Sony has created two new audio products, the MDR-MV1 headphones and C-80 condenser microphone, that will make professionals rejoice may they be in the editing room, recording studio, or live on the field.
Starting off with the MDR-MV1, Sony boasts of the headphones’ audio quality as the Headphone Engineering team of the company worked closely with Sony Music engineers to ensure that it will deliver all the requirements and criteria one would need for modern sound design.
The MDR-MV1 offers extended spatial sound reproducibility and accurate sound object positioning with a 360-degree space, making editors and professionals listen to recordings as if they were in the studio themselves. This is also useful given how spatial audio is gaining popularity, especially in the music industry.
To add to the list of highlights in the category of modern sound design, the MDR-MV1 headphones also have hi-resolution and nuanced sound capabilities while maintaining a super-wide frequency range. It also has uniquely developed driver units that can provide an ultra-wideband playback of 5 Hz to 80 kHz to support natural high frequencies.
As for the design, Sony thoughtfully created the MDR-MV1 as comfortable yet functional headphones that can be worn for a long time. The MDR-MV1 is lightweight and has breathable earpads. The headband is also adjustable so one headphone can be shared by many.
The headphones also have an open-back structure so they can internally reduce reflected sounds and acoustic resonances. To top everything off, the MDR-MV1 headphones come with a stereo mini-jack adapter and detachable cable with machined aluminum connectors.
Next up is the C-80 uni-directional condenser microphone. The condenser mic sports a dual diaphragm configuration that helps in suppressing sonic changes from a distance.
The C-80 condenser microphone has a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, a signal-to-noise ratio of 81.5 dB, and a dynamic range of up to 125.5 dB, which are all useful for broadcast recordings, vocal recordings, content creation, and even recording instruments.
Speaking of the latter, Sony is proud to claim that the C-80 microphone has the ability to record instruments and their body resonances to a tee.
With regard to the design, the C-80 has a capsule build that is two-part metallic and boasts an anti-vibrational body structure. Sony has dubbed this design as the “Noise Elimination Construction” that will help the C-8- prevent any microphone body acoustic vibration.
Overall this helps the microphone produce low noise and clear sound recordings when in use. Despite being a condenser microphone, the C-80 is connected using an XLR-3-12C connector. However, the compatible case for such is not included and must be purchased separately.