Sony always brings a wealth of high-performances headphone gear to the annual New York City-held CanJam show, and this year was no different.
Among the offerings on demo were the company’s Signature Series in-ear monitors, Model IER-Z1R ($1,999), which Sony says are optimized for Hi Res audio reproduction.
The super tweeter in the IER-Z1R, according to Sony literature, was developed to deliver ultra-high frequency extension with a new aluminum-coated LCP diaphragm and external magnetic circuit. Its fast response is notable, says Sony, for faithfully keeping pace with the dynamic transience of music, providing the listener with a live concert hall atmosphere.
They further feature an HD hybrid-driver system with two dynamic drivers and a single balanced armature driver equipped with a magnesium diaphragm, silver-coated copper voice coil and gold-plated terminals.
Lower distortion is ensured, says Sony, because of the use of dedicated film capacitors; audio-grade solder is also used throughout to ensure maximum signal transparency, the company description says.