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MDR-Z1R Signature Series Headphones

Experience uncompromised sound quality and premium craftsmanship with Sony’s flagship Signature Series headphones, featuring massive 70mm HD drivers, full-range sound up to 120kHz and Hi-Res Audio support. From the resonance-free housing and Fibonacci-patterned grills, to the silver-coated OFC cables, each Signature Series component elevates the high-resolution sound experience from one you listen to, to one you can feel.


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Additional Features

Listen in cushioned comfort

The ergonomically crafted headphones are designed to comfortably encase your head in sound; preventing any from leaking and effectively delivering powerful lows. The genuine sheepskin ear pads cushion your ears in luxurious softness.

Enjoy lightweight luxury

The titanium and leather headband is flexible and light, yet durable, for a more natural over ear fit. Beta titanium has high elasticity which will return to its original shape even when bent. Genuine leather adds sturdiness and comfort.

Ensure superior sound quality with a separated ground cable

The newly developed 4.4Φ balanced connection cable separates left and right sound signals, while minimizing signal transmission loss and resulting sound deterioration. The result is smoother high frequencies and superior sound quality.

Minimize resistance and signal loss with silver-coated OFC cables

The MDR-Z1R uses silver-coated oxygen-free copper cables, designed to minimize resistance and signal-transmission loss. The result is less sound degradation, finer detail and smoother treble sounds.

Engineered and crafted in Japan

Sony products made in Japan are synonymous with absolute quality and performance, and the MDR-Z1R headphones are no exception. They are lovingly crafted with only the finest components and manufacturing techniques; resulting in exceptional sound quality.

Enfolding design structure

The enfolding design is tailored to wrap around the ear, sealing music in and keeping distractions out. Acoustics are reflected back towards your ears for the subtlest of sounds.

Hard case for storage

The headphones and accompanying cables come presented in a stylish storage case, with separated compartments and a luxury satin lining.

TA-ZH1ES compatible for ultimate sound

Do your headphones and your music justice with the TA-ZH1ES Signature Series stationary amp, featuring an innovative analog feed-forward full digital amplifier for purer, more responsive sound. It supports PCM 32 bit/384kHz and DSD11.2MHz sound formats, as well as balanced and unbalanced connections.

Exclusive Kimber Kable® options

Elevate an exceptional listening experience to new heights using cables engineered with Kimber Kable®. Aesthetically pleasing braided wire paired with precision hardware facilitates the noise-free delivery of your favorite good vibrations to your ears. Two models are available to suit on-the-go (MUC-S12SB1) or balanced audio listening styles (MUC-B20SB1) Consult your dealer for further information.

Cable Length
  • Headphone cable (Approx. 3 m (118 1/8 in), silver-coated OFC strands, Gold-plated stereo mini plug), Balanced-connection headphone cable (Approx. 1.2 m (47 1/4 in), silvercoated OFC strands, L-shaped gold plated balanced standard plug)
Cable Type
  • Detachable Y type
  • Aluminum coated LCP edge diaphragms with Magnesium dome
Driver Unit
  • 70 mm, dome type (CCAW Voice Coil)
Frequency Response
  • 4 Hz - 120,000 Hz
Headphone Type
  • Closed, dynamic (circum-aural)
  • 64 Ω at 1 kHz
  • Neodymium
  • Headphone cable (Gold-plated stereo mini plug), Balanced-connection
  • Headphone cable (L-shaped gold plated balanced standard plug)
Power Handling Capacity
  • 2,500 mW (IEC)
  • 100 dB/mW
Wearing Style
  • Circum-aural
Weights (Approx.)
*excl.cable erights
  • 14 oz (385 g) without cable
Supplied Accessories
  • Gold-plated unimatch plug adaptor (stereo phone plug - stereo mini jack)
  • Headphone cable (approx. 3 m (118 1/8 in))
  • Balanced-connection headphone cable (approx. 1.2 m (47 1/4 in))
  • Hard Case
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