Conclusion: At just £200 the Sony MDR-1R delivers powerful audio with a focus on overall balance. It could use a bit more high-mid presence, and bass lovers will wish there was more low-end boosting, but the sound signature comes close to the audiophile ideal of a flat response without throwing bass presence out of the window. There's no question that these are high quality headphones – the question is merely whether their sound signature is what you're looking for.
Pros: Solid audio performance with strong bass, No distortion at top volume, Extremely comfortable, Comes with two detachable cables
Conclusion: The best bit about the top-quality £300 Sony MDR-1R Prestige headphones is how easily they skip between roles as a portable and at-home pair. They look great, feel great and sound great too. You can get similar of better sound quality for less money, especially if you like your treble crisp, and we wouldn’t recommend using them in a home studio, but they’re tremendously easy to live with.
Excerpt: Firme tentaculaire et pluridisciplaire, Sony affiche une longue tradition et expérience dans l'audio. Un savoir-faire qui s'exprime totalement avec le casque audio MDR-1R. A 250 €, il se positionne clairement dans le haut de gamme. Une prétention assumée et assuré e par son design et ses performances.
Pros: qualité audio, design, qualité de finition, pack complet.
Cons: longueur des câbles un peu juste, télécommande et mocro compatible iOS uniquement.