Passion for sound
Every subtle note, precisely reproduced
Enjoy clear, balanced sound that stays true to the original recording, no matter how high the volume. A 40-mm HD driver with a light but rigid aluminum-coated liquid crystal polymer (LCP) diaphragm produces more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range compared with conventional LCP drivers.
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.
Record at a higher frequency than CD
High-Resolution Audio typically records at 24 bits/96 kHz or even 24 bits/192 kHz—much higher than CD.
Hear more realistic, emotive sound
While CDs and MP3s let you hear up to about 20 kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 24 kHz (as high as 100 kHz with this model) and offers 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.
Keeps sound in
The enfolding design with ergonomic 3D earpads seals music in and keeps distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back toward your ears so you hear the subtlest sounds.
With the included balanced-connection headphones cable in MDR-1ABP, comprising four silver-coated copper wires, you hear clear, precise sound with audio products that support balanced connections.
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.
Hear more of your music with a closed-back, wrap-around design that fits securely over your ears. Comfortable for hours and hours of listening.
Soft leather earpads rise and shape around your ears for a snug, comfortable fit.
With smoother materials and seamless stitching, comfort and durability are 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.
Keep in touch
Use the in-line remote and mic to take hands-free calls on your Android smartphone or iPhone.
Stay in control
Personalize and play your music. Customize your calls. The SmartKey app by Sony lets you control key functions from your headphones.
- Driver Unit
- 40 mm dynamic — Dome type
- Frequency Response
- 3–100,000 Hz
- Cord Length
- 1.2 m
What's in the Box
Warranty card, Operating instructions, Carrying pouch, Headphone cord (1.2 m), Headphone cord with inline remote and microphone (1.2 m)