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HWM Singapore|August 2018

Sony MDR-1AM2.

Kenny Yeo

The MDR-1AM2 is the latest in Sony’s MDR-1 series of closed-back over-head headphones for portable use. Not much has changed on the design front. There’s a new color silver - but the overall design remains the same, which isn’t a bad thing since the MDR-1 series of headphones have always looked sleek and stylish.

Comfort is good mostly because the MDR-1AM2 is extremely light at just 187g. Additionally, the soft synthetic leather that lines the headband is soft and ample. The ear cups and ear pads don’t look all that big, and the ear pads are quite shallow, but they wrap around and fit my ears comfortably. It is witchcraft. The words ‘snug’ and ‘plush’ come to mind when I put on the MDR-1AM2. However, if you have large ears, I suspect the MDR-1AM2 will fit more like on-ear headphones rather than over-ear headphones.

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