Friday, September 19, 2008

Full Size Cans: Sony MDR-V900 Studio Monitor.

The Sony MDR V900 Studio Monitor Headphones are no longer in production, but some of these headphones are still available if you do a search on the web. Originally priced around $150, they are now going for under US$100 and are considered a good buy. There are variants to the V900, so make sure that you are getting the Studio Monitor. There is one version which is even more up market known as the MDR-V900HD which is even still available via Sony at over US$250.00.

The frequency response for the Studio Monitors are quite wide - 5 Hz ~ 30KHz, some people have commented that there is a slight booming of bass around 70-80Hz. In reality the Studio Monitors are quite flat and allot is depends on the "quality" of the source equipment. The headphones are very comfortable and the sound reproduction from them is excellent. Bass and treble extensions are dealt with quite well and the headphones score a 4.3 out of 5.

Manufacturer's Description:

Designed and engineered for High End Applications, Sony's MDR-V900 Studio Monitor Series Stereo Headphones are right for you. Features include: Circum-Aural Earcup Design, a Large, an Aura-Nomic Design 50mm Driver Unit, an Oxygen-Free Copper Voice Coil, Reversible Earcups, a Cushioned Headband, a Concealed, Single-Sided Class 1 LC-OFC Coiled Cord, and Super High Power Handling Capacity. Listen to the sound of quality with the MDR-V900.

Studio Monitor Series Headphones

incorporates state-of-the art engineering design to produce excellent sound quality and wearing comfort to accommodate high end consumer or professional applications.

Circum-Aural Earcup Design

in the natural shape of the human ear positions the driver unit at a correct distance from the ear canal and creates a sealed resonance chamber over the earlobe itself, reducing pressure on the ear for a more comfortable fit, especially during extended listening sessions

50mm Aura-Nomic Designed Driver Unit

is positioned within the earcup at an angle which directly corresponds to the angle of the opening of the ear canal for the most natural listening experience possible

Neodymium Magnet

is small, yet five times more powerful than a ferrite magnet of comparable size, to provide a better headphone without increasing the overall size and weight of the driver unit; The stronger the magnet used to provide the return energy of the voice coil and diaphragm, the more accurate the driver unit will be in reproducing the entire sound spectrum

Oxygen-Free Copper Voice Coil

construction provides exceptionally high power handling capability of up to 3,000mW

Amorphous Diamond Evaporated Diaphragm

stiffen the drivers to maximize their tonal qualities while minimizing additional weight for much more natural sound

Folding Design

with supplied carrying case offers the convenience of easier portability

Reversible Earcups

for Single-Side Monitoring to let vocalists and musicians hear external surrounding sounds naturally while simultaneously listening through one side of the headphones

Cushioned Headband

adds to wearing comfort and a better overall fit

Concealed, Single-Sided Cord

extends to nearly 10 ft. without getting in the way when you're closer to the source

Class 1 Oxygen-Free Copper (LC-OFC) Connecting Cord

is highly conductive for maximum signal transmission with the lowest possible signal noise or distortion

Gold-Plated Stereo Unimatch® Plug Adaptor

with built-in self-cleaning permits use with standard 1/4" jacks on hi-fi components or stereo mini jacks on personal audio products; screw-type design for a more secure connection; gold plating maximizes contact efficiency to help prevent sound deterioration after many years of use

MDR V900 Studio Monitor Specifications

  • Cord Length : 9.8 ft. (3m) extended
  • Driver Unit : 50mm diameter with oxygen-free voice coil and neodymium magnet
  • Frequency Response : 5Hz - 30kHz
  • Impedance : 24 ohms
  • Maximum Power Handling Capacity : 3,000mW
  • Plug : Gold-plated stereo UniMatch plug, self-cleaning screw-type design
  • Rated Power : 1,000mW
  • Sensitivity : 107dB/mW
  • Type : Dynamic closed-type with circum-aural design

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