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But today we're excited about Sony's new £200 MDR-EX700LP sound-isolating 'phones. Inside each earpiece is a whopping 16mm full-range driver, offering -- we're told -- crystal clear sound and booming bass. And the specs seem to support this claim, with frequency response rated at 4Hz-28kHz -- one of the widest ranges we've seen on an earphone.
They're fairly lightweight, built with magnesium enclosures, fit the iPhone and come with seven differently sized pairs of sound-isolating silicon tips. On the inside are curious multilayer diaphragms to ensure faithful reproduction of hi-fi sound qualities. We're very keen to see just how faithful to our favourite recordings Sony's high-end beauties are, and you can expect our thoughts and views in a full ears-on report soon.
In the meantime we're going to let these chaps burn in for a few days. Will they end up knockingfrom their podium? We'll be putting them head-to-head for some earphone bitchslappery. This could get messy.
Oh hey, if you're in the market for ultra-expensive headphones, don't miss our recent round-up. -Nate Lanxon
Update: Read our full