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Sony WH-1000XM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Sony WH-1000XM2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the comfort and usability are overall positive. The durability and noise isolation also get good comments, but there are some critical reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WH-1000XM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Techradar Editor's Choice 2017

Expert review by: Nick Pino (

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones review


Crystal clear noise-cancelling headphones that are better than Bose

Superb noise-cancelling ; Great-sounding audio ; 30-hour battery life

Hinges are fragile ; Touch controls

The Sony WH-1000XM2 improves upon the original flagship headphones. They sound great, deftly wield noise cancellation technology and cost just as much as a pair of Bose QC35s. They might have a slightly shorter battery life than the QC35, but the...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (

Sony WH-1000XM2


The wireless, noise cancelling Sony WH-1000XM2 delivers strong audio performance that can be sculpted to taste using the free app.

Powerful audio performance with fine-tunable EQ (in app). Solid noise cancellation with adjustable parameters (in app). Comfortable.

Expensive. Noise cancellation has subtle effect on audio.

The WH-1000XM2 sounds great and can be tweaked in the EQ department according to taste. It's easy to operate, and the app gives you extra levels of control over the high quality noise cancellation circuitry. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is still king of...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Ced Yuen (

Sony WH-1000XM2


Sony WH-1000XM2 review: the successor to the excellent MDR-1000X wireless and noise-cancelling headphones are better in almost every way

Excellent sound ; Touch controls work well ; Effective and adaptive noise cancellation ; aptX HD support

B&W PX has slightly better audio quality ; Bose QC35 II has slightly more effective NC

The best just got better.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Theo Nicolakis (

Sony WH-1000XM2 noise-cancelling headphone review: These high-tech cans put Bose on notice


Has Bose been dethroned? Sony's latest active noise-cancelling headphones are fantastic.

Outstanding active noise-cancelling performance that rivals Bose QC35. ; Adaptive sound control technology senses your activity to block out sound yet let it in when you need it. ; Feature-rich mobile app and highly intuitive gesture-control pad.

Don’t sound nearly as good when used as a passive, wired pair of headphones. ; Abrupt motions can break ANC performance. ; Adaptive sound control technology isn't perfect.

Sony’s WH-1000XM2 wireless ANC headphones are nothing short of exceptional. Sony’s ANC technology remains among the best I’ve tested and can toe-to-toe with the Bose QC35. However, it’s Sony’s rich, on-board technology features that really set this...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Sony WH-1000XM2 review


Sony is flying high with this superb pair of noise-cancelling headphones...

Excellent timing ; Loads of detail ; Refined, smooth highs ; Punchy, confident lows ; Impressive noise-cancelling

Touchpad controls take a little bit of getting used to

Sony’s on a roll with its premium noise-cancelling headphones. This is another pair that’s going to be tough to beat

Aug, 2017


Expert review by: Elias Nordling (

Test: Sony WH-1000XM2


Sony har gjort de bästa bluetoothlurarna på marknaden ytterligare lite bättre.

Jämfört med MDR-1000X har nya WH-1000XM2 fått tio timmars extra batteritid, vilket gör headsetet bäst i klassen även på denna punkt. Faktum är att detta är den mest konkreta förbättringen jämfört med föregångaren. WH-1000XM2 har fantastisk...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Geir Gråbein Nordby (

Sony WH-1000XM2


Med WH-1000XM2 har Sony fikset forgjengerens problemer og er dermed den beste hodetelefonmodellen med støydemping vi har testet.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Techy55 (

Excellent headphones


These Sony headphones are very impressive, I use them connected to my NWZ-A15 MP3 player via Bluetooth using the LDAC (Sony's propriety connection) and the sound is superb. Very detailed and balanced sound from bass to mids and highs. There's a lot of...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous83 (

The best noise cancelling headphones


I have used them ever since I bought them. No regrets whatsoever, these are the best headphones in the market. Easy to use. Highly recommended and would buy again.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Teadrinker2 (

High quality - excellent build


These are advanced, high quality headphones. First how they look. They are plain to look at but they look the badger. The build quality is excellent. They are comfortable to wear for long periods - having well cushioned cups. The noise cancellation is...

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / Gold
Volume Control:Touch


Detachable cable:Y


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

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y

Ports & interfaces

2.5 mm connector:N
3.5 mm connector:Y
6.35 mm connector:N
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HSP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Cable Length:1.5
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Frequency band:2.4
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
RF connectivity:N
USB Connectivity:N


Battery life (max):30
Battery recharge time:4
Charging source:USB
Standby time:40

Weight & Dimensions