Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 Fantastic DSP
For the purists requiring an unadulterated signal at the headphone plug, they have to consider that there has always been acceptance of passive sound processing with speaker systems by way of using several speakers with different frequency bandwidth requirements and different attenuation settings in one enclosure to make the resultant frequency spectrum as flat as possible. Therefore, why not accept some DSP processing for headphones.
Due to size limitations in headphones, only one speaker is included which is required to recreate a very wide bandwidth. With little air required to be moved, this can easily be accomplished. But, what about the whiteness or flatness of the spectrum over all frequencies? How can we ask one speaker to sound like a speaker system. Only way is to adjust the signal to push the headphone speakers into a flat response is through DSP.
I am now enjoying the result of DSP for headphone by way of my Sony MDR-1RNC MK2 headphones which include :
Digital Noise canceling technology
S-MASTER™ Digital Amplification
Beat Response Control
Have only a very general understanding of how each of these processes are used. Understandably, not much detail from Sony.
The phones in the off position sound low frequency boomy. Probably engineered that way to compensate for the low frequency signal loss when the noise cancellation is turned on. With the phones switched on however, the music just seems to come alive with more detail and soundstage. Don’t know how that happens, but I like. Great low frequency response. Plucked guitar strings have a very nice transient response. Beautiful sound.
I’m familiar with image processing and can understand that there might be some algorithms that could improve what our ears hear as opposed to our eyes.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alexis132 Excelent sound
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coug So, it's sound you want, eh?
OK, are they a bit pricey? Yup, but if you want the best, you know the rest of the story. Performance, physically they have outstanding comfort and controls. The sound is frankly, surprising and once again, outstanding. Over all, I'd not only recommend them but if a close friend was in the market. I'd force em to get these, the best headphones I have ever owned. Sony has outdone themselves with their Digital Noise Canceling Headphones.
April 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CyberCorn Great headphones
The headphones it self is very good in my opinion, the sound its great and the nc is absolutely perfect in my opinion except when its windy or biking... but all nc headphones have that problem...
The design is without dough perfect.
I have to let you guys know. Some who wrote review also mentioned
The headphones are REALLY sharp in the high frequency. (Kind of hurt while listening) So I set the equalizer on the 14K and above really low and it works great. But for the price of these headphones, its a shame that they set it so bright on the high end...
Sry for the bad english, isnt my base language and kind of have exam tomorrow so dunt really have time xD
December 8, 2013