SonyMDR-Z1RusedSony MDR-Z1R Headphones - MintFor sale are my Sony Signature MDR-Z1R headphones in mint condition with very light use. Even the storage case has no cosmetic blemishes! Stereophile Class A Recommended Component. The headphones a...1150.00

Sony MDR-Z1R Headphones - Mint [Expired]


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For sale are my Sony Signature MDR-Z1R headphones in mint condition with very light use. Even the storage case has no cosmetic blemishes! Stereophile Class A Recommended Component. The headphones are hand assembled by a single craftsperson in Sony’s Taiyo, Japan facility. The quality and construction are second to none. The Z1R’s are very light (385g) and the soundstage rivals or exceeds many open-backed designs. They have excellent tonal character with deep base extension and crystal clear highs without being sharp or fatiguing. Overall, an excellent set of cans!

I’m selling the headphones to finance the purchase of a tube headphone amplifier. I have perfect feedback on Audiogon since 2002 so you can buy with confidence. CONUS sales only. The headphones will be double boxed and ship with the original Sony carton, storage case, the 3m single-ended cable with 3.5mm to ¼” adapter and manual.

From Stereophile:

“The MDR-Z1R's appearance is dominated by its outer earpieces: gently curved, matte-black domes of chromium-plated, stainless-steel mesh. Inside each dome is hidden a similarly shaped inner dome of "breathable" Japanese paper that works as an acoustic filter to damp the diaphragm's backwave to minimize resonances and alleviate the dull ghost-echo that colors the sound of many closed-back headphones. The outer wire-mesh dome and the inner paper dome are precisely fitted to a third, innermost dome of wide mesh whose rim becomes the vented surround ring that secures the 70mm driver and its Fibonacci-patterned front plate and is attached to the headset yoke.

Sony's Signature MDR-Z1Rs were the most natural-fitting, fatigue-free 'phones I've ever used. They were also, by far, the most naturally transparent and open-sounding of any closed-back headphones I know.”