Sony Updated Its Premium Headphones with MDR-1AM2

Sony has updated its premium headphones MDR-1A. It will be available at a recommended retail price of S$429 at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorized dealers from April 2018. More information in the Press Release.

Press Release

Experience uncompromised Hi-Res sound with Sony’s latest development in headphones

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible so you can hear your music exactly as the artist intended
  • Newly developed 40mm driver unit and Fibonacci patterned grill inheriting Sony Signature Z1R technology to realise unrivalled listening
  • Comfortable soft ear pads that are lightweight so you can wear them for longer

(SINGAPORE, 5 April 2018) – Following on from the acclaimed MDR-1A headphones that launched in 2014, the MDR-1AM2 brings a host of new and improved features to take the premium headphones industry by storm. Sony has built on its already established high quality listening experiences, and improved its sound even further.

Expert sounds for the sophisticated ear

If you don’t want to compromise on sound quality, these headphones are definitely for you. Extending even further their Hi-Res credentials, they are compatible with up to 100kHz frequencies playback, and also have a newly developed 40mm HD driver unit so you can enjoy full-bandwidth sound as well as aluminium-coated liquid crystal polymer diaphragms, supporting every fine distinction with perfect reproduction. The 1AM2 feature a Fibonacci-patterned grill to support ultra-high frequency ranges as well as silver-coated OFC (oxygen free copper) for less transmission signal loss. A final benefit is the 4.4mm balanced connection for a great connection, as well as the standard cable and improved usability. This pair of headphones has taken learnings from the Signature Series headphones, the MDR-Z1R, and follows the same sound direction.

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Comfort is key

The headphones are lighter than their previous model – a great advantage whether you are wearing them at home or on the go. With this pair you can enjoy wearing your around-ear headphones for longer, with ear pads that have been specially designed for lasting comfort. The luxurious, comfortable synthetic leather ear pads are made of low-resilience polyurethane foam.

The 1AM2s are introduced in two stylish colour options – black and silver for understated elegance.

Designed in close cooperation with Kimber Kable®

The headphones come with two cables, a standard one as well as a 4.4mm balanced-connection headphone cable in the box, however if you want to seriously boost the sound quality that you are listening to, the MUC-S12SB1 Kimber Kable® is the perfect match for these 1AM2’s. The MUC-S12SB1 Kimber Kable® is compatible with these and other single output headphones. So if you are looking for the compatibility of balanced connection between Walkman® and Sony headphones, look no further.

MDR-1AM2 will be available at a recommended retail price of S$429 at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected Sony authorised dealers from April 2018.


Specifications sheet

Model Name MDR-1AM2
Headphone Type Dynamic
Wearing Style Circumaural
Driver Unit 40mm (Dome Type)
Diaphragm Aluminium coated LCP
Frequency Response 3-100000Hz
Sensitivity 98dB/mW
Impedance (at 1kHz) 16
Cables Headphone cable with 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug (inline remote and microphone)  (approx. 1.2 m); Balanced-connection headphone cable with 4.4mm Balanced Plug (approx. 1.2 m)
Weight Approx. 187g

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Sony Electronics (Singapore) was established on 1 October 1999 with business activities comprising engineering, sales and marketing, and information systems. As part of Sony Electronics (Singapore), Sony South East Asia is responsible for the marketing and sales of consumer products in Singapore, as well as for business and professional products in Singapore and other countries in the South East Asia region. It also handles export business for consumer products from Singapore to various parts of Asia. Since establishing our presence in Singapore in 1973, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leader in the consumer electronics market. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Singapore, please visit