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Sony WH-1000XM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 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. Opinions about the design and comfort are on the whole positive. The noise isolation and sound also get good views. The reliability and portability get mixed views, while many are critical about the price and durability.

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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: Sudhanshu Singh (techradar.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones review

 

The cream of the crop as far as noise-cancelling headphones are concerned.

Splendid noise-canceling ; Great-sounding audio ; 30-hour battery life

Hinges are fragile ; Ambient sound feature fails at times

Sony WH-1000XM2 is an update over last year's 1000X. The sound is impressive, and noise cancellation is amongst the best. Although the battery life is not at par with the QC35, it's a more feature-rich and well-balanced headphone.

2018-01

Pocket-lint Editor's Choice 2017

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

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: A sublime second coming for the noise-cancelling champions

 

Combining excellent sound quality with the best noise cancellation you'll find, Sony's twist here is giving you more control through the app and

Great sound quality ; Class-leading noise cancellation ; Customisation of modes ; Comfortable

Automatic mode switching is a little rough

In the WH-1000XM2, Sony has created perhaps the best noise-cancelling over-ear headphones that we've ever tested. Having put in a strong performance in the original guise, the second coming delivers a repeat performance - with a little extra.

2017-11

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.co.uk)

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: 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: Ced Yuen (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.

2017-10

Expert review by: Theo Nicolakis (techhive.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice

 

Has Bose been dethroned? Sony's latest active noise-cancelling headphones are fantastic.

Outstanding active noise-cancelling performance that rivals Bose QC35. ; Adaptive sound control technology senses your activity to block out sound yet let it in when you need it. ; Feature-rich mobile app and highly intuitive gesture-control pad.

Don’t sound nearly as good when used as a passive, wired pair of headphones. ; Abrupt motions can break ANC performance. ; Adaptive sound control technology isn't perfect.

Sony’s WH-1000XM2 wireless ANC headphones are nothing short of exceptional. Sony’s ANC technology remains among the best I’ve tested and can toe-to-toe with the Bose QC35. However, it’s Sony’s rich, on-board technology features that really set this...

2017-10

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold
Volume Control:Touch

Ergonomics

Detachable cable:Y
Foldable:Y

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver unit:4
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 40000
Headphone sensitivity:103
Impedance:46
Magnet type:neodymium
Noise-canceling:Y
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case: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
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
RF connectivity:N
USB Connectivity:N

Power

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:275