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Sony MDR-1000X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1051 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. Reviewers really like the design and comfort. 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

Sep, 2017

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

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 : 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...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Headphones review

 

Hi-Res Audio built-in to a great pair of noise-cancelling headphones

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

Finicky Ambient Noise mode ; More expensive than Bose

If you're sick of the Bose hype or own a Sony handheld that supports Hi-Res Audio, the MDR-1000X are a still fantastic pair of headphones a few years after they first launched.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony MDR-1000X review: Now replaced by the WH-1000XM2

 

The Sony WH-1000XM2 don't provide the same level of active noise cancellation or comfort as the Bose QC35, but sound fantastic

Excellent sound quality ; Impressive ANC ; Comfortable

Expensive ; Not ideal for workouts

If you're looking for a premium sound, excellent Bluetooth transmitting quality (specifically with LDAC codec on Android), a comfortable and stylish design, excellent ANC capabilities that can be adjusted to your taste, then there's nothing quite like...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

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 (which.co.uk)

Sony MDR-1000X review

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The MDR-1000X headphones are Sony's top-of-the-range Bluetooth model, with the latest noise-cancelling technology and touch-sensitive controls. They don't come cheap, though, and for this price we were hoping that these headphones would provide...

Nov, 2016

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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...

Dec, 2017

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?

Feb, 2017

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