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1ABT BLUETOOTH® HEADPHONES

Full Specifications and Features

MDR-1ABT

$399.99

Weight
10.58 oz
CAPACITY
100 mW (when using the supplied headphone cable)
Driver Unit
1.57 in dynamic
Frequency Response (Hz)
4-100,000Hz
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
98 dB/mW
Impedance (Ohm)
24 Ω (1 kHz) (when using the supplied headphone cable)
Volume Control
Touch Sensor
Cord Type
Single-sided (detachable)
Cord Length
3.94 ft
Plug
Gold-plated L-shaped Stereo Mini
Usage Time
Headband Over-Ear
Charge Time
Approx. four hours (full charge)
Unit of Microphone
Electret Condenser Microphone
Direction of In-Line Microphone
All direction
Accessories
Headphone cable (approx. 3.94 ft); Micro USB cable (approx. 1.64 ft)
silver

Features

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Dynamic HD drivers deliver authentic sound

Powerful 1.57 in HD drivers with large vents allow the headphones to deliver punchy, rhythmic bass on even the most demanding track. A light but rigid liquid crystal polymer diaphragm responds quickly to reproduce vocals and mid-high range notes with intense clarity. Turn up the volume and hear clear, precise sound across the spectrum.

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Aluminum-coated LCP diaphragm for more precision

An aluminum-coated, liquid crystal polymer diaphragm produces a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range compared with conventional LCP drivers. Sound energy lost during transmission to the headphone housing is more uniform for a true and authentic performance. And enjoy a flatter frequency response, even when listening to High-Resolution Audio.

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Bass-enhancing vents for punchy beats

Precisely sculpted vents maximize the airflow in the headphone, allowing the LCP diaphragm to breathe more easily and deliver an instant response to powerful low-end bass lines.

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High-Resolution Audio for uncompromising sound

Take your digital music collection to another level with High-Resolution Audio. By capturing music at a higher rate than CD, increasing both audio samples per second and the bitrate accuracy of each sample, High-Resolution Audio offers a near-perfect capture of an artist's music. Savor every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.

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Wide frequency response for a full range of sound

The wide frequency range—spanning 4 Hz to 100 kHz when listening over a wired connection —is designed for today’s broad variety of music styles. The 4 Hz low end of the frequency range offers more than enough latitude for even the deepest sub-bass notes. At the 100 kHz high end, you can feel subtle subharmonies, giving your music more life and realism.

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High sensitivity for a clear performance

With high sensitivity of 98 dB/mW, these headphones are highly efficient in converting electricity into acoustic signals. This means you hear clearer sound across the entire audio spectrum (compared to less sensitive headphones) when listening to music through the same source and at the same volume.

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DSEE restores detail to your digital music

Boost the quality of your compressed music files. When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to your favorite tracks. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.

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Touch sensor for simple, convenient control

Controlling your music is easier than ever with the convenient touch sensor. Simply touch the earpads to stop or play tracks; swipe left and right for previous and next tracks; trace and stop for scanning back and forth through your music; or swipe up and down to adjust volume. All essential functions at your fingertips, so you never need to search for controls on your device.

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Wireless streaming with Bluetooth

Wirelessly stream audio from your favorite tracks and apps with Bluetooth®. Pair your smartphone or tablet with these Bluetooth-enabled headphones, then control playlists and volume right from your device.

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Enjoy higher quality Bluetooth streaming with LDAC

LDAC is a new codec developed by Sony for the highest quality Bluetooth audio streaming. It supports up to three times higher bitrate than typical Bluetooth streaming, sampling rates up to 96 kHz, and more efficient coding. The results? Superior audio with less compression for better-than-CD quality wireless sound.

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One-touch listening to play instant music

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex setup sequences. Simply touch your NFC-enabled smartphone or other device* to the on-body N-mark and start your music. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually in Bluetooth® settings. *See compatible devices

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Enfolding closed-back design seals in sound

The closed-back, enfolding design wraps around the ear, sealing in music and keeping out distractions. Acoustics are reflected back toward your ears, so you hear even the subtlest sounds. You also feel every beat, as the closed-back design maximizes the bass signatures in your music. 

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Pressure-relieving earpads for total comfort

Soft leather earpads with pressure-relieving cushions, designed to rise and shape around your ears for a comfortable fit. Smooth materials and seamless stitching provide a harmonious mix of comfort and durability for long hours of listening.

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Swivel design makes travel easy

Take these headphones anywhere you go. The swiveling earcup design allows easy storage when you’re not using them, and enhances portability when you’re traveling. The earcups swivel flat, so you can pack them into a suitcase or bag without worrying about taking up too much valuable space. 

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Separated ground cable cuts crosstalk

With a four-wire separated ground cable, audio channel separation is improved for better sound. Unlike conventional headphones, which share a ground wire, the cable includes left, right, and independent ground wires for both channels, so you hear less distortion and crosstalk.

Smoother sound with silver-coated audio cable

Feel like listening to your music without Bluetooth? Just connect the supplied audio cable to your headphones and plug into your favorite music player for high-quality sound. The silver-coated OFC (Oxygen-Free Copper) audio cable cuts signal transmission loss for reduced sound degradation and smoother high-frequency sound.