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post #271 of 2685

This thread is hillarious.  me likey.

post #272 of 2685

Realistically speaking though, aside from the marketing stats, the bottom line is really what it sounds like, how comfortable it is, etc.

post #273 of 2685
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

To me this venture seems stupidly pointless. NO ONE can hear 80 KHz. It's physically impossible.

You're right, they can't be heard, but you can feel them. Still, to feel frequencies like that you need a huge speaker (concert sized) in front of your body. 


Edited by Arkyle - 10/3/12 at 8:28am
post #274 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Audiowood View Post

You see, that proves a point that the 80 khz is useful. Their marketing team not only cares about your audio bliss, but extend that love and care to your pets as well. I have seen alot headfier's avatar with dogs and cats on headphone, dogs could hear 40khz and cats at 60khz ... and rodents at 90khz. Sony's marketing team have it all covered my dear friends... bigsmile_face.gif

Not every company cares about the listening pleasure of the whole fauna in my house darthsmile.gif great job sony!


Edited by Arkyle - 10/3/12 at 8:47am
post #275 of 2685
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post


LOL it makes a good argument on YouTube videos.
Something along the lines of:
"Beats are crap, they only have a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz. Buy Audio Technica because their frequency range is 15Hz-42kHz"
^ bigger = better

 

Sadly, this is going to be the likely response of most consumers.  I wonder what FR charts look like when extended out to 40kHz...

post #276 of 2685
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Originally Posted by takato14 View Post

To me this venture seems stupidly pointless. NO ONE can hear 80 KHz. It's physically impossible.
LOL it makes a good argument on YouTube videos.
Something along the lines of:
"Beats are crap, they only have a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz. Buy Audio Technica because their frequency range is 15Hz-42kHz"
^ bigger = better

This states that the drivers go lower AND higher than the beats. You can't hear below 20 Hz but you most certainly can feel it. Supersonic frequencies can't possibly do anything detectable by human ears. The most you could get from 80 KHz is a headache. I can't hear 40 KHz but when I have it playing from SineGen I get lightheaded after about 5 minutes.

post #277 of 2685

We are talking pretty heartily on the 80kHz figure.

 

So I guess we can consider ourselves MARKETED!!!

 

Afterall, any publicity is good publicity.  And I'm sure the 80kHz figure is gonna draw an extra listen or two just to see if such sensitivity makes a difference within human audible range.

post #278 of 2685
I am definitely marketed by Sony. Whatever sony say, i will buy.. Me, fan boy of Sony since 1982. I got my first walkman in 1982 and listen to Tarzan boy and Cindy Lauper, I can never forget that stereo on the go...Omigoosh ..That's 30 years ago... I am sold on the 80khz and who cares how it sound, remember I am a fan boy of sony.. biggrin.gif
post #279 of 2685
Damn I haven't wanted a new headphone in a while !!! I hope they sound good for the price
post #280 of 2685

Yep super excited by these (specifically the 1R , wireless is of no interest to me) , the design looks stunning. The  MDR-1 name is a pretty serious statement of intent from Sony, traditionally the "1" is an upgrade to the 10 , for example MZ-RH10 came first and was upgraded to the "iconic" MZ-RH1.

I am not impressed with the use of "artists" in this case, no slight to Katy B and Magnetic man but it makes me nervous that these will be tuned for bass, i have no issue with that , my current Sony V55s are pretty bassy but for these "statement" Sony cans i am hoping for a more balanced signature.

 For me these and the VModa M100 are the most interesting of the many releases coming up, the Beyer Custom Pro was on my radar but i have had reports from my headphone dealer that they are pretty underwelming/average cans.

 

I guess i am still hoping deep down that Sony will fund another R10 , non profit making experiment , in these economic times and with Sonys less than stellar performance its unlikely but we can live in hope.

post #281 of 2685

the z1000 also has that max frequency response--- 80khz

hd650 has 39khz

hifiman orthos has 50khz

the list goes on...

 

 

i also noticed that the qualia 010 model number is.. Q010-MDR1

post #282 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post

I wonder what FR charts look like when extended out to 40kHz...

 

These are fairly old, but there are frequency response graphs of some headphones here that extend to 40 kHz.

post #283 of 2685

The SA5000 specs says they hit 120kHz doesn't it?

post #284 of 2685

I see that Sony Canada has moved the availability date of these forward to the middle of this month and talking with a Sony store in town the guy they are showing 37 for Western Canada in their wharehouse but they are not released yet. So it looks like availability is imminent in Canada at least.

post #285 of 2685
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Originally Posted by Dyaems View Post

the z1000 also has that max frequency response--- 80khz

hd650 has 39khz

hifiman orthos has 50khz

the list goes on...

 

 

i also noticed that the qualia 010 model number is.. Q010-MDR1

Frequency range gives absolutely no bearing on the quality of a headphone. 

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