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Damage vs. Sony MDR-10R/RDC (Really RNC)

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Oh wow, I actually have a set of headphones that I can review that was released quite recently.  And by those, they are the MDR-10R family.  Released in Sept. 2013 at MSRP of $200/$250/$300 ish for normal, Bluetooth, and Noise Cancelling Editions, they have gone down to more affordable and reasonable price of $100 (10R)/$150 (10RBT/RDC)/$200(RNC), pending your local retailer availability of course.

Their heritage isn’t tied to the nigh legendary MDR-R10 as its name would suggest. For the record, the Sony MDR-R10 is considered the magnum opus of Sony Headphones (not unlike the Sennheiser HD800s) but to the previously high end MDR-1R.  And they all can probably trace their lineage back to Qualia 005 and the MDR-SA line of headphones, boasting some ridonkoulus frequency response number.  Not as ridiculous as Qualias and MDR-SAs, but take a big grain of salt with those numbers.

So, these are in essence, Sony’s take on the Bose’s On-Ear Noise Cancelling phones, the QC15, the Audio Technica ANCs and the like, and not the Beats (those would be the Cowell endorsed X10s and the XBA lines).  How do they compare to the mid-range headphones?  Let’s roll and find out. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Damage

03/21/14 at 7:36 pm