Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Sony MDR-1000X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 reviews of Sony MDR-1000X. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and comfort. The usability and noise isolation are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the price.

sound, noise isolation, usability, comfort, design

price

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 907 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 600 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 600 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (313)

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

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.

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...

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

TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Expert review by: Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Sony MDR-1000X Review

 

The Sony MDR-1000X are the best noise-cancelling wireless headphones first and foremost because they cancel the most noise. They were also a favorite for sound quality and overall comfort in our tests and had a battery life of around 19 hours. The only...

Both with and without active noise cancelling, these headphones blocked the most external sound in our tests.

The four-hour charge time is longer than most and could be a hassle when traveling or if you have a limited number of outlets.

The Sony MDR-1000X headphones are overachievers, with top-notch noise cancelling, excellent sound quality and exceptional comfort. They are the best noise-cancelling wireless headphones we reviewed.

Mar, 2017

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: Marcus Wong (hardwarezone.com)

First looks: The impressive Sony MDR-1000X wireless noise-cancelling headphones

 

Sony's series of noise-cancelling headphones gains a new model - the MDR-1000X. Here's our first impressions from a brief hands-on.

Sep, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2017

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.

Aug, 2017

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: 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

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Beige / Black
Foldable: Yes
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band

Energy Management

Battery life (max):20
Battery recharge time:4

Ergonomics

Detachable cable: Yes
Foldable: Yes

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver type:Dynamic
Driver unit:1.57
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
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Cable Length:59.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Detachable cable: Yes
Device interface:Bluetooth + 3.5 mm (1/8")
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:9.7