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Sony MDR-1RNC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews of Sony MDR-1RNC. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and noise isolation. The design and comfort also get good comments.

sound, comfort, design, noise isolation, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-1RNC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-1RNC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 user reviews of Sony MDR-1RNC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the price and noise isolation are overall positive. The comfort and design also get good reviews.

sound, design, comfort, noise isolation, price

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-1RNC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Sony MDR-1RNC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and noise isolation. The portability and comfort also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the treble quality.

sound, comfort, portability, noise isolation, price

treble quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony MDR-1RNC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony MDR-1RNC from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the noise isolation. The sound also gets good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the comfort.

sound, noise isolation

86% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony MDR1-RNC

 

The Sony MDR1-RNC offers laudable audio quality and solid noise cancellation, but despite top-notch performance, it's priced too high.

Distortion-free audio performance with rich bass and crisp highs. Outputs audio in passive mode. Extremely comfortable. Includes two detachable audio cables, one with inline remote and microphone for mobile devices.

Overpriced compared with similar models. No battery charger or ¼-inch adapter included.

Just about all of the competition costs less. The Bose QuietComfort 15 delivers slightly more effective noise cancellation, but can't match the MDR1-RNC's sonic performance. For the same price as the MDR1-RNC, the Sennheiser MM 550-Xalso delivers...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony MDR-1RNC

 

High in luxury, with slightly mixed noise-cancelling

Lovely build quality ; Excellent detail

Noise-cancelling brings brightness ; High price

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony MDR-1RNC noise cancelling over-ear headphones

 

We've had the Sony MDR-1RNC noise cancelling over-ear headphones in the Pocket-lint offices for weeks now and have been using them non-stop - while at work, when commuting, out on the streets and at home. We already had a lot of love to give to the...

Comfy, stylish, great sound, lots of mid-high frequency range 'snap' yet enough bass to deliver a rounded sound

Active noise cancellation strips back the sound, exposed drivers can touch against ears, not necessarily perfect for on-the-go listening as wind catches external mics when noise cancellation is on, price is too steep

We think the MDR-1RNC headphones are exceptional in part, but not as a whole. The build quality, design and overall sound quality is excellent, yet the active noise cancellation strips the sound back a step too far for our ears.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Sony MDR-1RNC

 

The Sony MDR-1RNC noise-cancelling headphones claim to offer 99.7 percent noise cancellation. While that's all good and well, it's not ideal if the sound quality of what you do Sony MDR-1RNC has no tags.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Anthony Caruana (macworld.com.au)

Sony MDR-1RNC headphones

 

Given that Sony practically created the mobile music business, it's not surprising to find that its entrant into this premium category is very solid. In fact, we only had one gripe with the MDR-1RNC headphones that stopped us from giving these a higher...

Good sound; USB charging

Comfort

There’s a lot to like about these headphones. The noise cancellation is excellent and makes listening to music a pleasure. There’s faithful reproduction of sounds that makes you feel like you’re with the performers. If they were a little...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Amazing

 

I got these the Sony head phones because I was tried of the cord on my ear buds getting in the way when I went to the gym, and even walking around my house. I use these head phones at the gym and they fit great. I don't feel like their going to fall...

Great fit. comertable. loud. great sound

Ears get kinda wetty, price

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (sony.com)

Great compromise between good sound and NC

 

This headset is ideal for someone who wants simply the best of both sound quality and noise cancellation beyond all else. however it comes at a price, literally and figuratively. The biggest draw back being the size and the weight, the NC500(600)D is...

Sound quality, Noise Cancellation, Normal wearing comfort

Big and Heavy, uncomfortable to sleep with

Nov, 2012

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