• Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X
  • Sony MDR-1000X

Plush comfort, excellent noise cancelling, and superb sound put Sony’s MDR-1000x at the head of the wireless class.

- Parker Hall , Digital Trends 

Specs / Features


Isolate yourself from external noise with industry-leading noise cancelation | Enjoy Bluetooth wireless connectivity and Hi-Fi quality audio | Listen to ambient sounds quickly and clearly with Quick Attention | Hear music at its best with Hi-Res Audio | Listen longer with up to 20 hours of battery life | Control everything by touch with Easy Touch control | Catch important sounds with Ambient Sound Mode | Listen to music without missing announcements

Isolate yourself from external noise with industry-leading noise cancelation | Enjoy Bluetooth wireless connectivity and Hi-Fi quality audio | Listen to ambient sounds quickly and clearly with Quick Attention | Hear music at its best with Hi-Res Audio | Listen longer with up to 20 hours of battery life | Control everything by touch with Easy Touch control | Catch important sounds with Ambient Sound Mode | Listen to music without missing announcements

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Specification

Brand Sony
Model MDR1000X/B
Size 16 x 11 cm (6.3 x 4.3 in)

Reviews (8.8/10 Avg. rating)


VR-Zone

Sony’s best noise-canceller yet

from VR-Zone
The Sony MDR-1000X has great build-quality and battery life, is lightweight and comfortable to wear. Its noise-cancelling is comparable to the Bose QC35 in many ways. Its 5-minute shutdown timer (while not connected to anything) is not a deal-breaker but remains a small annoyance. At S$599, I will rate the 1000X as moderate value for money compared to its rival... Full review
The Verge

The best of Bose worlds

from The Verge

Sony’s MDR-1000X is the pair of headphones to present to anyone arguing, as I did until recently, that you can’t have a headphone that does everything well. Wireless radios, noise canceling chips, and batteries big enough to power them are complications that headphones don’t need, I thought, and would lead to unhappy compromises. But Sony compromises neither sound nor comfort with the 1000X. With their collapsible design, excellent carrying case, and wireless freedom, these headphones are a traveler’s best friend — whether on a long-haul flight or a daily under... Full review

Digital Trends

The new gold standard

from Digital Trends
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 each individual element so combined so well. In the case, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts... Full review
Sound Guys

Sony got everything right

from Sound Guys

Overall, the Sony MDR-1000x headphones are exactly what Sony needed. It’s definitely expensive at $400, but that’s not unheard of in the class of Bluetooth ANC headphones that it’s competing in. The active noise cancelling was just as good as, and sometimes even better than the QC35s. These definitely tend towards the warmer end of the spectrum, so if that’s not your cup of tea you might find these disappointing, but again it’s right up my alley. Once you get the hang of the touch controls they do become fairly intuitive, but they’re still a little hit or... Full review

GSMArena

Well worth it

from GSMArena
The Sony MDR-1000X are priced at $400 in the US. The price is on the steep side, but when you consider what you are getting, it's well worth it. The audio performance alone is commendable and when you add the fantastic noise cancellation and comfort, not to mention the battery life and the 1000X comes across as a really good deal overall if you have the cash. With phones starting to ditch the headphone jack, this could be a worthwhile purchase. And I can say from experience, the design goes great with the new all black iPhone 7... Full review
TechCrunch

A solid foundation for a great-sounding pair of headphones

from TechCrunch
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 cancelling, excellent battery life and comfortable build. They also bring some interesting features like ambient awareness to the tap. It might not be enough to knock Bose from its perch, but it should put the company on notice... Full review
Fone Arena

A complete package that you might hope for in premium headphones

from Fone Arena
With MDR-1000X, Sony struck the right chord! The combination of brilliant sound experience, excellent noise canceling function and some interesting features like quick attention and ambient sound makes these headphones a serious contender to Bose QC35. If you are a frequent traveler you can make the most out of MDR-1000X with noise cancellation technology.Moreover, it comes with a stellar battery life which is more than enough for a week trip from work to home and vice versa... Full review
BGR

A feature-filled noise-cancelling headset

from BGR

Noise-cancellation headphones occupy a bit of a niche, primarily because they’re most effective on airplanes. This means that the people that tend to use them are the same people that take a lot of flights. However, the increasing quality of noise-cancellation offered by top brands such as Bose and Sony means that there’s more of a market for these even among users who ordinarily use the headphones while commuting or in the office. The Sony MDR-1000X has everything it takes to win over this market, and gives the traditional champion of the industry Bose some serious competition.... Full review

Gizmodo

Excellent sound, very well built

from Gizmodo
Sony's $699.95 MDR-1000X is an expensive pair of headphones, even if you're a frequent traveller or constant commuter that can take full advantage of both the MDR-1000X's excellent noise cancelling and convenient Bluetooth. You'll have to really like the way they look — and I do! — to justify the price tag. But if you do buy them, you'll get a pair of headphones that sound excellent whether wired or wireless, with battery life enough for the longest flight or a week of trips from home to work and back... Full review
Cnet

Feature packed and sounds excellent

from Cnet

The Sony MDR-1000X is an excellent noise-canceling wireless headphone that has some small drawbacks. It's a step up from Sony's H.ear On Wireless NC that I rated highly and folds flat into a slimmer carrying case. Sound quality is top-notch for a Bluetooth headphone, and while its adaptive nature isn't always a plus, the noise-canceling is as effective as the Bose at muffling noise. However, the Bose is lighter and arguably slightly more comfortable. It also costs $50 less. If I had to pick between the two, I'd go with the Bose, but others may find the Sony the more compelling choice.<... Full review


Amazon.com Reviews Summary

344 from Amazon.com

344 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Sony MDR-1000X. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.6/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

28 from Amazon.ca

28 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Sony MDR-1000X. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.2 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8.4/10

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