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Sony MDR-1000X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 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. People really like the durability and comfort. The usability and noise isolation also get good views, but some have doubts about the portability and price.

sound, noise isolation, usability, comfort, durability

price, portability

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.

Review analysis

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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.

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...

Sep, 2016

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.

Sep, 2016

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

Nov, 2016

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

Oct, 2016

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.

Jan, 2017

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.

Oct, 2016

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...

Sep, 2016

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...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Heater (techcrunch.com)

Sony gives Bose a run for its money with the MDR-1000X

 

Sony makes no bones about going after Bose. In fact, when the company first showed off its product in the lead up to IFA this summer, it said as much, acknowledging that the QuietComfort line is largely considered the gold standard for noise-cancelling...

The $50 premium over Bose could prove tough when it comes to convincing consumers to switch over. But Sony’s first real shot at the QuietComfort 35 makes a pretty compelling case. They’re a well-rounded pair of headphones with great sound and noise...

Nov, 2016

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

Nov, 2016

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