Sony MDR1A Hi-Res Headphones With 40mm Drivers (Black)

Model: MDR1A/B UPC: 027242879515 Item: 162959


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Sony's MDR-1A high resolution headphones help you enjoy each song the way the artists' intended. Using digital upscaling, listeners are able to tune in to a high-quality track that's closer to the original studio master. Plus, its design lends itself to both ultimate comfort and distraction-free audio. The ergonomic 3D ear pads keep sound in, while still relieving pressure on the ears.

Sony MDR-1A Headphones Features:
  • Be inspired by the high resolution audio performance
  • Listen for longer with the pressure-relieving earpad cushions
  • Connect your smartphone for in-line remote and microphone usage
  • Make your music mobile with its portable, ergonomic 3D design
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MDR1A Hi-Res Headphones With 40mm Drivers


MDR1A Features:

Pure sound-every note!

  • Drawing inspiration from a legacy of personal audio reproduction, Sony engineers have developed the perfect balance of Premium style and hi-resolution audio performance. Introducing the MDR-1A Stereo Headphone featuring thoughtful design, lush long-term comfort, and ultra-responsive Hi-Res audio response for a sound experience bar-none.

Prepare for exceptional sound

  • Lightweight and responsive, aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer driver units possess the necessary rigidity and internal loss to deliver linear, wideband frequency response ranging from sub-harmonic lows (3 Hz) to ultra-sonic highs (up to 100 kHz) for balanced and natural sound reproduction.


  • Silver-coated oxygen-free copper (OFC) cable ensures minimal signal transmission degradation for pure audio response at the driver. A unique 4-wire architecture further enhances the audio experience, with a separate ground and signal connection to each driver for enhanced separation, expanded sound and tight bass.

Comfortable fit, powerful sound

  • Pressure-relieving urethane cushions wrap entirely around your ears for a comfortable acoustic seal and powerful bass response, while precise component machining, with the added placement of silicon rings around every moving axis, realizes smooth and silent ear cup movement. In the end, you can expect an immersive listening experience.

Upgrade your cans

  • Elevate an already outstanding listening experience to new levels via high-grade cables. High-performance wire paired with precision hardware facilitates the high-resolution, noise-free delivery of your favorite good-vibrations to your ears. Three models are available to suit: on-the-go (MUC-B12SM1), at-home (MUC-B30UM1), or balanced audio listening styles (MUC-B20BL1). Consult your retailer for further information.

Smartphone compatible

  • Specifically designed for Android smartphones, a configurable in-line remote with microphone delivers personalized music and call functionality. Using the free SmartKey APP (available at Google Play and the App Store) you can customize the in-line remote, control settings via your smartphone.

Supplied Accessories

  • Two, supplied cables accommodate listening flexibility. A conventional connecting audio cable (1.2 m), in addition to an in-line microphone and remote cable for smartphone (1.2 m). A convenient carrying pouch is also supplied to keep your headphones and accessories secure.




MDR1A Specifications:


  • Driver Unit : 40 mm, dome type, Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragm
  • Volume Control : No
  • Power Handling Capacity : 1500 mW (IEC)
  • Frequency Response : 3 - 100,000 Hz
  • Color : Silver


  • Case Type : Carrying Pouch
  • Type of Use : Portable and Home
  • Impedance : 24 Ω at 1 kHz
  • Diaphragm : 40 mm, dome type, Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragm
  • Design : Over-the-head
  • Headband : Yes
  • Plug : Gold-plated plugs: stereo mini and L-shaped four conductor mini
  • Frequency Response : 3 - 100,000 Hz
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Sensitivity : 105 dB/mW


  • Headphone Type : Closed, Dynamic
  • Microphone : In-line elecret condenser (with supplied Smartphone Control Cable)
  • Cord : Single-sided; detachable
  • Remote Control : Multi-function button / SmartKeyTM app (with supplied Smartphone Control Cable)


  • Power Handling Capacity : 1500 mW (IEC)


  • Impedance : 24 ohms at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity : 105 dB/mW
  • Type : Closed, dynamic

Weights and Measurements

  • Cord Length (Approx.) : Headphone cable: 47 1/4 in. (1.2 m) Smartphone cable: 47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Weight (Approx.) : 7.94 oz. (225 g.) without cable


What's in the Box

What's In The Box:

  • Operating Instructions
  • Headphone cable
  • Smartphone control cable
  • Carrying Pouch



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CNET still listed the Sony MDR1a as one of the best headphones of 2018.
Gerald V on Dec 24, 2017
CNET still listed the Sony MDR1a as one of the best headphones of 2018.
Gerald V on Dec 24, 2017