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Sony's new flagship 2014 - MDR-Z7

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Sony just put this rather "mysterious" picture on their official site in China




Something alone the line of "1,500 days of anticipation" and then "Sony's BRAND NEW milestone about to be revealed" on the second line.











So far the speculations were revolving around the successor of their Z1000 or the legendary R10, either Z2000 or R100 but nothing concrete whatsoever. More likely to be closed back based on that picture with adjusted contrast.


I certainly hope this thread would be moved to the Summit-Fi section since Nomax was already briefly talking about something similar before







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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.


Quote: Nomax
 5-75000 Hz!
Weight 305 Gramm!
Closed back!
65mm Diamond transducers!
Impedance 65 Ohm!
Dual balanced 3 FT cable!


Sounds like Nomax was referring to the new Sony headphone.

Edited by Dreyka - 7/25/14 at 5:00am
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I'll be one of the first in-line for them. My 7520's have been magical so far and if those specs are any indication then we are in for a treat.
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I'll be keeping an eye on this. :cool:

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 75000 Hz!

in case your dog wants to have a listen?

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65mm Diamond transducers!


Def flagship price :D

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65mm drivers?


my interest has just peaked - come on SONY, do yourself proud!

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Wow, definitely going to keep track of this story. Hopefully a R10 successor, 65 mm drivers certainly have me interested.

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Will Nomax deliver again? :popcorn:

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I'm super interested in a new sony flagship!
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Diamond transducers? How exactly would this work? Sounds weird to me...

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Page Update: http://www.sonystyle.com.cn/products/headphone/14fall.htm


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.

Edited by Dreyka - 7/29/14 at 11:54am
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About time for Sony.

This has got to be good.

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So these share the same DNA as the R10, Qualia and... EX1000... :popcorn:

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Now wouldn't this be something :popcorn:

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