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Sony MDR-1ABT (Black) High-Resolution Audio Wireless Stereo Headset with Bluetooth NFC (Japan Import)
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- Maximum input: 100mW
- Type: headband, Stereo / Mono: Stereo, structure: sealed, noise-canceling: non-compliant
- Surround: non-compliant, wireless: Bluetooth, Interface: mini plug (3-pole) / Bluetooth
- Frequency band (L): 4Hz, frequency band (H): 100000Hz
- Japan Import with Japanese Manual
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|Item Dimensions||9.21 x 9.29 x 4.49 in||9 x 4 x 8 in||7.83 x 9.69 x 3.9 in||8.6 x 3.9 x 4.2 in|
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Unleash your music's full potential with Hi Res audio response and wireless freedom.
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I've been using the Sonys for three weeks now. Not a single complaint. They paired up with my phone (a Nexus 6) in a hot second, Using NFC couldn't have been easier. They sound pretty damned good. Not super basey, nice and balanced. I crank up the volume and tune out the world. The build quality seems really good, and it should at this price point. Yes, they are plastic and they feel lighter and a bit flimsier than the HKJ_2000s that I've been wearing forever. But it's apples and oranges, really. The Sonys are meant for a totally different kind of use.
I read some reviews complaining about the size of the ear cups. I don't find them too large at all. But then I've been wearing over-the-ears for a long time. They do make your ears sweat a bit when it's hot out. But nothing crazy. And I love the look. Again, totally different than what I was sporting, but still really nice. They have a nice finish to them, and I went Japanese import to get the black with red stripe (when only the silver with copper cups was available). The must hold a charge forever cos I can go days without charging them up. Supposedly, its 30 hours or something like that. I haven't confirmed that with my real-time use, but I'm plenty happy with how long they last.
Speaking of charging, mine came with the USB-micro USB cord which I used (as directed) to plug into my laptop for the initial charging. Light turns red as they charge, and turns off once charging is complete. Unfortunately, out of the box they didn't come with a wall charger. No biggie. Most of us have several of them lying about. Also included was the input cord for wired listening. It's nice to have that as an option, though I confess I haven't used them wired yet. That's how happy I am with how they sound via Bluetooth!
The left cup has the input, power and mic buttons, clearly labeled, plus the NFC logo quite small and discreet. The right cup has the touch sensor where you can stop/pause, resume, skip forward or reverse, as well as raise and lower the volume. I really like the touch controls and I've had no issues with it at all. I have big fingers. Once you find the sweet spot (start low) you're good. A bit of practice is all it takes, as with any electronic device. Nice padding around the headpiece. And the only times I've experienced slight fluttering or connectivity issues is in downtown Chicago, once or twice (and I'm there every day). Oh yeah. They come with a uninspiring pouch. I bought a hard case for them straight away.
So to be sure, a fairly big investment. But they're worth every penny, in my view.
The overall presentation is a bit low-pass filtered. The bass is amazing if you feed it in they will reproduce it in a very smooth, reasonably tight way. I played Sade "Love Deluxe" album with a lot of smooth basslines and strumming guitars and it was a match made in heaven. With Aphex Twin "Chosen Lords" I found it to be less exacting and more relaxed on the quick synth sounds and drum hits than the ATH-M50. With Lone "Emerald Fantasy Tracks" again a match made in heaven with the smooth bass and pumping music. I just melted down with that album and forgot the world. They are for hours of listening pleasure without the ringing or fatigue of a neutral headphone.
From my headphone collection which includes the Bang Olufsen H6 and B&W P5, these win hands down.
The workmanship is 10 of 10. The cups are soft real leather which brings to mind the finest Italian leather, not cowhide. The headband is the same way. The cup openings are larger than my Audio-Technica ATH-M50 by 1/4" width and 1/2" height. I have large ears which fit completely inside these cups. The metal is a very fine dark platinum color titanium or some type of very high quality alloy.
They sounded amazing out of the box and I knew immediately I was not returning these - ever.
Edit: After one month, still enjoying these immensely. Best headphones ever. Bluetooth range is all over my house. Probably 100 feet with no walls in between. Bluetooth from My Samsung phone sounds fantastic. The phone has aptx and the phones do to. Just by touching the headphones to my cellphone, it immediately turns on and pairs.
Build is OK - we'll see how they hold up over time. Similar to the MDR-V700 headphones I used to DJ with, these feel like they will break where the metal meets the plastic in the headband after 6-12 months if I am not careful, only metal is the skeleton on the headband. That coupled with the dodgy touch controls makes me worry a bit about the longevity of these cans over time.
That said, audio fidelity on these is better than most other headphones in this price range. I have listened to dozens of different headphones (dozens) and these are qualitatively better. In fact, these make mad decent reference headphones if you're into that sort of thing:
* The bass is boomy and huge but doesn't muddy up the mids
* Mids are well positioned and spatially feel right
* Highs are responsive and crisp
I went with these partially because I intended to get a phone with LDAC support (Z5 compact or Z3+ compact). Seeing as the Z5c is not really proving itself to be that awesome, I'm having a little remorse - still at the price ($300 when I got them) these meet or match the non-BT version.
I would recommend buying it, it worth every penny.
Most recent customer reviews
1) The ear pads were not secure and loosely rotated around the ear cups. Both sides.Read more
sound is great, they are lightweight, comfortable, soft pads, no pressure on my ears, nice sound
but they are expensive and...Read more