Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (MDR1000X/B)


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Sony Premium Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone, Black (MDR1000X/B)

Sony MDR-1000X Bluetooth Headphones

Performance Build Quality Comfort Value PRICE $399 AT A GLANCE Plus Excellent noise cancellation Clever environmental awareness modes Sony’s LDAC streams hi-res audio over Bluetooth with compatible source Minus Sound lacks sparkle in the highs and presence in low mids Muddy sound in passive mode Heavy build can get fatiguing over long periods THE VERDICT With some fancy new technology, the Sony MDR-100X are pretty fantastic at noise-cancelling, but the overall sound quality is disappointing. For several years, Bose has reigned supreme in the world of active noise cancellation. Sony is hoping to change that with the MDR1000X, their most advanced active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones to date. If the quality of noise cancelling is all that matters to you, I’ll save you time skimming: The ANC on these is rather impressive. Looking to cancel frequencies above the low rumble of an airplane, say, office voices and traffic noise? The 1000X are one of your best bets. However, if you’re also concerned with audio performance and features that extend beyond the ability to block out the world around you, read on.

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