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The ultimate headphones that perfectly unite audio quality, comfort and design.
Built with Sound Precision in mind by Sony Engineers and SME music artists Katy B and Magnetic Man.
You don't do compromise. Why? Because music is your life so only the finest sound and most comfortable fit will do. These headphones have been designed and tuned by people that love music and endorsed by people that make music. Meaning you get a sound experience that really is unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
Take a bold step forward with wrap-around, acoustically sealed styling that looks and feels good. One seamless metal design with distinctive red ring. Truly iconic.
Keep your music pure with dual noise sensors and fully automatic noise cancelling. Banish barking dogs, screeching cars and idle chit-chat once and for all.
It’s more than a beat, a note, a perfect vocal. Music is about the whole experience brought together in its purest, most natural form. These headphones have been created by music-lovers and tuned by musicians to give you that in-the-club, at-the-concert feeling. Endorsed by world-renowned artists Katy B and Magnetic Man, they’re as serious about sound as you are with responsive liquid crystal polymer diaphragms, powerful HD drivers and Beat Response Control for thumping basslines. Iconic styling in seamless metal with a distinctive red ring means you’ll always wear them with pride.
Listen the way the artist intended with HD driver and beat response control.
Iconic and sleek design with extreme attention to detail.
Combine a rigid yet responsive liquid crystal polymer film diaphragm with a specially engineered, ultra wideband HD driver and you get precise mid to high range sound and powerful lows. Beat Response Control featuring an enlarged air vent boosts bass while pressure-relieving cushions fit snugly around the ears, sealing in sound.
An S-Master amplifier and Digital Sound Enhancer on some models provides a natural sound with a spacious feel by restoring high frequencies and low amplitude audio lost through compression.
It’s irritating when your favourite tracks are spoiled by ambient noise such as dogs barking, cars screeching or people chatting on the train. The MDR-1RNC includes full digital noise cancelling with dual noise sensors located inside and outside each headphone housing and noise cancelling software. Your music stays pure with dramatically reduced noise interference.
These headphones look and feel as good as they sound. A seamless metal hanger runs from the headband down to the cable, forming a flush asymmetric curve that encloses the ear. A hole in the hanger allows for a larger speaker duct, improving sound quality, while the cable is angled to the front where you need it most. The distinctive red ring emphasises the premium quality of these headphones.
|Colour||Black/Red or Brown/Silver||Black/Red||Black/Red|
|Driver unit||40mm, HD driver unit||40mm, HD driver unit||50mm|
|HD driver unit||Yes||Yes||No|
|Frequency response||4 Hz- 80,000 Hz||4 Hz- 80,000 Hz(*1 **2)||5 Hz- 24,000 Hz|
|Cables||1 x standard, 1 x made for iPhone/iPod||1 x standard cable for passive use||1 x standard, 1 x made for iPhone/iPod|
|Comfortable enclosing design||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Best Response Control||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Inward axis structure||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|S-Master/Digital Sound Enhancer||No||Yes||Yes|