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These headphones, featuring a built-in USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) amplifier, connect digitally to your devices to ensure your music sounds even closer to the original recording. And because... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

These headphones, featuring a built-in USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) amplifier, connect digitally to your devices to ensure your music sounds even closer to the original recording. And because the signal is only converted to analog when it reaches the drivers, you’ll enjoy unmatched clarity and accuracy on every track.


Superior conversion, purer sound
Most portable devices include a simplified digital-to-analog converter, resulting in slightly compromised sound quality. These headphones, with a dedicated USB DAC amp built in, take over control of the conversion process from your device, then amplify sound using the integrated S-Master HX digital amplifier.

Connecting digitally keeps music true to the original
Headphones with an integrated, dedicated DAC amp can control conversion and amplification. Music stays digital for longer, only converted to analog as it reaches the drivers.

Multiple connections
Listen to music from your PC, Xperia Smartphone, Walkman, or iPhone using one of the supplied digital cables. Or connect to other players using a 3.5 mm stereo audio cable.

Every subtle note, precisely reproduced

Tune in to clear, balanced sound that stays true to the original recording, even at high volume. The highly responsive liquid crystal polymer (LCP) diaphragm is aluminum-coated, and combined with a 1.57 in HD driver, gives a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional diaphragm.

Keep sound in
The enfolding design with ergonomic 3D earpads seals music in and keeps distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears for the subtlest of sounds.

Style and comfort in perfect harmony
The MDR-1ADAC headphones have Iconic looks with a sleek metal headband and plush, black leather ear pads. They provide pure comfort with a closed-back, wrap-around design that fits securely over your ears.

Take control
Conveniently adjust the volume of your music tracks using a rotary-style controller on the headphones

Features
  • Dynamic Type: Yes
  • Circumaural Type: Yes
  • Driver Unit: 1.57 in dynamic
  • Frequency Response (HZ): 4–40,000 (digital), 4–100,000 (analog)
  • Sensitivities (DB/MW): 102 dB/mW
  • Impedance (OHM): 40 Ohm at 1 kHz
  • Volume Control: Yes (Rotary)
  • Cord Length: 3.94'
  • Plug: Stereo mini
  • Includes:
  • Carrying pouch
  • Headphone cord
  • Lightning connector cord
  • Digital cord for Walkman®
  • Digital cord for Xperia
  • USB cord
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide
  • Reference guide
Warranty
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Warranty terms vary according to product. For warranty information on specific Sony products, please go to http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/.

90 days parts and labor on refurbished items.



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SonyMDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great compromise between good sound and NC

This headset is ideal for someone who wants simply the best of both sound quality and noise cancellation beyond all else. however it comes at a price, literally and figuratively. The biggest draw...Read complete review

This headset is ideal for someone who wants simply the best of both sound quality and noise cancellation beyond all else. however it comes at a price, literally and figuratively. The biggest draw back being the size and the weight, the NC500(600)D is already on the large side compared to most of its competitors, the 1RNC go even further, taking up an entire section of my travel bag. Another drawback is the "stylish" rods on the back of the ear piece, because the rods sticks out behind slightly, they actually hit the pillow when sleeping while face up, which adds a bit of uncomfortable pressure. On the other hand because the side is relatively flat and large, the 1RNC is better to sleep with on the side of the head then the NC500(600)D. The the biggest improvement has to be the fact that the 1RNC actually works as a regular headphone when the battery runs out, you have no idea how many times i had to use the cheap $2 headphone they give you one planes to watch the movie because the battery died. All in all and good upgrade from the NC500(600)D, but I just wished Sony did a few minor changes to the NC model to make it better suited for traveling purposes.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent sound quality, but wonky Mac pairing

Extremely comfortable, solid build quality, and really excellent, balanced sound--so everything about the headphones themselves are really nice. Slightly more bass-heavy than the MDR-7506's, which I also own,...Read complete review

Extremely comfortable, solid build quality, and really excellent, balanced sound--so everything about the headphones themselves are really nice. Slightly more bass-heavy than the MDR-7506's, which I also own, but honestly I can't tell a difference other than that (although the headband and ear cups on these are softer and higher quality, and without the big cord the balance feels better). But the pairing/Bluetooth connection is a little wonky with Macs; at least once day there's an error where the connection drops out, or I have to turn them off and on a couple times to use them as my audio device. Also, once I had them paired with my computer neither of my two coworkers (also on Macs) were able to pair with their computers even after I turned my Bluetooth off. However, my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard (both Apple products) also get weird sometimes, so it may be more of an OS issue than a headphone issue. However, wanted to put this out there since these are expensive, so if a Mac is your main computer, you might want a corded model or something else.

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(39 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great compromise between good sound and NC

By spkg

from toronto

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

This headset is ideal for someone who wants simply the best of both sound quality and noise cancellation beyond all else. however it comes at a price, literally and figuratively. The biggest draw back being the size and the weight, the NC500(600)D is already on the large side compared to most of its competitors, the 1RNC go even further, taking up an entire section of my travel bag. Another drawback is the "stylish" rods on the back of the ear piece, because the rods sticks out behind slightly, they actually hit the pillow when sleeping while face up, which adds a bit of uncomfortable pressure. On the other hand because the side is relatively flat and large, the 1RNC is better to sleep with on the side of the head then the NC500(600)D. The the biggest improvement has to be the fact that the 1RNC actually works as a regular headphone when the battery runs out, you have no idea how many times i had to use the cheap $2 headphone they give you one planes to watch the movie because the battery died. All in all and good upgrade from the NC500(600)D, but I just wished Sony did a few minor changes to the NC model to make it better suited for traveling purposes.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent headphones

By happyfunball

from New Zealand

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

These are excellent, they blew me away. They are the best BT headphones I've ever heard, and I've heard a lot. There is no difference between BT and the wired connection when it comes to quality. Thats a good thing, since they don't come with an iPhone cord, so if you are using Apple products you pretty much *have* to use BT. They work fine on my iPhone5 and Macs.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything I wanted

By Rob37

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

Full disclosure: I'm a Sony headphone fanboy. First impressions on the MDR-1RBT are great. Overall sound is good with big bass. Bluetooth pairing is fast, reliable, and has great range. They fit snugly on my head with a fair amount of inward pressure, but after wearing them for only relatively short periods they don't seem to cause any discomfort. They appear sturdy and I'm not worried about them getting a bit of abuse. Mic quality seems good. Volume controls on the headphone augments the volume setting from the paired bluetooth device which is great. I wasn't able to get them to pair with my Nokia 920 over NFC though after mainally paired the NFC works fine to power on and off the headphones so maybe just user error. Definitally the most I'v paid for a pair of headphones, but I'm still happy enough with the value.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By bosssmann

from NYC

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

Great sound quality. No difference between wired and wireless. Would happily recommend. As mentioned in cons there is only a soft cover case and the charging wire is only about 2ft but nevertheless still very happy with this sony product. Wireless setup was very simple and easy.

(11 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

a few things to note before buying..

By meteor

from australia

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

l've tried everything so far to get these to work on my macbook pro, which is boot camped with a clear install of windows 8, which Sony says will make these headphones compatible with. however nothing l've tried has worked so far, even my pc, which is just windows 7 and a hp based model won't recognize this device. so that's something to consider if you are looking to buy these for a laptop or pc... you will most probably wont get a connection with the headphones.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Bluetooth Headphones to Beat

By gsimonds

from Michigan

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

These headphones are terrific. I've tried many others, including the gimmicky Ziks, and as far as sound quality and comfort, the 1RBTs are the head of the class. Sure, they are pricey, but you get what you pay for. I would have liked more metal in the build for the price, but the plastic seems durable enough. Most importantly, the sound is the best I've heard. They are not bass cannons, but there is plenty of clean bass that doesn't junk up the mids/highs. I'm no audiophile, but I am very particular with wireless headphone sound, and the sound even improved after a short 5hr burn in. The range was excellent on the BT, as I was able to much further than any other BT device I own. I did not notice any static or cutoffs at 10m even through several walls.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

exellent

By fortun

from CA

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

This one is a lot differ from previous headphones. The MDR-1rnc is very good

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Decent Product Hampered by Poor Customer Service

By WAnthonyH1982

from 33713

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

They sound decent. Actually, they sound pretty good when connect through the lighting cable to an iPhone 6. But see the following issues: 1. Using it through the USB port in a MacBook Pro is very simple, but can be frustrating if you've never done it before. The instruction manual does not explain properly how to use them with a computer. Customer service had absolutely no idea how to set up. I had to Google the whole thing up somewhere else. 2. High-res media player that is advertised in the instruction manual is nowhere to be found. The link provided was broken. Had to undertake a lengthy Google search just to find it in a different Sony website (certainly not the one advertised in the manual). 3. The advertised charging accessory is nowhere to be found for purchase in Sony's website. 4. Headphone usability will depend on how durable the proprietary cables last. Sony will surely not support this product past a certain date. They barely support it now. This is my second time trying to post this review. Sony doesn't like negative reviews listed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Excellent sound quality, but wonky Mac pairing

By Anonymous

from Bay Area

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

Extremely comfortable, solid build quality, and really excellent, balanced sound--so everything about the headphones themselves are really nice. Slightly more bass-heavy than the MDR-7506's, which I also own, but honestly I can't tell a difference other than that (although the headband and ear cups on these are softer and higher quality, and without the big cord the balance feels better). But the pairing/Bluetooth connection is a little wonky with Macs; at least once day there's an error where the connection drops out, or I have to turn them off and on a couple times to use them as my audio device. Also, once I had them paired with my computer neither of my two coworkers (also on Macs) were able to pair with their computers even after I turned my Bluetooth off. However, my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard (both Apple products) also get weird sometimes, so it may be more of an OS issue than a headphone issue. However, wanted to put this out there since these are expensive, so if a Mac is your main computer, you might want a corded model or something else.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MAGNIFICENT !!!

By Maelias

from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Comments about Sony MDR-1ADAC Headphones with Built-In DAC:

It's a excellent product to buy ! I'm very satisfied !!

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