Sony MDR-1ADAC On-ear Built-in DAC Headphones (Silver)

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The Way The Artists Truly Intended

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.



Clear and authentic, every time

Each track sounds true, whatever the source

These 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.



Comfortable listening

Enjoy fine acoustics from a large driver and earcups that seal comfortably around your ears.

Ultra wide frequencies

Hear deep lows and euphoric highs with a full range of sound up to 100 kHz.

High sensitivity

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.





Unmatched clarity and accuracy

Connecting digitally keeps music true to the original

Headphones with an integrated, dedicated DAC amp can control conversion and amplification. Music stays digital for longer, only converted to analog as it reaches the drivers.





Multiple connections

Listen to music from your PC, Xperia Smartphone, Walkman, or iPhone using one of the supplied digital cables. Or connect to other players using a 3.5 mm stereo audio cable.





Passion for sound

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.


Record at a higher frequency than CD

High-Resolution Audio typically records at 96 kHz/24 bit or even 192 kHz/24 bit — much higher than CD.

Hear more realistic, emotive sound

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.





S-Master HX digital amplifier

Eliminates analog components in the feedback stage for ultimate clarity in amplification.

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.



Keep sound in

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.





Luxurious look and feel

Style and comfort in perfect harmony

Iconic looks with a sleek metal headband and plush, black leather earpads. Pure comfort with a closed-back, wrap-around design that fits securely over your ears.



Pressure-relieving earpads

Soft leather earpads rise and shape around your ears for a snug, comfortable fit.

Seamless design

With smoother materials and discrete sewing, comfort and durability is exceptional.



Pack and go

Take your music anywhere. A sliding metal headband and swivel folding earcups make it easy to store your headphones in a suitcase when traveling.



Quick power boost

Keep your headphones powered up and ready to go using the micro USB port.


All day listening

Play music from nine to five with up to 7.5 hours of battery life.




Take control

Conveniently adjust the volume of your music tracks using a rotary-style controller on the headphones.



General Features
DRIVER UNIT1.57 in dynamic
IMPEDANCE (OHM)40 Ω at 1 kHz
FREQUENCY RESPONSE4–40,000Hz (digital), 4–100,000Hz (analog)
PLUGStereo mini
WEARING STYLEHeadband, On-ear
Size & Weight
WEIGHT10.58 oz
What's In The Box
What's In The BoxCarrying 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

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