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New Sony MDR-D66SL "Eggo" cans - can't find any info!

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I see some specs on them at MiniDisco, but they're sketchy. Anyone know of a link where I could get the low-down on these new headphones?
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Superbaldguy, those MDR-D66SL Eggos are intended only for sale on the Japanese home market. None of the current Eggo headphones are legitimately distributed outside of Japan.

As for Minidisco's pricing, that vendor charges too much money for whatever performance the D66's deliver.
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All that aside.....

I have heard good things about the Eggo cans, moreso than many other Sony headphones, as of late. I realize that MiniDisco's pricing is a tad high, but they seem to be one of the few (maybe the only?) American e-tailors that have imported stuff.

Anyway, as they become more available, I'm sure we'll hear some opinions about them.
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Re: All that aside.....

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Originally posted by Superbaldguy
I have heard good things about the Eggo cans, moreso than many other Sony headphones, as of late. I realize that MiniDisco's pricing is a tad high, but they seem to be one of the few (maybe the only?) American e-tailors that have imported stuff.

Anyway, as they become more available, I'm sure we'll hear some opinions about them.
Superbaldguy, I would steer FAR away from the "Eggo" cans. Even my friends who aren't into audio have said that they sound horrible. They're right up there with "StreetStyles" in terms of style over performance.
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Sony smaller cans recommendations

Just wondering if Sony do make any highly recommended headphones that are efficient enough to be driven by the lower output of a Sony MD recorder (5 mW) to reasonable volume, without the use of an amp. I, also, have a D-EJ925 which has somewhat more output, but would want to use the over-the-head can for both MD and CD use.

What about other manufacturers?
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Urm...why do you call them 'eggo' cans?
post #7 of 11
Umm nevermind, I thought this was a thing like the Koss cheesephones.
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Hey superbaldguy - what about Panasonic?

Just thinking that it seems you want something small and portable, but with closed ear cups and very efficient. Haven't heard these myself, but you may want to check out the Panasonic RHPT850. They look similar in design to the Sonys and fold up, and I think your MD should drive them fine. I think if you look around you can find them on the net for $35 plus shipping. Only review I've seen is at Amazon and maybe Epinions or Audio Review. Hope that helps.
post #9 of 11
(insert bias here) I don't know how any of Sony's newer low end consume headphones could possibly be good, given that they're designed to work with the low output of the Sony headphone jacks these days.

*shrug* but I guess if you gotta have something that says Sony on it...

Kelly
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Re: Sony smaller cans recommendations

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Originally posted by Superbaldguy
Just wondering if Sony do make any highly recommended headphones that are efficient enough to be driven by the lower output of a Sony MD recorder (5 mW) to reasonable volume, without the use of an amp. I, also, have a D-EJ925 which has somewhat more output, but would want to use the over-the-head can for both MD and CD use.
The "good" Sony models (i.e. the ones that have a significant following here on Head-Fi) that are under $100 and can be driven by a portable are:

E888 (earbuds): $50-$60
MDR-V6 (full-size closed): $60-$70
EX70 (canalbuds): $45-$50

Personally, I can't stand the EX70, though some people like them. The E888 are quite good for earbuds, although I prefer the Sennheiser MX-500 (which are only $20). The V6 are very good, but are kind of bulky for portable use.

If you're not stuck on Sony, you should check out the Koss KSC-35 ($30) which, IMO, are much better for portable use than any of those above.

P.S. The Panasonic model referred to above aren't in the same league as the models mentioned above.
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I have the 888's.....

And they're excellent. I, also, own the MX 400's, which are virtually the same thing as the 500's (without the volume control). I was looking for a small set of over-the-head cans that could be used for portable use. I think I might look at the KSC-35's or the Porta/Sporta Pros, as these all seem to get high praise.
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