Only few audio electronic companies offer noise-cancelling headphones or those designed to block outside/environment noise like pedestrian noise, car horns, or plane engines. One company that has established a good name when it comes to offering such headphone is Bose. However, the Japanese company, Sony, desires to beat the one giant in its case. With that strong desire, Sony’s engineers have come up with the MDR-1000X.
The “technologically advanced headphone”, as Sony calls it, features Bluetooth connectivity as well as noise-cancellation technology, allowing a better audio experience.
When it comes to its physical appearance or design, Sony claims that it has developed new ear pads for the MDR-1000X that comfortably surrounds your ears. It also has a better and more responsive touch controls for you to instantly adjust the volume and at the same time skip tracks forward and backward.
Another feature that the Sony MDR-1000X has is the Sense Engine, a functionality trademarked by Sony which equips the wireless headphone with drivers and microphones that measure ambient noise and tailor the noise cancelling individually to you. With this, you can select different alternate settings that filter out every noise so you can effectively hear voices while listening to your favorite music playlist.
What’s more impressive is a cool feature that lets you control and pause you music and let the outside world intervene by simply placing your hand over the right ear cup. While you place your hand over that ear cup, your music will automatically muffle. Once you finish talking to someone, you can remove your hand over and the music will resume playing.
The Sony MDR-1000X has a battery life of up to 20 hours, which is a long duration for you to enjoy your music wirelessly. Speaking of wireless connection, this headphone connects with any devices that support Bluetooth. While you may not prefer using it via a wireless connection, a cord is included in the package if you prefer on using it in a wired mode.
In addition, Sony says that this is the first headphone to integrate their Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HXTM). This technology brings about a better quality of sound, from compressed music to hi-res audio quality, even in wireless mode.
For the sound quality, we would say that this Sony wireless headphone delivers top-notch quality even if it is via Bluetooth connection. The noise-cancelling technology stick to be true to what it claims and perhaps is more effective than that of other wireless headphones available in the market.
The Sony MDR-X1000 will be available on October 2016 and is priced at $400. Check out their other products here.