Sony MDR-1AM2 Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote and Microphone (Black)

Model: MDR1AM2/B UPC: 027242908796 Item: 171382

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Sony MDR-1AM2 Over-Ear Headphones Overview

These lightweight over-the-ear headphones capture all of the details of your favorite music with style and comfort. The MDR-1AM2s feature massive custom designed 40-mm HD drivers, designed to deliver clear lifelike sound with full mids, and crisp highs. Built-in Beat Response Control enhances bottom end performance. From Abba to Zeppelin, these headphones reproduce music exactly as the artist intended. And you can enjoy music as it was meant to be heard, because these headphones are fully compatible with High-Res audio files. An in-line remote lets you access your smartphones voice controls, and the lightweight frame and pressure-relieving ear pads deliver  luxurious comfort. With a foldable design and a protective carrying pouch, these headphones are ready to go with you.

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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.

Product highlights

  • Over-ear closed-back headphones
  • Ultra lightweight and durable
  • Pressure-relieving earpads deliver all day comfort
  • Custom designed drivers deliver a clear and powerful soundstage
  • Compatible with High-Resolution Audio files
  • Built-in Beat Response Control enhances bass response
  • balanced-connection headphone cable minimizes signal loss, distortion and cross-talk
  • Frequency response: 3 - 10000 Hz
  • Weight: 6.60 lbs
  • Warranty: 1 year  – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Specifications

Specifications

  • 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

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

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

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Reviews

Customer Reviews for Sony MDR-1AM2 Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote and Microphone (Black)

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Just wow
I am very shocked for choosing this over the WH-1000XM3 as they were extremely light and had excellent treble! I used it with the amp one time and it was heavenly! The sound details were splendid and the dynamic drivers made it sound remarkable!
March 15, 2020
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Best Bang for Buck Hands Downs
Easily the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, and that's saying something from a guy with a big head. Solid construction and crystal clear sound. Was heartbroken when I left them on a plane. 10/10 Recommendation.
March 10, 2020
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Great budget sound
Very good dynamic and clear voice. Go with Kimber cable then you will never take it out from your ear!
February 18, 2020
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The best headphone evaaar
Since I bought my new portable device, sony walkman nw a105 I was looking for something special for listening my hi res audio files... And I found it.... I made the perfect match
February 14, 2020
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Surprisingly Very Good !
I bought it exactly one year ago. I did not expect Sony to have such a high-quality headphone, as I have only tried their popular models in the past. However, I wanted to give these a try.
Using a DAC with these headphones is recommended. This way the sound is rich in details, bass, and clarity. On top of it all, they are the most comfortable I have ever tried. I can easily use them for 6 hours non-stop. 
January 31, 2020
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Amazing - An Amateur Audiophiles Take
I purchased these with my NWZX300 - have had these for close to 1 year now - and god are these good. Personally I always like wired over the wireless - call me old fashioned if you must. But the functionality of the balanced and the regular headphone mixed with good old reliability and ruggedness that comes along with it just wins every time for me. Light to wear and with great cushioning for the head - these are comfortable to the end of the day. Great over the year coverage and isolates external noise without all the noise cancellation jargon very well. Great sounding high's and immaculate deep low's without sounding either over the top or dithering low's respectively - I love these as my 1st purchase.
January 28, 2020
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Great comfort, balance tone.
I bought MDR-1AM2 because my old headphones got broken. At first I compare it with WH-1000XM3 but end up with MDR-1AM2 because I have already owned wireless NC headset so I went with the wired option which is also cheaper.

For the performance, it is exactly what I expected. Clear high, clean voice and moderate low. The bass is there and it is good but not too much which I prefer this way. (My old headphones is kind of studio reference model and has very little bass so I am now accustomed to just fair bass.

The earpad is good, really comfortable. I can wear it all day long without take it off. ButI still prefer WH-1000XM3 style over this one.

I am not sure if this model will continue or will be replaced by h.ear series. The new h.ear 3 series are in store right now so I recommend you try them and compare before buying this.
January 19, 2020
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Truly excellent
I've had other entry-level audiophile headphones in the past, but this is the most expensive pair I've ever owned. I was a bit nervous that these might not have been worth the price, but I'm happy to say that they're worth every single penny of $250.

Sound quality is wonderfully good. Bass is ample but not overboosted and stays full into the frequency range. The bass begins to roll off at about 25Hz, which is lower than what you can perceive as a note anyway. Treble sparkles without being piercing or tinny.

The only aspect that leaves something to be desired is the build quality - 100% plastic. Everything still feels pretty sturdy, but I'm somewhat worried about whether they'll hold up after a couple years of use. However, since it still doesn't feel "cheap", it's not enough for me to take a star off.

Awesome product, would definitely recommend.
October 8, 2019
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Amazing Product!!
I wanted a quality over-ear set of earphones to complement my new DragonFly Cobalt DAC while not breaking the bank. After reviewing and comparing several models, these Sony headphones had all of the inherent features of higher-end earphones at about a third of the price. The sound is open, with an incredibly spacious soundstage and incredible headroom. These phones sound fabulous but, where they truly shine is listening to HiRes music and MQA rendered streaming. Highly recommended!
September 26, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Super comfortbale; Naturally sounding
These are the most light and comfortable headphones I have had or tried on! Regarding the sound: there is just the right amount of bass, the high frequency range is also definitely there, although I have not listened to any 11.2 MHz DSD files. It will be easy to drive the MDR-1AM2 by any portable source thanks to their low input impedance. The material and design quality is acceptable for headphones at this price, but time will tell.
September 24, 2019
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