Sony MDR-1AB headphones black

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Sony MDR-1AB headphones black Product no.: 9000-0014-9301 Warranty period: This product comes with a 3-year warranty.


With the Sony MDR-1AB headphones you're able to enjoy your music as the recording artist intended it. At a frequency range that extends up to 100 kHz, they accurately reproduce the deepest bass tones and the highest trebles, and lay bare the essence of your favourite songs. You've guessed it - these headphones were designed specifically for high-resolution audio.

Sony MDR-1AB: 40mm driver

Protected by a stylish black exterior, the MDR-1AB headphones feature sensitive 40mm Liquid Crystal Polymer drivers, ensuring optimal clarity. Thanks to their in-line remote and microphone, they are compatible with your Android smartphone or iPhone, and their circumaural design, slim metal headband and soft leather ear pads make them comfortable to wear. The MDR-1ABs have foldable ear cups, so you can safely store them in your case or bag when you take them with you.

Balanced cable

The MDR-1AB headphones are equipped with a balanced cable, comprised of four silver-coated copper wires and independent ground wires for both channels (in blue and yellow), guaranteeing clear, precise sound). As such, you’re able to enjoy an exceptionally clear, precise sound. Thanks to Sony, you can experience your favourite music the way it was meant to be heard!

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About high-resolution audio files

A high-resolution audio file uses a high sample rate, the most common rate being 24 bits/96 kHz and 24 bits/192 kHz (much higher than CD). CDs and MP3 files reach their limit around 20 kHz, whereas high-resolution audio supports frequencies over 24 kHz. The MDR-1AB headphones can handle frequencies up to 100 kHz. High-resolution audio files can be obtained via paid music services, and are easily transferred to your home or portable audio system.

High-resolution audio comes in six different formats:

  • DSD (DFF): used by professional equipment for the creation of Super Audio CDs
  • DSD (DSF): PC-friendly format developed for VAIO® computers
  • WAV: format developed for Windows operating system
  • AIFF: file format for Macintosh computers
  • FLAC: compression without quality loss
  • ALAC: compression without quality loss by Apple


Product features

  • Active noise reduction no
  • Wireless no
  • Headphone construction closed
  • Headphone impedance 20-29 ohms
  • In/on/over-ear over-ear
  • Includes microphone yes
  • Collapsible yes
  • Adjustable bass boost no
  • Removable cable yes
  • Cable length 100-149 cm
  • Colour black
  • Maximum frequency < 1 kHz
  • Minimum frequency 1 - 4 Hz
  • Type of audio connector jack 3.5 mm TRRS
  • Volume control yes

Weight and dimensions including packaging

  • Weight (incl. packaging) 900 gr
  • Dimensions (incl. packaging) 24.0 x 24.0 x 12.0 cm

Product specifications

  • Sony headphones
  • colour: black
  • type: MDR-1AB
  • suitable for high-resolution audio
  • closed, over-ear design
  • sensitive Liquid Crystal Polymer driver for optimal clarity
  • driver unit: 40 mm, dynamic, dome-type
  • frequency response: 3 Hz - 100 kHz
  • sensitivity (dB/mW): 105 dB/mW
  • magnet: neodymium
  • impedance: 24 Ohm
  • cable type: detachable
  • in-line remote and microphone
  • internal microphone pickup pattern: omnidirectional
  • cable length: 1.2 m
  • gold-plated L-shape stereo mini plug
  • compatible with Android smartphone and iPhone
  • controlled beat response reduces bass distortion
  • easy to transport thanks to foldable earpieces
  • weight: 8 oz (225 g)

In the box:

  • warranty card
  • user manual
  • carry case
  • headphones cable (1.2 m)
  • headphone cable with remote and microphone (1.2 m)


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Fresh Colours For New Sony Headphones

Friday 4 September 2015

The time of the boring black headphones is over; more and more brands are releasing headphones in a variety of bright colours. Now, Sony too has entered they fray. Not only do these new headphones have the striking finish they need to stand out, the MDR-100AAP h.ear on headphones also boast excellent quality sound.


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  • Innox HS 01 headphone holder
Regular £147.05
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