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  • Swivel function for improved portability
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Special Features Noise-Isolation Bluetooth Dj-Style Swivel Earcups fold flat for enhanced portability; Beat Response Control helps to deliver tighter, deeper bass by providing enlarged air vents that increase efficiency; Newly-developed 40mm driver units deliver broad, balanced, and accurate sound reproduction; Sony's Dual Noise Sensor technology combines external and internal microphones with a digital noise canceling engine to help eradicate ambient noise.
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Dimensions 10.25 inches x 8.19 inches x 3 inches 8 inches x 6.5 inches x 1 inches 1 inches x 1 inches x 1 inches 10 inches x 8 inches x 6 inches
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Color: Black | Style: Hi-Res
  • Noise-Isolation

Product Details

Color: Black | Style: Hi-Res
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 3 x 10.2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: MDR10R/BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 5, 2013

Product Description

Color: Black | Style: Hi-Res

Hi-Res Stereo Headphones

Hi-Res Stereo Headphones

Unmistakable Sony sound. Superior comfort. Premium design. They’re everything great headphones should be. Bring out the most in your music with wide-frequency, 40mm drivers and Beat Response Control for strong bass. With ultra-comfortable ear pads, plus a remote mic cord with smartphone control for changing tracks and making calls, these headphones don’t miss a beat—and neither will you.

Enjoy broad frequency response

Enjoy broad frequency response

Newly-developed 40mm driver units deliver broad, balanced, and accurate sound reproduction for an exceptional listening experience. With Compatible Hi-Res audio content you'll hear every detail with extended frequency response from 5Hz all the way up to 40kHz.

Tight bass response

Tight bass response

The Beat Response Control design delivers tight and deep bass response, just perfect for today’s music.

Enjoy extended comfort

Enjoy extended comfort

Pressure-relieving cushions wrap around your ears for a comfortable acoustic seal and powerful bass response.

Swivel function for improved portability

Swivel function for improved portability

And for when the music is over, swivel earcups fold flat and compact for enhanced portability.

Plays well with Apple and Android1

Plays well with Apple<sup></sup> and Android<sup></sup><sup>1</sup>

The perfect companion for your Android smartphone, a configurable, (via SmartKey App2), in-line remote with microphone delivers personalized music and call functionality. Also compatible with Apple devices.1

Compact Carrying Pouch

Compact Carrying Pouch

A compact carrying pouch is included to keep your headphones and accessories secure.

Product Specifications

  • Driver Unit:40 mm, dome type (CCAW adopted) Diaphragm
  • Frequency Response:5 - 40,000 Hz
  • Power Handling Capacity:1500 mW (IEC)
  • Sensitivity (db):100 dB/mW
  • Case Type:Carrying Pouch
  • Design:Circum Aural, Stereo
  • Headband:Metallic Band
  • Magnet:High-energy Neodymium
  • Plug:Two L-shaped mini plugs supplied: Gold-plated, stereo
    Gold-plated, four conductor
  • Type of Use:Portable and Home
  • Cord:Two single-sided, tangle-free cords: Stereo, detachable
    In-line remote/microphone for smartphone, detachable
  • Headphone Type:Closed supra-aural, Dynamic
  • Microphone:Omni directional, electret condenser (29 - 20 kHz frequency range
    -40 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa)
  • Remote Control:Basic: Play/Pause, Answer/End
    Via SmartKey App: personalized functionality
  • Impedance:40 ohms at 1 kHz
  • Cord Length (Approx.):Stereo Connecting Cable-47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
    Smartphone Control Cable-47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Weight (Approx.):6.35 oz. (180 g.)

1Compatible with Android 4.0 Devices supporting CTIA 3.5 mm standard and ICS or later. Availability of the “VoiceOver” feature depends on the iPhone and its software version. Button functionality may vary depending on the smartphone.
2Subject to app terms and conditions.
3Interoperability and compatibility among Bluetooth devices may vary.
4Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage.

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Customer Reviews

Very comfortable, great sound.
The sound quality is absolutely wonderful and I would have no hesitation recommending them over the Bose for anyone.
Inspired Imaging
The Bluetooth feature is very easy to use and Syncs with all of my Apple devices.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

122 of 128 people found the following review helpful By J. Hui on November 18, 2013
Style Name: BluetoothColor Name: Black
Last year I picked up and reviewed the MDR-1RBT headphones from Sony, this year they released a "budget" model, the MDR-10RBT and will also be releasing the MDR-1RBTmk2; which will have the same design as the 1RBT.

Since one of the issues I had previously was the quality and build of the 1RBT to begin with, the 10RBT has corrected everything I ever disliked about the "flagship" model of the line. The thinner headband (which is metal under the cushion) and more sleek lines are much appreciated for portable use. They picked up a few of the better design cues from the Parrot Zik headphones that were "designed by Stark"; mixing it with the better looking parts of the 1R line, for just a damn good looking pair of headphones. These headphones also retail for $150 less than the 1RBTs and weigh a bit less. Some may feel that they used cheaper materials in the 10RBT but I certainly do not feel that way. The materials are on par, with the hinge of the ear cups having a wider turning radius in both directions than ANY of the Sony headphones I've used, besides the "DJ" models that turn all the way around. The ear cups themselves seem to be better stitched and look less "home sewn". The fit of the headphone is pretty loose, but not as loose as the 1RBTs. I prefer that they are a little more snug so I can get a good seal on my head to prevent the headphones from moving. I also have a pretty big head, though not enormous. I am comfortable with the adjustment down about 1 or 2 notches down on each side.

Sound quality is on-par with the 1RBT, I think these are slightly less bass-y and a tinge muddier on the low end but over the first 3 hours I used the 10RBTs they progressively got better and more sounded clear. So a burn-in is definitely necessary on these headphones.
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59 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Toshi Yamioka on December 30, 2013
Style Name: BluetoothColor Name: Black
I purchased these when I found them on sale for one twenty five plus tax here in Canada.

I'm not sure why these aren't more popular, because after I burned them in, holy cow do they sound good.

I was at a best buy that had these on display and I figured I would give them a shot.

--- Comfort ---
5/5 - I normally hate over-the-ear headphones, mainly because my ears and head are so darned big. I was pleasantly surprised when I put these on and they didn't squeeze my head. They fit over my ears and the ear muffs are really comfortable to wear. I wore this for about 4 hours straight walking through a mall and it didn't bother me one bit.

--- Sound ---
5/5 - I'll admit, these are my first bluetooth headphones, so I don't know what's supposed to sound good and bad. I'm comparing these to buds and the Bose AE2 bluetooth version that I sampled at the store.

Keep in mind, there is, as the top reviewer stated, a burn in period. Most headphones are like this, especially Cans like these.

The Bose definitely had more bass at the time I tested it. The Sony bass is more controlled and therefore not as "punchy" as one would describe it, but it is there and I can hear it just fine, especially now that I've burned these in. and definitely not Beats by Dre level. The mids and highs are very, very clear, more clear than the Bose ones I tested.

--- Design ---
4.5/5 - I really like the design of these headphones. The cups fold in so they fit into the carrying case. It looks sleek. The buttons are well placed and not annoying at all.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Inspired Imaging on July 6, 2014
Style Name: BluetoothColor Name: Black
I was looking for a pair of bluetooth headphones for working around the house that wouldn't break the bank. I've already done that with a a pair of Sennheiser HD-700 and HE-500 and other pieces of "high end" gear. Ultimately, I just want to be able to use my iPhone 5S or iPad to stream music without wires. My two choices were the MDR10RBT and Bose AE2W. Since I already have a pair of AE2i and QC15, I was initially leaning towards the Bose but the Sony had such good reviews that I had to give them a try.

The short -
The Sony are well worth their money and, at half the price, a compelling purchase. IF you have the ability to EQ a little, or you really like strong bass, then they're amazing. If you prefer a "lighter" sound and have the extra money, the Bose are great headphones. For me, the Sony paired with my iPhone are good with the built in music app, and great when paired with the Equalizer app after some fine tuning (-6dB at 80Hz and +2 at about 4500Hz). It's amazing when paired with my macbook with an eq in iTunes. Here's why...

The Long -
I'm writing this to try to help clarify some of the bluetooth audio confusion out there...

There are a number of different flavors of bluetooth audio. The most common are SBC, AAC, and Apt-X. The Sony headphones can do all three. FWIW, the Bose cannot use the Apt-X protocol, but does use the AAC and high-end SBC protocols.

Here's the breakdown (as I understand them):
SBC - the most basic protocol. Bitrates can vary a lot, anywhere up to 256Kb. As the handshake happens, the bitrate gets set and can change depending upon connection quality. Good connection = good quality sound. Not exactly CD, but good. Bad connection = FM radio quality.
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