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The PIIQ Marqii (MDR-PQ1) is a pair of mid-range over-the-ear headphones from Sony, released in May 2010.

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unique headband design - uses a ratcheting lock system

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well designed - includes an L-shaped stereo mini plug and a detachable cord

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Awesome treble percussive sounds.

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looks good - the headphones are soft to the touch and comfortable to wear

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great sound for the price - produces decent highs, mids and lows

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comes with a pink cord - not for everyone

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fabric covering the speakers isn't very soft - can irritate the ears

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headphones lack isolation - not great for noisy environments

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The PIIQ Marqii (MDR-PQ1) is a pair of mid-range over-the-ear headphones from Sony, released in May 2010. This pair of headphones has 40mm dome-type drivers, and a response range of 8 - 25,000 Hz. Sound produced by the PIIQ Marqii has been engineered to deliver lots of volume and a powerful bass response. Sony describes these headphones as having a “cush” feel, meaning they’ve been designed for extended periods of comfortable use. The PIIQ Marqii headphones also feature a locking headband, inspired by the rachet bands found on snowboard boots. The cord measures 3.9 feet (1.2 meters), and has a stylish flat design. The stereo mini plug is gold-plated, and has the L-shaped form factor. The Sony PIIQ Marqii headphones are available in a single red-on-black design, retailing for $99.99 MSRP.

  • Cord Length: 3.9 ft (1.2 m)
  • Cord type: connecting cord
  • Weight: 9 oz
  • Impedance: 70 ohms at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 104dB/mW
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1000mW
  • Driver Unit: 40 mm CCAW Voice Coil (dome type)
  • Frequency Response: 8 - 25,000 Hz
  • Ear Cups: Closed, Dynamic (supra-aural)
  • Design: over-the-ear
  • Plug: Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini
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