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Sony MDR1AM2B Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphone with iFi Audio ZEN Air DAC Hi-res Desktop USB DAC and Headphone Amp

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Model: WWSMDRZDAC | UPC: 720140334031

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What's In The Box

Product Information

Model: WWSMDRZDAC | UPC: 720140334031

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Sony MDR1AM2B Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote and Microphone

All Your Music; Just as the Artist Intended

With advanced acoustic design and premium materials, these High-Resolution Audio headphones capture the true essence of each track – so you’ll hear music that’s closer to the original studio master. From deep bass to soaring vocals, sound stays true for an authentic listening experience thanks to a super-responsive LCP driver.

Features

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible
  • Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer driver for clarity
  • Smartphone compatible with in-line remote mic
  • Heavyweight bass with Beat Response Control
  • Swivel ear cups for portability

Enjoy Music as the Artist Intended with High-Resolution Audio

Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By digitally capturing music at a higher rate than CD, High-Resolution Audio allows you to get closer to the original studio recording and enjoy your music just as the artist intended. 

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 even a conventional LCP driver. High frequencies uniquely contained in High-Resolution Audio especially benefit from the added rigidity, and energy lost during transmission to the headphone housing is more uniform, ensuring a true and authentic performance. 

Wide Frequency Response for a Full Range of Sound

The wide-band frequency range – spanning 3Hz to 100kHz – is designed for a broad variety of music styles. Such a wide frequency response ensures even advanced audio formats, which require a much larger spectrum, can be accurately reproduced without hard limits or frequency roll-off, giving your music more life and realism. 

Patterned Grill for Smooth Ultra-Highs

Grills help to protect the precision headphone diaphragm and are designed specifically for passing ultra-high frequencies without introducing ‘color’ to the sound. The grill pattern is based on a Fibonacci sequence to ensure no frequency is boosted or cut. The result is a smooth, refined sound right across the frequency range. 

Supplied Balanced-Connection Headphone Cable

A 4.4Φ balanced connection cable separates left and right sound signals completely, unlike conventional headphone cables which share a ground wire. This minimizes signal transmission loss and resulting sound deterioration, so you hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

Silver-Coated Oxygen-Free Copper

The MDR-1AM2 uses silver-coated oxygen-free copper cables, designed to minimize resistance and signal-transmission loss. The result is less sound degradation, finer detail, and smoother treble sounds. 

Patterned Grill for Smooth Ultra-Highs

Grills help to protect the precision headphone diaphragm and are designed specifically for passing ultra-high frequencies without introducing ‘color’ to the sound. The grill pattern is based on a Fibonacci sequence to ensure no frequency is boosted or cut. The result is a smooth, refined sound right across the frequency range. 

Supplied Balanced-Connection Headphone Cable

A 4.4Φ balanced connection cable separates left and right sound signals completely, unlike conventional headphone cables which share a ground wire. This minimizes signal transmission loss and resulting sound deterioration, so you hear less distortion and cross-talk. 

Super Lightweight Design for Hours of Comfort

The MDR-1AM2’s super lightweight design relieves pressure on your ears so you can listen for hours in comfort. 

Swivel Design Makes Travel Easy

Take these headphones with you anywhere. A swivel design makes them easy to store on the go. The earcups swivel flat for easy packing in a bag or slipping into the supplied pouch. 

Smartphone Compatible with In-Line Remote Mic

Stay connected to the world, even when immersed in your favorite music. Take calls on your smartphone and control your music with the in-line remote mic.


iFi Audio ZEN Air DAC Hi-res Desktop USB DAC and Headphone Amp

A breath of fresh Air.

Get the best audio quality from your phone, tablet or computer.

ZEN Air DAC

Improve the quality of your everyday audio with the ZEN Air DAC. DAC stands for Digital to Analogue converter. In a nutshell, a DAC converts the digital info in your source device – your computer, games console, tablet or smartphone –  to music that we can hear through speakers or headphones. Every device that is a source of digital sound has a built-in DAC. External DACs sound much better that the standard DACs used inside these devices.

Hearing is believing

The ZEN Air DAC outputs very hi-res (high resolution) quality audio. This is much better that the standard audio you would get from just using your computer, games console, tablet or smartphone. Imagine the difference in quality from a standard TV to an 4K Ultra HD TV — but in sound! This is the difference an external DAC makes to your music. Once you hear it, you’ll be converted (not just your audio)!

Simply better

The ZEN Air DAC functions as both a DAC and a headphone amp. It’s a great first step if you are just starting on your audio journey. Simply connect it to your computer or smart device via a USB cable.  Then connect it to your headphones via the headphone jack at the front or to speakers via the RCA connections at the back. If you already have an amp, you can use the ZEN DAC Air as a pure DAC with this amp or speakers.

Flexible formats

The ZEN Air DAC supports different file formats – PCM 32bit/384kHz, fully native DSD256 and MQA.

PCM – Pulse Code Modulation is the file format used in CD, DVD, Blu-ray and other digital audio applications. It’s the next step up from MP3.

DSD – Direct Stream Digital is a very high-quality audio format, better than CD quality. The higher the number (sample rate), the better the recording – DSD64, 128, 256, 512 and 1024. Fully native means that it hasn’t been altered in any way from the original recording.

MQA – Master Quality Authenticated is an award-winning audio technology that enables music fans to stream the original master recording into their home, car or their mobile. With the ZEN Air DAC you can listen to MQA straight out of the box. Simply connect to Tidal Masters and check the option to stream MQA. Find out more about MQA here.

Sonic tailoring

The ZEN Air DAC also sports a couple of unique sonic tweaks from iFi. PowerMatch adjusts the gain of the ZEN DAC Air so it functions at the right level for your headphones. Gain is just a unit of measurement that indicates how loud an audio source is and is measured in decibels (dB). XBass+ allows you to tailor the bass to suit your headphones and your personal taste. Both are designed to improve and personalize your listening experience.

And breathe…

Most DACs still use digital volume control – ours is analog. What does this mean? When you reduce the volume on other DACs you remove data from the song or soundtrack. With analog volume control, you reduce the volume whilst maintaining the quality. Put simply, the ZEN Air DAC is an easy way to experience super clear, hi-res audio quality in your everyday listening.

Sift through the noise, breathe in the Air.

Specifications

Sony MDR1AM2B Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote and Microphone

  • Cable type: Detachable/silver coated OFC/AP remote
  • Cable length: 1.2m
  • Diaphragm: Aluminum-coated LCP
  • Driver unit: 40mm (dome type)
  • Frequency response: 3 - 10000Hz
  • Headband: Steel
  • Headphone type: Dynamic
  • Impedance: 16Ω
  • Magnet: Neodymium
  • Plug: Gold-plated L-shaped Stereo mini, gold-plated L-shaped balance
  • Power handling capacity: 1500mW
  • Sensitivity: 98dB/mW
  • Weights: 0.41 lbs.
  • Direction of microphone: Omni-directional
  • Effective frequency of microphone: 20Hz - 20,000Hz
  • Type of microphone: Electret condenser

iFi Audio ZEN Air DAC Hi-res Desktop USB DAC and Headphone Amp

  • Input voltage: DC 5V/2.5A
  • Input: USB 2.0 B Socket
  • Formats
    • 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384kHz PCM
    • 2.8/3.1/5.6/6.2/11.2/12.4MHz DSD
    • 353/384KHz DXD
  • MQA
    • DAC: Bit-Perfect DSD & DXD DAC by Burr Brown
    • Power consumption: No Signal ~0.5W / Max Signal ~2.5W
    • Dimensions: 6.2" x 4.6" x 1.4"
    • Net weight: 0.969 lbs
  • Line      
    • Output: 1V / 3.3V max.
    • Output Impedance: ≤50Ω
    • SNR: <-113dB(A) @ 0dBFS
    • DNR: >113dB(A) @ -60dBFS
    • THD+N: <0.04% @ 0dBFS
  • Headphone      
    • Output: 1V / 3.3V max. (variable)
    • Output Power: >280mW @ 32Ω ; >36mW @ 300Ω
    • Output Impedance: <1Ω
    • THD+N: <0.04% (100mW @ 16Ω)
    • SNR: >113dBA (3.3V)

What's In The Box

Sony MDR1AM2B Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote and Microphone

  • MDR1AM2B Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones
  • Connection cable 1.2m

iFi Audio ZEN Air DAC Hi-res Desktop USB DAC and Headphone Amp

  • ZEN Air DAC
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • Quick Start card
  • Assistance card
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