My friend was looking for a new pair of headphones when he tipped me off about this announcement:
Particularly interesting is the new MDR-ZX750
There also appears to be a bluetooth version:
If anyone can read Japanese and get some more details about this stuff?
I'm a big fan of the MDR-ZX700, especially with price drops since launch.
This new ZX750 looks a bit like a cross between the old ZX700 and the new MDR-1R series, so you have to wonder if it will have the same bass light, slightly warm sound, or they're going for something different again.
Launch price for the MDR-ZX750 seems reasonable at 10,500 yen. I believe this is lower than what the ZX700 launched at, so I wonder if they are repositioning the product.
UPDATE 27 March
I had a chance to play with the ZX750 at a Sony audio event that I was invited to in Sydney. It was a very noisy environment, so I didn't get a concrete impression of the sound. I did sound warm, and I suspect I would like it more because it didn't seem to have the scooped mids of the MDR-10R.
Considering that it was lightweight and comfortable, I think this is a promising contender for a competent and well priced portable headphone in 2014!
It is definitely a portable headphone, and you can see it starting from 2:45 in this video I made of the event:
Edited by a_recording - 3/26/14 at 11:22pm