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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

Pure sound for music lovers

Feel power and precision in your favourite tracks

Give your music the purity it deserves. With a frequency range extending up to 100kHz, the High-Resolution Audio MDR-1A headphones capture the true essence of each track – so you’ll hear music that’s closer to the original studio master. From deep beats to soaring vocals, sound stays true for an authentic and precise experience.

40mm driver

Comfortable listening

Enjoy fine acoustics from a large driver and earcups that seal comfortably around your ears.

Ultra wide frequency range

Ultra wide frequencies

Hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 100kHz.

105dB/mW high sensitivity

High sensitivity

Play music loud and clear from any home system or portable device with high sensitivity of 105dB/mW.

Passion for sound

Every subtle note, precisely reproduced

Tune in to clear, balanced sound that stays true to the original recording, no matter how high you turn up the volume. A 40mm HD driver with a light but rigid aluminium-coated liquid crystal polymer (LCP) diaphragm gives a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional LCP driver.

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes allowing the encoding and playback of music using higher sampling rates than those used in CDs.

High frequency recording

Record at a higher frequency than CD

High-Resolution Audio typically records at 96kHz/24 bit or even 192kHz/24 bit – much higher than CD.

a wide frequency range

Hear more realistic, emotive sound

While CDs and MP3s top out around 20kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 24kHz (as high as 100kHz on this model) and a wider dynamic range.

Get the real music experience

Enjoy total audio immersion when you experience the purity of High-Resolution Audio from source to speaker. You can try out High-Resolution Audio samplers free at HDtracks, now.

Keep sound in

The enfolding design with ergonomic 3D earpads seals music in and keeps distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears for the subtlest of sounds.

Enfolding structure
Balanced Audio

Balanced audio

With a balanced cable comprising four silver-coated copper wires, and independent ground wires for both channels (in blue and yellow), you hear clear, precise sound.

Luxurious look and feel

Make your style statement

These iconic headphones look as good as they feel, with a sleek metal headband that perfectly complements plush, black leather earpads.

Pure comfort

Hear more of your music with a closed-back, wrap-around design that fits securely over your ears. Comfortable to wear for hours on end, so you can listen for longer.

Closed back, wrap-around design

Pressure-relieving earpads

Soft leather earpads rise and shape around your ears for a snug, comfortable fit.

Closed back, wrap-around design

Seamless stitching

With smoother materials and seamless sewing, comfort and durability is exceptional.

Pack and go

Take your music anywhere. A sliding metal headband and swivel folding earcups make it easy to store your headphones in a suitcase or bag.

In-line remote and mic

Keep in touch

With an in-line remote and mic, you’ll be able to take hands-free calls whenever they come through on your Android smartphone or iPhone.

SmartKey app

Stay in control

Play and personalise your music. Customize your calls. The Sony SmartKey app allows you to control key functions from your headphones.

Specifications and Features
Give your music the purity it deserves. With a frequency range extending up to 100kHz, the High-Resolution Audio MDR-1A headphones capture the true essence of each track – so you’ll hear music that’s closer to the original studio master. From deep beats to soaring vocals, sound stays true for an authentic and precise experience.
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible

  • Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer driver for clarity

  • Smartphone-compatible with in-line remote mic

  • Beat Response Control reduces heavy bass distortion

  • Swivel ear cups for easy portability

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