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Sony MDR-MV1 Open-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

WIRED HEADPHONE

Open-Back

over-ear

folding/collapsible

studio/professional

Product SKU: MDRMV1

 

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Audio46's Opinion

Although the Sony MDR-MV1 may not have an entirely neutral sound signature, we still consider them an excellent option for those seeking relatively affordable mixing headphones. They provide a well-balanced and articulate sound with impressive detail retrieval, precise imaging, and commendable speed. Besides their professional utility, their exceptional comfort and energetic balance make them appealing to casual listeners and aspiring producers alike. In short, we are genuinely impressed with the MDR-MV1 and believe they stand as worthy competitors in the fiercely competitive mid-priced tier of reference headphones.

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MDR-MV1

Open back Studio Monitor Headphones for creating spatial and stereo sound with wide frequency range and soundstage feel. Neutral and high-resolution acoustic characteristics reproduce each sound elements exactly as it is. Excellent wearing comfort with light weight supports long time creators’ works.

Studio monitor sound for mixing and mastering

Accurate reproduction of the spatial information of the sound source with carefully tuned open back acoustic structure to support mixing and mastering of both spatial and stereo sounds with High-Resolution Audio capability. Uncolored frequency response suitable for production, obtained through collaboration with “leading industry professionals”. (5Hz – 80kHz)

Comfort and design

Engineered with comfort in mind, the MDR-MV1 features breathable earpads and is intentionally lightweight, soft and fitted to provide a pleasant wearing experience, even after hours of use. The open back structure of the headphones reduces internally reflected sounds and eliminates acoustic resonances while accurately reproducing natural, rich spatial information and sounds – virtualizing a speaker-based production environment.

Spatial sound recreation

Reproduce each sound's positions and movements in 360 degrees to enable spatial sound monitoring in the headphones, virtualizing a speaker-based production environment.

Stereo sound creation with High-Resolution Audio capability

By reproducing sound sources neutrally with High-Resolution Audio capability, each sound element can be monitored accurately. It assists the mixing and mastering stages by facilitating capture of the feel of the venue and space, as well as changes in sound details.

Carefully tuned open-back acoustic structure

When playing back spatial sound sources with headphones, the sound field is virtually reproduced by performing signal processing at the source that considers HRTF for the spatial information of the sound source. By adopting an open back acoustic structure that does not acoustically close the housing, the reflected sound inside the headphones is reduced, enabling more accurate sound field reproduction. In addition, for optimal control of the airflow in front and back of the driver unit, acoustic resistors are used in as large an area as possible to eliminate spatial resonance. This realizes natural and rich bass reproduction without coloring.

Specially developed HD driver units

Through multiple rounds of simulation and prototyping, engineers derived a low-distortion, high-compliance diaphragm shape and corrugation design. Achieves reproducibility in the low range, super high range playback, and high sensitivity playback. (5Hz – 80kHz) In addition, the structure with ducts on the back realizes sufficient volume for a quick and tight low-range reproduction while maintaining the separation between this midrange and low range.

Detachable cables for professional use

The cable plug uses a high-quality 6.3 mm (1/4”) stereo standard plug widely used in production environments. By using the bundled plug adapter, it is also possible to connect to devices with 3.5 mm stereo mini jacks. The connection part to the main unit is detachable with a screw system, allowing for secure connection and cable replacement.

Specifications

  • Type Open back, Dynamic
  • Driver unit 40 mm (1.58 in)
  • Power handling capacity 1,500 mW (IEC *1)
  • Impedance 24 Q at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity 100 dB/mW
  • Frequency response 5 Hz - 80,000 Hz (IEC *1)
  • Mass Approx. 223 g (7.87 oz) without cable

Included items

  • Stereo Headphones
  • Headphone cable (approx. 2.5 m (98.43 in), stereo phone plug)
  • Plug adapter (approx. 20 cm (1.58 in), stereo phone jack↔ stereo mini plug)

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