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post #16 of 39

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post #17 of 39

The "DR" in "MDR" may stand for Digital Reference.  Sales and marketing info for Sony headphones refer to a Digital Reference series when referring to various MDR headphones.

 

How a headphone can be a Digital Reference is a mystery to me.  My MDR V6 headphones do say "for DIGITAL" on them.  ::perplexed_smiley::

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The m in mdr is probably mobile. since the mdr 3 were the frst walkman headphones. sony headphones before the mdr line was just "dr" without the "m" and looked like huge full size heavy duty headphones.

 

M might indeed mean "mobile", and DR most likely "Digital Reference": http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2F20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com%2FSONY%2Fsonyindex.html&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


Edited by leeperry - 5/9/10 at 12:44pm
post #19 of 39

Mobile Digital Reference for the win!!! angle

post #20 of 39
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M might indeed mean "mobile", and DR most likely "Digital Reference": http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2F20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com%2FSONY%2Fsonyindex.html&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


M for mobile or M for monitor?

Sony seems to like the monitor designation even for headphones that we wouldn't consider monitoring worthy headphones.

post #21 of 39

one easy way to find out: info-cic_(AT)_sony.co.jp

 

they speak perfect english.


Edited by leeperry - 5/9/10 at 1:11pm
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Thread Starter 
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M might indeed mean "mobile", and DR most likely "Digital Reference": http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2F20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com%2FSONY%2Fsonyindex.html&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


Wow, that site is a fountain of information.

The ECR headphone series from 70s had "Electret Condenser Headphone" written on it.

Some of the DR series had "Dynamic Stereo Headphone" on them.

I guess the D in MDR likely stands for Dynamic.

post #23 of 39

So what about the others?

 

ATH = Audio Technica Headphone?

 

AH-D = Audiophile Headphone-Denon?

 

HD = ?

 

DT = Dynamic Telephone?

 

SR (both Grado and STAX) = Suck Really


Edited by SillyHoney - 5/10/10 at 4:40am
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So what about the others?

 

ATH = Audio Technica Headphone?

 

AH-D = Audiophile Headphone-Denon?

 

HD = High Fidelity?

 

DT = Dynamic Telephone?

 

SR (both Grado and STAX) = Suck Really


Did you mean HF? My guess is Headphone Dynamic as there's a HE lineup for electrostatics, HE60, HE90 etc if you're referring to the Senn.


Edited by joomongj - 5/9/10 at 5:01pm
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Did you mean HF? My guess is Headphone Dynamic as there's a HE lineup for electrostatics, HE60, HE90 etc if you're referring to the Senn.


Oh sure! My bad

post #26 of 39

music doctor

post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by SillyHoney View Post

So what about the others?

 

ATH = Audio Technica Headphone?

 

AH-D = Audiophile Headphone-Denon?

 

HD = High Fidelity?

 

DT = Dynamic Telephone?

 

SR (both Grado and STAX) = Suck Really


HD as High Definition I would thing at least with AKG

post #28 of 39

It's because of Godzilla.

 

Most Destructive Reptile.


Edited by Budgie - 5/9/10 at 5:45pm
post #29 of 39


 

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Originally Posted by SillyHoney View Post

So what about the others?

 

ATH = Audio Technica Headphone?

 

AH-D = Audiophile Headphone-Denon?

 

HD = High Fidelity?

 

DT = Dynamic Telephone?

 

SR (both Grado and STAX) = Suck Really

For Sennheiser:


HD = Headphone Dynamic HE = Headphone Electrostatic

 

For Beyer:

DT = Dynamic Transducer ET = Electrostatic Transducer

Yes, Beyerdynamic made an electrostat, the ET-1000

 

DUH.


Edited by tvrboy - 5/9/10 at 6:38pm
post #30 of 39

so what's the "k" for in akg kxxx?

kopf or something like that?  (german for head?)

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