The Sony MDR is Sony's top of the line over-ear headphone.
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Pro Sound quality
The MDR-1r is designed to be a studio headphone and its sound signature follows that design. These headphones are very balanced with little emphasis on either bass, mids, or highs. As a result this headphone will work well for a wide range of music. But if you're looking for an emphasis on bass you may need to look elsewhere.
Pro Impressive soundstage
For a headphone with a closed-back design, the MDR-1R has been noted to have impressive soundstage.
Pro Comfortable design
The MDR-1Rs have ample cushioning throughout the headband. Sony even claims that the MDR-1r has pressure relieving cushions for long hours of listening.
Pro Detachable cable with In-line remote and carrying pouch
The cable also has grooves that prevent it from becoming tangled.
Pro Neutral bass
The bass of the MDR-1R is not overly powerful with a neutral bass response.