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Sony MDR-1 cans..... WOW !,
This review is from: Sony Prestige MDR-1R Overhead Headphones (Electronics)My thoughts on the Sony MDR-1 headphones ? Amazing !
Now I'm not the greatest one for things technical, to be honest, but in my opinion, if you want 'phones you can just take out of the box, plug 'em in, stick 'em on your head, and hear your sounds better than ever before ........ these are definitely the business. They may not be the cheapest, but they're nowhere near the top end - and, well, you get what you pay for !!
[ And with these, you get more than enough to make you satisfied.]
I listen mainly to "Classical" music, leaning heavily towards Handell and Purcell, and the Baroque in general, and lashings of Blues, everything from Mr. Johnson to Joe Bonamassa, with the guitar being a constant.
Alas, so many tracks, so little money .....
Anyway, I shall save a bit of cash for a fair while now, as I'll have to go through my entire, fairly eclectic, collection, listening all over again for the things I missed in the past.
Because these headphones are simply awesome, to my ears anyway. Crystal clear, delivering a depth of tone like you wouldn't believe, and fantastic treble and bass, right through the range. I just could not fault them, and the one time I tried them out at very high volume, was enough to persuade me I now have no need to ruin my eardrums any more than they are already - the quality of sound is pretty extraordinary.
I used to think I had decent 'phones in the past, but not alongside these little beauties. It really is like being in the best seats at a performance.
In fact, watching a DVD of a live concert with them on, is just that !
Appearance-wise, no complaints either. They are trim and neat, light to wear, and very comfortable.
My son and heir, a musician anyway, took them on test for a few days, and I had to threaten him with giving his inheritance to charity before I could get 'em back - and even then he thought for a while ............
Oh, and as far as keeping your sounds to yourself goes, you're safe with these - I got no complaints from those watching yet another re-run of " Downton ...." while I lost myself in my own little combination of "The Messiah"
and Gary Moore and Bonamassa. ( Quite an achievement, frankly........ )
So, in my humble opinion, Sony are onto a real winner with these brilliant headphones.
In fact, if I can convince myself to either carry a man-bag , or wear jackets with proper pockets, I might be diching the Sennhauser earbuds for gadding about in the open air, 'cos I'm now totally spoilt ......
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