Sony's latest ultra-light MDR-1AM2 headphones take after the Z1R (Updated with local pricing)
Sony's latest MDR-1AM2 headphones take after the Z1R
It's been nearly three years since the Sony MDR-1A came alive, making it just in time for its successor to take over. To that end, Sony launched the MDR-1AM2 headphones. It brings back the same 40mm closed-back form factor while adding extra tweaks from its S$2,599 sibling - the MDR-Z1R.
The Sony MDR-1AM2 headphones aim to deliver comfort and high-quality sound all at once. They manage to be lighter than its MDR-1A predecessor (185g versus 225g), while employing synthetic leather ear pads on its cups for lasting comfort.
The MDR-1AM2 uses 40mm drivers with aluminum-coated liquid crystal polymer diaphragms for Hi-Res Audio compatibility. They also brought back the MDR-Z1R's Fibonacci-patterned grill for ultra-high frequency ranges (up to 100kHz), while adding silver-coated oxygen-free copper for reduced transmission signal loss. Those are nice touches, considering the MDR-1A predecessor is nowhere as costly as the MDR-Z1R, too.
The MDR-1AM2 comes in two colors: Black, and Silver. It will be available in selected Asia-Pacific countries from Q2 2018 onwards. Other details to be announced at a later date, but if you're wondering about the price, it's slated for retail for US$399.
The MDR-1AM2 will be available from all authorized Sony retailers from April 2018 for S$429.