Sony Launches New PIIQ Headphone Series
Sony has just unveiled its newest line of headphones, the PIIQ series. The PIIQ series (pronounced "peek") launches with five different headphones and earphones that are designed to look good and sound good. The models being launched are the MDR-PQ1, PQ-2, PQ-3, PQ-4, and PQ-5. The MDR-PQ1 is a circumaural set that is inspired by snowboard boot binders. It is a black headphone with pink highlights to give a unique look. There are two velcro-lined adjustment tabs with a lock-down mechanism on either side to help give a comfortable and secure fit. The PQ1's feature 40mm drivers to help deliever powerful bass while a padded headband and ear cups will ensure you can listen to music for hours on end. The cord is single sided and is covered in elastic to help avoid tangling.
The MDR-PQ2 and PQ-3 are both supra-aural headphones, that is they sit directly on your ears. The PQ-2 is available in three color combinations, black and green shown, features a closed design so no sound gets in or out, and comes equipped with 30mm drivers made of Neodymium magnets. The PQ-3's come in four different color combinations, blue, pink, green, and yellow shown, and features a rubber-coated headband and housing to protect it from falls. The PQ-3's take its inspiration from skateboarders and features the same 30mm Neodymium magnet drivers that the PQ-2's have.
The MDR-PQ4 and PQ-5 are both earphones though the PQ-4's are in-ears while the PQ-5's are simply earbuds. The PQ-4's come in a variety of color combinations and feature a cord slider to prevent tangled cords. It also features silicone rubber ear tips in different sizes to provide for a comfortable fit. There is also a unique ear-clip on the bottom portion to allow it to fit over your ear lobe for a secure fit. The PQ-5's are open-air earbuds that feature a gas mask-inspired design. It is available in four color combinations, yellow and blue shown, and features a bass booster ear piece to provide for deeper bass during songs.
The MDR-PQ1's will retail for $149, the PQ-2's at $79, the PQ-3's at $49, the PQ-4's at $39, and the PQ-5's at $25. All headphones should be available now though the PQ-3's won't be until the end of October.