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Sony MDR-1A

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Sony MDR-1R

Sony MDR-1A
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22 facts in comparison

Sony MDR-1A vs Sony MDR-1R

Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R

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

  • 1Hz lower low-frequency
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    3Hzvs4Hz
  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
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    100000Hzvs80000Hz
  • 15g lighter
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    225gvs240g
  • Has an in-line control panel
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  • 0.8m longer cable
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    2mvs1.2m

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

  • Has passive noise reduction
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  • Has an L-shaped plug
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Price comparison

Sony MDR-1A

Buy used:

$295.00

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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 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 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 aliexpressReplacement Protective Headband Cushion ...Replacement Protective Headband Cushion Cover Pad for Sony MDR 1A mdr-1R 1RBT 1A 1A BT NC Headphone Headset
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$2.32
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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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
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-1R
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-1R
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
4.weight

225g

240g

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.
5.travel bag is included
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement.

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

80000Hz

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-1R
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

105dB/mW

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

24 Ohms

24 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
2.has a removable battery
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
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.
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.
3.Has an in-line control panel
Sony MDR-1A
Sony MDR-1R
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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