about the art of sound

Music is an evolving art form. The Art of Sound is a visual expression that conveys the magic of sound, the beauty of silence, and the vivacity of movement. With MDR-1, Sony has proven its mastery of music by striking a harmonious balance among superb sound quality, wearing comfort, and cutting-edge design.

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the art of sound

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Experience pure audio innovation.

Introducing the perfect mix of breakthrough audio technology, maximum comfort and sophisticated design.
The MDR-1R lets you experience sheer audio bliss with
liquid crystal polymer film diaphragms, and impressive bass sounds with beat response control.

Features

  • Liquid crystal polymer film diaphragm
  • HD driver unit
  • Beat response control
  • Enfolding structure
  • Inward axis structure
  • Silent joints

the art of silence

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Enjoy 100% immersive audio.

The new MDR-1RNC combines the ultimate noise cancelling performance and dynamic sound, for a truly immersive audio experience. Dual Noise Sensor Technology uses dual microphones to block out external noise, while you enjoy unparalleled sound quality in comfort.

Features

  • Digital Noise Cancelling with Dual Noise Sensor Technology
  • S-Master Amplifier
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE)
  • Liquid crystal polymer film diaphragm
  • Beat response control
  • Enfolding structure

the art of movement

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Giving you style on the move.

The wireless MDR-1RBT brings you superb audio quality in ultimate comfort and style. Enjoy extra mobility with Bluetooth®, and unparalleled sound with liquid crystal polymer film diaphragms, S-Master Amplifier and more.

Features

  • Full digital Bluetooth® headset with Near Field Communications (NFC)
  • S-Master Amplifier
  • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE)
  • Liquid crystal polymer film diaphragm
  • HD driver unit
  • Beat response control

Alberto Seveso - Sardinia, Italy

Illustrator of The Art of Sound

Hailing from Milan, Italy, Alberto Seveso is a self-taught artist who has a passion for digital illustrations and photography, and made a name in the global art scene with his spectacular mixed media creations.


"Music has always inspired my creative process. Listening to music through my headphones gives me the separation I need from the outside world to access my creativity. Music helps me find the ideas on which I base my work. So the Art of Sound concept was one that resonated with me. You could say that my work is actually an example of the Art of Sound."


Rob Shields - Philadelphia, USA

Illustrator of The Art of Silence and The Art of Movement

A self-taught digital painter, Rob holds degrees in Psychology and Philosophy with postgraduate work in Media and Communications. The themes of his striking illustrations range from mystical and whimsical characters, to more personal interpretations of human emotions.


"When I am not hunched over my tablet you'll find me studying the history of cinema, messing around with my modest collection of musical instruments, reading anything that is at least ten years old, and foiling the evil plots of a small green parrot."