Bose, B&W, Beats and Sennheiser among many others all come to mind when looking at premium headphones. Today I want to encourage you to have a look at the Sony MDR10 and MDR1 range of headphones if you’re in the market, or even if you’re not.
Sony makes a fairly wide range of tech gear and so it can sometimes be easy to overlook them and go to someone like B&W who specialist in Audio gear when looking at speakers and headphones. It could just be me but both the MDR10’s and MDR1’s have really blown me away – both in terms of comfort and sound quality. Especially the MDR1’s as the ear cups are a bit larger and for me feel slightly more comfortable. The whole range is priced very competitively considering how good they sound.
What I love to hear in headphones is really crisp highs, super tight lows and clean, well defined mids. I really can’t stand boomy bass or harsh highs. Both the MDR10’s and MDR1’s sound well balanced over all – the MDR10’s have a bit of a scoop in the mid frequencies whereas the MDR1’s are more flat across the range but very present and musical – an absolute pleasure to use!