News

Sony Unveils New In-Ears and Circumaural Headphones at IFA 2013

Sony Unveils New In-Ears and Circumaural Headphones at IFA 2013

Sony has been quite busy at IFA 2013. They have already unveiled a thin, new tablet and a new flagship smartphone. To this they have added a range of new headphones and earphones.

The Sony MDR-10R Headphones

The Sony MDR-10R headphones are a range of circumaural, closed back headphones which are part of an extended series of products that includes the older MDR-1R. We have already had a chance to look at the vanilla model, namely the Sony MDR-10R and dissected its performance as well as shed light on its various aspects and features, such as High Resolution Audio.

The other models in this range include the MDR-10RC, which is a foldable and compact pair of headphones meant to appeal to travelers. The Bluetooth enabled headphones with NFC support is called the MDR-10RBT which the MDR-10RNC comes with noise cancelling features.

Full specifications of the headphones can be found below.

Sony MDR-10R Headphones
Mode Sony MDR-10R Sony MDR-10RC Sony MDR-10RBT Sony MDR-10RNC
High Resolution Audio Yes Yes Yes (in passive mode) No
Color Black, White Black, White, Red Black  Black
Receiver Type Closed, Dynamic Closed, Dynamic Closed, Dynamic Closed, Dynamic
Driver Unit 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
Wearing Style Around-Ear On-Ear Around-Ear Around-Ear
Frequency Response 5Hz to 40,000Hz 5Hz to 40,000Hz 5Hz to 40,000Hz 6Hz to 24,000Hz
Sensitivity 100dB/mW 100dB/mW 100dB/mW 100dB/mW
Impedance 40 Ohms 40 Ohms 40 Ohms 40 Ohms
Weight (without cables) 180g 165g 210g 205g
Cable 1.2m OFC 1.2m OFC 1.2m OFC, 50cm micro-USB 1.2m OFC, 1.5m OFC
Features Beat Response Control,
Enfolding Structure
Beat Response Control Beat Response Control,
Enfolding Structure,
Rechargeable 17hr Li-ion battery for Bluetooth operation,
NFC for One Touch Listening
Beat Response Control,
Enfolding Structure, 
S-Master Amplifier,
Dual Noise Sensor,
AAA battery for Noise Cancelling operation

 

The Sony XBA-H Earphones

The XBA moniker is used to denote Sony's balanced armature series of earphones. We have already shed light on the pros and cons of dynamic drivers versus balanced armature technology along with having discussed Sony's XBA series when it was first launched.

With the new Sony XBA-H earphones Sony is trying to bring the best of both worlds, dynamic drivers and balanced armature, with their new hybrid driver. The flagship XBA-H3 which supports High-Resolution Audio, comes with a unique HD hybrid three-way driver unit (16mm dynamic driver unit and two BA driver units). The XBA-H2 on the other hand has a hybrid two-way driver unit (13.5mm dynamic driver unit and one BA driver unit). Finally the XBA-H1 comes with a hybrid 2-way driver unit (9mm dynamic driver and one BA driver unit).

Full specifications of the XBA-H series can be found below.

Sony XBA-H Earphones
Model Sony XBA-H3 Sony XBA-H2 Sony XBA-H1
High Resolution Audio Yes No No
Colors Black Black Black
Receiver Type Closed, Hybrid Closed, Hybrid Closed, Hybrid
Driver Unit 16mm Dynamic (Woofer)
1 BA (Full Range)
1 BA (HD Super Tweeter)
13.5mm Dynamic (Woofer)
1 BA (Full Range)
9mm Dynamic (Woofer)
1 BA (Full Range)
Wearing Style In-ear In-ear In-ear
Frequency Response 3Hz to 40,000Hz 4Hz to 25,000Hz 5Hz to 25,000Hz
Sensitivity 107dB/mW 106dB/mW 105db/mW
Impedance 40 Ohms 40 Ohms 40 Ohms
Weight (without cable) 10g 8g 7g
Cable 1.2m OFC 1.2m OFC 1.2m OFC
Features Beat Response Control
Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragm
Beat Response Control
Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragm
Beat Response Control

 

All News Categories

News for Past 12 Months

Subscribe to HWZ Here!

Subscribe now to receive latest tech news, articles and promotions straight to your inbox!
 
 
By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agreed to the and .