A powerful 40mm driver, with an aluminium-coated, Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm, handles the heaviest beats with the utmost precision. Inside the driver, two high-energy neodymium magnets vibrate to produce sound with enhanced impedance to deliver a high quality performance.
Dynamic 40mm drivers respond quickly to precisely reproduce vocals and mid-high range notes, while large vents help deliver punchy, rhythmic bass.
Consistent Sound Across The Frequency Range
The aluminum-coated LCP diaphragm gives a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than conventional LCP drivers. Sound energy lost during transmission to the headphone housing is more uniform, to ensure a truly authentic performance. You'll also enjoy a flatter frequency response, even when listening to High-Resolution Audio.
Music As The Artist Intended
High-Resolution Audio takes you closer to the original studio recording by converting analogue music to digital at a higher rate than CD (24bit/192kHz, rather than 16bit/44.1kHz). While CDs and MP3s top out around 20kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 24kHz (as high as 100kHz on this model).
Unlike conventional amplifiers that convert sound to analogue before amplifying, Sony’s S-Master Full Digital Amplifiers use a fully digital process that successfully avoids distortion and ensures your music sounds just like the original recording.
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine
Enjoy full, rich audio playback. Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) offers natural, spacious sound by restoring the depth and detail lost in the audio compression process.
Highest Quality Wireless Streaming
Feel the emotion behind every note. Featuring the newly developed LDAC codec – optimised for above CD sound quality via Bluetooth® streaming – MDR-1ABT headphones capture the true essence of every track.
Developed by Sony, the Bluetooth® LDAC codec takes your music streaming to a new level. It supports up to three times greater bit rate than typical Bluetooth®, 96kHz sampling rates and more efficient coding for CD-quality wireless sound. So with the LDAC codec, you can now experience purer sound than ever when streaming your music via Bluetooth®.
Touch, Tap And Swipe For Music
Touch sensor control allows you to simply touch the earpads to stop or play tracks. Swipe left and right for previous and next track;
trace and stop for scanning back and forth through your music; or swipe up and down to adjust volume.
All essential functions are at your fingertips, so you never need search for controls on your device.
Enjoy up to 30 hours of wireless playback for non-stop music on the go and up to 200 hours of standby mode when fully charged.
And when the battery runs low, simply connect the supplied Micro USB cable to recharge the built-in lithium-ion battery.
Make Your Style Statement
The MDR-1ABT combines style and substance in perfect harmony.
Every aspect of its design and the materials used in its build ensure that the MDR-1ABT performs beautifully.
Form And Function
The closed-back, enfolding design wraps around the ear, helping to seal in music and keep distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears, so you hear even the subtlest of sounds. You'll also feel every beat, as the closed-back design helps to maximise the bass signatures in your music.
Pressure Relieving Earpads
Soft leather earpads with pressure-relieving cushions have been designed to ensure a comfortable fit.
Smooth materials and seamless sewing provide comfort and durability for hours of listening.
Pack And Go
The swivelling earcup design enables easy storage when you're not using them, and enhances portability when you're travelling.