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Sony MDR-1AM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony MDR-1AM2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and comfort are also appreciated. Many are negative about the noise isolation and price, and there are some mixed views about the treble quality.

sound, comfort, portability, durability, usability

price, noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-1AM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nick Pino (

Sony MDR-1AM2 Over-Ear Headphones review


Sony's high-end headphones impress with sound, disappoint with construction

Non-fatiguing highs ; Good bass response ; Synthetic leather earpads

All-plastic construction ; Poor noise isolation

Affordable and approachable, the Sony MDR-1AM2 is a great starting pair of audiophile headphones. They’re not quite as clear as some of the highest-end headphones at CES but, for the money, they look to be an ideal introduction to Sony’s ever-expanding...

Jan, 2018

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Sony MDR-1AM2 headphone review

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Sony aims to give you premium headphones with 'classic style' with the Sony MDR-1AM2, while updating them with modern features. They support High Resolution Audio, which is slowly hitting the mainstream, and means the headphones can play higher than...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Kenny Yeo (

Sony MDR-1AM2 review: Headphones with split personalities


Looking for a closed set of headphones for the dreary morning commute? These are worth checking out.

Incredibly comfortable and light;Pleasing, balanced tonality;Punchy, clean bass;Excellent portability

Harsh treble;Can sound overly aggressive at higher volumes;Balanced cable has limited use;Pricey

Jan, 2019

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Heavy weight bass


Had them for a week if you want bass then get these headphones, really comfortable.

Sep, 2019

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Ive had MDR-1R for last 6-7 yrs but ive broke them last week so vought them i love the sound and quality Beats are way behind

Jun, 2019

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Very Nice Headphones


I like a good make, these headphones live up to my expectations. They aren't cheap nor overly expensive. I don't mind paying for good performance and that's what I have in these. The bass is great, along with midrange and treble, you can hear each...

May, 2019

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My Cans


Love them. I use them for vinyl and CD, they handle both very well. I have a Sony amp, great sound from both amp and headphones.

Apr, 2019

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These are very comfortable headphones and the sound quality is good

Apr, 2019

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Great quality sound!


Music sounds fantastic on these headphones. Sony has done really well with these! I definitely recommend them for the quality of sound you're getting for the price and they are extremely comfortable to wear as well. You kind of forget you have them on...

Feb, 2019

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Very very good


Very good sound quality, light weight headphones, fantastic sound in hi res music, most comfortable when wearing a long time. Highly recommended. Ten out of ten.

Jan, 2019

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