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Sony MDR-1R

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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1R Headphone

Sound & Vision Magazine
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Some companies jump into the now-trendy headphone category on a wing and a prayer. Sony, on the other hand, is the steward of Sony Music and the master of numerous audio product categories, including a long history in headphones. So a set of midpriced ’phones from Sony raises high hopes. With the MDR-1R, they are largely fulfilled.
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Overall 6
6.3

Expert Review

reviewed
30 September 2013
  • Summary: Comfortable, durable over-ears that should please most listeners
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1R: Neutral tonal balance for all genres

CNET
18 April 2013
  • Summary: It's true that Sony's MDR-1R headphones come with a lofty price tag, but if you're searching for highly accurate-sounding headphones with style and substance, they deserve your attention.
  • Pros: The Sony MDR-1R Premium Headphones ' full-size, over-the-ear design and supple leather earpads lend a luxurious feel to an extraordinarily comfortable pair of headphones you can wear for hours at a time.
  • Cons: They don't fold flat for compact storage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1R

PC Magazine
11 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony MDR-1R is a powerful, clean-performing pair of headphones that's comfortable to wear and lends itself well to multiple genres of music.
  • Pros: Solid audio performance with strong bass, crisp highs, and no distortion at top volumes. Extremely comfortable. Comes with two detachable cables, one with inline microphone and remote control.
  • Cons: No included headphone jack adapters.
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Overall 9
9.0

Sony MDR-1R Bluetooth headphones

MacNN
29 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The Good - Excellent design - High-quality sound, S-Master Amp - Versatile connectivity that includes NFC - Good passive sound isolation - Very comfortable The Bad - Extensive use of plastic in construction - Over-ear design is bulky - Supplied carry pouch offers limited protection Sony has a long and distinguished history when it comes to making quality headphones to suit the majority of listeners.
  • Pros: - Excellent design - High-quality sound, S-Master Amp - Versatile connectivity that includes NFC - Good passive sound isolation - Very comfortable
  • Cons: - Extensive use of plastic in construction - Over-ear design is bulky - Supplied carry pouch offers limited protection
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Sony MDR-10RBT headphones, we listen to the budget version of the MDR-1R cans

Pocket Lint
9 September 2013
  • Excerpt: When it comes to quality cans we've been impressed with Sony's prestige MDR-1 over-ear headphones. Now the range has expanded to encompass smaller fit and more budget designs, with the new MDR-10RBT over-ears sitting between the top-spec MDR-1R and also-just-announced MDR-10C on-ears. We took a look at the middling model at this year's IFA electronics show in Berlin and, just like the top-spec MDR-1R, are pleased to report it's good stuff.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1r

What Hi-Fi?
7 February 2013
  • Conclusion: Detailed and airy, but could do with more kick
  • Pros: Natural, warm, spacious sound
  • Cons: Could do with more power at the low end
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony MDR-1R

Trusted Reviews
21 January 2013
  • Summary: Classy and comfortable, these are bassy headphones for sophisticates.
  • Pros: Superb design, Excellent comfort, Good bass management, overall sound quality
  • Cons: Some mid-range thickness, tame treble, Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Sony MDR-1R 'prestige headphones'

Pocket Lint
14 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Are the Sony MDR-1R "prestige headphones" worth the £300 asking price on the UK Sony Store? That's arguable. But the £200 price floating around on other major online retailers is far more, er, on the money. Taken in that context and we have heaps of praise for these over-ears. There's a lot of detail in the sound, right down to picking out individual reverb amid the mix - it's a really great over-ear experience.
  • Pros: Eventually very comfy, great sound, lots of mid-high frequency range 'snap' yet enough bass to deliver a rounded sound, attractive design
  • Cons: Exposed drivers can touch against ears, bass doesn't rumble as much as the higher-spec versions, not necessarily perfect for on-the-go listening, Sony Store price is too steep, really low frequencies not as impactful as might be expected
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Sony MDR-1R over-ear headphones range pictures and hands-on

Pocket Lint
29 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony's already well known for its variety of headphones, but its latest MDR range looks to swing its weight in the premium consumer category. Introducing the MDR-1R series... In the basement of a London meet, Pocket-lint had the opportunity to try out all three of Sony's latest headphones: the MDR-1R over-ears; the MDR-1RBT Bluetooth-enabled 'phones; and the top-of-the-line MDR-1RNC noise-cancelling models.
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