Sony Introduces "h.ear on" Over-the-Ear Headphones

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Sony-hear-on.jpgSony's newest headphone, the "h.ear on" MDR-100AAP, is a closed-back over-the-ear design with 40mm dome-type drivers and lightweight CCAW voice coils, a rated sensitivity of 103 dB/mW, and an impedance of 24 ohms at one kilohertz. The headphones come with a detachable cable, an in-line multifunction button and microphone, and a carrying pouch. The $199.99 h.ear on headphones will be available in November in five vibrant colors.

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Sony Electronics has announced new High-Resolution Audio (Hi-Res Audio) compatible headphones for the U.S. market that come in five vibrant colors: viridian blue, cinnabar red, charcoal black, lime yellow and bordeaux pink. Sony ignites the fire in its audio line-up with these stylish "h.ear on" headphones in an exciting array of colors that deliver bold, distinct design together with superior sound quality and a comfortable fit. Available in November for about $199.99.

Sony makes it possible to enjoy higher sound quality music by applying unique audio technologies that bring listeners closer to the spirit and intent of the artist's original performance. The new h.ear on headphones join a growing line of Hi-Res Audio products designed to equip consumers with the best portable products to enjoy a fully immersive, Hi-Res Audio experience.

The h.ear on headband-style headphones deliver Hi-Res Audio compatibility with 40mm HD drivers, which reproduce sounds up to 60 kHz. Augmented bass is complemented by lightweight CCAW voice coils which yield high-linearity responses in high-pitched sounds. Aiming to provide a superior sound experience, the domes of the acoustic diaphragms have been titanium-coated to minimize unwanted vibrations. Meanwhile, Beat Response Control improves the transient characteristic in bass reproduction and delivers accurate rhythm, while an acoustic port on the housing controls air flow for optimal diaphragm movement and additional bass range. A ground separated cable reduces cross talk and is balanced compatible for balance-output-supported equipment.

Draped ear pads provide a comfortable fit and prevent sound from leaking, which also helps the h.ear on headphones deliver powerful bass reproduction. The color-coordinated cable is detachable and an in-line multifunction button and microphone allows hands-free phone calls with smartphones that support that functionality. The headphones also fold easily for secure storage in the supplied carrying pouch.

h.ear on specifications:
Model Name: h.ear on (model MDR-100AAP)
Type: Closed, dynamic (circum-aural)
Driver Unit: 40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice Coil)
Sensitivity: 103 dB/mW
Frequency Response: 5 Hz ~ 60,000 Hz
Impedance: 24 Ω at 1 kHz
Power handling capacity: 1,500 mW (IEC*)
Plug: L-shaped gold-plated 4-pole mini plug
Weight: approx. 8 ounces without cable
Supplied Accessories: Headphone cable with an in-line remote and microphone, a carrying pouch

Additional Resources
Sony Launches Three New Wireless Multi-room Speakers at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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