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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony MDR-1ADAC. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and durability. The size and sound are also appreciated, whereas the bass quality and portability get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-1ADAC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony MDR-1ADAC from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the bass quality and price are overall positive. The usability and durability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

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High quality of sound is so big room of sound


High quality of sound is so big room of sound. But it's a bit difficult because of need to recharge every 8 hours of use. It's my best head phone.

Jan, 2016

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Great Headphones!


I am glad I bought these headphones as the DAC feature within them aids sound to be very clear.They are very comfortable.

May, 2015

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Marvellous headphones !


I bought these to upgrade from my MDR-1A , which I had when I first bought my hi-res Walkman . I thought those were great but these are even better - worth the extra money . I would recommend these , particularly to people who , like me , listen to a...

Apr, 2015

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Excellent headphones !


I had in-ear hi-res earphones and found they were very good , I thought I would try these thinking they would be about the same sound-wise , but I found they are surprisingly better ! Would recommend , I'm sure anyone would be blown away !

Apr, 2015

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We were impressed by the quality, feel and comfort of these headphones and the multiple connection options. Particulally the lightening port connection for iPad/iPhone it made it very convenient to listen to HD music Apps." Well done Sony" We would...

Feb, 2015

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Sound great... after figuring out set up


Purchased these last week and am pretty happy so far. I usually opt for in-ear and have been using Shure for a long time as my go-to for travel. Decided it was time for some cans to drown out my noisy co-workers and decided the MDR-1ADAC a go. I've...

Jun, 2015

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Solid Headphones!


I really like these headphones they work well with my Xperia Z2! I love the audio quality, bass and crispness is there without getting baffled. Good battery life. The built in Digital Amplifier really makes a huge difference in audio quality! Love...

Apr, 2015

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Decent Product Hampered by Poor Customer Service


They sound decent. Actually, they sound pretty good when connect through the lighting cable to an iPhone 6. But see the following issues: 1. Using it through the USB port in a MacBook Pro is very simple, but can be frustrating if you've never done it...

Mar, 2015

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don't bother


Got these cans yesterday 11/29/2014 what can I say, if you have MDR7506 and NW-f807 or NWZ-a17 just adjust your equalizer . Sony reps. are very miss oriented about new Sony products. Talked to them before the purchase. They know nothing! Heavier than...

Nov, 2014

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These headphone have brought my MP3 and CDs to life


I knew these headphone would be be expensive and took a risk ordering them online without trying them first but I have not been disappointing with their quality. The DAC unit really brings new sound levels and details that I had never noticed before on...

Mar, 2018

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