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Sony MDR-CD5

Stereo Headphones (1984-86)

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Sony MDR-CD5


Frequency Response: 20Hz to 22kHz

Weight: 80g

Year: 1984


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re: MDR-CD5

I had a pair new, and it stated 2-22,000 Hz, not 20. And I believe it because when you set the arm down so gently you could feel it. Of course it bled off and the diaphragms came back to the middle, but really, if you touched the tone arm when playing it would pump your ears. Dammist thing I ever heard.

Also, they were 45 ohms, which means the dropping resistors in most amps did not drop as much and they were louder. I calculated it all out and at their max power which was 500 mW/CH IIRC, they would do 136 dB. Or was it 126 ?

They were by far the best headphones I ever owned. I know there are better out there but they cost of course.

One thing about them is they are not really comfortable. Maybe it is just my ear shape or something but I had to move them around from time to time or they, I dunno, like when you are leaning on a post too long and you decide to lean on the other side. It becomes uncomfortable and you have to move.

Of course that is true of all headphones and damnear anything, but it is noticeable, and you don't notice until you get them home.

But the sound is impeccable.

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