We currently manufacture cables for the Sony h.ear on (MDR-100AAP) and other Sony balanced headphones using the TRRS connector, such as the MDR-1A.
Sony's classic MDR-1A and new h.ear on (MDR-100AAP) use excellent materials to provide a smooth even sound. Driven fully balanced, these Sony TRRS type headphones improve in ultimate resolution, and present a huge soundstage. Why balanced? Simply put, less distortion, less noise, more gain, better sound. See our balanced information page for a discussion of balanced operation. If you have a balanced capable player/ amplifier and balanced capable headphones you owe it to yourself to try balanced sound!
The TRRS cables on this page fit the following headphones.
|Sony TRRS Headphone|
|Sony h.ear on MDR-100AAP|
You may choose a cable with Standard or OCC silver-plated copper wire with Teflon insulation. Standard wire is military/aerospace quality silver plated copper with Teflon insulation, 24 AWG twisted pair. The OCC cable uses a costly and premium wire formed of specially processed silver plated copper, with Teflon insulation and is of high purity, "5N" or better. It is approximately 28 AWG. This high purity wire sounds great and has been specially selected by us for its electrical and mechanical properties. Both types of wire are very flexible, can be bunched, and are durable.
For a comparison of our Standard and OCC wires, click this link.
Our cables are fully sleeved with a soft, cloth-like black fabric covering.
PonoPlayer balanced mode termination (dual 3.5mm) for The Sony TRRS Headphones.
Our certified PonoPlayer cables (select the Pono drop down above) provide a very high quality balanced mode output from the PonoPlayer to your Sony headphones. These cables allow the highest possible quality connection for your high resolution Pono player files, balanced output to balanced headphones. They consist of dual 3.5mm Neutrik plugs which connect into the Pono player dual outputs, and a 3.5mm TRRS single connector for the headphones. They are made with our "standard" silver plated copper wire, 24 AWG and Teflon insulation, and feature our soft plush sleeving.
You may select length from the drop downs above, or email us for other modifications. See our PonoPlayer page for other cables compatible with the PonoPlayer.
XLR Balanced Termination for the Sony TRRS Headphones.
We also manufacture other balanced cables suitable to connect your Sony headphones to a balanced headphone amplifier. Available in almost any configuration, such as a single 4 pin XLR (male) or a pair of 3 pin XLR (male) connectors (see the options in the drop downs above), we can make this fit just about any headphone amplifier. We use Neutrik XLR connectors and and a TRRS 35mm connector for the headphones. These are made with silver plated copper wire, 24 AWG and Teflon insulation, and feature our soft plush sleeving.
2.5mm TRRS Balanced Termination for the Sony TRRS Headphones.
We make cables for these Sony headphones that can connect to a 2.5mm balanced connector if you have one of the numerous audio players that support this type of interface. This includes the Astell & Kern AK series (AK100 II, AK120 II, AK240, AK320, AK380), the Onkyo DP-X1 and the Cayin N5. See our AK/ Onkyo page here for more cables compatible with these players.
You may select length from the drop downs above, or email us for other modifications.
IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING SONY TRRS HEADPHONES: Sony uses a different pinout on the TRRS connector than the rest of the industry- meaning these cables should only be used for SONY headphones. For example, this cable will fit other TRRS headphones such as the Oppo PM-3. It will, however, not work correctly with the Oppo PM-3 since the contacts are connected differently.