Reviewed on 2018-04-02
It's been over three years since Sony introduced their MDR which was headed by the MDR-1R which were described as being able to produce “prestige” sound. Even though they were pricey, the MDR-1R was an impressive pair of over-ears and delivered in both pe...Read more >
Reviewed on 2016-05-27
I often have a habit of writing Sony headphones off as old, boring headphones. Maybe because Sony's monitors have been around since Jesus was a Cub Scout, or maybe because Sony's offerings get overshadowed by those from other manufacturers. Well, the $28...Read more >
Reviewed on 2016-05-20
Usually when big-name electronics manufacturers get into audio, they do so casually. Their headphones are more targeted towards the average consumer, with decent quality and a reachable price.Sony is different, though. It's audio gear can dive well into “...Read more >
Reviewed on 2015-08-03
Sony recently set me up with a couple of pieces of audio gear from their Hi-Res Audio line, so I could hear first hand the differences between typical digital music players and the higher quality sound one can expect from their product line.The two pieces...Read more >
Reviewed on 2015-04-16
The Sony MDR-1A is a relatively lightweight, very comfortable full-size headphone that offers sound that's improved over the MDR-1R's, with better definition from the bass through the midrange to the treble. The headphones now sit on your neck correctly (...
Somewhat pricey, in-line remote lacks some functionality for iPhone users
Sony's MDR-1A is the successor to the discontinued MDR-1R , a "premium" over-ear that we liked a lot when we reviewed it a few years ago.That earlier model was known for being extremely comfortable, and the very similar looking 1A, which costs $300 (£170 ...Read more >
Reviewed on 2015-03-09
Fantastic audio performance with deep lows and clear, well-defined highs. Sleek design with luxurious material. Extremely comfortable fit. Ships with two detachable cables, one with an inline remote and microphone for mobile devices.
Quite expensive. Not for purists seeking a flat response sound signature
Sony's latest addition to the MDR lineup is a thoughtfully designed, exceedingly comfortable headphone pair made with luxurious materials. At $299.99, the MDR-1A isn't cheap, and given the lack of Bluetooth or noise-canceling circuitry...Read more >