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Sony WH-1000XM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the comfort and durability. The usability and noise isolation also get good comments. There are some critical comments about the portability and price.

sound, noise isolation, usability, durability, comfort

price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WH-1000XM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 review

 

Sony's MDR-1000X was one of our favorite noise-cancelling wireless headphones of 2016. This is the new enhanced version, the WH-1000XM2. Priced at $350, £330 or AU$499, it looks very similar to the original and also comes in beige or black, but the...

The Sony WH-1000XM2 is an excellent-sounding, comfortable wireless headphone with effective noise canceling that measures up to Bose's for muffling ambient noise. Its battery life has been improved and it has some nifty extra features geared toward...

It should perform a little better as a headset. Battery isn't replaceable.

Sony's WH-1000XM2 may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's QuietComfort 35 II, but in some respects it's a superior headphone.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2

 

The wireless, noise cancelling Sony WH-1000XM2 delivers strong audio performance that can be sculpted to taste using the free app.

Powerful audio performance with fine-tunable EQ (in app). Solid noise cancellation with adjustable parameters (in app). Comfortable.

Expensive. Noise cancellation has subtle effect on audio.

The WH-1000XM2 sounds great and can be tweaked in the EQ department according to taste. It's easy to operate, and the app gives you extra levels of control over the high quality noise cancellation circuitry. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is still king of...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Theo Nicolakis (techhive.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice

 

Has Bose been dethroned? Sony's latest active noise-cancelling headphones are fantastic.

Outstanding active noise-cancelling performance that rivals Bose QC35. ; Adaptive sound control technology senses your activity to block out sound yet let it in when you need it. ; Feature-rich mobile app and highly intuitive gesture-control pad.

Don’t sound nearly as good when used as a passive, wired pair of headphones. ; Abrupt motions can break ANC performance. ; Adaptive sound control technology isn't perfect.

Sony’s WH-1000XM2 wireless ANC headphones are nothing short of exceptional. Sony’s ANC technology remains among the best I’ve tested and can toe-to-toe with the Bose QC35. However, it’s Sony’s rich, on-board technology features that really set this...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali Nick Pino (techradar.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones review

 

Crystal clear noise-cancelling headphones that are better than Bose

Superb noise-cancelling ; Great-sounding audio ; 30-hour battery life

Hinges are fragile ; Touch controls

The Sony WH-1000XM2 improves upon the original flagship headphones. They sound great, deftly wield noise cancellation technology and cost just as much as a pair of Bose QC35s. They might have a slightly shorter battery life than the QC35, but the...

Nov, 2017

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

Sony WH-1000XM2 review

 

Sony's MDR-1000X was one of our favorite noise-cancelling wireless headphones of 2016. This is the new enhanced version, the WH-1000XM2. Priced at $350, £330 or AU$499, it looks very similar to the original and also comes in beige or black, but the...

The Sony WH-1000XM2 is an excellent-sounding, comfortable wireless headphone with effective noise canceling that measures up to Bose's for muffling ambient noise. Its battery life has been improved and it has some nifty extra features geared toward...

It should perform a little better as a headset. Battery isn't replaceable.

Sony's WH-1000XM2 may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's QuietComfort 35 II, but in some respects it's a superior headphone.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ced Yuen (trustedreviews.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2

 

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: the successor to the excellent MDR-1000X wireless and noise-cancelling headphones are better in almost every way

Excellent sound ; Touch controls work well ; Effective and adaptive noise cancellation ; aptX HD support

B&W PX has slightly better audio quality ; Bose QC35 II has slightly more effective NC

The best just got better.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony WH-1000XM2 review

 

Sony is flying high with this superb pair of noise-cancelling headphones...

Excellent timing ; Loads of detail ; Refined, smooth highs ; Punchy, confident lows ; Impressive noise-cancelling

Touchpad controls take a little bit of getting used to

Sony’s on a roll with its premium noise-cancelling headphones. This is another pair that’s going to be tough to beat

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: BonusBrucey (johnlewis.com)

Really quite underwhelming

 

I am genuinely shocked that this product gets a 5 star What HiFi review and that so many people love them. Maybe it's just the type of music I like listening to - generally rock and singer-songwriter stuff, but I find the bass that these things produce...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: norgrim (johnlewis.com)

sony mx1000m2 headphones

 

i am taking them back for refund found them very uncomfortable after just 10 mins my ears hurting and my ears were hot also i ware glasses

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: afc1903 (johnlewis.com)

Difficult to find fault

 

I bought these to replace a pair of beats studio 2.0s which I had worn out after a year of constant use. In comparison these are like comparing a Ferrari with a Fiat. Sound quality is what really stands out and sound is very sharp and clear across all...

Nov, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold
Volume Control:Touch

Ergonomics

Detachable cable:Y
Foldable:Y

Headphones

Acoustic system:Closed
Driver unit:1.57
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 40000
Headphone sensitivity:103
Impedance:46
Magnet type:Neodymium
Noise-canceling:Y
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y

Ports & interfaces

1/4" connector:N
1/8" connector:Y
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Cable Length:59.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB connectivity:N

Power

Battery life (max):30
Battery recharge time:4
Charging source:USB
Rechargeable:Y
Standby Time:40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:9.7