Every note, every nuance.
Capture pure sound with the 70mm HD Driver
The newly developed diaphragm with Magnesium dome and Liquid Crystal Polymer edge enables up to 120kHz playback in High Resolution Audio. The result is unparalleled sound purity and precision.
Pure sound, no added noise
Filtering out the unecessary with resonance-free housing
A special acoustic filter controls the air resistance and eliminates any reverberations produced by driver movement, so that only clean, crisp frequencies get through.
Sonic precision, design mastery
Ergonomic sheepskin ear pads
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.
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.
Titanium and leather headband
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.
Long wear comfort-optimised
The hanger and slider are manufactured with thin and high rigid aluminum alloy, which provides optimal comfort for a long time period of time without secular change.
Raising the bar on audio standards
The MDR-Z1R headphones have been engineered to deliver a wider frequency range, reproducing super low and super high frequencies of up to 120kHz. The wider dynamic range richly reproduces every minuscule sound. The result is an immersive, captivating listening experience.
Discover the MDR-Z1R
Learn about the technology and inspiration behind our most premium headphones, the MDR-Z1R.
Get the full package
Get the most out of your MDR-Z1R headphones with the included accessories
Hard case for storage
The headphones and accompanying cables come presented in a stylish storage case, with separated compartments and a luxury satin lining.
4.4Φ balanced connection cable
The newly developed 4.4Φ balanced connection cable separates left and right sound signals, while minimising signal transmission loss and resulting sound deterioration. The result is smoother high frequencies and superior sound quality.
Silver-coated oxygen-free copper
The MDR-Z1R uses silver-coated oxygen-free copper cables, designed to minimise resistance and signal-transmission loss. The result is less sound degradation, finer detail and smoother treble sounds.
Expertly 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.