Disclaimer: I am writing a review of the Sony MDR-7550 based on my personal impressions. I own a pair myself and was not requested to write this in any way.
Sony has a long history, starting in 1946. Originally named Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the name “Sony” only came later in 1958. According to the Wiki (as of most sources), the name was chosen based on the Latin word “sonus”, root of sonic and sound, as well as “sonny”, a common slang term used in 1950s America to call a young boy.
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Build and Packaging
If I had to describe it in one word, it will be “Straightforward”. Note that this is referring to MDR-7550 version, not the EX800st version (The white box)
The box is essentially a cardboard tray covered in a layer of plastic, letting you see the iems as well as the casing. Nothing fancy or grand other than a silvery cloth layer, but it gets the job done. Plus you won’t feel as bad if you decide to just ditch the box.
It does come with a few silicon tips, though I skipped those and popped on my own. Note that the carrying case works fine but feels a little too small at times.
Plus considering the weird shape of the iems and memory portion of the cable, it can get awkward at times. The shells aren’t metal like ex-1000, so it doesn’t face the flaking issue that haunts the ex-1000.
Essentially, it just feels like it is asking you to dive right into listening to it, which is what it is meant for.
Sounds impressions on the next page.