Where all the excitement begins

Hi-Res Audio monitor headphones jointly developed by Sony,
boasting some of the world’s most advanced technology,
and Sony Music Studios, an expert in the art of music production.
Unleashes artists’ imagination and supports ideal music production.
  • Driver units

  • Sensitivity

  • Frequency response

  • Impedance

  • Maximum input

  • Imaging that
    faithfully reproduces
    the performance

    Both substantial mids and panoramic imaging are clear
    in the audio quality of these headphones, which was
    refined over nearly four and a half years.
    The achievement here was to retain a focus on the
    essential midrange while accurately catching lows and
    highs as well.
    Provides a broad view across the entire performance
    space, revealing instrument placement and reverberant

  • Resolution that reveals
    the overall balance

    Driver units developed in-house directly and accurately
    reproduce a high-resolution range beyond the limits of
    human hearing.
    Greatly surpassing the resolution needed in monitoring,
    they offer faithful audio quality from overall imaging to

  • Ready for
    high-resolution content

    The headphones support Hi-Res Audio content, which is
    now more popular as audio formats have evolved.
    Arranging a fully high-resolution environment from
    recording to monitoring enables recording and mastering
    truer to the artist’s vision.

  • Thorough elimination
    of mechanical noise

    Silicone rings by joints ensure smooth movement. A
    meticulous approach was taken to reduce noise from
    body movement during monitoring. With swiveling
    housings that fold flat, the headphones are also quite
    portable and easy to store.

  • Ear-conscious design
    directs sound straight
    to the ear

    To deliver sound directly, driver units are arranged to
    match the angle of ears. Ergonomic, 3D-stitched ear
    pads fit well with less pressure on the ears. Designed
    for both comfortable listening and a good fit.

  • The practicality
    and durability
    professionals need

    The detachable cable can be replaced as needed, and
    both durability of moving parts and impact resistance
    have been improved. Quality to withstand the rigors of
    professional use is evident in details such as
    PVD-coated sliders and sweat-resistant stainless steel screws.

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Type Closed dynamic headphones
(over ear)
Driver units 40 mm, dome type (CCAW voice coil)
Sensitivity 103dB/mW
Magnets neodymium
5 to 80,000 Hz (JEITA)
Impedance 24 Ω (at 1 kHz)
Maximum input 1,500 mW (IEC*1)
approx. 2.5 m, with standard
stereo plug
Weight approx. 215 g (excluding cable)
MSRP ¥34,650(inxcluding tax)

*1 Measured according to International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

No warranty period is offered for these headphones, which are designed
to professional specifications and intended for studio use. All repairs are fee-based.