MDR-Z7 Headphones


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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.

Authentic, engaging sound

The best in sound and comfort for audiophiles

Our flagship headphones reproduce subtle high frequency sounds up to 100 kHz — a first for headphone technology. With 2.76 in HD drivers featuring Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragms, and a full metal design, you get the clarity you need to enjoy High-Resolution Audio — for music that takes you closer to a live performance.

2.76 in driver

Feel more

Enjoy supreme precision and the subtlest dynamics from a massive 2.76 in driver.

Ultra wide frequency range

Go wider

Hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 100 kHz.

102 dB/mW high sensitivity

Listen clearly

Play music loud and clear from any home system or portable device with high sensitivity of 102 dB/mW.

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

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

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.

High frequency recording

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.

Ultra wide frequency range

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.

Enfolding structure

With a balanced cable comprising four silver-coated copper wires, and independent ground wires for both channels (in blue and yellow), you’ll hear clear, precise sound.

Dual layer cable

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.

Metal housing

Metal housing

With less resonance, you’ll enjoy clearer mids to highs and smoother low frequency sounds.

Metal hanger and parts

Metal hanger

Ready for everyday knocks and shocks with a metal hanger sleeve, shaft and components.

Metal headband

Metal headband

Stronger, lighter, and more flexible than conventional materials for a stable, comfortable fit.

Closed-back, wrap-around design

Pure comfort

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.

Striking looks

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.

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Specifications and Features
Our flagship headphones reproduce subtle high frequency sounds up to 100 kHz — a first for headphone technology. With 2.76 in HD drivers featuring liquid crystal polymer diaphragms, and a full metal design, they provide the clarity you need to enjoy High-Resolution Audio music. It’s an authentic experience that takes you closer to a live performance. 
  • High-Resolution Audio compatible

  • Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer driver for clarity

  • Beat Response Control

  • Dual layer cords, 6.56 ft and 9.84 ft length

  • Stable neck-band all-metal design

Driver Unit
2.76 in dynamic — Dome type
Frequency Response
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)

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