some Koss PortaPro.

I quite liked the MDR1R when I had them. I bought a pair for £100 brand new and sealed, back when they came free with the Xperia Z and people sold the headphones on to offset the cost of the phone - and recently sold them on for the same £100 I paid.

Not my favourite closed cans ever - I reckon my Kenwood KH-K1000 would be my faves. Why I sold them I'll never know. Tried the Denon AH-D2000 and AH-D5000 but found them too bass heavy in a 'sloppy' way.

For those calling these 'MASSIVE' cans - I regret never having a photo taken of myself wearing my Precide Ergos, or Sennheiser Surrounders (probably for the best). These MDR1R are not massive at all, for the category they are in they are basically average size. I had no problem wearing mine out and about but ultimately went back to my actual 'portables' as they could be folded up and stored in a pocket, whereas the MDR1R I hated taking out without the official case,

From memory the MDR1Rs were a good fun listen and I'd have gladly kept them if I felt they'd have gotten the use. Quite a 'brash' listen if I remember, bordering on Grado-ish, albeit probably not as good with rock / metal. Plenty of detail retrieval but definitely skewed towards fun - not like my old AKG K701s (same as the Q701 others have mentioned above) which were analytical and pretty sterile sounding.

Easy to drive too. Really doubt you'd need an amp.




Edited by: "chippytea" 10th Sep 2014

DemonIT

Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!You'd have … Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!You'd have to be as stupid as you'd look wearing these to pay that kind of money.



You....do realise around-ear headphones like this are designed for home use not walking around town right?

Traldera

You....do realise around-ear headphones like this are designed for home … You....do realise around-ear headphones like this are designed for home use not walking around town right?



For some reason people like wearing home headphones out and about and they also need to carry a box bigger than their phone or mp3 player to power them!

Some people like to listen to frying bacon on cheap headphones.I have a grado 80,which sounds natural. if you don't want ear fatigue then should get a decent pair,heat

[quote=DemonIT]Looks the same as a pair I owned in the 80s. They're MASSIVE!

You'd have to be as stupid as you'd look wearing these to pay that kind of money.[/quote

These might be aimed at people who listen to music indoors.

torquatus

thanks. technically though..



Is quality if you love music.... let say! between a BMW and Fiat Panda

I have one set of UE Triple Fi 10s that do everything I need musically.

Luckily it's different strokes for different folks, not everyone will like these, but if they are half as good as some V500s I used have they will be well worth the money.

These or the AKG 550?

weak spot for headphones

just ordered :X

Been interested in these for a while, was tempted to wait and get the bluetooth one's, but this is too good to pass up, and I tend to use my current bluetooth headphones with the cable most of the time now anyway.

PsychoSonny

HD600 or AKG Q701, but you will need a decent DAC/AMP toohead fi is your … HD600 or AKG Q701, but you will need a decent DAC/AMP toohead fi is your best resource for knowledge



Many thanks, gone for the HD600's!

These or Sennheiser HD 598?
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