Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Headband-style wireless headphones with industry-leading Digital Noise Cancellation.

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"Good, but niggly UI things could be better"
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These are definitely a premium product: you're getting what you're paying for. But as a premium product, they don't quite have some things right. For a start, it's crazy that you can't wireless while charging. I can only think that this is due to electrical/noise issues, but who wants to plug _two_ cables in to charge- Then there's ambient noise enablement. Great feature, but too hard to turn on. The time when you want this is when someone walks up to you. You don't want to be cupping your hand like a goofball while talking to them, and you don't want to wait seconds while the sweet voice tells you “Ambient sound enabled”. This should be a single tap on the touch-UI. But – the noise reduction is great, and the comfort is high, so that's the main thing.

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Tune out with Sony's 1000XM2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones in black. These over-ear headphones feature 40mm drivers and advanced noise cancellation that adapts to your actions and can be personalized to meet your needs. They connect to your device using an included gold-plated cable or with Bluetooth 4.1 with LDAC, enabling high-resolution audio transmission over the air when used with an LDAC-compatible source device.

The 1000XM2's earcups feature touch surfaces for easy access to controls. The battery can stream music with noise cancellation on for up to 30 hours and recharges in approximately four via the included micro-USB cable. The 1000XM2's earcups fold for storage in the included carry case. An airline adapter is also included.

  • Personalized Optimization: The 1000XM2 features personalized noise cancellation, which analyzes personal characteristics like head size, glasses, and hair, then optimizes sound to you.
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing: Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing tailors sound for high altitude.
  • Ambient Sound Control: Manually adjust how much ambient noise is let in with the Sony | Headphones Connect app.
  • Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control: The 1000XM2 detects your activity and adjusts ambient sound settings accordingly. It can tell if you're traveling, walking, or waiting, and can be customized in the Sony | Headphones Connect app.
  • SENSE ENGINE: Tune in and out of your music by using the 1000XM2's touch controls.
  • Virtual Surround Sound: Optimize your audio to recreate the feel of outdoor stages, clubs, halls, and arenas.
  • Quick Attention: Put your hand over the headphones' housing to instantly turn the volume down.
  • Equalizer: Use presets or custom settings to fine-tune your sound to your preferences.
  • Hi-Res Audio with S-Master HX: High-Resolution Audio lets you listen to music as it was recorded. S-Master HX helps reduce distortion.
  • DSEE HX: DSEE HX upscales compressed digital media files, bringing them closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio.
  • Bluetooth 4.1 with LDAC: When used with a compatible source device, LDAC enhances your Bluetooth connection with a maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps, letting you stream High-Resolution Audio cable-free.
  • Hands-Free Calling: Double tap the side of your headphones to initiate hands-free calling.
  • Quick Charging: Get up to 70 minutes of playback time with just 10 minutes of charging.
  • Sony | Headphones Connect: Use and control Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control, Ambient Sound Control, equalizer, and other features and enhancements.

Driver Spec

  • DRIVER UNIT: Driver Unit: 40mm, dome type (CCAW Voice Coil)
  • S-Master HX: Yes
  • DSEE HX: Yes
  • INPUT(S): Input(s): Micro USB, Stereo Mini Jack
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: Frequency Response: 4Hz-40,000Hz
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE(BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION: Frequency Response(Bluetooth Communication): 20Hz – 20,000Hz (44.1kHz Sampling) / 20Hz – 40,000Hz (LDAC 96kHz Sampling, 990kbps)
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE (ACTIVE OPERATION): Frequency Response (Active Operation): 4Hz – 40,000Hz
  • NFC: Yes
  • CORD LENGTH: Cord Length: Headphone cable (approx. 1.5m, OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)


  • Digital Noise Cancelling technology
  • High quality wireless audio with BLUETOOTH and LDAC technology
  • Smart listening experience by Adaptive Sound Control


  • Battery Charge Time: Approx. 4 hrs
  • Battery Charge Method: USB
  • Battery Life(continuous music playback time): Max. 30 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 38 hrs (NC OFF)
  • Battery Life(Waiting Time): Max. 40 hrs (NC ON) , Max. 200 hrs (NC OFF)

Bluetooth Spec

  • Bluetooth version: Version4.1
  • Effective Range: Line of sight approx.30ft (10m)
  • Frequency Range: 2.4GHz band
  • Profile: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Supported Audio Format(s): SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
  • Supported Content Protection: SCMS-T

Noise Cancelling

  • Noise Canceling ON/OFF Switch: Yes
  • Automatic AI Noise Cancelling: Yes
  • Personal NC Optimizer: Yes
  • Atmospheric Pressure Optimizing: Yes
  • Ambient Sound Mode: Yes
  • Quick Attention: Yes
Release date NZ
October 6th, 2017
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