Sony outs new headphones

Sony's latest earbuds and “studio-quality” cans revealed

Sony has ripped the wrappers off a brand new bunch of headphones, ranging from dinky in-ear buds to hulking professional class cans.

At the top of the range is the MDR-Z1000, a pro monitor on-ear pair designed for studio use. Rugged, lightweight and built using “cutting edge” materials, they feature a newly developed Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm. No, us neither – although Sony reckons this light and rigid material means clearer, more natural-sounding high and mid-range performance.

Moving down the range is the MDR-ZX700, more closed on-ear phones, and the MDR-EX series, earbud headphones with a large 13.5mm driver and a design that stops them falling out of your lugholes (always handy).

No pricing details have been revealed just yet, but all Sony’s new ear goggles will be available later this month.