SONY HEADPHONES OF THE PAST&PRESENT, BASS, SOUNDSTAGE
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Hi All, 

I'm interested in your opinion about old Sony headphones in terms of their sound. Is the original CD900 purchaseable btw? I'm really interested in that 40 mm diamond coated diaphragm.
I will choose a headphone in a couple of months and I would prefer Sony for the matter - but I need some advices. I'm searching for that MDR-E484 sound - rich, audiophile bass (deepness instead of silly distorted bass) and clarity -  of course extended in a headphone version. Do any old or new Sony headphones can meet this requirement? Maybe other trades? What's your opinion about the V6/V7 /related models? 
Thanks in advance! :)
 
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a report on the "anyone-ever-listened-to-the-original-sony-mdr-cd900-from-the-80s" thread with the old MDR-CD900 and the MDR-CD900ST headphones in juxtaposition would have been interesting, had anyone produced one.
 
my favorite sounding headphones, ever, ever, are the discontinued sony MDR-XB1000.
the MDR-XB1000's are even enjoyable on an iphone w/o amp.
 
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In terms of clarity and soundstage, check out the MDR-F1
 
They also have a nice bass texture, but they're definitely not bassy headphones.
 
They are, however, the most comfortable of all my headphones, and possibly the most comfortable headphone I have ever tried.
 
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Thanks guys for your replies so far !

These are must be quality headphones, but seem to be a bit pricy to me wallet. :)
I read "anyone-ever-listened-to-the-original-sony-mdr-cd900-from-the-80s" - nice thread but seemed a bit short.
I'm interested in those studio headphones which were started by cd900 mainly - of course if another type seems better,
I will choose that. I've read nice things about the V7, but it doesn't seem to be found anywhere.
 
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While on the same subject...
 
Does anyone know whether there's a definitive list of all of Sony's headphones throughout the years? that would be worthwhile compiling if anyone has the time...
 
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There's a website where there are earphones/buds and headphones as well:
http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/SONY/sonyindex.html

There are some others as well, mostly written in Japanese/Thai.
 
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  There's a website where there are earphones/buds and headphones as well:
http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/SONY/sonyindex.html

There are some others as well, mostly written in Japanese/Thai.

awesome find.
very inclusive information resource of headphones manufactured up to the year 2000.
parent directory here for all manufacturers including the one nofarewell found:
http://20cheaddatebase.web.fc2.com/list.html
whoever did this site even went to the trouble of including pdf scans of old catalogues.
 
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