Product Comparison: Sony MDR-Z7 vs Sony MDR-1A

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General Specifications
About the Product
MDR-Z7 headphones meld a solid, thoughtfully designed aluminum structure with lush, ergonomic, enfolding comfort, and ultra-responsive audio performance for a sound experience bar-none. Discover true sound with all the emotion and energy of the original recording.
Introducing the MDR-1A Stereo Headphone featuring thoughtful design, lush long-term comfort, and ultra-responsive Hi-Res audio response for a sound experience bar-none.
Key Specs
102 dB
105 dB
Min. Frequency Range
4 Hz
3 Hz
Max. Frequency Range
100 kHz
100 kHz
70 Ω
24 Ω
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony MDR-Z7 Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
  • Headphone have powerful, in-your-gut bass and have extraordinary clarity and soundstage at the same time.
  • All I can share with you in that these truly sound amazing. Bass, mids, and trebs are all present without being lost or missing from movies, gaming, and music
  • This is biggest frequency response i have ever seen in a pair of headphones.
  • This one is even better even though it is a closed back versus the open of the Grados.
  • The problem is the bass will sound muddy half the time and over power the mids.
Sony MDR-1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
  • Very clear, clean, and dynamic sound across the board.
  • The sound is almost identical to the acoustic grand piano sound. Very accurate sound across all the octaves.
  • They sound so good, listening to music I've heard 1000 times is like listening to it for the first time all over again.
  • Sound is wonderful and full. The bass is solid and hits really low but doesn't sound excessive or bloated.
  • The bass is so tight and punchy and the mids are warm and the treble sparkles with amazing clarity. These sound amazing.
Size & Weight
9.2 in.
11.1 in.
8.6 in.
9.5 in.
6.3 in.
4.5 in.
11.82 oz.
7.94 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony MDR-Z7 Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
  • Finally, something comfortable and good size that fits my big head and large ears!
  • Love the workmanship solidity and lightness, brand image are felt.
  • Good materials, assembly, weight, very high quality designed and manufactured produt.
  • The headphones light and comfortable, so you can listen to music for many hours without the slightest fatigue. They are good both at home and on the street.
  • At first look the size of headphones is ridiculously large.
Sony MDR-1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
  • Easily adjustable to fit any size of head.
  • The clamping force is perfect, the headband feels light as a feather over my head.
  • They wear very comfortably, light on the head, they don't squeeze the head.
  • It is very light and it will not put a strain on your neck and head when wearing it.
  • I have a relatively large head, so this headphones don't fit my head well.
Driver Diameter
2.76 in.
1.57 in.
Detachable Cable
Headband Material
Cable Length
6.56 ft.
3.94 ft.
In-Line Remote
High-Resolution Audio compatible, Responsive Liquid Crystal Polymer driver for clarity, Beat Response Control
Pure sound-every note, Prepare for exceptional sound, High-conductivity, Comfortable fit, powerful sound, Upgrade your cans, Supplied Accessories, Smartphone compatible
What customers say about "Features"
Sony MDR-Z7 Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
  • 70mm drivers are massive, they are so big they take up the whole cup and then some. But this is worth of the sound that you get.
  • The Z7's are really comfortable. Soft leather cushions floating on your ears
  • The headphones are very comfortable, and this was noted by everyone to whom I let them listen.
  • The cable needs to be changed. It is worth saying that this is a Sony's bad.
  • Cable that is provided is super long, you may need to purchase a custom mod'ed cable to more portable use.
Sony MDR-1A Premium Hi-Res Stereo Headphones
  • If you have an Android smartphone, you will love the additional features these headphones provide.
  • With their ear-cups surrounding your ears, it is a very singular experience.
  • The product comes with two cables (one has a special button for mobile devices).
  • Their noise isolation is not at the level where they can be compared with premium noise cancelling headphones.
  • My only complaint is that the headband/frame that connects the cans to the headband squeaks and groans if moved around.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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