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Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio 

Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By converting analog music to digital at a higher rate than CD (24 bit/192 kHz, rather than 16 bit/44.1 kHz), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.

Dynamic HD drivers deliver authentic sound

Powerful 40 mm HD driver units with large vents enable the headphones to deliver punchy, rhythmic bass on even the most demanding tracks. A light but rigid aluminum-coated liquid crystal polymer diaphragm responds quickly to reproduce vocals and mid-high range notes with intense clarity. Turn up the volume and hear clear, precise sound across the spectrum.

Wide frequency response for a full range of sound

The wide-band frequency range—spanning 3 Hz to 100 kHz—is designed for today's broad variety of music styles. The 3 Hz low end of the frequency range offers more than enough latitude for even the deepest sub-bass notes. At the 100 kHz high end, you'll be able to enjoy vocal melodies, subtle audio harmonics and tonality, giving your music more life and realism.

High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance

With a high sensitivity of 105 dB/mW, these headphones are highly efficient in converting electricity into acoustic signals. This means you'll hear a clearer sound across the entire audio spectrum (compared to less sensitive headphones) when listening to music through the same source and at the same volume level.  

Aluminum-coated LCP diaphragm for more precision

An aluminum-coated, liquid crystal polymer diaphragm gives a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional LCP driver. Sound energy lost during transmission to the headphone housing is more uniform, to ensure a true and authentic performance. You'll also enjoy a flatter frequency response, even when listening to the ultra-high frequencies of High-Resolution Audio. 

Bass-enhancing vents for punchy beats

Precisely sculpted vents maximize the airflow within the headphone, allowing the LCP diaphragm to breathe more easily and deliver an instant response to powerful low-end bass lines.

Enfolding closed-back design seals in sound

The closed-back, enfolding design wraps around the ear, helping to seal in music and keep distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears, so you hear even the subtlest of sounds. You'll also feel every beat, as the closed-back design helps to maximize the bass signatures in your music. 

Balanced audio cuts cross-talk

With a balanced four-wire connection and silver-copper dual cord, audio channel separation is improved for better sound. Unlike conventional headphones, which share a ground wire, the cord includes left, right and independent ground wires for both channels, so you hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

Pressure-relieving ear pads for total comfort

Soft leather ear pads with pressure-relieving cushions have been designed to rise and shape around your ears, ensuring a comfortable fit. Smooth materials and seamless sewing provide a harmonious mix of comfort and durability for long hours of listening.

Swivel folding design makes travel easy

Take these headphones anywhere you go. A swivel folding design makes it easy to store them when not in use or while traveling. The earcups swivel flat for easy packing in a suitcase or slipping into a bag.  

Specifications
Give your music the purity it deserves. With a frequency range extending up to 100 kHz, these High-Resolution Audio MDR-1A headphones capture the essence of each track—hear purity that’s closer to the original studio master. From deep bass 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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