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Sony Introduces New MDR-ZX, MDR-EX Series Headphones That’s Designed For Smartphones

Are you tired of using those stock headphones that come with your Android smartphone? You are not alone as a lot of people have been complaining of the uninspiring sound that comes out of these headphones. If you regularly use your smartphone to listen to music then your best option is to replace these.

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One of the best options for headphones right now is the recently released MDR-ZX and MDR-EX models from Sony that’s designed to be used for smartphones as well as other music players.

There are three new models under the MDR-ZX series which are characterized as headband headphones. The MDR-ZX750BN is one of the top of the line models that features Bluetooth allowing it to easily pair with any device. It also has an NFC feature that allows you to simply tap it to any NFC-enabled smartphone to create an instant wireless connection.

This model features 40mm drivers that provides a crisp sound over a wide range and is able to block 98 percent of ambient sound. This makes it perfect for use while listening to your favorite tracks since there is going to be less outside distractions. There’s also a built-in microphone that allows you to easily switch between listening to music and placing a call.

Its lithium ion battery can provide up to 13 hours of non-stop wireless music listening with noise cancellation on.

Key Specs

  • Headphone type: Closed, dynamic
  • Wearing style: Headband (Circumaural)
  • Driver unit: 40mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Power Handling Capacity: 100mW
  • Frequency response: (A2DP) 20 Hz – 20,000 , 8 Hz – 22,000 Hz (with supplied cable)

Another model in this series is the MDR-ZX610AP that is also equipped with a 40mm driver allowing the user to “hear every note with exceptional clarity and high sensitivity.” When paired with a smartphone the accompanying Smart Key app which can be downloaded from the Google Play store expands the function of the in-line remote control and microphone.

Key Specs

  • Headphone type: Closed, dynamic
  • Wearing style: Headband (Supra aural)
  • Driver unit: 40mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1000mW
  • Frequency response: 6 Hz – 25,000 Hz

The third new model under this series is the MDR-ZX310 which uses 30mm drivers and makes use of a foldaway design making it perfect for everyday listening.

The MDR-EX series on the other hand are in-ear type headphones having three new models namely the MDR-EX650AP, EX110, and EX15. The top of the line model is the MDR-EX650AP which uses a 12mm EX driver and is said to be “re-engineered for an even more comfortable fit while boosting sound quality.” Its housing is made of solid brass, the same material used in musical instruments, and it also comes with an in-line mic cable/remote making it easy to switch between listening to music and making or receiving calls.

Key Features

  • Headphone type: Closed, dynamic
  • Wearing style: In-ear type
  • Driver unit: 12mm
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Power Handling Capacity: 100mW
  • Frequency response: 5 Hz – 28,000 Hz

The other models in this series are the MDR-EX110 and EX15 and are described as “affordable step-up in sound quality from your digital music player’s bundled earbuds.”

via sony