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Sony MDR-1A

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Sony MDR-1AM2

Sony MDR-1A
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Sony MDR-1A vs Sony MDR-1AM2

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2

Why is Sony MDR-1A better than Sony MDR-1AM2?

  • 7dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    ?

    105dB/mWvs98dB/mW
  • Can be used as a headset
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  • 0.13mm bigger driver unit
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    40mmvs39.87mm

Why is Sony MDR-1AM2 better than Sony MDR-1A?

  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
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    16 Ohmsvs24 Ohms
  • 37.89g lighter
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    187.11gvs225g
  • 2.4m longer cable
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    4.4mvs2m
  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-1A

Buy used:

$295.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1A AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$376.44
Sony MDR-1A AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Silver (Internat...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Silver (International Version U.S. warranty may not apply)
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$354.22
Sony MDR-1A aliexpress1Pair Replacement Earpads Earmuff Cushio...1Pair Replacement Earpads Earmuff Cushion For SONY MDR-1R MK2 1RBT 1ADAC MDR-1A 1ABT Protein Softer Leather Ear Pad Earphone
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$4.80
Sony MDR-1A aliexpressSoft Sponge foam Earmuff Cup Cushion Ear...Soft Sponge foam Earmuff Cup Cushion Ear Pads Earpads Headband For SONY MDR 1R 1RNC 1RMK2 1RBTMK2 1A DAC 1ABT Headphones
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$3.94
Sony MDR-1A aliexpress4FT/6FT 4.4mm BALANCED Audio Cable For S...4FT/6FT 4.4mm BALANCED Audio Cable For SONY MDR-XB950N1 XB950B1 XB950 MDR-1A 1ABT 1ADAC 1ABP 100ABN 100AAP S12B1 HEADPHONES
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$25.13
Sony MDR-1A aliexpressReplacement Memory Foam Cushion Ear pads...Replacement Memory Foam Cushion Ear pads for SONY MDR-1A/1r 1ADAC 1ABT MK2 1RBT Headphones Ear pads Repair 23 JulyO6
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$7.19
Sony MDR-1A aliexpressmisodiko Replacement Angled Ear Pads Cus...misodiko Replacement Angled Ear Pads Cushion Kit - for Sony MDR-1A, MDR-1ABT, MDR-1ADAC, Headphones Repair Parts Earmuff Earpads
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$12.95

Sony MDR-1AM2

Buy used:

$295.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
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$248.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
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$278.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)...Sony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)?Japan Domestic Genuine Products? ?Ships from Japan?
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$280.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2) Black
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$598.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
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$376.44
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Hea...Sony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones with Heavy Bass Beat (Black) with Hardshell Protective Headphone Case and Brushed Aluminum Headphone Stand Bundle (3 Items)
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$249.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR10R Hi-Res Stereo Wired Headphon...Sony MDR10R Hi-Res Stereo Wired Headphones (Black)
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$289.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-MSR7bGM Over-Ear High...Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7bGM Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones, Gunmetal
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$247.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphon...Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (2018 Version)
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$348.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff C...1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff Cushion For SONY MDR-1AM2 1AM2 Headsets PXPE
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$5.35
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpressRepace Headband Cushion Cover Protector ...Repace Headband Cushion Cover Protector for SONY MDR-1R 1RBT 1A 1AM2 1ADAC MSR7
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$1.74
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff C...1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff Cushion For SONY MDR-1AM2 1AM2 Headsets
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$5.21
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress2.5mm Balanced audio Cable For SONY MDR-...2.5mm Balanced audio Cable For SONY MDR-1A 1ABP 1ABT 1AM2 headphones
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$21.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress2.5mm to 3.5mm Balanced audio Cable For ...2.5mm to 3.5mm Balanced audio Cable For SONY ZX750BN ZX770DC/BNBT MDR-XB950B1 XB950BT MDR-1A 1ABP 1ABT 1AM2 headphones
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$22.99

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has an over-the-ear form
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
3.has a detachable cable
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.sweat resistance
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.weight

225g

187.11g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Sound quality

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

100000Hz

100000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.
5.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

98dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
6.has a neodymium magnet
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.control panel placed on a device
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
4.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1AM2
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

Price comparison

Sony MDR-1A

Buy used:

$295.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1A AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$376.44
Sony MDR-1A AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Silver (Internat...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Silver (International Version U.S. warranty may not apply)
Amazon logo
$354.22
Sony MDR-1A aliexpress1Pair Replacement Earpads Earmuff Cushio...1Pair Replacement Earpads Earmuff Cushion For SONY MDR-1R MK2 1RBT 1ADAC MDR-1A 1ABT Protein Softer Leather Ear Pad Earphone
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$4.80
Sony MDR-1A aliexpressSoft Sponge foam Earmuff Cup Cushion Ear...Soft Sponge foam Earmuff Cup Cushion Ear Pads Earpads Headband For SONY MDR 1R 1RNC 1RMK2 1RBTMK2 1A DAC 1ABT Headphones
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$3.94
Sony MDR-1A aliexpress4FT/6FT 4.4mm BALANCED Audio Cable For S...4FT/6FT 4.4mm BALANCED Audio Cable For SONY MDR-XB950N1 XB950B1 XB950 MDR-1A 1ABT 1ADAC 1ABP 100ABN 100AAP S12B1 HEADPHONES
aliexpress logo
$25.13
Sony MDR-1A aliexpressReplacement Memory Foam Cushion Ear pads...Replacement Memory Foam Cushion Ear pads for SONY MDR-1A/1r 1ADAC 1ABT MK2 1RBT Headphones Ear pads Repair 23 JulyO6
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$7.19
Sony MDR-1A aliexpressmisodiko Replacement Angled Ear Pads Cus...misodiko Replacement Angled Ear Pads Cushion Kit - for Sony MDR-1A, MDR-1ABT, MDR-1ADAC, Headphones Repair Parts Earmuff Earpads
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$12.95

Sony MDR-1AM2

Buy used:

$295.00

ProductStorePrice
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio...Sony MDR1AM2 Wired High Resolution Audio Overhead Headphones, Black (MDR-1AM2/B)
Amazon logo
$248.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leadin...Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Industry Leading Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Silver
Amazon logo
$278.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)...Sony Stereo Headphone MDR-1AM2-B (Black)?Japan Domestic Genuine Products? ?Ships from Japan?
Amazon logo
$280.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Hea...Sony MDR-Z7M2 Hi-Res Stereo Overhead Headphones Headphone (MDRZ7M2) Black
Amazon logo
$598.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (Internati...Sony MDR-1A Headphone - Black (International Version U.S. Warranty May not Apply)
Amazon logo
$376.44
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Hea...Sony MDR1AM2/B Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones with Heavy Bass Beat (Black) with Hardshell Protective Headphone Case and Brushed Aluminum Headphone Stand Bundle (3 Items)
Amazon logo
$249.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony MDR10R Hi-Res Stereo Wired Headphon...Sony MDR10R Hi-Res Stereo Wired Headphones (Black)
Amazon logo
$289.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonAudio-Technica ATH-MSR7bGM Over-Ear High...Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7bGM Over-Ear High-Resolution Headphones, Gunmetal
Amazon logo
$247.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 AmazonSony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphon...Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Over the Ear Headset – Black (2018 Version)
Amazon logo
$348.00
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff C...1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff Cushion For SONY MDR-1AM2 1AM2 Headsets PXPE
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$5.35
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpressRepace Headband Cushion Cover Protector ...Repace Headband Cushion Cover Protector for SONY MDR-1R 1RBT 1A 1AM2 1ADAC MSR7
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$1.74
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff C...1 Pair/2Pcs Replacement Earpad Earmuff Cushion For SONY MDR-1AM2 1AM2 Headsets
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$5.21
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress2.5mm Balanced audio Cable For SONY MDR-...2.5mm Balanced audio Cable For SONY MDR-1A 1ABP 1ABT 1AM2 headphones
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$21.99
Sony MDR-1AM2 aliexpress2.5mm to 3.5mm Balanced audio Cable For ...2.5mm to 3.5mm Balanced audio Cable For SONY ZX750BN ZX770DC/BNBT MDR-XB950B1 XB950BT MDR-1A 1ABP 1ABT 1AM2 headphones
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$22.99

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