Sony announced on August 9th new MDR-Z7M2 premium headphones. The new headphones have all-round improvements and are more comfortable than their predecessor MDR-Z1R.
MDR-Z7M2 headphoness features several improvements
The MDR-Z7M2 headphones feature newly developed 70mm HD driver unit adapted from the MDR-Z1R. It also features newly improved aluminium-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragms for natural sound with low coloration at mid-high range. The dome of the diaphragm has been upsized and its profile optimized. This enables clear sound at mid-low range, and brilliant sound at mid-high range. The driver unit contains a larger magnet (double that the volume as compared to MDR-Z7). It allows stronger driving power and hence, sharpened music clarity.
The Fibonacci-patterned grill is made of stiff resin to achieve both thinness and strength whilst minimizing sound damping from the grill in the ultra-high frequencies resulting in smooth sound reproduction across all frequencies.
The Beat Response Control, a special acoustic port on the housing, controls air flow behind the driver. It also optimizes diaphragm movement when reproducing low frequencies. According to Sony it improves the transient characteristics in bass sounds and delivers the rhythm in music accurately.
The MDR-Z7M2 comes with two different headphone cables. It has a standard unbalanced cable and a balanced connection cable. A screw lock-ring mechanism secures the connection and enhances durability.
MDR-Z7M2 headphones feature ergonomic shape
The ergonomically shaped, thick low repulsion urethane foam ear pads reduce the feeling of stuffiness and provide long-wear comfort. The MDR-Z7M2 headphones also feature an aluminum alloy hanger and slider for light weight. These changes ensure a higher level of comfort even during long periods of wear and less pressure on the head. Three-dimensional sewing on the ear pads ensure an ergonomic shape and reduce sound leakage by increasing air-tightness, delivering powerful heavy bass to the listener.
A synthetic leather headband with aluminum alloy hanger and sliders ensures the MDR-Z7M2 is light weight, yet durable for years to come. A special anodizing treatment process resulted in increased hardness of the hanger while minimizing scratches caused by daily use. Special attention was paid to designing an enfolding structure for the MDR-Z7M2 where ear pads slant inwards due to side pressure during wear. This created a tighter air seal which enhanced deep bass production and minimized sound leakage, providing the listener with improved comfort and stability during wear. The MDR-Z7M2 also features silent joint mechanism that minimizes mechanical noise caused by the movement of joints ensuring a quiet listening experience for the most discerning listener.
The Sony MDR-Z7M2 will be available in selected Asia Pacific countries from September 2018.
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