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Sony MDR-1000x

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Sony MDR-1000x

Updated: Nov. 08, 2018

Ranked 1st of 10 wireless over-ear headphones with a Quid Score of 88.

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Sony MDR-1000x

Ranked 1st of 10 wireless over-ear headphones with a Quid Score of 88.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 1st overall.

Product Specs
  • Weight: 9.6 oz
  • Foldable: Yes
  • Fit Options: N/A
  • Portable Charger: No
  • Siri Compatibility: Yes
  • Adjustable Headband: Yes
  • Built-in Microphone: Yes
  • Ear Cushion Material: Faux leather
  • Quick Charge Feature: No
  • Sweat/Water Resistant: No
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth - up to 30 ft
  • Additional Information: 1 rechargeable lithium batter
  • Multi-Device Connectivity: Can pair to 8 devices
Key Information
  • Fit: Over ear - detachable audio cable
  • Case: Yes - structured soft case
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Noise Cancelling: Yes - adaptive
  • Play/Pause Control Access: Touch activated music/volume controls on right ear cup

Expert Rating: 90%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Expert Rating: 90%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Watch: Nicky Paul is Desperate for True Sound

The muffling feature, which allows ambient noise to filter into a listener, is a standout for this pair of headphones. At times, the adaptive noise-cancelling fluctuations are too noticeable and can be irritating.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Fit - Average
  • Connection Quality Above average
  • Sound/Call Quality - Above average/Below average
  • Charging Capabilities - Below average
  • Noise Cancellation - Above average
  • Battery Life - Above average
  • Standout feature - N/A
Notable Positives
  • Excellent sound
  • Comfortable
  • Strong noise cancellation
  • Muffling feature
Notable Negatives
  • Adaptive noise-cancelling too noticeable at times
  • Confusing touch controls
  • Micro USB charging
  • Underwhelming materials considering price
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Fit - Average
  • Connection Quality Above average
  • Sound/Call Quality - Above average/Below average
  • Charging Capabilities - Below average
  • Noise Cancellation - Above average
  • Battery Life - Above average
  • Standout feature - N/A

Customer Rating: 84%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 84%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Watch: My Take on the Sony MDR-1000x Headphones by Andrew P

The headphones deliver a satisfactory sound and overall experience. Over time the headband can fracture. The microphone and wireless pairing could be improved.

Ideal for people:

Those who prefer headphones to double as a headset for calls. Those who like a punchy sound and many features/control options.

Not ideal for people:

Those who like simple interfaces, may not be a good fit for those with smaller heads.

Notable Pros:
  • Great sound quality
  • Excellent noise cancellation
  • Ideal weight
  • Reliable connection
  • Long battery life
Notable Cons:
  • Some reports of headband stress fractures
  • Difficulty pairing
  • Poor microphone quality
  • Uncomfortable over long periods
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Brand Score: 94%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Brand Score: 94%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Sony has a reputation for being a leader in the technology industry. For more than 70 years, the company has been pushing boundaries and creating new products. Today, Sony produces a variety of consumer entertainment and electronics.

Heritage - 5/5

In 1946, Masaru Ibuka founded the Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, which would eventually become Sony. The company launched its first magnetic tape recorder in 1950.

Innovation - 4/5

Sony has been a leader in launching products that are the first of their kind. In 2008, it launched the first digital noise-cancelling headphones. In 2016, the company opened its “Future Lab Program,” which allows consumers to test products still under development to give feedback on their experiences.

Reliability - 5/5

Sony offers a range of support options across platforms. Customers can enter product numbers to find specific help on the website. Sony has a YouTube channel for support and an open community forum too. It’s possible to contact support via chat, email, or phone.

Social Good - 5/5

Sony supports a variety of causes. These include the Sony Science Program, using recycled materials, and managing its supply chain responsibly, as well as local community engagement. The company also supports health, welfare, arts, and culture programs.

Relevance - 5/5

Sony produces a weekly “Sony Sessions” series where artists reinterpret their hit songs. Social accounts promote the series, as well as release various product information. Sony also releases collaborations with artists across its social media.

Retail: Best Price $347.98

Ranks 6th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $347.98

Ranks 6th in value among competitors.

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Sony offers a 1-year limited warranty over these headphones. The warranty covers any manufacturer or material defects that may occur under normal use.

Best Purchase Options
Amazon - $347.98
Other Purchase Options
Sony - $399.99
Best Purchase Option
Amazon - $347.98
Other Purchase Options
Sony - $399.99

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