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Sony WH-1000XM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 838 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM2. 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. Views about the durability and comfort are on the whole positive. The usability and noise isolation also get good views, but there are some mixed views about the portability and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WH-1000XM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Anuj Bhatia (indianexpress.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: Powerhouse wireless headphones, but will you buy?

 

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancelling wireless headphones are attractive, comfy, and sound great.

The second-generation Sony headphones, the WH-1000XM2, are much better than the MDR-1000X. The top-tier noise cancelling wireless headphones are attractive, comfy, and sound great. Then there is the price. At Rs 29,990, Sony WH-1000XM2 don’t come...

2017-12

Expert review by : Souvik Das (digit.in)

Sony WH-1000XM2 Review

 

The flagship Sony WH-1000XM2 sounds incredible, offers intuitive features and great battery life. It is a great pair of headphones, excusing a few minor drawbacks.

Excellent audio clarity ; Warm, rich audio timbre ; Great punch in bass delivery ; Much improved soundstaging ; Seamless gesture-based playback controls ; Good battery life

High frequencies lack the same definition as the rest ; Exterior noise filters through while on call ; The battery is not replaceable

The Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on its previous generation counterpart with even better audio quality, and is now the best sounding pair of active noise cancellation headphones at its price. Apart from a few minor issues and a rather muted design, there...

2017-12

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2

 

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: the successor to the excellent MDR-1000X wireless and noise-cancelling headphones are better in almost every way

Excellent sound ; Touch controls work well ; Effective and adaptive noise cancellation ; aptX HD support

B&W PX has slightly better audio quality ; Bose QC35 II has slightly more effective NC

The best just got better.

2018-08

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony's excellent wireless headphones get better and cheaper

 

Sony's upgraded WH-1000XM2 headphones are doing their best to dethrone the Bose QuietComfort 35 II as the top wireless noise cancelling headphones. Do they make it?

The Sony WH-1000XM2 is an excellent-sounding, comfortable wireless headphone with effective noise canceling that measures up to Bose's for muffling ambient noise. Its battery life has been improved and it has some nifty extra features geared toward...

It should perform a little better as a headset. Battery isn't replaceable.

Sony's WH-1000XM2 may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's QuietComfort 35 II, but in some respects it's a superior headphone.

2018-06

Expert review by : Steve May (t3.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: the best way to cut out the world

 

Sony makes its noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones even more irresistible

Peerless noise cancellation ; Toe-tapping, head-nodding musicality ; Subtle style and long battery life

You need to use Sony’s headphone app to access additional features

2018-02

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

These are the best wireless headphones you can buy

 

Bowers & Wilkins, Audio-Technica, Sony, Beats, and a whole lot more

Fantastic noise cancellation ; Very comfortable ; Long battery life

Bland design ; Non-replaceable battery ; Not sweat-proof

2017-12

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 review

 

Sony's MDR-1000X was one of our favorite noise-cancelling wireless headphones of 2016. This is the new enhanced version, the WH-1000XM2. Priced at $350, £330 or AU$499, it looks very similar to the original and also comes in beige or black, but the...

The Sony WH-1000XM2 is an excellent-sounding, comfortable wireless headphone with effective noise canceling that measures up to Bose's for muffling ambient noise. Its battery life has been improved and it has some nifty extra features geared toward...

It should perform a little better as a headset. Battery isn't replaceable.

Sony's WH-1000XM2 may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's QuietComfort 35 II, but in some respects it's a superior headphone.

2017-12

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sony 1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphones review: the imperfect best

 

Here's a question to ponder: when buying noise-cancelling headphones, do you care more about the sound they produce or the noise they neutralize?

Exceedingly comfortable ; Noise cancelling doesn't get any better ; Long battery life

Fiddly touch controls ; Sound quality has been surpassed by better rivals ; MicroUSB charging is so very 2016

The key difference maker for me is the $299.99 price of the 1000XM2s. That’s at least $30 south of the Bose QuietComfort 35s — and I’m confident both 1000X models from Sony offer superior sound and performance than Bose — and a full $100 cheaper than...

2017-11

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2

 

The wireless, noise cancelling Sony WH-1000XM2 delivers strong audio performance that can be sculpted to taste using the free app.

Powerful audio performance with fine-tunable EQ (in app). Solid noise cancellation with adjustable parameters (in app). Comfortable.

Expensive. Noise cancellation has subtle effect on audio.

The WH-1000XM2 sounds great and can be tweaked in the EQ department according to taste. It's easy to operate, and the app gives you extra levels of control over the high quality noise cancellation circuitry. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is still king of...

2017-11

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

Sony WH-1000XM2 review

 

Sony is flying high with this superb pair of noise-cancelling headphones...

Excellent timing ; Loads of detail ; Refined, smooth highs ; Punchy, confident lows ; Impressive noise-cancelling

Touchpad controls take a little bit of getting used to

Sony’s on a roll with its premium noise-cancelling headphones. This is another pair that’s going to be tough to beat

2017-08

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):30 / 38
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:3.7
Charging source:USB
Rechargeable:Y
Standby time:200 / 40

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold
Foldable:Y
Headset type:Binaural
Volume Control:Touch
Wearing style:Head-band

Ergonomics

Detachable cable:Y
Foldable:Y

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
Noise-canceling:Y
Voice coil type:CCAW
Wearing style:Head-band

Indication

LED indicators:Y
Recharge indicator:Y

Microphone

Microphone frequency:50 - 8000
Noise-canceling:Y

Music player

Audio formats supported:AAC,SBC,apt-X

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Charging case:Y
Number of products included:1
Package Type:Box
User guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
3.5 mm connector:Y
6.35 mm connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Cable Length:1.5
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Detachable cable:Y
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
RF connectivity:N
USB Connectivity:N
USB connector:MICRO-USB
Wireless Range:10

Power

Battery life (max):30
Battery recharge time:4
Charging source:USB
Rechargeable:Y
Standby time:40

System requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:275