Sony Announces New Studio Headphone and Audiophile Earphone Range

Sony has unveiled announced a number of new headphones and earphones, ranging from professional quality cans down to some new ear buds.

Starting with the MDR-Z1000 ear pleasers that are designed for the studio. These are said to pack ultra-wide range HD driver units which are rocking a newly-developed Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm. This is reported to equate to a light-weight but sturdy disposition.

The MDR-Z1000 have noise isolation earpads and the cord is made of 7N Grade, 99.99999 per cent, oxygen free copper. The frequency response is 5-80,000Hz and the sensitivity is 108dB/mW.

Next is the MRR-ZX series – this is made up of the flagship ZX700 with the ZX500, ZX300 and ZX100 following its lead.

These are headphones tailored to your digital music play back needs. These feature a closed design to keep your sound to yourself – although I’m sure that some git on the tube will find a way of sharing their pitiful brand of R&B with everyone.

If sporting some over-ear cans will ruin your hair then perhaps a glance over at the in-ear MDR-EX series will suit. The MDR-EX range has seven models so pretty much something for all.

The top of the EX buds is the MDR-EX1000 which features a that Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) film diaphragm tech and a 16mm driver unit and uses the same cord as the EX1000. The earphone’s slim magnesium housing, according to the marketing stuff, reduces weight for comfortable wear, while damping unwanted resonance to deliver exceptionally smooth bass and clear mid-high frequencies.

The entire new Sony personal audio range will hit the shops this month – prices have yet to be confirmed.

I am eager to try these new headphones and earphones, especially the MDR-Z1000 as I’m spending more and more time in the studio these days 😉