MDR-MA900 headline Sony's new MA Series headphones

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MDR-MA900_cw-1200.pngSony have revealed today their new MA Series headphones, with the MDR-MA900 pair being the range’s flagship cans.

Featuring newly developed extra-large 70mm driver units (the first of its size for Sony in an open-backed headphone), they promise to offer detailed, spacious sound with “exceptionally wide dynamic range and an extended frequency response.”

They’ll also be very comfortable, thanks to a light 195g weight aluminium and magnesium design and flexible headband cushion.

According to the press release, “it’s the closest you’ll get to the sensation of headphone-less listening.”

If what we presume are the more pricier MDR-MA900’s don’t match the size of your wallet, Sony will also be offering some more affordable models in the MA range to.

The MDR-MA500 and MDR-MA300 feature flexible ear fit mechanisms for comfortable wear over long periods of time, and house powerful 300 kJ/m3 neodymium magnets to “assure clear rich bass and clear mid-range reproduction”.

At entry-level you have the MDR-MA100 which includes soft fabric earpads for hours of comfortable listening, and the MDR-MA102TV which has all the same features as the MA100, but adds a longer 5m cord with in-line volume control. We’re guessing these ones are aimed at late night TV watchers sitting on the couch with the telly on the other side of the room; few people have enough room for 5m of cabling in their pockets alongside their iPods.

All new MA Series headphones from Sony are due in stores from May, with pricing yet to be revealed.

Gerald Lynch