Sony MDR-1000x High Resolution Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Amazon DE - £229
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Sony MDR-1000x High Resolution Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - Amazon DE - £229

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Found 4th Oct
I've been looking around a little while now for a decent pair of noise cancelling headphones for some upcoming flights and couldn't decide between the Bose QC35 and Sony MDR-1000x. Both get really good reviews, especially for noise cancelling.

Having read many articles and comparing prices I've decided to go for the Sony pair which are currently on offer for €249 from Amazon.de.

Cheapest price I could find from a reputable UK dealer was £299 so when purchasing on Clarity Card at todays exchange rate its a good £70+ saving.

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Many buyers have complained about the plastic cracking at the hinge. Just to warn you...

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nickydude204 m ago

Many buyers have complained about the plastic cracking at the hinge. Just …Many buyers have complained about the plastic cracking at the hinge. Just to warn you...



Thanks - I did see a report of that. I'll be keeping an eye on these and taking up with Sony if I have any issues. Hopefully they'll be ok though - I would expect better for that price!

Good price but it's worth noting a new version is out or out soon

These will be coming down in price as the MK2 are on pre order. The MK1 are very prone to cracking, I wouldnt take the risk even with a warranty, not worth the hassle.

New version has come in and out of stock at John Lewis. Keep an eye on it.
Edited by: "daBluone" 4th Oct

Looking at the new model seems very much same to this model , so wonder if they have improved plastic or design to stop cracking problem?
Found out they have not... reddit.com/r/h…ny/

I’ve had both sets and the M2 use different material for the headband. Only had them two weeks so can’t speak as to long term durability. Not sure I’d pay £100 more for the new ones. They are better but not 100 notes better.

Mine broke within a week of use, but Sony support was excellent, they replaced it without any effort. Free shipping back and forth. They did not have a replacement available immediately though, took them 2 weeks to replace. As per some Reddit posts, Sony has admitted there were some units in a particular serial number range which had the defect. Mine was within that range, the replacement I got was out of that range so should be better than the first. But to be honest, they do appear to be delicate. My V-Moda Crosfade Wireless(no nc) are far stronger than these.

garryallen52 m ago

I’ve had both sets and the M2 use different material for the headband. O …I’ve had both sets and the M2 use different material for the headband. Only had them two weeks so can’t speak as to long term durability. Not sure I’d pay £100 more for the new ones. They are better but not 100 notes better.



How does the noise-cancelling compare? Is it a bit better or just about the same?

ianbeany20 m ago

How does the noise-cancelling compare? Is it a bit better or just about …How does the noise-cancelling compare? Is it a bit better or just about the same?


This is the £100 question. It was supposed to be adaptive or something?

I bought my MDR-1000Xes a while back from amazon.es. No headband cracking but they are lovely headphones and I'm still finding features like pressing the power button once while they're on to hear a voice say "Battery level: High". They're a great help to me while programming, I get distracted by noise pretty easily but these cut out pretty much everything. If you're linking them with an Android phone I strongly recommend using ReadItToMe on the phone to get notifications read to you.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 4th Oct

A very good price for a very good headset

I found it better on airplanes but you won’t notice much difference in normal use.Sony claim it detects change in pressure but whatever it did it was improved in the air. Doubling the battery life is welcome though.

I looked at these but it was the build that honestly got me..............yes, sound was thicc compared to Bose (which are quite neutral, nice in their own way) but the Bose feel pure solid in comparison tbh.

I still found NC better on the Bose too...........it is their thing i guess.

Cold. High resolution? Come on Sony

FunkiestMonkey10 m ago

Cold. High resolution? Come on Sony



Hmm? Hi-res is an official certificate for audio.

For anyone with these i have a question.

If i have a bluetooth connection to my phone what exactly happens when i put another device (not the same phone) in the 3.5mm input.

What i mean is, does the bluetooth connection cut-off automatically or does it stay connected & you can hear both inputs at the same time?

You see i want to have a permanent bluetooth connection to my phone and then have a sneaky way of also hearing my PC sound through the 3.5mm input. Is this possible?

FlappyPappy9 m ago

For anyone with these i have a question. If i have a bluetooth connection …For anyone with these i have a question. If i have a bluetooth connection to my phone what exactly happens when i put another device (not the same phone) in the 3.5mm input.What i mean is, does the bluetooth connection cut-off automatically or does it stay connected & you can hear both inputs at the same time? You see i want to have a permanent bluetooth connection to my phone and then have a sneaky way of also hearing my PC sound through the 3.5mm input. Is this possible?


When you connect a 3.5mm jack the bluetooth connection gets dropped. You cannot hear both at once. I know you can mix two analog audio inputs together so using a 3.5mm from your phone and a 3.5mm from your PC into a device that connects them both together and has a 3.5mm output would be fine. Not sure if you can do a similar mixing thing with bluetooth.

rev61 h, 39 m ago

Hmm? Hi-res is an official certificate for audio.


What does it mean then for headphones?

FunkiestMonkey17 m ago

What does it mean then for headphones?



I think when they can reproduce over 40kHz
Edited by: "rev6" 4th Oct

High Resolution Audio is Sony's nonsense marketing speak for is compatible with FLAC which nearly everything is! Having said that I am in the market for the new version of these headphones and will see how the prices go.

FlappyPappy2 h, 16 m ago

For anyone with these i have a question. If i have a bluetooth connection …For anyone with these i have a question. If i have a bluetooth connection to my phone what exactly happens when i put another device (not the same phone) in the 3.5mm input.What i mean is, does the bluetooth connection cut-off automatically or does it stay connected & you can hear both inputs at the same time? You see i want to have a permanent bluetooth connection to my phone and then have a sneaky way of also hearing my PC sound through the 3.5mm input. Is this possible?


You can connect two separate bluetooth sources, but only one for calls and one for music. e.g. android phone and iPhone or 2 android phones together. As mentioned, connecting the cable disallows bluetooth.

garryallen52 m ago

You can connect two separate bluetooth sources, but only one for calls and …You can connect two separate bluetooth sources, but only one for calls and one for music. e.g. android phone and iPhone or 2 android phones together. As mentioned, connecting the cable disallows bluetooth.


Oh can you? I never knew that! Thought you had to re-pair for each device you connected them to. Could I for instance pair with my laptop and phone, laptop takes music duties most of the time while phone is around for calls, then when I'm away from a desk have a phone supply music and calls?

David238 h, 5 m ago

High Resolution Audio is Sony's nonsense marketing speak for is compatible …High Resolution Audio is Sony's nonsense marketing speak for is compatible with FLAC which nearly everything is! Having said that I am in the market for the new version of these headphones and will see how the prices go.




Not just that. jas-audio.or.jp/eng…-en

CampGareth9 h, 54 m ago

Oh can you? I never knew that! Thought you had to re-pair for each device …Oh can you? I never knew that! Thought you had to re-pair for each device you connected them to. Could I for instance pair with my laptop and phone, laptop takes music duties most of the time while phone is around for calls, then when I'm away from a desk have a phone supply music and calls?


The way they instructions explain it, is it's only two phones you can use - one for calls, one for music. not entirely sure how useful that is to be honest. Bluetooth pairing could be better in general though eg. if I wish to listen to music on my iPhone after listening to music on my Mac, then I have to disconnect before the other connects unlike something like AirPods, which automatically disconnects and connects.

I believe it is related to the different bluetooth protocols - voice and music use different bands?

garryallen22 h, 12 m ago

I’ve had both sets and the M2 use different material for the headband. O …I’ve had both sets and the M2 use different material for the headband. Only had them two weeks so can’t speak as to long term durability. Not sure I’d pay £100 more for the new ones. They are better but not 100 notes better.


Would you say the sound quality has improved?

notatestuser1 h, 30 m ago

Would you say the sound quality has improved?

Yep. Not £100 better but definitely improved.

garryallen5th Oct

Yep. Not £100 better but definitely improved.


They use the exact same drivers in the cups, emperors new clothes
Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 8th Nov
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