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MDR-1ADAC Hi-Res headphones with integrated DAC/amplifier

Maximize your experience no matter the source or location with Sony® MDR-1ADAC headphones. Connect your smartphone, portable audio player, or PC and prepare for ultra-responsive, Hi-Res audio performance paired with lush, enfolding comfort. The internal battery delivers up to 7.5 hours battery1, while passive mode can deliver conventional, corded operation without battery.


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Additional Features

Beat Response Control

Acoustic ports within each ear cup housing help control airflow for optimized diaphragm movement for accurate sub-bass response.

Enfolding design

Delivers wrap around comfort with an improved acoustic seal for deep bass response.

Inward Axis Structure

Placing the hanger structure axis inside that of the diaphragm housing provides optimum, stable fit.

Silent Joints

Precise machining, in addition to the placement of silicon rings around every moving axis, realizes smooth and silent earcup movement for an immersive music experience devoid of annoying mechanical rattling.

Enjoy long battery life

The built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 7.5 hours of continuous playback.1 When your battery runs low, passive mode, using the supplied audio connecting cable, allows for continued listening in a conventional fashion.

Supplied accessories

The MDR-1ADAC comes supplied with the following items to maximize your audio experience: Specially-developed thin and flexible USB connecting cable, Digital connecting cables specifically for Walkman® and Xperia® devices, an exclusive Lightning connector cable, a conventional audio connecting cable, and a convenient carrying pouch to keep all organized and at the ready.

Amplifier Inputs
and Outputs
  • Digital Audio Input(s): Inputs 2: micro USB (type AB for digital connection), micro USB (type B for conenction PC and charging)
General Specifications
  • Audio
  • Distortion: 0.01% or less (1 kHz)
  • Driver Unit: 40 mm, dome type, Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragm
  • Frequency Response: 4 Hz - 40,000 Hz (Digital) 4 Hz - 100,000 Hz (Analog)
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1500 mW (IEC)
  • Sensitivity (db): 102 dB/mW
  • Volume Control: Yes (Rotary)
  • Case Type: Carrying Pouch
  • Design: Over-the-head
  • Diaphragm: 40 mm, dome type, Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer Diaphragm
  • Frequency Response: 4 Hz - 40,000 Hz (Digital) 4 Hz - 100,000 Hz (Analog)
  • Headband: Yes
  • Impedance: 24 Ω at 1 kHz
  • Plug: Gold-plated plugs: stereo mini and L-shaped four conductor mini
  • Power On/Off: Integrated: Rotary power/volume knob
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
  • Type of Use: Portable and Home
  • Cord: Single-sided; detachable
  • Headphone Type: Closed, Dynamic
Inputs and Outputs
  • Input(s): Analog 1 stereo mini jack
  • Battery Charging (Approx): Charging via USB: Appox. 4 hours from empty to full
  • Red battery charge LED on during charging
  • LED indicator turns off automatically once fully charged
  • Green LED indicator during operation.
  • Battery Life (Approx): Approx. 7.5 hours (fully charged)
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1500 mW (IEC)
  • Power Source: USB-direct, DC 3.7 V Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery
  • Impedance: 24 Ω at 1 kHz
  • Type: Closed, dynamic
Weights and Measurements
  • Cord Length (Approx.): Headphone connecting cable: 47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Walkman® connecting cable: 47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Xperia® connecting cable: 47 1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Lightning connector cable: 47 1/4 in. (1.2 m) Weight (Approx.): 10.58 oz. (300 g.) without cable
In The Box
USB connector cable 1
  • Walkman® Connector Cable
  • Xperia® Connecting Cable
  • Lightning Connector Cable
  • Headphone connector cable 1
  • Quick Start Guide 1
  • Warranty Card 1
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