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Sony PFR-V1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and design. The usability and comfort also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the treble quality and portability.

sound, comfort, usability, design, bass quality

price, portability, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony PFR-V1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 51 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PFR-V1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Sony PFR-V1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, comfort, soundstage, usability, price

treble quality

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PFR-V1 Open-air speaker headphonesSony PFR-V1 Open-air speaker headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony PFR-V1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony PFR-V1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, usability, durability, soundstage

bass quality, price

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony PFRV1 Personal Field Speaker Headphones

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Sony PFR-V1 Personal Field Speaker

 

The most common reaction I've received to the $400 PFR-V1 Personal Field Speaker is, "What the hell is that? Orthodontic headgear?" Hardly! It's pair of earphones and a set of very small speakers, rolled together and perched on a headband that places...

Comfortable. Unconventional design adds space and depth to the listening field.

Overpriced. Distortion at low frequencies. People around you can hear your music.

Sony's PFR-V1 Personal Field Speaker looks rather odd, but it provides a fun and interesting audio experience. Unfortunately, it's also overpriced, impractical, and plagued by distortion at higher volumes.

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[レビュー]最小にして最高の音質--ソニーのヘッドホンみたいなスピーカー「PFR-V1」

 

ソニーからヘッドホンにしか見えない、とてもユニークな形のスピーカーが登場している。その名もパーソナルフィールドスピーカー「PFR-V1」。ヘッドホンサイズのコンパクトサイズの中に、臨場感や迫力を閉じこめた新しい形のスピーカーはどんなサウンドを奏でるのか?

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Sony PFR-V1 review

 

Reinventing the headphone

Stylish and unique design ; Strong bass ; Extraordinary audio experience

Quite intrusive for surrounding people

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Sony PFR-V1 headphones review

 

An interesting product, but not one we'd ever pay nearly £250 to own. Too many other headphones offer superior sound quality, although they won't give you the unique speaker-like experience the PFR-V1s do. But if you hate headphones and love speakers,...

Sound quality ; Speaker-like listening experience

Price ; Not amazingly comfortable ; Inconvenient for most listening environments

Are they worth nearly £250? Yes, if you just can't afford or find impractical a hi-fi to listen to less rocky, gentler music; and yes, if you want to avoid bulky open-backed headphones, or if you suffer 'sweaty ear syndrome' with regular cans....

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Sony PFR-V1 Personal Field Speaker Headphones

 

Sony's latest headphones may look strange, but the sound they produce is simply sublime.

It's not too often that I'm genuinely surprised by a product, but that's exactly what happened when I placed the PFR-V1s on my head. Perhaps unfairly, I hadn't expected these headphones to sound anywhere near as good as they do, and even now I'm not...

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Sony PFR-V1 review

 

Sony's PFR-V1 headphones certainly can't be labelled dull-looking. A bizarrely cantilevered sonic work of art, they look like no headphones we've ever seen before. But, do they provide the right amount of sonic pleasure for your measure? Hmm?

These are not just headphones. No, this is Sony's "near-field speaker system". It places woofer tubes into your ears while holding two spherical "speakers" just shy of your lugs, apparently because this is going to sound better than simply wearing a...

Well, they look like something you'd be given to wear after suffering severe head trauma, don't they? The PFR-V1s also leak sound like a garden sprinkler - you can forget going out in public in these unless you're incredibly brave or anti-social....

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amazing!

 

"these headphones are amazing. great quality and amazing design. i would recommend these set of phones for any music lover. the only complaint is the price tag. $400 is pretty steep but as said before if your a music lover these are the only headphones...

great sound, and amzing design

400

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amazing!

 

these headphones are amazing. great quality and amazing design. i would recommend these set of phones for any music lover. the only complaint is the price tag. $400 is pretty steep but as said before if your a music lover these are the only headphones...

great sound, and amzing design

400

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Sony PFR-V1

 

Comfortable to wear, clear sound

No problems

Product Specifications

Feel like you're in the front row or right in the middle of the action with these audiophile grade headphones. Head mounted open air speakers deliver unmatched audio quality and incredible separate bass frequencies.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Convertible
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:35 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.4in
Height:8.7in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:6.5in

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PFR-V1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony

Remote Control

Type: None
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