MDR-1ABT Wireless Headphones
Dynamic HD drivers deliver authentic sound
Powerful 40mm HD driver units with large vents enable 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.
Aluminium-Coated LCP diaphragm for more precision
An aluminium-coated, liquid crystal polymer diaphragm gives a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than even conventional LCP drivers. Sound energy lost during transmission to the headphone housing is more uniform, to ensure a true and authentic performance. You’ll also enjoy a flatter frequency response, even when listening to High-Resolution Audio.
Bass enhancing vents for punchy beats
Precisely sculpted vents maximise the airflow within the headphone, allowing the LCP diaphragm to breathe more easily and deliver an instant response to powerful low-end bass lines.
High-Resolution Audio for uncompromised 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 artists' music. Savour every breath and subtle movement for a truly emotional experience.
Wide frequency response for a full range of sound
The wideband frequency range – spanning 4Hz to 100kHz when listening using a wired connection – is designed for today’s broad variety of music styles. The 4Hz low end of the frequency range offers more than enough latitude for even the deepest sub-bass notes. At the 100kHz high-end, you’ll be able to feel subtle sub-harmonies, giving your music more life and realism.
High sensitivity for a clear performance
With a high sensitivity of 98dB/mW, these headphones are highly efficient in converting electricity into acoustic signals. This means you’ll hear a 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 level.
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 favourite tracks. The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high quality sound that’s closer to the original recording.
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 track; trace and stop for scanning back and forth through your music; or swipe up and down to adjust volume. All essential functions are at your fingertips, so you never need search for controls on your device.
Wireless streaming with Bluetooth
Wirelessly stream audio from your favourite tracks and apps with Bluetooth®. Pair your smartphone or tablet with these Bluetooth-enabled headphones, and you can enjoy your music and even control the playlists and volume right from your device.
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 greater bitrate than typical Bluetooth streaming, sampling rates up to 96kHz, and more efficient coding. The result? Superior audio with less compression to enable better- than-CD quality wireless sound.
One-touch listening to play instant music
NFC (Near Field Communication) technology removes the need for wired connections and complex set-up 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
Enfolding closed-back design seals in sound
The closed-back, enfolding design wraps around the ear, helping to seal in music and keep distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears, so you hear even the subtlest of sounds. You’ll also feel every beat, as the closed-back design helps to maximise the bass signatures in your music.
Pressure-relieving earpads for total comfort
Soft leather earpads with pressure-relieving cushions have been designed to rise and shape around your ears, ensuring a comfortable fit. Smooth materials and seamless sewing provide a harmonious mix of comfort and durability for long hours of listening.
Swivel design makes travel easy
Take these headphones anywhere you go. The swivelling earcup design enables easy storage when you’re not using them, and enhances portability when you’re travelling. The earcups swivel flat, so you can pack them into a suitcase or a bag without worrying about them taking up too much valuable space.
Separated ground cable cuts cross-talk
With a 4-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 cross-talk.
Smoother sound with a 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 favourite 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 sounds.
- Driver Unit
- Frequency Response
- 4 Hz - 100,000Hz (when using the supplied headphone cable)
- 100mW (when using the supplied headphone cable)
- Cord Length
- Approx. 1.2 m