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Sony MDR-1ADAC-Silver

High-Resolution Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in DAC
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Sony MDR-1ADAC-Silver Details

Sony MDR-1ADAC High-Resolution Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in DAC: Unmatched clarity and accuracy
  • Over-ear, closed-back design
  • 40mm dynamic drivers
  • Built-in asynchronous digital-to-analog converter (DAC) decodes high-resolution PCM and DSD digital music files
  • S-Master® HX amplification delivers precision playback of high-resolution music files
  • Includes multiple audio cables for playback from almost any device

The Sony MDR-1ADAC High-Resolution Over-Ear Headphones, featuring a built-in USB digital-to-analog converter (DAC) amplifier, connect digitally to your devices to ensure your music sounds even closer to the original recording. And because the signal is only converted to analog when it reaches the drivers, you’ll enjoy unmatched clarity and accuracy on every track. Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker, while advanced technologies such as digital upscaling help to create the ultimate listening experience.

Ultra-wide frequencies and high sensitivity
Hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 100 kHz. Play music loud and clear from any home system or portable device with high sensitivity of 102 dB/mW.

Superior conversion, purer sound
Most portable devices include a simplified digital-to-analog converter, resulting in slightly compromised sound quality. These headphones, with a dedicated USB DAC amp built in, take over control of the conversion process from your device, then amplify sound using the integrated S-Master HX digital amplifier. Music stays digital for longer, only converted to analog as it reaches the drivers.

Every subtle note, precisely reproduced
Tune in to clear, balanced sound that stays true to the original recording, even at high volume. The highly responsive liquid crystal polymer (LCP) diaphragm is aluminum-coated, and combined with a 1.57 in HD driver, gives a more consistent and precise sound across the entire frequency range than a conventional diaphragm.

What is High-Resolution Audio?
High-Resolution Audio refers to a collection of digital processes allowing the encoding and playback of music using higher sampling rates than those used in CDs. High-Resolution Audio typically records at 96 kHz/24 bit or even 192 kHz/24 bit — much higher than CD. While CDs and MP3s top out around 20 kHz, High-Resolution Audio supports frequencies above 24 kHz (as high as 100 kHz on this model) and a wider dynamic range.

Pulse Code Modulation
Listen to music that’s faithful to the original sound with up to 192 kHz / 24-bit encoding.

Direct Stream Digital
Hear natural sound over a wide dynamic range with up to DSD128 support.

Comfortable listening that keeps sound in
Enjoy fine acoustics from a large driver and earcups that seal comfortably around your ears. Soft leather earpads rise and shape around your ears for a snug, comfortable fit. The enfolding design with ergonomic 3D earpads seals music in and keeps distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears for the subtlest of sounds. And you can take your music anywhere. A sliding metal headband and swivel folding earcups make it easy to store your headphones in a suitcase when traveling.

Charging, battery power and control
Keep your headphones powered up and ready to go using the micro USB port. Play music from nine to five with up to 7.5 hours of battery life. Conveniently adjust the volume of your music tracks using a rotary-style controller on the headphones.

Additional Information

Name Sony MDR-1ADAC-Silver
Sub Title High-Resolution Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in DAC
Manufacturer Sony
Manufacturer Part# MDR1ADACSL

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  • Earcup Type: Closed, foldable
  • Wearing style: Headband, on-ear
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Frequency Response: 4-40k / 4-100k Hz
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB
  • Impedance: 24 Ohms
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1500mW
  • Weight: 10.58 ounces
  • Cord Length: 49" + 49"
  • Battery life: 7.5 hours
  • Driver unit: 1.57"
  • Dynamic type: Yes
  • Circum aural type: Yes
  • Plug: stereo mini
  • Airline Adapter Included: No
  • iPod Control: No
  • Volume Control: Yes (rotary)
  • Built-in Microphone: No
  • Parts Warranty: 1 Year
  • Labor Warranty: 1 Year

    What's in the Box
  • MDR-1ADAC over-ear headphones
  • Carrying pouch
  • Headphone cord
  • Lightning connector cord
  • Digital cord for Walkman
  • Digital cord for Xperia
  • USB cord
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide
  • Reference guide
  • Operating instructions