When you're choosing a pair of headphones, comfort can be every bit as important as sound quality. Sony hit the mark on both counts when they designed their MDR-10R headphones. They deliver clear high-frequency detail and natural midrange, while Sony's Beat Response Control offers up a nice dose of tight bass. It's a sound signature that's as pleasing as the exceptional comfort these headphones offer. The soft padding on the headband and earcups make these headphones practically disappear on your head. If you've ever worried that around-the-ear headphones might be too uncomfortable for longer listening sessions, these could be the ones that change your mind.
In-line remote and mic for Apple® and Android™
The MDR-10R headphones come with two cables, one of which has a built-in remote and microphone. The microphone lets you take calls with your smartphone, while the remote offers playback and call control with the push of a button. It's compatible with Android and Apple devices. If you're an Android user, you can even download Sony's free SmartKey™ app. It lets you customize the remote button for various functions, including volume control.
Take 'em out and about
Think around-the-ear headphones are just for home listening? These lightweight headphones will change your perception. Their supreme comfort makes them excellent for travel, commuting, or lounging in the coffee shop. The closed back, around-the-ear design helps keep external noise at bay. Plus, the swiveling earcups make them flatten out for easy storage. Slip them into the included carrying pouch and stash them in your bag so you can enjoy great sound from your smartphone anywhere you go.