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.
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.
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
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
Sony MDR-1R over-ear headphones range pictures and hands-on
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.
Summary: Räkättävätkö työkaverisi niin, että on mahdoton keskittyä omiin hommiin? Ja silti valittavat, että kuuntelemasi musiikki häiritsee heidän keskusteluaan. Siitäkin huolimatta, että kuuntelet hiljaa kun muuten luurien pisteliäs sävy ottaa korviin. Nyt kaikki kohdat kerralla kuntoon.