Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones £199.97 @ amazon
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Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones £199.97 @ amazon

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Found 26th Feb
  • Noise cancelling with reduced ambient noise for perfect silence
  • Comfortable around ear fitting with 20 hour battery life. Frequency Response- 4Hz-40,000Hz
  • Smart technologies: Ambient sound mode, Touch Sensor operation, Quick Attention mode
  • First ever DSEE HX headphones upscaling your existing music to near high-resolution audio quality
  • Carrying case included
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I think these also had the issue that when you wore them and someone wearing a pair of Bose QC headphones walked passed you, you felt inferior. I don’t think they’ve solved that issue yet.
Rogier_Arpignot23 m ago

I think these also had the issue that when you wore them and someone …I think these also had the issue that when you wore them and someone wearing a pair of Bose QC headphones walked passed you, you felt inferior. I don’t think they’ve solved that issue yet.


Cover your ear to turn off noise cancelling then start a conversation with them, maybe ask for directions or the time. Watch them scramble to find the button to turn theirs off. Then you'll be the one feeling superior.
Rogier_Arpignot1 h, 15 m ago

Nope, I’ll be the one wearing the Bose, and I stop for nobody.


Basically a brand mug. So if something is technically superior you would rather go for brand? Some people have money to burn.
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Decent sound quality, comfort and great noise cancelling, but this has a design flaw and so many are prone to cracking after a few weeks/months. A well known problem which was fixed on the 1000XM2
Edited by: "galactus2013" 26th Feb
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galactus201318 m ago

Decent sound quality, comfort and great noise cancelling, but this has a …Decent sound quality, comfort and great noise cancelling, but this has a design flaw and so many are prone to cracking after a few weeks/months. A well known problem which was fixed on the 1000XM2


The cracking problem was fixed a long time ago. It was just a certain batch that had the issue and there’s a website you can go on and enter the serial number to check if yours are affected but any new pair as of the last 5 months don’t have the problem. I’ve had mine since December and no problem at all.
Edited by: "dcd" 26th Feb
I think these also had the issue that when you wore them and someone wearing a pair of Bose QC headphones walked passed you, you felt inferior. I don’t think they’ve solved that issue yet.
Good price
Rogier_Arpignot23 m ago

I think these also had the issue that when you wore them and someone …I think these also had the issue that when you wore them and someone wearing a pair of Bose QC headphones walked passed you, you felt inferior. I don’t think they’ve solved that issue yet.


Cover your ear to turn off noise cancelling then start a conversation with them, maybe ask for directions or the time. Watch them scramble to find the button to turn theirs off. Then you'll be the one feeling superior.
CampGareth16 m ago

Cover your ear to turn off noise cancelling then start a conversation with …Cover your ear to turn off noise cancelling then start a conversation with them, maybe ask for directions or the time. Watch them scramble to find the button to turn theirs off. Then you'll be the one feeling superior.


Nope, I’ll be the one wearing the Bose, and I stop for nobody.
Rogier_Arpignot1 h, 15 m ago

Nope, I’ll be the one wearing the Bose, and I stop for nobody.


Basically a brand mug. So if something is technically superior you would rather go for brand? Some people have money to burn.
And with the Bose you get the brand and technical superiority. Everyone’s a winner!!
Rogier_Arpignot12 m ago

And with the Bose you get the brand and technical superiority. Everyone’s a …And with the Bose you get the brand and technical superiority. Everyone’s a winner!!


What about sound quality?
Nothing beats Bowers and Wilkins around this price point.
r.simsini13 m ago

Nothing beats Bowers and Wilkins around this price point.


Which ones?
Rogier_Arpignot9 h, 19 m ago

And with the Bose you get the brand and technical superiority. Everyone’s a …And with the Bose you get the brand and technical superiority. Everyone’s a winner!!


Technical superiority? Heck no. You get possibly slightly better NC and that's it. The Sonys are more advanced with all the touch features, NC modes etc. They're even better for sound quality, try turning the power off on the Boses and they turn into cheap Beats headphones with awful sound. The only way they sound acceptable is with the inboard EQ doing a lot of heavy lifting. The Sonys on the other hand sound good in passive mode.
rev611 h, 2 m ago

What about sound quality?



rev610 h, 43 m ago

Which ones?


P7 Wireless if you don't care about NC

PX if you care about NC

And yeah, the Sony's definitely sound better than any of the Bose QC models
Edited by: "galactus2013" 27th Feb
I prefer these over the bose qc 35’s. This is a great price!

Edit: Sorry, my bad. Misread the model. Was thinking of the WH-1000XM2’s. Never tried this model so don’t know.
Edited by: "andysmoore" 27th Feb
galactus20131 h, 40 m ago

P7 Wireless if you don't care about NCPX if you care about NCAnd yeah, the …P7 Wireless if you don't care about NCPX if you care about NCAnd yeah, the Sony's definitely sound better than any of the Bose QC models



The PX aren't £200?
Funny to see the self assurance comments about the Bose vs these Sony's. When I was A/Bing them both I thought the Sony's sounded miles better. Funnily enough most of the reviews seem to say the same thing too.
Bose's NC is ever so slightly better but the Sony has better sound, supports LDAC and has more functionality so I think it's probably the better bet. As for brand prestige Bose has done a very good marketing job of making everyone else appear inferior.
Edited by: "David23" 27th Feb
Old stock? - MDR-1000X was replaced by the WH-1000XM2 in September 2017 - so maybe the cracking headband issue may apply to these headphones


Otherwise good spot
I have the XM2 as I was worried about the cracking issue on the XM. If they have fixed this issue on the later batches of the XM, then I can heartily recommend them. Not much difference really between the two.
Edited by: "masterofimages" 27th Feb
masterofimages14 h, 24 m ago

I have the XM2 as I was worried about the cracking issue on the XM. If …I have the XM2 as I was worried about the cracking issue on the XM. If they have fixed this issue on the later batches of the XM, then I can heartily recommend them. Not much difference really between the two.



XM?
I want a tidy pair but also want to be able to use at the gym - the style is a bit off putting for that
I just got a pair of Panasonic's for £12 from.argos. same really, and it has a wire.
dcd26th Feb

The cracking problem was fixed a long time ago. It was just a certain …The cracking problem was fixed a long time ago. It was just a certain batch that had the issue and there’s a website you can go on and enter the serial number to check if yours are affected but any new pair as of the last 5 months don’t have the problem. I’ve had mine since December and no problem at all.


link? Or should I just buy the XM2? What's the difference?
Ahmed.Shumayal7 m ago

link? Or should I just buy the XM2? What's the difference?


Slightly better battery life, tiny bit better noise cancelling, and iirc more NC modes to choose from with a companion app to manage them. If they were the same price as these it'd be a no brainer but with a price gap... hmm, I'd maybe pay £30 extra mainly for the battery life, not that it's lacking on the 1000Xes.
I couldn’t find the link but the headphones that were affected were serial numbers 5000001-5256984. If you had a pair in this range then Sony finally accepted that they would replace them for a new pair. Any new pair you were to buy now would not be in this range and would not have the issue.
They're at 179.99 on amazon right now 23/3
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