Sony MDR-Z1R Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones

Sony MDR-Z1R Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones

Sony MDR-Z1R Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones

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Product Highlights

  • 70mm Magnesium Dynamic Dome Driver
  • Aluminum-Coated LCP-Edge Diaphragm
  • Suitable for High-Resolution Audio
  • Resonance-Free Acoustic Filtering
  • 4 Hz to 120 kHz Frequency Response
  • Ergonomic Sheepskin Earpads
  • Reflective-Acoustic Design Structure
  • Silver-Coated Oxygen-Free Copper Cabling
  • Stereo 3.5mm & Balanced 4.4mm Plugs
  • Included Protective Hard Case
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Sony MDR-Z1R overview

  • 1Description

Designed to facilitate the supreme enjoyment of high-resolution audio, the Sony MDR-Z1R is a pair of closed-back, over-ear headphones with high-grade accents and components that ensure crystal-clear audio playback. For instance, a 70mm magnesium dome-shaped driver coupled with a liquid-crystal polymer-edge diaphragm provides the ability to secure a 4 Hz to 120 kHz frequency response. Likewise, resonance-free housing offers an acoustic filter which purports to eliminate reverberations caused by movement within the driver.

On the craft side, ergonomic sheepskin earpads are fashioned to prevent leakage, cushion ears, and deliver a solid low-end. The over-ear construction mitigates distractions, while an elastic titanium headband with leather accents helps in providing the comfort factor to ensure a sturdy and comfortable listening experience.

To further minimize the signal-transmission loss that plagues many headphones, the MDR-Z1R utilizes silver-coated oxygen-free copper cabling, resulting in more in the way of detail and clarity and less in the manner of sound degradation. These headphones come with your standard cable terminating in a 3.5mm stereo plug, but for an even more hi-fi experience, a balanced 4.4mm connection cable—which separates the left and right channels to mitigate signal loss—is provided, as is a protective hard case with satin-lined compartments.

70mm Dome-Type Driver
With its magnesium dome and liquid-crystal polymer edge, the driver is capable of up to 120 kHz playback in high-resolution audio with power and precision. The magnesium-dome diaphragm propagates vibrations generated from the voice coil to the dome, thus achieving reproduction of sound in the highest parts of the frequency spectrum. The combination of these materials engenders a sound that is less colored and more clear.
Acoustic Filtering Minimizes Resonances
Resonance-free housing provides an acoustic filter to control the air resistance, thus eliminating any reverberations produced by driver movement. The result is a clean and crisp frequency palette.
Ergonomic Sheepskin Earpads
Designed to comfortably encase your head in sound, these ergonomically crafted earpads prevent leaking while delivering powerful lows. The genuine sheepskin earpads are also comfortable in their soft cushioning.
Enfolding Design Structure
The enfolding design is tailored to wrap around the ear, sealing music in and safeguarding against distraction. Acoustics are reflected back toward your ears for a more natural sound profile.
Titanium and Leather Headband
The beta-titanium headband provides elasticity, returning to its original shape even when bent. Genuine leather lends a feeling of sturdiness as well as comfort.
Constructed for Long Listening Sessions
The titanium alloy headband is both flexible and light, designed for all-day wearing.
Included 4.4mm Balanced Connection Cable
The 0.17" / 4.4mm balanced connection cable separates left and right sound signals, while minimizing signal-transmission loss and mitigating sound deterioration. The result is smoother high frequencies.
Included Hard Case for Storage
The headphones and accompanying cables come with a hard, protective storage case, with separated compartments and satin lining.
Silver-Coated Oxygen-Free Copper
The MDR-Z1R uses silver-coated oxygen-free copper cables, designed to minimize resistance and signal-transmission loss while maximizing detail and smoother treble sounds.
Crafted in Japan
The MDR-Z1R headphones are crafted in Japan to ensure quality of components and manufacturing techniques.
UPC: 027242899872
In the Box
Sony MDR-Z1R Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones
  • 3.5mm Connection Cable (9.8' / 3m)
  • 4.4mm Connection Cable (3.9' / 1.2m)
  • Hard Case
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
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    Sony MDR-Z1R specs

    Driver Size 2.8" / 70 mm
    Driver Type Dynamic
    Magnet Type Neodymium
    Design Over-Ear (Circumaural)
    Earcup Style Closed-Back
    Frequency Response 4 Hz to 120 kHz
    Sensitivity 100 dB
    Impedance 64 Ohms
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    11/64" (4.4 mm) Right-Angled
    Design Y-Type
    Detachable Yes
    Type Oxygen-Free Copper
    Cable Length 9.8' /  m
    3.9' /  m
    Weight 14.0 oz / 396.9 g 
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 12.5 x 6.8"

    Sony MDR-Z1R reviews

    MDR-Z1R Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product, read under It is my pleasure to be the first person on B&H to write a review for such amazing product from SONY. I am using this headphone with the NW-WM1Z and the TA-TH1ES. The sound quality is out of this world good packed with more bass and treble than any other headphone that I have used. The bass and clear and deep. The mid is very clear and vibrant. The high is strong and clear, but it is sometimes too sharp (might be my music). If you are not sure how good this product is or if you want to try out this headphone, simply order it, if you don't like it, return as soon as possible. If you are in the market for a headphone for this price, this is the best choice PERIOD. B&HNW-WM1ZTA-TH1ES CMA0802
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best, most engaging headphones I have owned to date This is one of the best headphones I have ever had the pleasure of owning. The refined sound signature is something that really agrees with my listening preference, practically no listening fatigue with them at all. At the same time, it's very involving with a wide and tall soundstage, rich textural mids and vocals and great bass and sub-bass extension, when called for. Perfect for any music genre really. The design and comfort is absolutely top notch as well. Note, if you prefer headphones with very strong highs/treble, these are not for you. The treble is accurate, yet laid back compared to other headphones which seem to need to shoot the treble in to your ears in the guise of being 'high resolution'. Sony really stepped it up in all respects with their Z1R headphones. They're made in an in-house artisan department within Sony as well, not mass produced. Comprehensive but not complete list of all headphones I own and have owned: Sony MDR-Z1R Audioquest Nighthawk Shozy Zero earbuds Bose QC-25 Apple Ear Pods (hate them for music, only use for phone calls/podcasts) PREVIOUSLY OWNED: Focal Utopia (loaner) Focal Elear Sennheiser HD800 S Sony MDR-Z7 Cardas A8 Ear Speakers Audeze LCD-3 Beats Executive Denon AHGC20 AKG Q701 AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Audeze LCD-2 Cardas Ear Speakers V-Moda Crossfade M100 Accidentally Extraordinary 51st Studio Audio-Technica ATH-M50 BeyerDynamic DT880 Premium Beats Pro Fostex TH900 Sony MDR-1r Sennheiser HD600 Sennheiser HD800 Sennheiser HD598 Denon D7000 Denon D5000 Ultrasone Pro 900 S Klipsch X10 Earbuds Sony MDR-7506 Sony MDR-V6 Grado SR60
    Date published: 2017-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most Musical Headphones ever made. I've been through many cans in the past, from the Sennheiser's HD600/650/700, also, the Audeze LCD-2 and a few others. I've been after the perfect sound, not the most accurate in terms of reference sound, but the most enjoying when it comes to kicking it back and listening to my tunes. After trying the Sony MDR-1000x wireless, I found the sony sound signature very pleasing, and just right for enjoying your music library instead of mastering or mixing audio. So, I decided to try the MDR-Z1R's and WOW! What a joy, a joy that comes with a very steep price; I bought the USA version and I don't regret a bit. These have the best Bass response ever, very well controlled unlike the Z7's also, they don't slouch when it comes to the Mids and Trebel. If you're after the BEST closed headphones for enjoying your music, look no further.
    Date published: 2017-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply awesome! I have many high-end cans and these surpass everything. My go-to's were Grado RS-1's
    Date published: 2018-06-27
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