By Evan Ackerman
If you demand on the best from your portable sound system, and you don’t mind looking (and sounding) like an absolute tool, you may want to consider blowing $500 on Sony’s PFR-V1
headphones personal field speakers. Although you wear them on your head, the PFR-V1s don’t actually go in, on, or around your ears. Instead, the 21mm aluminum drivers sit about half an inch away from your ears, projecting sound directly toward them, which is supposed to somehow improve high frequencies and enhance depth and richness by keeping things separate. Bass frequencies are injected directly into your ear canal with a separate set of “extended bass reflex ducts.” The headphones (they’re headphones, get over it Sony) are powered by 2 AAA batteries and should last for 200 hours, or until the angry guy sitting next to you on the bus throws the whole shebang out the window because he’s not a fan of Devo.