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alaScore 88

8 reviews

Jun, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of SONY MDR-Z1R. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the comfort and durability. The sound and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, sound, durability, comfort

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the SONY MDR-Z1R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Sony MDR-Z1R Headphones Review



Remarkably transparent; Fine, handmade build quality; Very, very comfortable

New-gen balanced cable may not fit current headphone amps/sources

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony MDR-Z1R review


With the right source, these are the best closed-back headphones we've heard

Excellent detail resolution ; Even tonal balance ; Powerful bass ; Plenty of scale ; Superb build and finish ; Comfortable

Demand quality electronics

These Sonys are the finest closed-back headphones we’ve heard. Feed them with quality electronics and they’ll shine

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (

Still impressing me


I have owned these headphones for 3 months now and they are still managing to impress me. The quality of the materials used for the headphones and storage box are first class. Adjustment and comfort during use is excellent. I power them with a Chord...

Jan, 2019

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