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.
- 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
- 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
Customer Reviews for Sony MDR-1AM2 Wired High-Resolution Audio Over-Ear Headphones with Built-In Remote and Microphone (Black)
At first,these phone sounds terrible. bloated bass, thin mids, mashed treble that are just there, no details in sound at all, and sibilance everywhere. Everything is so jumbled up. Had to turn the volume up to hear the details i want. I even had my regrets after i bought these. I even having that thought of selling is back. lol
Then i let it play different sounds and songs for a week plus, then it slowly changed! The bass are now controlled and there is no more annoying bass bump. Mids are becoming more forward. treble, though are not perfect, are becoming more clear and clean. instrumental separation are great.
But still, it is still high in bass for me. had to EQ down the bass and a bit of treble to make it more comfortable for hearing. now its more balanced and great.
the comfort, are the best. it is light, and though many reviews are saying that the earcups are quite small, for me it is perfect. the padding is soft and airy however, got sweaty if used in hot condition.
breaking is are vital for these to sound best. i dont usually believe in breaking ins, but comparing to my sony N3 that i have been using for these year, i can say that i am not just adapted to the sound, but the sound did really change to the better after some usage!
on conclusion, the sound isnt impressive for me, but it is real good. for the price, its just okay if you love sony signature, but i got these on massive sale, so its worth it. if you are really critical for a nice sounding perfect phone, go for higher end. but it will definitely be more costly.
The style is high end and understated. This serves well if one chooses to wear them outside of the home, as they blend in well and from a distance the look betrays their value. The metal backing gives a nice industrial strength feeling to the construction, which withstands bending twisting and everyday use far better than most. The materials are of high quality; very comfortable and lightweight. All of which results in a very comfortable and enjoyable listening experience.
The features are on more of the lacking side, though what is done is implemented well. The microphone in the wire and the control button is easy to use and well built, with excellent sound quality when on a call. It would have been nice to see Bluetooth to be included with such a premium quality headset; the lack of Bluetooth however, does lend itself to a guaranteed uninterrupted and interference free listening experience. So pros and cons.
In short I can't recommend these headphones enough. The sound quality is second, only to Sony's top of the range; they're stylish, well made and very desirable. One piece of feedback would be to highlight or otherwise change the design of the box for the headphones to better show where to open it. I may have damaged/ripped the box at the top in an effort to open mine, only to discover the actual open tab.
For the record I understand that I am very complimentary to Sony in this review, but I genuinely think this is one of their best products and believe in each word expressed.
These headphones however take it to another level, the build quality is excellent as you would expect, they are very comfortable and the audio is rich and full of depth making the experience of listening to my vinyl directly from my PS-HX500 an absolute joy. Couple this with the performance of my Xperia playing this vinyl (24bit/96Khz conversion) and other downloaded Hi-Res music I am actually genuinely blown away. I'm not sure I can bring myself to wander around outside with these cans instead of my in-ear variety but I have to say I have never been more tempted.
I have a small array of other good quality headphones to compare these too and they outperform them with ease in quality, looks and sound.
Thank you Sony, these are absolutely superb.