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Sony Electronics launches MDR-MV1 monitor headphones

The MDR-MV1 combines accurate reproduction of spatial audio with the quality and comfort desired by audio engineers and creators

Sony has announced the MDR-MV1 monitor headphones, designed for professional sound engineers and music writers.

Sony Electronics launches MDR-MV1 monitor headphones

Let’s discover the new MDR-MV1 together

The headphones combine audio quality with long-lasting wearability and reliability. The open back design allows for a accurate reproduction of a wide range of soundsmaking them a suitable choice for immersive spatial audio mixing and control, such as 360 Reality Audio, as well as stereo sound with high-resolution capabilities.

“With the rise of spatial audio and high-quality music streaming services, we are seeing a demand for headphones that can satisfy and enrich any immersive need,” said James Leach, Category Head for Connected Content Acquisition. by Sony Europe.

“Sony’s long heritage in audio is highlighted with the introduction of the MDR-MV1, a new flexible and stylish option for use in the home or studio. The headphones prioritize comfort, showcase Sony craftsmanship and ensure long life, giving users the ability to accurately reproduce sounds the way the artist intended them to be heard.”

Sony Electronics launches MDR-MV1 monitor headphones

Let’s take a look at the audio features, comfort and design

The MDR-MV1 headphones deliver a wide spatial audio reproducibility and accurate positioning of the sound object in a 360-degree space, as well as crisp, high-resolution, nuanced sound with an exceptionally wide frequency range and accurate soundstage. Driver units developed specifically for these headphones deliver exceptionally wide reproduction (5Hz – 80kHz) with natural high frequencies. This makes it easier for professionals to acquire placement and spatiality and the details in the sound processing changes. The open-back design of the headphones reduces internally reflected sounds and eliminates acoustic resonances, accurately reproducing rich, natural spatial audio and information.

These reliable features make it suitable for use in professional mixing and mastering environments, meeting the highest standards of audio engineers.

Designed with comfort in mind, the MDR-MV1 headphones feature breathable pads and are deliberately light, soft and snug to provide a pleasant experience even after hours of use. The MDR-MV1 headphones include a high-quality, detachable, replaceable cable with machined aluminum connectors and a stereo mini-jack adapter for ease of professional use.

“To create extraordinary listening experiences for streaming and immersive audio, it is important that artists and recording studio professionals have the right audio equipment for these technologies,” said Mike Piacentini, Mastering Engineer, Battery Studio, Sony Music Entertainment. “The MDR-MV1 headphones, developed by Sony’s Headphone Engineering team in collaboration with Sony’s music specialists, offer creators mixing in the studio or at home a reliable new benchmark for modern sound engineering needs.”

Additionally, the MDR-MV1 headphones will work seamlessly with Sony’s just-announced 360 Virtual Mixing Environment (360VME) service to free creators from spatial constraints and enhance playback capability, virtually anywhere.

The open-back headphones are expected to be available in April 2023.

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