The "Most Open-Sounding Closed-Back Headphones Stereophile Has Experienced": Premium Sony MDR-Z1R Delivers High-Resolution Response Up to 120kHz, Immerses You in Sound and Comfort
Sonic precision, design mastery, reference performance: Sony MDR-Z1R closed-back premium headphones deliver high-resolution frequency response up to 120kHz, remarkable dynamics, and true bottom-end realism. A new 2.76-inch HD driver with a magnesium diaphragm yields exceptional purity while a special acoustic filter eliminates reverberations produced by driver movement, letting only music get through to your ears. Made to exacting specifications in Sony's Japanese factory, the planar-magnetic MDR-Z1R prove utterly immersive at every level. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"If you want a closed-back headphone, and are willing to feed these Sonys with capable electronics, we don't think we've tested a better alternative."
– What Hi-Fi?, five-star review
Ergonomically crafted, MDR-Z1R comfortably encases your head in sound, preventing any leaks and effectively delivering powerful lows. The enfolding design wraps around the ear, sealing music in and keeping distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back toward your ears for the subtlest of sounds. Genuine sheepskin ear pads cushion you in luxurious softness. The titanium and leather headband features high elasticity, which will return to its original shape even when bent.
"To put it simply, the MDR-Z1R is a spectacular headphone. It matches or exceeds the performance standards of the upper-echelon planar-magnetic headphones I've heard, and I've heard them all."
– Steve Guttenberg, Sound & Vision
MDR-Z1R and its accompanying silver-coated oxygen-free cables come in a stylish storage case, with separated compartments and a luxury satin lining. The balanced connection cable separates left and right sound signals, while minimizing signal transmission loss and sound deterioration. The result: Smoother high frequencies and superior sonics. Order today and hear it for yourself.
"The MDR-Z1R headphone, at $2299, has plenty of competition, but nothing quite matches its level of comfort, sound, and compatibility with a wide range of playback devices."
– Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound
"The MDR-Z1Rs are the most open-sounding closed-back headphones I have experienced. Their sound has a unique purity (as in uncolored), naturalness (as in relaxed and non-mechanical), and beauty (as in vivid and transparent)."
– Herb Reichart, Stereophile
Magnesium and Liquid-Crystal Diaphragm Enables High-Res 120kHz Playback
MDR-Z1R's newly developed diaphragm with a magnesium dome and liquid-crystal polymer edge enables up to high-resolution 120kHz playback. A special acoustic filter controls the air resistance and eliminates any reverberations produced by driver movement, letting through only clean, crisp frequencies .
Premium Silver-Coated Copper Cables for Fine Detail
The MDR-Z1R uses silver-coated oxygen-free copper cables, designed to minimize resistance and signal-transmission loss. The result is less sound degradation, fine detail, and smooth treble sounds.