Sony Altus MDR-D777LP
It is not often I come across a headphone review, so I thought I would post it up. I find myself better able to enjoy the subtle nuances of music with quality pair of headphones and I am sure more then a few of you agree. Coming in at over a 100 dollars, Sony's newest headphone design claims the largest frequency response to date in a set of headphones. Ignoring Sony's marketing techniques, they do come out with some pretty decent higher end consumer products. It appears this time around they may have a winner, although according to the reviewer there are better sets on the market.
From the article:
Ah, so this extended frequency spectrum does mean better sound?
Again, not really. The reason lies in the source material used. CDs are recorded
at 44.1 kHz, the maximum frequency that can be reproduced from a CD, meaning
there are 44,100 points to the sound waveform, with each point’s value being 16
bits long. These discrete measurements are why analog radio buffs still swear by
analog recordings like vinyl records. Recently, high definition audio formats have
been introduced, most notably DVD-Audio and SACD, that offer bit rates of 96 kHz
and have been aimed at converting those with high-end analog stereo equipment to
the digital age.