Thanks a lot - this is very valuable for my understanding of a most interesting headphone. I'm still trying to learn what it sounds like, which means it has some good qualities.
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I don't think it's that Sony necessarily stopped innovating, they just focused more on the mass market. Take the Sony V6 for instance, it looks and sounds like a balanced version of the Shure 840 yet it's kicked to the dirt because it's a Sony.
focusing on the masses means that they wont risk it by innovating.
the PFR-V1 seems to be the exception. and I love the V6 btw.
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What's up with that Sony that used cork? something about cork, I've heard people mention it several times, CORK.
I also heard one guy talk about a Sony commerical with something shaped like a cochlea, or a sea-shell, spiral, you know what I mean, he could have just been b/s'ing though.
Well perhaps they didn't quite know what they had with the biocellulose drivers of the CD series headphone, or perhaps they did but back then there weren't enough headphone consumers like there is today? It seems today Sony is concentrating on innovating the gaming and movie market where undoubtedly there is a lot more money. Also Sony aren't quite the headphone manufacturers Sennhesier and Beyerdynamic are, I wonder if such expensive headphones hurt the sale of their general consumer phones. It seemed like the aforementioned headphones companies released expensive flagships at the same time, perhaps Sony will be next. I'd like a wooden Sony SA7000
seriously? that was a lot of money in the 70s. I'd imagine.
dont know if this site is right but: http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl
$200 in the 78 would be $692.40
$1,163.52 if it was from 1970.
Edited by JamesMcProgger - 8/17/11 at 5:20pm