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Sony MDR-1000X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 738 reviews of Sony MDR-1000X. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and comfort. The usability and noise isolation also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-1000X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Theo Nicolakis (pcworld.in)

Sony MDR-1000X noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones review: Better than Bose's Quiet Comfort 35?

 

Sony is a respected brand in the mainstream headphone market, and deservedly so. But ask the average consumer about noise-cancelling headphones and they're apt to mention a different brand: Bose. And deservedly so—even if only because of the company's...

2016-10

Expert review by: Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Sony MDR 1000X review: Superb audio despite the noise cancellation

 

Sony's new MDR 1000X Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones are a direct challenger for the Bose Quiet Comfort series

2016-11

Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony MDR-1000X headphones review

 

Sony kills background babble, and silences the competition with these serious noise-cancelling cans

Impressive noise-cancelling ; Superb wireless sound quality ; Balanced sound and long battery life

Touch controls are hit and miss

A stunning set of noise-cancelling headphones. Watch out, Bose – Sony’s coming for your lunch money

2016-11

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Headphones review

 

A pair of noise-cancelling headphones that care about Hi-Res Audio

Quick Attention mode ; Noise cancellation ; Lengthy battery life ; LDAC codec for brand loyalists

Finicky Ambient Noise mode ; More expensive than Bose

If you can't stand the hype of Bose or own a Sony handheld that supports Hi-Res Audio, the MDR-1000X are a stellar pair of headphones.

2017-08

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony MDR-1000X review: Quite simply phenomenal noise-cancelling headphones

 

Sony's mission to deliver its best noise-cancelling headphones has lead to the birth of the MDR-1000X. It's a solid name, for a solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones. Sony's aim with the MDR-1000X is to take down market leader Bose. And with a...

Outstanding noise cancellation, comfort, convenience for travel, sound performance

Needs battery power to perform

Sony's aim with the MDR-1000X is to take down market leader Bose. And with a clever application of technology Sony has achieved wonderful results, which easily put them above and beyond the Bose QuietComfort 35, if you're ok with the slightly larger...

2016-09

Expert review by: Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Sony MDR-1000X

 

Sony MDR-1000X review: Sony's noise-cancelling headphones finally take down the mighty Bose QC

Light and comfortable ; Excellent noise-cancelation ; Superb sound quality ; Adjustable ANC level ; Excellent mic for calls ; Long battery life

There's a knack to the touch controls

Hands-down the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market – and they’re wireless, too.

2017-09

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony MDR-1000X review: The new Sony WH-1000XM2 adds better battery life

 

These headphones don't provide the same level of isolation or comfort as the Bose QuietComfort 35s, but sound quality is peerless

Excellent sound quality ; Impressive ANC ; Comfortable

Expensive ; Not ideal for workouts

In fact, I’d go as far as to say that these as the best overall Bluetooth ANC headphones that money can buy. If you want to get the best from your music, and you’ve got the money to spend, get the Sony MDR-1000X.

2017-09

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Parker Hall (digitaltrends.com)

Sony MDR-1000x review

 

Plush comfort, excellent noise cancelling, and superb sound put Sony's MDR-1000x at the head of the wireless class.

2017-01

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony MDR-1000X headphones review

 

Sony kills background babble, and silences the competition with these serious noise-cancelling cans

Impressive noise-cancelling ; Superb wireless sound quality ; Balanced sound and long battery life

Touch controls are hit and miss

A stunning set of noise-cancelling headphones. Watch out, Bose – Sony’s coming for your lunch money

2016-11

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-1000X review

 

When it comes to noise-canceling headphones -- those models that actively block outside noise like airline engines -- Bose is generally considered the gold standard, but Sony's engineers have been on a mission to beat Bose at what it does best.

The Sony MDR-1000X is an excellent-sounding, comfortable wireless headphone with effective noise-canceling that measures up to Bose's for muffling ambient noise. It has good battery life and some nifty extra features geared toward frequent travelers.

Not great as a headset; its adaptive noise-canceling is too noticeable at times.

If you can overlook a few small drawbacks, the MDR-1000X is a top-notch wireless noise-canceling headphone that's stacked with features and sounds excellent.

2016-10

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Beige / Black
Foldable:Y
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band

Ergonomics

Detachable cable: Yes
Foldable: Yes

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver Type:Dynamic
Driver unit:4
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 40000
Headphone sensitivity:103
Impedance:46
Magnet type:neodymium
Voice coil type:CCAW
Wearing style:Head-band

Other features

Quantity:1

Packaging Data

Manual: Yes
Quantity:1

Performance

Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Cable Length:1.5
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Detachable cable:Y
Device interface:Bluetooth + 3.5 mm (1/8")

Power

Battery life (max):20
Battery recharge time:4

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:275