Sony Goes Big with 3 New Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Sony recently announced three new wireless Noise Cancelling headphones, each of the three headphones comes with a different design: in-ear, around the neck, and over the ear.


The day before the IFA show floor officially open on September 1st, Sony released 3 New Noise Cancelling Headphones. A noise-canceling over-the-ear, a sporty neck-band pair of headphones and wireless buds which are hot in 2017 and noise-cancellation technology combines Sony's intelligent scene recognition with Auto mode is much more than the definition of the active noise cancellation. With these three new products, Sony continues to deliver revolutionary products that resonate at a deep emotional level.

WF-1000X:Sony's first set of true wireless earphones



The company debuted three new models in the 1000X family at IFA 2017 in Berlin, but Sony got a lot of attention for its first set of totally wireless earphones: WF-1000X. Though, many manufactures have released totally wireless earphones (true wireless earphones), but WF-1000X is the first one which crammed noise-cancelling technology into a tiny nugget small enough to sit in your ear.

Sony WF-1000X Earbuds are separated, there is an ergonomic ear hook keeps your headphones in place, providing comfort and stability when you’re wearing them. The powe/play button remains on the earbuds just like the previous gen model. The earbuds each have a button, on the left earbud, you’ve got a single button which handles turning the headphones on and off and pairing them; On the right earbud, there’s a single button for playing, pausing, skipping tracks, and answering calls.


Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity such as traveling, walking, and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings to you. 


Just like other trending products on the market, Sony WF-1000X carry case doubles as a charger, so we have no need to worry about battery life, just place your headphones in the carrying case to charge your earphones. It's worth mentioning that the bottom of the case has an NFC chip for quick Bluetooth pairing with Android devices. When it comes to the Sony WF-1000X's battery life, the company claimed provides nine-hour of battery life, and the carrying case can recharge the buds twice. 3 hours of music playback per charge and 15 minutes quick charge for 75 minutes of listening. 

Compact noise cancelling. Minimalist in-ear headphones give truly wireless freedom with BLUETOOTH® streaming, the WF-1000X sits securely and comfortably in your ears while keeping the noise out.

WH-1000XM2:Premium NC headphones - Enhanced version of the classic headband-style 


The Sony WH-1000XM2 might look familiar because they sit in the same design framework as the MDR-1000X headphones. The new version, the WH-1000XM2, features the same noise-cancelling tech, touch controls, ambient sound mode, custom noise cancellation settings and other handy audio tools that made the MDR-1000X so great. What's new? This model mainly features the enhancement of the function.

The WH-1000XM2 also offers atmospheric pressure optimization, which delivers optimal sound at high altitude. This model has an automatic ambient sound mode that adapts the audio depending on your location and circumstances. Such as travelling, walking, and waiting then adjusts ambient sound settings to you.


This model battery life has improved, it's now up to 30 hours with wireless and noise cancelling on or up to 40 hours if you use a wired connection, that's 10 hours more than the previous unit. There's also a Quick Charge feature that gives you up to 70 minutes of battery life from just 10 minutes of charging.

WH-1000XM2 is not only most powerful one among three new models, but also the most expensive of the three, at $349.99.

WI-1000X: Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Wireless Neckband Headphones


Frankly speaking, for the first time we saw this model, we found it’s similar in style to the Bose QuietControl 30. They both are neckband headphones, and they’re comparable with minor differences, while difference still exists. The WI-1000X have much better sound quality, your ear won’t lie to you.


The WI-1000X, basically packs in the same features found in Sony's around-the-ear WH-1000XM2 and links to the Sony headphones connect app to access those advanced noise-cancelling options as well as customize your sound. The WI-1000X’s design includes a new “zip-style cable management” (the cable tucks into a ridge in the neckband) and the headphone vibrates when a call comes adding useful feedback. 


According to the company, the earbuds also have a 3.5-millimeter adapter for wired listening. Use the supplied cable for uninterrupted truly High-Resolution Audio4 and noise canceling for up to 14 hours and up to 10 hours in wireless mode.

Finally, let’s summarize all the features of the three new types of Noise Cancelling Headphones.

  • WF-1000X: True wireless earphones     $199.99
  • WH-1000XM2: Headband headphones   $349.99
  • WI-1000X: Neckband Headphones       $299.99

Now maybe you’re kind of confused as to what kind of earphones or earbuds you should buy. Literally, they are all excellent Noise-Cancelling Headphones of the 1000X headphone family, all of these models share some same features such as ambient sound mode, using Headphones Connect app to customize the headphones.

Sony has headphones for everyone. Seriously, they have neckbuds, earbuds, and over-the-ear headphones, and these headphones range in price from $200 to $400. Since Sony’s new line-up lineup of premium noise cancelling headphones is appealing, users have more options.