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Highest Price £349.89 October 25, 2023
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Sony WI-1000XM2 Industry Leading Headset Description

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Industry-Leading Noise Cancellation:

The Sony WI-1000XM2 is the latest in noise canceling technology. It features dual noise-cancelling microphones in each earbud, two noise-canceling processors and Sony’s highly acclaimed HD Noise Cancellation Processor QN1. This technology, combined with an innovative comfort-fit system, allows you to experience the peace and quiet of your own personal space at any time. With this wireless behind-the-neck in-ear headset, you can deflect loud and unwanted noises with ease.

Hybrid Driver System:

The Sony WI-1000XM2 delivers a powerful audio performance without compromising on comfort. It features a hybrid driver system; two 30 mm dynamic drivers and one 10 mm balanced armature driver. This combination produces a rich, natural sound with accurate and dynamic vocal reproduction. This high-caliber audio is matched with superior protective features. The headset is optimized for Hi-Res Audio compatibility, features Sony’s advanced LDAC codec for high-quality audio streaming and has an adaptive sound control feature that automatically adjusts sound settings based on your environment and activity.

Ergonomic Design and Built-in Controls:

Enhancing your comfort and convenience, the Sony WI-1000XM2 is designed with ergonomic features. Its sleek behind-the-neck form factor is lightweight and ultra-secure, allowing you to experience hands-free listening without having to worry about your headphones slipping out of place. The in-line controls provide intuitive access to music and phone functions, so you can control your listening experience on the go. The headset also features a long-lasting battery life of 30 hours and a fast-charging power system that provides 1 hour of playback with 10 minutes of charge.

Ambient Sound Modulation:

The Sony WI-1000XM2 is also equipped with Sony’s ambient sound modulation feature. This feature allows you to control the level of surrounding sound and adjust it to the perfect level for your environment. By gently raising the volume of your music and ambient noises, you can stay aware of your surroundings during everyday activities or travel.

Features:
• Dual Noise Cancellation Microphones
• Hybrid Driver System
• Ergonomic Design and Built-in Controls
• Hi-Res Audio Compatibility
• LDAC Codec for Streaming
• Ambient Sound Modulation
• Adaptive Sound Control
• 30 Hour Battery Life
• Fast Charging Power System

Sony WI-1000XM2 Industry Leading Headset Specification

Product Dimensions

4.65 x 2.76 x 7.49 inches

Item Weight

0.12 Pounds

Item model number

WI1000XM2/B

Batteries

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

February 10, 2020

Manufacturer

SONY

Country of Origin

Malaysia

Charging Time

3.5 Hour

Units

1.0 Count

Number Of Items

1

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  1. Kenny C

    Excellent headphones with high sound quality. Comes with free portable pouch.Love it!

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  2. Dave G

    I HAD AN OLDER PAIR OF SIMILAR HEADPHONES FROM SONY WHICH I WAS PLEASED WITH. THESE NEW ONES AR SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER IN ALL ASPECTS.

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  3. michael

    I am not enough of an audiophile to comment on music quality. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts

    I bought these to replace Bose ones

    Most important is the eartips. They don’t stay in place. I tried others which require manipulation to insert.

    Bose has s style with the supports over a bit of the ear. They stay in place

    Attenuation is good while they are in tight, which is a matter of minutes at best. Attenuation is lost when tight. Bose are vastly better, and fit continuously

    Sony do not shut off when not in use. Bose do. I hate dead batteries resulting from something so simple

    Sony battery is much worse

    Sony flexible neck is why I bought the Sony’s. That is a plus for Sony

    The big plus for Sony is that the Bose are no longer made

    Sony is very expensive and , in my view, a very poor alternative. Try something else

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  4. Satya vara prasad kandepaneni

    Want to Experience silence while travelling in a bus through traffic conundrum and enjoy melodious and mellifluous music of eras gone by.Then these earphones are the ultimate.

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  5. Samuel Nisbett

    I must say that I’m willing to give this product 4.5 Stars, as it is what I would describe as being almost what the doctor ordered but there are a few drawbacks that I should point out. I have no hesitation in recommending purchasing this product. I have several high-end headphones which range from over the ear to earbuds. There are certain things that are very important in my life. They include working out at the gym both aerobic and strength training. I also travel by Air quite a lot. In addition to this I am an audiophile and therefore my demands were quite complex.
    This was especially so since I had already had quite a collection of expensive listening devices in my possession. I was therefore not in favor of spending quite a lot of money again. I am not an Apple fan but I tried out three apple products that were owned by my children and they included the earpod pro and the ear Pod 3rd generation. My main complaints with them was that they do not fit my ear tended to fall out quite easily during exercise. The sound quality was also inferior to what I was accustomed of hearing. I have had occasions to lose my monster ear buds during flights between the seats.
    I will therefore give in tabular form the pros and the cons. I hope this will be helpful to someone else
    PROS
    • The sound quality is quite excellent and superior to any of the apple products and other earbuds that I own excluding the Sennheiser across the whole fidelity range. Because of my location I was not able to get the Sennheiser “over the neck” Delivered to me in Canada. The sound is quite comparable however.
    • Even though they do not fit my ear very well because they are over the neck ;if they do get loose the worst case scenario is that they would hang down on my chest so that I can replace them quite easily during exercise.
    • The app which is an integral part of the Sony system was extremely helpful in customizing the sound to my ear without over emphasizing the low frequencies or the high frequencies. I’m still in the process of customizing this app for use in different conditions so that I can hear the surrounding noises without them being totally blocked out by noise cancellation.
    • It has a connection for traditional non-Bluetooth connections which is very useful on planes that do not have access to Bluetooth at the moment on most flights. It even has one of the very old-fashioned connectors that I have not seen on a plane since 1985.
    • It, therefore, has the option of using it both Bluetooth and analog.
    • The over the neck configuration is very comfortable.
    • The size of the case is also perfect for fitting in small bags or jacket pockets. it even has enough space for me to place one of my locator devices like “TILE” so that if I misplaced it, which I know inevitably will happen I can track it down quite easily globally.
    • The range was quite good and all of my telephone calls the recipients commented as to how clear my voice was over this particular set of headphones.
    CONS
    • It is extraordinarily expensive and if your needs I’m not as demanding as mine, there are other options that would fit the bill if you do not need the analog component.
    • They do not fit my ears properly in spite of a wide array of both silicone and foam inserts.
    • On the advice of one of the reviews I am ordering separate insert for them which this reviewer said solves my problem of the earplugs popping out during exercise (which was not quite often) even though there was a sensation that will get loose at any moment.
    • I was reassured because I knew that if they did dislocate they would never be lost.
    • I was disappointed that they could not connect to my PC computer by Bluetooth and be functional. To be clear, you can obviously connect them by direct analogue connection but to me that defeats the purpose especially at this price point. My cheaper monster ear plugs athalf the price could easily connect to my PC and so can the Apple earPods. The connect but then are functional you cannot use them because they do not take over the function of your sound system.
    • I was also disappointed that when they were on there was not a continuous light on the product to let me know they were on or that they were turned off completely. You had to rely on the connected device or have them in your ears to hear that they were disconnected
    Conclusion: They are quite an excellent product with some nagging flaws but for my purposes, they were the closest to the perfection of all the earphones that I have tested for my specific purpose.

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  6. Mistress of the Fort

    Since my husband has these, I’ll share both of our reviews. He loves them, and with a recording studio downstairs and several long term clients he’s not easily impressed. He hated the cheap ones he had before, though I loved mine and kept using them when the left side went out. These he swears are great. They are either superior at noise cancelation or have him an excuse to outright pretend he can’t hear me at all. Like, I’m literally waving my arms to get his attention, which makes no sense because his nose isn’t affected and it’s taco time, who tf ignores that? He thinks the sound quality is good. Not amazing, but he didn’t expect that from wireless headphones. Battery life is fine. He uses them off and on for an 8 hour work day and for maybe one hour or so at home. He’s never run the battery down so we’re not sure how long it lasts. The overall quality is good. It feels sturdy with great flexibility in the necklace part. The wires are just a little shorter than either of us would prefer, but not much. The actual buds… this is where we are going to split. He thinks they’re fine and had no problem with them. He did spend some time switching the squishy thingys around until he found the pair he liked best. He’s about 6’3″ and they fit his ears just fine. As for me, I cannot wear them. For starters they are more than glad the size of my ear and have a bit of weight to them. They will not start put, and while I have them on they are uncomfortable regardless of what squishies I try or how I turn them. They constantly fall out. I couldn’t share a review of the sound quality simply because I can’t wear them. For that they get a thumbs down from me, dawg. (I’m 5’1″ and have an average build).
    There are two things we both dislike. First, we don’t like that the earbuds just dangle loosely. Both of us need to keep one out at times so we can hear what’s going on around us, and it is really annoying to have it loose. They slip under shirt collars, get tangled in clothing or jewelery, twist in my longer hair, etc. And we both very much dislike having the forward/reverse function on the same buttons as volume controls. That’s pretty common in many brands, and it’s universally stupid.
    Other than that, they earned 5 stars from him and 3 from me, so 4 it is. I did but another model of the Sony headphones and they fit fine. Not noise canceling but whatever.

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  7. Tech Reviews

    Im going to begin by saying I like to write reviews that will definitely help people out with their decisions. With that being said let me make this one short and sweet for everyone.

    In general, if you want a great alternative to the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds, then this is your best bet. They are comfortable, but i found them to be a bit ear irritating around hour number 6-7. They stay in the ear very well once you get the correct eartip. It does have two different styles, and to help you all out, the hybrid silicone eartips allow a more deeper insertion into the ear as the eartips are a bit longer, providing a better noise isolation when you have the ANC and Ambient Sound modes off. The foam ones that also come with this pair, theyre rather shorter and do conform to your ear a little bit better but they do not provide as good of sound isolation as the silicone tips but provide some better comfort.

    The sound that these produce right out of the box, its not too bad, but with the app, you can make them sound even better. These can get super bass heavy, and the app provides a fully adjustable EQ with presets and whats called “Clear Bass”, which adds quite some thump to any music. Take your time to tune the EQ and the Clear Bass, as some tracks I listened to had way too much bass, and others had too little. It takes some time but its well worth it in the end. Sony definitely put some work into the speakers and design and I say they did great.

    The ANC, and Ambient Sound Modes… well the ANC is off the charts. I did not find it over powering, but at times it made me feel like I was in a vacuum chamber so to speak. It worked very well there is no doubt, but sometimes I felt like it may be too harsh for others. The Ambien Sound mode, is a great a feature that earbuds are coming out with. I love the idea of it, but on these, Sony missed something. Whenever I had the Ambient Sound mode on, it sounded like I was listening to the world with solo cups over my ears or even my hands. It had this weird hissing sound that made everything sound odd.. its hard to explain without saying put your hands over your ears and listen to everything around you. I mainly kept these earbuds in Off mode because they did such a good job isolating sound passively, without needing ANC, but remember the eartips will make that difference.

    Battery life was on par with Sonys specs. I had them on for about 10-11 hours one day during work, and they did not even come close to having a low battery. I tested this with a mix of talking, music, watching videos, with all sound modes throughout the day.

    Comfort…. well the eartips get them right and they are comfortable as I mentioned earlier but again, around hour 6-7 they started to hurt my ears and i had to take them out for a break. The neck band… ehh.. if you can stand having it around your neck all day long, or even at the gym, or whatever you may do, I would not hesitate to recommend these. But for me, the neckband got to me after a few days of wearing them. It wasnt that it was bothersome, its just when you do need to charge them, you have no case, so you have to physically set them down near a charging outlet, or put them back in the case, zip it up and leave the charging card attached and hanging out the case. It wasnt a huge deal for me, but not having a charging case, that will get to some of you who are like me, and keep them on hand everyday, as mine are always in my lunch box. The other thing that may get you is that the length of wires from the neckband to the earbuds its enough length, but it may cause them to snagged on things and yanked out of your ears.

    The controls, they are friendly for the user, but I found myself having to double check which button I need to press due to they are super close to each other. Sometimes when I wanted to skip a song, Id hit the pause button. You cant see the controls by looking down so its always gonna be a constant feel for the right button.

    Last but not least, call quality. The biggest downfall with these or at least in my case, i never heard my ringer go off in my earbuds, so I never knew if someone was calling me until I looked at my phone, and I unfortunately missed a few calls in the days I was using these earbuds. the sound quality was very good, very clean, crisp and clear. Everyone could hear me very well, as the microphones are inline from the earbuds to the neckband. No one had any issues being able to hear me in quiet or loud environments.

    Overall, if you like the neckband style, and you want good sound/call quality, good comfort and good battery life these are for you.. But if youre someone like me, who would rather have completely wireless earbuds and a charging case to charge the earbuds on the go, but still have the same level of sound/call quality, comfort and battery life, I would recommend the Sony WF-1000XM4 over these for sure.

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