84
Global
Score
84

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Model
MDR-1

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Drivers per ear
1
Driver size
40 mm
Driver design
Dynamic
Magnet type
Neodymium
Bass boost
no

Other features

Inline controls
yes (Volume, Mute, Microphone)

Audio quality

Impedance
48 ohms
Sensitivity
105 dB

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo (1.2 m) (no)
Model
MDR-1RBT

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo, Wireless

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Drivers per ear
1
Driver size
40 mm

Other features

Inline controls
yes (Volume, Microphone)

Connections

Connections
3.5mm stereo, Wireless (Bluetooth) (Rechargeable)
Model
MDR-1RNC

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Inline controls
yes
Active noise cancellation
yes
Connections
3.5mm stereo

General

Type
Over-ear (Closed) (Single-sided cable)
Channels
Stereo

Speakers

Drivers per ear
1
Driver size
40 mm

Other features

Inline controls
yes (Volume, Microphone)

Audio quality

Sensitivity
103

Noise reduction

Active noise cancellation
yes

Connections

Connections
Array