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Sony WH-1000XM2

We have collected and analyzed 33 expert reviews and 876 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 91/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is Mar 31, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1785330 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Mar 21, 2019.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Sony's excellent wireless headphones get better and cheaper


Sony's upgraded WH-1000XM2 headphones are doing their best to dethrone the Bose QuietComfort 35 II as the top wireless noise cancelling headphones. Do they make it?

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.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

Sony 1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphones review: the imperfect best


Here's a question to ponder: when buying noise-cancelling headphones, do you care more about the sound they produce or the noise they neutralize?

Exceedingly comfortable ; Noise cancelling doesn't get any better ; Long battery life

Fiddly touch controls ; Sound quality has been surpassed by better rivals ; MicroUSB charging is so very 2016

The key difference maker for me is the $299.99 price of the 1000XM2s. That’s at least $30 south of the Bose QuietComfort 35s — and I’m confident both 1000X models from Sony offer superior sound and performance than Bose — and a full $100 cheaper than...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

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 : Marc Henney , Sam Vafaei, Yannick Khong (



The Sony WH-1000XM2 are a good wireless noise-canceling headset for commuting. They're slightly better and more customizable than the . They have about the same performance in most aspects but with a more consistent sound quality and a great app. This...

Excellent noise cancellation. ; Great active features and app support. ; Comfortable and premium looking design.

Poor latency for watching videos. ; Not ideal for making calls.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Alex Bracetti (

Sony WH-1000xM2 Headphones Review: A Killer Bose Alternative


The Sony WH-1000xM2 headphones are definitely a category leader, with top-notch active noise-cancellation to match its intelligible features and stellar soundstage. Upgrades to the mids and highs, along with the vast number of audio-customization...

Amazing sound quality ; Solid noise cancellation ; Comfy and premium design ; 30 hours of estimated battery life ; Companion app with intelligible features

On the pricey side ; Touch controls can be spotty

A notable upgrade from the original, the Sony WH-1000xM2 is an audio powerhouse with great sound and noise-cancelling performance.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

Sony WH1000XM2 Review


Exceptional sound quality and noise cancellation

Great sound quality, great noise cancellation

Expensive, touch sensitive controls can be a bit finicky

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Clark Estes (

Sorry Bose, the Best Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Now Made By Sony


It's rare to see a company make an almost perfect product. It's even rarer to see one improve an almost perfect product. And yet, here we are. Sony's already incredible MDR-1000X wireless, adaptive noise-cancelling headphones got an upgrade earlier...

Incredible noise-cancelling, great sound

Incredible noise-cancelling, great sound

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

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.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Steve May (

Sony WH-1000XM2 review: the best way to cut out the world


Sony makes its noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones even more irresistible

Peerless noise cancellation ; Toe-tapping, head-nodding musicality ; Subtle style and long battery life

You need to use Sony’s headphone app to access additional features

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):30 / 38
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-in battery
Battery voltage:3.7
Charging source:USB
Standby Time:200 / 40


Color of product:Black / Gold
Headset type:Binaural
Product color:Black / Gold
Volume Control:Touch
Wearing style:Head-band


Detachable cable:Y


Acoustic system:Closed
Driver type:Dynamic
Driver unit:1.57
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:4 - 40000
Headphone sensitivity:103
Magnet type:Neodymium
Voice coil type:CCAW
Wearing style:Head-band


LED Indicators:Y
Recharge indicator:Y


Microphone frequency:50 - 8000

Music player

Audio formats supported:AAC,SBC,apt-X

Packaging Content

Cables included:Audio (3.5mm), USB / USB
Carrying case:Y
Number of products included:1
User guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Number of products included:1
Package type:Box
User guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

1/4" connector:N
1/8" connector:Y
2/32" connector:N
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Cable Length:59.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Detachable cable:Y
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB connectivity:N
USB connector:Micro-USB
Wireless range:393.7


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

System Requirements

Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS

Weight & Dimensions