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post #16 of 2678

Looks like they're trying to target that Amperior/ M100/ DT1350 segment but with the NC twist.

 

It should be available for listening at the Sony showroom in Ginza, Tokyo.

post #17 of 2678

Count me very excited too!

 

I kind of doubt that they are made of any kind of metal, considering that in the press release they make a big deal about the silicone rings in the headband joints, but not a peep about any premium materials in the earcups.

 

These seem like they will be an evolution of the Z1000's LCP driver with a decent bass response. The silver / brown one looks pretty darn nice.

 

Considering the extra circuitry in the noise cancelling and NFC models (the earlier link talks about slightly deeper cups) I wonder if they are tuned differently as well.

post #18 of 2678

its good that sony didnt go the beats way

 

this look real nice especially the brown

post #19 of 2678

I'm with the majority on this. The brown ones look the nicest. I can do with out all the active noise canceling and blue tooth. I'm a fan of long battery life.

post #20 of 2678

I'd love it if the active NC headphone works well in an airplane but that when turned off (and not on an airplane) it sounds as good as the one without the NC circuitry.
 

post #21 of 2678

It's funny how the design seems to share a grab bag of characteristics from many other Sony headphones:

 

 

 

Earcups: 7506, V6

 

 

 

 

Headband: ZX700, Z1000

 

 

 

 

Inside cup: Qualia 010

 

Not saying it will sound anything like any of these, but it does seem like the design was inspired by bits of their own design history. 

post #22 of 2678
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I thought it looked similar to the V-6 as well.

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post #23 of 2678

this is really interesting, though will be a price monster like the Z1000 but the price will be compete with MA900.

looking forward to it.

post #24 of 2678
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Originally Posted by Noir7 View Post

this is really interesting, though will be a price monster like the Z1000 but the price will be compete with MA900.

looking forward to it.

 

Well, I much prefer the MA900 to the Z1000. Hopefully this pans out well too.

post #25 of 2678

im in for the 299usd one. if it sounds bad, theres always my extra pair of cd900st drivers and copy its damping scheme =)

post #26 of 2678

Big writeup about these headphones at Sony Japan:

 

http://www.sony.jp/headphone/special/park/products_m1/tech1.html

 

Quickly, someone translate! Lol.

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post #28 of 2678

Haha. Very funny.

 

 

So apparently I can make out two things from the MDR-1 article. One is that: they chose MDR-1 to reference the F1 and Qualia 010 and position this absolutely as a flagship product.

 

Second was that the design influences which are really obvious from the Z1000 and V6 / 7506 / CD900ST were from their desire to make a stylish headphone where the style came from established principles of functionality and design rather than trying to do something that just looked nice.

 

Classic Sony marketing write-up, but I really cannot help but be excited. -___-

post #29 of 2678

i wonder when it will be released.. 2013 im guessing? im really digging the looks of this and bonus points that they didn't copy the design of beats. doesnt matter if they sound bad, theres always modding the internal cups if it does sound bad =)

post #30 of 2678
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

i wonder when it will be released.. 2013 im guessing? im really digging the looks of this and bonus points that they didn't copy the design of beats. doesnt matter if they sound bad, theres always modding the internal cups if it does sound bad =)


Thought it says in the write ups, November.

 

Which is coincidentally my birthday month. <____<

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