Absolute sound purity
Compromise nothing in pursuit of perfection
Discover true sound with all the emotion and energy of the original recording. A huge 2.76 in HD driver powers through your music, keeping every note precise, even at higher volume levels.
Authentic sound with aluminum-coated LCP
Combining a Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm with aluminum coating gives a more precise sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional LCP driver.
Spherical wave sound
Smaller 1.57 in drivers emit sound as spherical waves, which can lead to reflection delays within the earcups.
Plane wave sound
The much larger 2.76 in driver creates a flatter plane wave effect that prevents reflection delays and sound loss.
What is High-Resolution Audio?
High Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes allowing the encoding and playback of music using higher sampling rates than those used in CDs.
Record at a higher frequency than CD
High-Resolution Audio typically records at 96 kHz/24 bit or even 192 kHz/24 bit — much higher than CD.
Hear more realistic, emotive sound
While CDs and MP3s top out around 20 kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 80 kHz (as high as 100 kHz on this model)and a wider dynamic range.
Get the real music experience
Enjoy total audio immersion when you experience the purity of High-Resolution Audio from source to speaker. You can try out High-Resolution Audio samplers free at HDtracks, now.
Keep sound in
The enfolding design wraps around the ear, sealing music in and keeping distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears for the subtlest of sounds.
10 foot dual layer cable
As well as a balanced cable, these headphones include a 10 foot dual layer cable, featuring a copper wire for clear highs, sheathed in silver for rich bass.
Made in Japan
Created and tested with uncompromising precision
Sony products made in Japan are synonymous with absolute quality and performance. Only the finest components and manufacturing techniques are used to create headphones that push the boundaries of sound purity.
All metal design
The metal housing resonates less than housings made from traditional materials. Durability is exceptional, thanks to a metal hanger, headband and components.
With less resonance, you’ll enjoy clearer mids to highs and smoother low frequency sounds.
Ready for everyday knocks and shocks with a metal hanger sleeve, shaft and components.
Stronger, lighter, and more flexible than conventional materials for a stable, comfortable fit.
Designed for complete musical pleasure
Hear more of your music with a closed-back, wrap-around design that fits securely over your ears. Soft leather earpads shape around your ears for a comfortable fit.
Sleek and refined. Elegant but edgy. These iconic headphones look as good as they sound with a smooth all-metal finish and plush, black leather earpads. A timeless, professional look for anyone who cares about style.
- Driver Unit
- 2.76 in dynamic — Dome type
- Frequency Response (Hz)
- Cord Length
- 6.56 ft (balanced-connection cable), 9.84 ft (connecting cable)
What's in the Box
Warranty card, Operating instructions, Unimatch plug adaptor, Headphone cord (9.84 ft), Balanced-connection headphone cord (6.56 ft)