Sony gave these cans the model number 1. I've got to believe this was a "pull out all the stops" effort to make a flagship headphone for the brand. Or at least, one that would enter the fray and kick Beats butt.
Scott Wilkinson has kindly asked me to join him on his "Home Theater Geeks" over on TWiT.tv to talk about wireless headphones, surround on headphones, and headphone imaging.
The show will be broadcast on TWiT.tv live TODAY, Monday, April 8th, 5PM EST, 2 PM PST. I hope you'll join in to view. If you log into the chat session you can ask questions and watch people comment on the dialog as it happens. Quite fun, I really enjoy doing it.
Both audio and video will be available afterward on the Home Theater Geek page on TWiT; for real Podcast is available through iTunes here.
Spring has sprung here in Bozeman, and my back porch is again habitable for longer writing session...though a bit less scenic as the deer have fled for the hills, and the matted grass easily shows their pebbly reminders. Early spring can be a rather ugly season.
But, it's been good for headphone measurements and I've got a big wad of them prepared for InnerFidelity readers.
Not long ago, Todd Green of TTVJaudio.com got ripped off to the tune of about $24,000! That's a huge loss for a small business to absorb. It really hurt Todd.
Today, I'm very happy to report that not only has the thief been caught, but all of Todd's gear has been recovered. The perps were nabbed due to some great work by the Torrence Police Dept, and our very own Justin Wilson at HeadAmp.
The recent introduction of the Meridian Explorer has caused quite a stir in the headphone world. The headphone output impedance was measured at around 48 Ohms...way to high for a headphone jack. Meridian has executed an in-line run change and the product now has about 5 Ohms output impedance. Much better!
I thought it would be a great moment to compare the two versions and explain why a low output impedance is important for good headphone fidelity.
Arguably the most important audiophile headphones of the last two decades, the Sennheiser HD 580/600/650 family of headphones have a history of being both revered and maligned by headphone enthusiasts. I must admit to falling in and out of love with them numerous times.