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Sony MDR-1000X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1139 reviews of Sony MDR-1000X. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and comfort. The usability and noise isolation also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the price.

sound, noise isolation, usability, comfort, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-1000X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trevor Long (

Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones reviewed: Are they the best noise cancelling headphones today?


When Sony announced their new Noise Cancelling headphones to a small group of media in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA tech show they made some big claims, big claims – we've taken these top-of-the-line headphones for a solid test on some around the...

Consumer review (

great sound without using headphone amp


I was thinking to get a bose QC35, after research I found MDR-1000X has better reviews, so I changed my mind and bought it, I have no regret, the sound via bluetooth was beautiful, I tested it with cable and also using headphone amp but sound quality...

Jul, 2017

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Bit expensive but well worth it


Bought this after I heard the sound quality is better than the Bose QC35, was not disappointed. Can get a bit hot after a while but if sound and NC is a priority then these are your best choice. Seriously mind blowing sound, can't go back to normal...

Jul, 2017

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Amazing noise cancelling and sound quality.


Was torn between getting this and Bose QC35. After trying both I went with Sony. Bose QC35 definitely had better noise cancelling by a tiny bit, but the sound quality on Sony is definitely far better. The only downside to this is if you listen to music...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Don't buy, This one have design defect, Shell is easy to cracking.


Just used 3 month, suddenly break last month. If you headband is cracking, you will not under warranty, Sony charge about $165. When I search this question in internet, there are numerous people have same issue, and some news about this issue. I don't...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Great Great Headphones


A must buy product for all headphones goers out there. An extremely classy and versatile headphones that go all out on comfort and clarity. The active noise cancelling is not awfully uncomfortable for first time use, and the technology of cupping the...

Jul, 2017

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Near perfect!


I recently purchased these headphones after extensive research of my own. I didn't only want a great sound quality I wanted headphones which really did cut out external noise. Now I can't say that they cut out 100% of noise, but I can be listening to...

Apr, 2017

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First Class in every way!


Perfection is the only word to describe these amazing headphones. The sound quality is like being in a recording studio with a set of studio monitors, the bass response is unbelievable from a set of headphones the mids and highs perfect but best off...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Excellent Noise cancelling headphones


nd earcups have capacitative controls for volume skip forward and play/pause. Cons Note Cannot leave nc turned on and the headphones will power off on their own if: 1. There is no cable plugged into the headphones or 2. No bluetooth device paired. The...

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Beige / Black
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:Head-band


Detachable cable: Yes
Foldable: Yes


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

Other features


Packaging Data

Manual: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless

Ports & interfaces

Cable Length:1.5
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Detachable cable:Y
Device interface:Bluetooth + 3.5 mm (1/8")


Battery life (max):20
Battery recharge time:4

Weight & Dimensions