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Sony MDR-1 Headphones: Big Sound, Premium Design, Sleek Looks

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Along with the rest of Sony's announcements at IFA 2012 come the MDR-1 headphones, which are Sony's new top of the line headphones for consumers. Along with their big 40mm neodymium drivers, these closed back cans have an impressive response range of 4Hz-80kHZ, designed to handle the lowest bass frequencies and highest treble pings.


In addition to the impressive audio engineering feats, the MDR-1s come variants packing Bluetooth and noise-cancellng technologies. In the case of the Bluetooth model, there's an NFC chip that will allow you to instantly pair the headphones with Sony's latest Xperia phones, which also feature the wireless technology. Pricing has yet to be determined, but expect to see the MDR-1R, MDR-1BT, and MDR-1NC in October. [Sony]

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4Hz-80kHZ doesn't really matter when you can only hear 20Hz-20kHZ (and that's if you're lucky)