Sony MDR1A review

8.6/10 AVG.
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  • Sony MDR1A

The MDR-1A is more premium than your standard over-ears, so the price tag won’t be for the faint of heart.

- Josh Noriega, Android Guys 


It does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone.

- David Carnoy , Steve Guttenberg, Cnet 

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Size 28 x 24 cm (11 x 9.5 in)
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Critic Reviews


Android Guys

Classy on the outside, fun on the inside

from Android Guys

The Sony MDR-1A is an all-around great over-ear headphone. It has both attractive form and ergonomic function. You won't get features galore, but the rotating earcups and removable cable should do the trick for most users. The sound is impactful while being composed and detailed. That said, you m...More

The Sony MDR-1A is an all-around great over-ear headphone. It has both attractive form and ergonomic function. You won't get features galore, but the rotating earcups and removable cable should do the trick for most users. The sound is impactful while being composed and detailed. That said, you may want to consider if hard-hitting bass is for you.

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What Hi-Fi

Comfortable headphones that are an enjoyable listen

from What Hi-Fi

We’re only talking a couple of small issues here, but the reality is they’re enough to hold the Sony’s back from achieving full five-star status.

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We’re only talking a couple of small issues here, but the reality is they’re enough to hold the Sony’s back from achieving full five-star status.

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Cnet

An already excellent over-ear headphone gets some small but key upgrades

from Cnet

The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.

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The supercomfortable Sony MDR-1A does a good job balancing clarity with just enough of laid-backness to make it a very versatile headphone that's well worth considering if you're looking for a full-size headphone in the $250-$300 range.

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PC Magazine

Fantastic audio performance with sleek design

from PC Magazine

Sony's MDR-1A over-ear headphones are luxurious-feeling, exceptionally comfortable, and deliver top-notch audio performance.

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Sony's MDR-1A over-ear headphones are luxurious-feeling, exceptionally comfortable, and deliver top-notch audio performance.

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TrustedReviews

Supremely comfortable headphones

from TrustedReviews

The Sony MDR-1A are very enjoyable headphones from a number of perspectives. Good-looking, extremely comfortable and a price that’s a good £100 less than the over-ear competition from names like Beats and Bowers & Wilkins, they are easy to recommend.

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The Sony MDR-1A are very enjoyable headphones from a number of perspectives. Good-looking, extremely comfortable and a price that’s a good £100 less than the over-ear competition from names like Beats and Bowers & Wilkins, they are easy to recommend.

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