• Sony MDR1A
  • Sony MDR1A
  • Sony MDR1A

The MDR-1A is more premium than your standard over-ears, so the price tag won’t be for the faint of heart.

- Josh Noriega , Android Guys 

It does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone.

- David Carnoy , Steve Guttenberg , Cnet 

Specs / Features


Sound Reproduction up to 100 kHz, 40 mm driver units with ALCP for articulate audio reproduction, 4-conductor cable for better signal separation and resulting sound quality, Ergonomic ear pads for powerful response and long-term comfort | Compatible with 3 optional cables engineered with Kimber Kable, Silver coated OFC cable minimizes signal transmission loss, Beat Response Control for improved bass and transient response, Enfolding structure for wrap-around feel and improved acoustic seal | Inward axis structure delivers optimum fit, Silent joints won't disturb your audio experience, In-line... More

Sound Reproduction up to 100 kHz, 40 mm driver units with ALCP for articulate audio reproduction, 4-conductor cable for better signal separation and resulting sound quality, Ergonomic ear pads for powerful response and long-term comfort | Compatible with 3 optional cables engineered with Kimber Kable, Silver coated OFC cable minimizes signal transmission loss, Beat Response Control for improved bass and transient response, Enfolding structure for wrap-around feel and improved acoustic seal | Inward axis structure delivers optimum fit, Silent joints won't disturb your audio experience, In-line remote and microphone for hands-free phone calling, Carrying pouch

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Specification

Specification
Brand Sony
Model MDR1A/B
Size 28 x 24 cm (11 x 9.5 in)

Reviews (8.8/10 Avg. rating)


Android Guys

Classy on the outside, fun on the inside

from Android Guys

The Sony MDR-1A is an all-around great over-ear headphone. It has both attractive form and ergonomic function. You won't get features galore, but the rotating earcups and removable cable should do the trick for most users. The sound is impactful while being composed and detailed. That said, you may want to consider if hard-hitting bass is for you.

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The Sony MDR-1A is an all-around great over-ear headphone. It has both attractive form and ergonomic function. You won't get features galore, but the rotating earcups and removable cable should do the trick for most users. The sound is impactful while being composed and detailed. That said, you may want to consider if hard-hitting bass is for you.

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What Hi-Fi

Comfortable headphones that are an enjoyable listen

from What Hi-Fi

We’re only talking a couple of small issues here, but the reality is they’re enough to hold the Sony’s back from achieving full five-star status.

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We’re only talking a couple of small issues here, but the reality is they’re enough to hold the Sony’s back from achieving full five-star status.

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Cnet

An already excellent over-ear headphone gets some small but key upgrades

from Cnet

The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.

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The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.

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PC Magazine

Fantastic audio performance with sleek design

from PC Magazine

Sony's MDR-1A over-ear headphones are luxurious-feeling, exceptionally comfortable, and deliver top-notch audio performance.

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Sony's MDR-1A over-ear headphones are luxurious-feeling, exceptionally comfortable, and deliver top-notch audio performance.

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TrustedReviews

Supremely comfortable headphones

from TrustedReviews

The Sony MDR-1A are very enjoyable headphones from a number of perspectives. Good-looking, extremely comfortable and a price that’s a good £100 less than the over-ear competition from names like Beats and Bowers & Wilkins, they are easy to recommend.

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The Sony MDR-1A are very enjoyable headphones from a number of perspectives. Good-looking, extremely comfortable and a price that’s a good £100 less than the over-ear competition from names like Beats and Bowers & Wilkins, they are easy to recommend.

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Amazon.com Reviews Summary

115 from Amazon.com

115 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Sony MDR1A. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.6/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

1 from Amazon.ca

1 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Sony MDR1A. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 5 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

10/10

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