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Sony MDR-1000X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1139 reviews of Sony MDR-1000X. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and comfort are generally positive. The usability and noise isolation also get good feedback. Some have doubts 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 97/100 = 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

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.

Dynamic highs and punchy bass ; Extremely comfortable ; Great battery life ; Thoughtful real-world features

Touch controls don’t always work perfectly

The Sony MDR-1000x are a feature-packed pair of noise-cancelling headphones, and the best we have ever tested overall. While some headphones offer slightly stronger noise cancelling, and others distinctly crafted sound signatures, never have we seen...

2017-12

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 review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sony 1000X review: the best of Bose worlds

 

I had almost given up hope. In my eight years of reviewing technology, I've been through the ups of anticipating the next Sony device and the downs of actually using it so many times that I didn't...

Exceedingly comfortable ; Noise canceling doesn't get any better ; Long battery life ; Great sound quality for Bluetooth headphones

Fiddly touch controls ; Materials are sturdy, but underwhelming for $400 ; MicroUSB charging is so very 2016

Who says you can’t have wireless and noise canceling in one great pair of headphones?

2017-02

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

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony MDR-1000X review

 

Bose better watch out, Sony's new wireless noise-cancelling headphones mean business...

Impressive noise-cancelling ; Excellent Bluetooth audio ; Balanced, expressive sound ; Clever features ; 20-hour battery life

Touch controls can be hit and miss

A stunning effort from Sony. These superb noise-cancelling cans are up there with the very best at the money

2016-10

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony MDR-1000X

 

The Sony MDR-1000X wireless headphones offer solid audio performance and noise cancellation, but the industry leader costs less.

Powerful audio performance with rich lows and strong clarity in the highs. Can be used passively with included audio cable. Noise cancellation is independent of wireless functionality. Ambient mics work quite well. Functional, comfortable design.

Expensive. Noise cancellation is good, but not great. Included audio cable lacks inline remote.

Conclusions The Sony MDR-1000X looks and feels luxurious, and delivers strong audio performance and solid noise cancellation. But the Bose QuietComfort 35 costs less, sounds better, and delivers the best noise cancellation you can get. If the MDR-1000X...

2016-09

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

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