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Sony MDR-1R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 reviews of Sony MDR-1R. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and comfort. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-1R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-1R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 user reviews of Sony MDR-1R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The design and comfort are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

sound, comfort, design, usability, portability

reliability, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony MDR-1R

 

Classy and comfortable, these are bassy headphones for sophisticates.

Superb design ; Excellent comfort ; Good bass management, overall sound quality

Some mid-range thickness, tame treble ; Expensive

The best bit about the top-quality £300 Sony MDR-1R Prestige headphones is how easily they skip between roles as a portable and at-home pair. They look great, feel great and sound great too. You can get similar of better sound quality for less money,...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony MDR-1r

 

Detailed and airy, but could do with more kick

Natural, warm, spacious sound

Could do with more power at the low end

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.co.uk)

Sony MDR-1R: Neutral tonal balance for all genres

 

If headphones with low-frequency definition and a shiny chrome chassis are what you crave, the Sony MDR-1Rs are on the menu.

The ; ' full-size, over-the-ear design and supple leather earpads lend a luxurious feel to an extraordinarily comfortable pair of headphones you can wear for hours at a time.

They don't fold flat for compact storage.

It's true that Sony's MDR-1R headphones come with a lofty price tag, but if you're searching for highly accurate-sounding headphones with style and substance, they deserve your attention.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony MDR-1R

 

The Sony MDR-1R is a powerful, clean-performing pair of headphones that's comfortable to wear and lends itself well to multiple genres of music.

Solid audio performance with strong bass, crisp highs, and no distortion at top volumes. Extremely comfortable. Comes with two detachable cables, one with inline microphone and remote control.

No included headphone jack adapters.

At $300, the Sony MDR-1R delivers powerful audio with focus on overall balance. It could use a bit more high-mid presence, and bass lovers will wish there was more low-end boosting, but the sound signature comes close to the audiophile ideal of flat...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-1R review

 

At a price of $300, Sony's MDR-1R Premium Headphones are meant for the luxury headphone market. The elegant, distinctive design features large, plush earpads that apply just the right amount of pressure to your ears, and design details like the...

The Sony MDR-1R Premium Headphones ' full-size, over-the-ear design and supple leather earpads lend a luxurious feel to an extraordinarily comfortable pair of headphones you can wear for hours at a time.

They don't fold flat for compact storage.

It's true that Sony's MDR-1R headphones come with a lofty price tag, but if you're searching for highly accurate-sounding headphones with style and substance, they deserve your attention.

Dec, 2012

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (soundandvision.com)

Sony MDR-1R Headphone

 

These full-size headphones are comfortable, sweet sounding, and suitable for portable signal sources.

Sweet mids, solid bass; Super comfortable; Sporty look

Reticent highs; Plastic construction

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Virginia Barry (reviewed.com)

Sony MDR-1R

 

Comfortable, durable over-ears that should please most listeners

Sep, 2013

TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by : Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Sony MDR-1R Review

 

Designed with bass in mind, the Sony MDR-1R headphones reproduce the all the lows of your music library. From the high sensitivity to the low frequency response, these bass headphones deliver some intense beats. Despite their plastic exterior and...

The Sony MDR-1R's excellent sound quality and light convenient styling make them one of the best bass headphones on the market.

The on-ear design doesn't lend itself to heavy bass presentation, and the soft carrying case doesn't quite provide adequate protection.

The Sony MDR-1Rs are a great choice for deep bass headphone because of their range of sound quality and light design.

May, 2013

Expert review by : MacNN (macnn.com)

Sony MDR-1R Bluetooth headphones

 

The Good - Excellent design - High-quality sound, S-Master Amp - Versatile connectivity that includes NFC - Good passive sound isolation - Very comfortable The Bad - Extensive use of plastic in construction - Over-ear design is bulky - Supplied carry...

Excellent design - High-quality sound, S-Master Amp - Versatile connectivity that includes NFC - Good passive sound isolation - Very comfortable

Extensive use of plastic in construction - Over-ear design is bulky - Supplied carry pouch offers limited protection

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"great sound and design poor ambient noise isolation."

 

all in all one of the best headphones I've owned. recommend them for home use and not places with a lot of ambient noise like in the subway, on an airplane, or even on a noisy street.

-great design

-not the best ambient sound isolation

Mar, 2013