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It was a long time coming, but we finally have a full review of Sony's PFR-V1 "personal field speakers." C|net's intrepid review team took the headphones for a spin and unsurprisingly found them to be "expensive and impractical" and almost entirely lacking in bass. Goofy looks aside, they did move...

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April 16, 2008 at 5:26AM
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We thought Sony showed a bit of wisdom and discretion by leaving the PFR-V1s overseas, but we were wrong. The $500 "personal field speakers" are definitely headed Stateside, and it's just as we feared: they may sound decent enough to justify the price, but honestly, no one is going to wear these. ...

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Aw Sony, just as you were getting back on our good side you come out with this, your PFR-V1 headset. A steep ¥55,650 (about $480) buys you a headset that mimics front-facing speakers with an "extended bass reflex duct" which fits onto your ear canal. Of course, you could buy a decent pair of f...

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