Enjoy music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio:
Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD (up to 384kHz/32-bit, rather than 44.1kHz/16-bit), High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended.
Consistent sound with integrated USB DAC:
With a dedicated USB DAC amp built-in, these headphones take over control of the digital-to-analogue conversion process from your device, then amplify sound using an integrated amplifier. The signal stays digital for longer, only converted to analogue when it reaches the drivers for unmatched clarity and accuracy. By linking up digitally, each piece of music will sound consistent, whichever device is the source.
Multi-connections for versatile listening:
Be well-connected. Listen to music from your PC, Xperia Smartphone, Walkman, or iPhone using one of the supplied digital connecting cables. Or connect to other players using a standard 3.5mm stereo audio cable. Auto Select switches seamlessly between inputs for effortless connections.
Dynamic HD drivers deliver authentic sound:
Powerful 40mm HD driver units with large vents enable the headphones to deliver punchy, rhythmic bass on even the most demanding track. Turn up the volume and hear clear, precise sound across the spectrum.
High sensitivity for a loud, clear performance:
With a high sensitivity of 102dB/mW, these headphones are highly efficient in converting electricity into acoustic signals. This means you'll hear a louder 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.
Wide frequency response for a full range of sound:
The wide-band frequency range - spanning 3Hz to 100kHz - is designed for today's broad variety of music styles. The 3Hz low end of the frequency range offers more than enough latitude for even the deepest sub-bass notes. At the 100kHz high end, you'll be able to enjoy vocal melodies, subtle audio harmonics and tonality, giving your music more life and realism.
Aluminium-coated LCP diaphragm for more precision:
An aluminium-coated, liquid crystal polymer diaphragm gives a more consistent sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional driver. Sound energy lost during transmission to the headphone housing is more uniform, ensuring an authentic performance. You'll also enjoy a flatter frequency response, even when listening to the ultra high frequencies of High-Resolution Audio.
S-Master HX digital amplifier for refined audio:
Pure, unfiltered sound. By using a simplified signal path and full digital processing, S-Master HX technology is able to amplify sound signals in digital without first having to convert them to analogue. This means signals maintain their purity right up to the final speaker output, so you can enjoy a more realistic and balanced sound experience.
Bass enhancing vents for punchy beats:
Precisely sculpted vents maximise 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 maximise the bass signatures in your music.
Pressure-relieving earpads for total comfort:
Soft leather earpads with pressure-relieving cushions have been designed to rise and shape around your ears, ensuring a comfortable fit. Smooth materials and discrete sewing provide a harmonious mix of comfort and durability for long hours of listening.
Full support for DSD and PCM encoding:
With support for both DSD128 (Direct Stream Digital) and 192kHz/24-bit PCM (Pulse Code Modulation), you'll enjoy a much truer representation of the original sound across all frequencies. DSD128 captures and reproduces sound at an ultra high frequency up to 128 times that of CD using a 1-bit stream for natural sound with a wide dynamic range. PCM 192kHz/24-bit samples at over four times the bitrate of CD with each sample more accurately represented by 24 bits.
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.
Stay powered up with USB charge:
Keep your headphones powered up and ready to go using the micro USB port. You can listen for up to 8 hours on a single charge - that's enough power for a full nine-to-five day.
Wearing Style: Headband, On-ear
Dynamic Type: Yes
Circum Aural Type: Yes
Driver Unit: 40 mm dynamic
Frequency Response (Hz): 4-40,000Hz (digital), 4-100,000Hz (analog)
Rated 4 out of
Sound great... after figuring out set upPurchased these last week and am pretty happy so far. I usually opt for in-ear and have been using Shure for a long time as my go-to for travel. Decided it was time for some cans to drown out my noisy co-workers and decided the MDR-1ADAC a go. I've never had a DAC or, obviously headphone with a DAC built-in, so I am very impressed with the sound quality. However... COME ON SONY. Setting these up was like trying to solve a riddle. Thank god for the internet and some European who decided to actually explain that you had to download a driver and install it, then find your recognized device through the audio settings in Windows. It's beyond silly that there are zero instructions included with the headphones that mention this. I'm not one who wants a 30 page manual, but just thrown me a bone here. It's a vital piece of info...
Date published: 2015-06-18
Rated 5 out of
Solid Headphones!I really like these headphones they work well with my Xperia Z2! I love the audio quality, bass and crispness is there without getting baffled. Good battery life. The built in Digital Amplifier really makes a huge difference in audio quality! Love these headphones because they are versatile with connectivity options too!
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 2 out of
Decent Product Hampered by Poor Customer ServiceThey sound decent. Actually, they sound pretty good when connect through the lighting cable to an iPhone 6. But see the following issues:
1. Using it through the USB port in a MacBook Pro is very simple, but can be frustrating if you've never done it before. The instruction manual does not explain properly how to use them with a computer. Customer service had absolutely no idea how to set up. I had to Google the whole thing up somewhere else.
2. High-res media player that is advertised in the instruction manual is nowhere to be found. The link provided was broken. Had to undertake a lengthy Google search just to find it in a different Sony website (certainly not the one advertised in the manual).
3. The advertised charging accessory is nowhere to be found for purchase in Sony's website.
4. Headphone usability will depend on how durable the proprietary cables last. Sony will surely not support this product past a certain date. They barely support it now.
This is my second time trying to post this review. Sony doesn't like negative reviews listed.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of
don't botherGot these cans yesterday 11/29/2014
what can I say,
if you have MDR7506 and NW-f807 or NWZ-a17
just adjust your equalizer .
Sony reps. are very miss oriented about new Sony products.
Talked to them before the purchase.
They know nothing!
Heavier than 7506 and tighter (warming for cold winters)