These unusual looking headphones from Sony are designed to recreate the sound of a concert hall in your head, the company claims.
The PFR-V1s are part of Sony's new range of personal headphones. Developed by Sony's loudspeaker engineering team, the PFR-V1 is said to be ideal for hi-fi, PlayStation and home cinema users who want "an immersive listening environment with powerful, uncompromised sound".
Mid- and high-range frequencies are delivered by a pair of spherical drive units that are positioned directly facing the ear. Low frequencies are delivered directly to the ears by a newly-developed extended reflex duct that is said to provide a "lossless bass effect".
If the design of the PFR-V1 is a touch too radical for you, then the new MDR-AS100W model (below) may suit you better. The"cutting-edge styling with contemporary anodised finish" is ideal for use at the gym or during your daily commute, says Sony.
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Still not convinced? Then the MDR-EX700LP in-ear headphones (bottom) will ensure you won't get funny looks while you're out and about. They're said to have the largest drive unit (16mm) of any earbud headphone.