Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 8:06pm
Looks to be closed and Z1000 was a very different design. Likely a successor to R10 and that frequency response range by Nomax suggests flagship tier. We do not however know if Nomax was even talking about a Sony headphone. Nomax did however say "Sensation" which is pretty close to the word "Qualia". The design in the picture doesn't look open at all though. Z1000 was released in 2009/2010 which is roughly 4 years back (1500days).
The question though is that will it be any good relative to the Sennheiser HD 800. A closed headphone that matches the clarity of the Sennheiser HD 800 would be very cool but that would take some serious R&D and I wonder whether Sony would really do that. Too many flagships are released without the R&D and results to back up their price which is a shame for such costly things.
We'll see when they announce whatever it is.
Sounds like Nomax was referring to the new Sony headphone.
Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time to translate the meaningful and new information on that page.
URL says fall 2014 which would suggest that it is either going to be announced or released fall this year.
Source of the "?" image is mdr_yure/images/img4.jpg
I would pay attention to this URL: http://www.sonystyle.com.cn/products/headphone/mdr_yure.htm
That matches the formatting used for other headphones. It may become an active page.
Japanese - English for Yure: flickering, joltle, tremor, vibration
Seems very likely the name is Sony MDR Yure.