Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancelling headphones £232. 97 (Beige,Gold) Amazon France
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Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancelling headphones £232. 97 (Beige,Gold) Amazon France

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Found 18th FebEdited by:"kris1234"
Even cheaper now. 264. 05 euros inc delivery.
I have ordered same ones from Amazon France few weeks ago. I have paid for slowest delivery time and received two days later to my home address. I am sure they arrived from UK.
2 years warranty in EU.

Using Halifax Clarity or other fee free mastercard will be £232.97. Lowest price inc. 24 months warranty from EU supplier.
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deeky1 m ago

Not sure I'd ever be happy paying £240 for Sony headphones, but what do I …Not sure I'd ever be happy paying £240 for Sony headphones, but what do I know?No doubting it's a great price though so voted hot.


Best NC on the market.Great for frequent travellers.
So the headband cracking issue was supposed to be fixed on this version but a few have complained it isn't. The upside is that the ANC is the best there is currently and more importantly when ANC is activated it doesn't affect the sound quality as much as it does in the Bose QC35II's.

Furthermore these support the latest bluetooth codecs which the Bose doesn't, namely AptX-HD and Sony's proprietary LDAC, which is being included in the latest Android Oreo version so quality is great when listening with a compatible device. Personally I found the comfort & sound qualtiy of these to be better than the Bose QC35II.

However, depending on your use case, there is one massive elephant in the room and ultimately what made me return these and get the Bose. The Sony's do not support simutaneous/active connection to more than one device, eg. I wanted them connected to my phone & PC so I could listen to music & take calls on my phone and take Skype calls on my PC and the headset automatically route the active call. Bose can do this, my Plantronics headset can do this but these expensive Sony's......nah not a chance. Sony's forums have had numerous people complaining about this and yet Sony refuse to do anything about it, which they could through a firmware update. However guess how many firmware updates Sony has released for this and the previous version...........NONE! Bose and Bower & Wilkins release regular updates fixing bugs, improving things and new functionality but Sony do nothing.........Typical Sony...

So if just want basic bluetooth functoinaltiy with cracking sound & class leading ANC get these, if you need something a bit smarter with proven support get Bose or the Bowers & Wilkins.
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Not sure I'd ever be happy paying £240 for Sony headphones, but they do get brilliant reviews so what do I know?

No doubting it's a great price though so voted hot.
Edited by: "deeky" 18th Feb
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deeky1 m ago

Not sure I'd ever be happy paying £240 for Sony headphones, but what do I …Not sure I'd ever be happy paying £240 for Sony headphones, but what do I know?No doubting it's a great price though so voted hot.


Best NC on the market.Great for frequent travellers.
The only NC technology which competes with this would be Bose's and if you look at those prices this makes sense.
£250 by amazon credit card including delivery
Best NC headphones money can buy. Super hot price too.
Ordered, thanks for posting.
Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can buy them for £279, I wouldn’t buy the Sony due to the headband cracking issue that affects the MDR-1000x and the WH-1000XM2.

I wanted to buy the this Sony model until I read the reviews online specially on the Sony forum and saw how many people had the headband cracked after few weeks, this put me off and I bought the Bose QC35 II instead.
Oh no. I paid 250 from john Lewis for a second hand one last week.
Take it back, you should have 35 days to return it to JL
Had them. Best NC on the market and excellebt sound quality, far better than Bose.
I tried these out yesterday and the NC (that what the cool kids are calling it ) was excellent
So the headband cracking issue was supposed to be fixed on this version but a few have complained it isn't. The upside is that the ANC is the best there is currently and more importantly when ANC is activated it doesn't affect the sound quality as much as it does in the Bose QC35II's.

Furthermore these support the latest bluetooth codecs which the Bose doesn't, namely AptX-HD and Sony's proprietary LDAC, which is being included in the latest Android Oreo version so quality is great when listening with a compatible device. Personally I found the comfort & sound qualtiy of these to be better than the Bose QC35II.

However, depending on your use case, there is one massive elephant in the room and ultimately what made me return these and get the Bose. The Sony's do not support simutaneous/active connection to more than one device, eg. I wanted them connected to my phone & PC so I could listen to music & take calls on my phone and take Skype calls on my PC and the headset automatically route the active call. Bose can do this, my Plantronics headset can do this but these expensive Sony's......nah not a chance. Sony's forums have had numerous people complaining about this and yet Sony refuse to do anything about it, which they could through a firmware update. However guess how many firmware updates Sony has released for this and the previous version...........NONE! Bose and Bower & Wilkins release regular updates fixing bugs, improving things and new functionality but Sony do nothing.........Typical Sony...

So if just want basic bluetooth functoinaltiy with cracking sound & class leading ANC get these, if you need something a bit smarter with proven support get Bose or the Bowers & Wilkins.
Had the MDR-1000x which were awesome until they developed a fault. Sent them back to Sony who couldn't get the part needed as they said the model had been discontinued so they swiftly replaced them with these ones. They seem to be even better and a little more comfortable so heat from me
David234 h, 4 m ago

The only NC technology which competes with this would be Bose's and if you …The only NC technology which competes with this would be Bose's and if you look at those prices this makes sense.


Senheinser
hi all my buget is £120 for a good over the ear headphones any recomendisions will be gratly apricedated
I bought a pair of these at duty free in Tokyo last week for £245 to replace a set of Bose QC35II. Whilst the Bose were excellent at noise cancellation, I always thought that the sound quality could have been a little better. The Sony's NC is at least as good as the Bose but the sound quality is at another level, much more rounded and detailed. I realise that sound quality is wholly subjective, but to my ears I would choose the Sony's every time over Bose. Time will tell whether the band problem of the previous model manifests itself, but reviews indicate that it seems to be resolved.
No more sony in my hands.. Ever
Ordered these from amazon Spain 2 weeks ago, paid 255, hoping they come today
KingTut6817 h, 13 m ago

Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can …Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can buy them for £279, I wouldn’t buy the Sony due to the headband cracking issue that affects the MDR-1000x and the WH-1000XM2.I wanted to buy the this Sony model until I read the reviews online specially on the Sony forum and saw how many people had the headband cracked after few weeks, this put me off and I bought the Bose QC35 II instead.


If you ever turn off the power to the Bose QC35s so they're running passively they sound pretty bad, like £40 Beats bad. That was one of the factors that made me chose the Sonys. That and the cover right earcup to disable NC feature which is so darned useful.
CampGareth6 h, 38 m ago

If you ever turn off the power to the Bose QC35s so they're running …If you ever turn off the power to the Bose QC35s so they're running passively they sound pretty bad, like £40 Beats bad. That was one of the factors that made me chose the Sonys. That and the cover right earcup to disable NC feature which is so darned useful.


I agree with you that Sony has a better sound and more futures, on the other hand I didn’t want to spend near £300 for a headphones that may crack in a few weeks time, I was set to buy the 1000XM2 until I saw the complaints on Sony’s own forum about the build quality which made me change my mind and go for the Bose instead

See here: community.sony.com/t5/Webcast-Discussion/Sony-WH-1000xm2-Headband-crack-returns-on-the-new-model/td-p/659637
Edited by: "KingTut68" 19th Feb
KingTut685 m ago

I agree with you that Sony has better sound and more futures, on the other …I agree with you that Sony has better sound and more futures, on the other hand I didn’t want to spend near £300 for a headphones that may crack in a few weeks time, I was set to by the 1000XM2 until I saw the complaints on Sony’s own forum about the build quality which made me change my mind and go for the Bose instead See here: https://community.sony.com/t5/Webcast-Discussion/Sony-WH-1000xm2-Headband-crack-returns-on-the-new-model/td-p/659637


I have no idea how prevalent that issue is. On the MDR-1000Xes it was just one batch that got swapped out pretty rapidly so I'd expect someone in the supply chain dropped the ball again and used inferior plastic or something. Personally my MDR-1000Xes show no signs of cracking after about 6 months use and I'd maybe hold off on buying the 1000XM2s until there's an official response from Sony, but after that point I wouldn't worry since warranty claims in the UK (for as long as we're in the EU) are pretty painless.

Now those poor folk in the US? Sony US straight up refused to honour the warranty for a while. That's awful and I hope Sony EU doesn't treat us like that post-brexit.
jimborae18th Feb

So the headband cracking issue was supposed to be fixed on this version …So the headband cracking issue was supposed to be fixed on this version but a few have complained it isn't. The upside is that the ANC is the best there is currently and more importantly when ANC is activated it doesn't affect the sound quality as much as it does in the Bose QC35II's. Furthermore these support the latest bluetooth codecs which the Bose doesn't, namely AptX-HD and Sony's proprietary LDAC, which is being included in the latest Android Oreo version so quality is great when listening with a compatible device. Personally I found the comfort & sound qualtiy of these to be better than the Bose QC35II. However, depending on your use case, there is one massive elephant in the room and ultimately what made me return these and get the Bose. The Sony's do not support simutaneous/active connection to more than one device, eg. I wanted them connected to my phone & PC so I could listen to music & take calls on my phone and take Skype calls on my PC and the headset automatically route the active call. Bose can do this, my Plantronics headset can do this but these expensive Sony's......nah not a chance. Sony's forums have had numerous people complaining about this and yet Sony refuse to do anything about it, which they could through a firmware update. However guess how many firmware updates Sony has released for this and the previous version...........NONE! Bose and Bower & Wilkins release regular updates fixing bugs, improving things and new functionality but Sony do nothing.........Typical Sony...So if just want basic bluetooth functoinaltiy with cracking sound & class leading ANC get these, if you need something a bit smarter with proven support get Bose or the Bowers & Wilkins.


Eh? I can get mine to connect to my phone and tablet at the same time, it does it regularly when I don't want it to....
KingTut6818th Feb

Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can …Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can buy them for £279, I wouldn’t buy the Sony due to the headband cracking issue that affects the MDR-1000x and the WH-1000XM2.I wanted to buy the this Sony model until I read the reviews online specially on the Sony forum and saw how many people had the headband cracked after few weeks, this put me off and I bought the Bose QC35 II instead.


No they're not, not even close! These Sony's and B&W PX's are both far superior.

Had my Xm2's for 3 months, carry them just in a neoprene bag not the hard case so they fit in my coat pockets and have had no cracking issues so far.
Edited by: "brookysm" 19th Feb
cattythefatty20 h, 49 m ago

hi all my buget is £120 for a good over the ear headphones any …hi all my buget is £120 for a good over the ear headphones any recomendisions will be gratly apricedated


Not over but on, I can highly recommend AKG Y50bt's. Solid performance and good battery life but no noise cancelling at this price.
brookysm2 h, 17 m ago

No they're not, not even close! These Sony's and B&W PX's are both far …No they're not, not even close! These Sony's and B&W PX's are both far superior. Had my Xm2's for 3 months, carry them just in a neoprene bag not the hard case so they fit in my coat pockets and have had no cracking issues so far.


I would suggest then that you read all the online professional reviews and you will find out that the Bose is the class leader in ANC
KingTut6818th Feb

Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can …Best noise cancelling headphones are the Bose QC35 & QC35 II and you can buy them for £279, I wouldn’t buy the Sony due to the headband cracking issue that affects the MDR-1000x and the WH-1000XM2.I wanted to buy the this Sony model until I read the reviews online specially on the Sony forum and saw how many people had the headband cracked after few weeks, this put me off and I bought the Bose QC35 II instead.


No, you will find tyhe vast majority of reviews rate these higher than the Bose. In fact I moved from Bose to these. The cracking headband issue affected a range of serial numbers of the previous Sony model, not these.
KingTut6833 m ago

I would suggest then that you read all the online professional reviews and …I would suggest then that you read all the online professional reviews and you will find out that the Bose is the class leader in ANC



Yes Bose were. Past tense. Now it's Sony.
LotusJas8 m ago

No, you will find tyhe vast majority of reviews rate these higher than the …No, you will find tyhe vast majority of reviews rate these higher than the Bose. In fact I moved from Bose to these. The cracking headband issue affected a range of serial numbers of the previous Sony model, not these.


Here is some bed time reading for you: community.sony.com/t5/…637
KingTut6856 m ago

I would suggest then that you read all the online professional reviews and …I would suggest then that you read all the online professional reviews and you will find out that the Bose is the class leader in ANC


Think you should too and you'll find the Bose comes behind both of them.the B&W's are the best sounding noise cancelling off and behind the Sony's on, both still beat the Bose on every single review I watched and read from people who know their onions, the only thing the Bose's score well on is overall comfort.
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Even cheaper now.
€264.05 now, including delivery. Anyone know how much that will cost on a Barclaycard?
I have had these for two months now, love the sound but the bass is slightly lacking. The noise cancelling is great, use them on the tube which if you familiar it can get very loud. I got so used to them when I am without the noise bothers me immensely. Haven't experienced the cracking issue yet, dropped them a couple times but other than that I think I been very careful with them. Battery life is nice, only charge them maybe once a week. My old bluetooth earphones had to be charged almost everyday.

My only issue with them is they quite warm on the ears, not much breathability. I heard the Bose are better in this regard but haven't had a chance to try those. If you use them with a wire don't expect them to sound good when powered off but they work.
360 eur now. I keep missing these. Never mind they will probably drop even further soon.
smr18 h, 45 m ago

360 eur now. I keep missing these. Never mind they will probably drop …360 eur now. I keep missing these. Never mind they will probably drop even further soon.


Think I got the last bargain pair late last night/ early hours this morning. Coming on Friday.
pcangeldust14 h, 52 m ago

I have had these for two months now, love the sound but the bass is …I have had these for two months now, love the sound but the bass is slightly lacking. The noise cancelling is great, use them on the tube which if you familiar it can get very loud. I got so used to them when I am without the noise bothers me immensely. Haven't experienced the cracking issue yet, dropped them a couple times but other than that I think I been very careful with them. Battery life is nice, only charge them maybe once a week. My old bluetooth earphones had to be charged almost everyday. My only issue with them is they quite warm on the ears, not much breathability. I heard the Bose are better in this regard but haven't had a chance to try those. If you use them with a wire don't expect them to sound good when powered off but they work.


You can adjust the sound profile in the app, personally I've turned the bass down a bit on mine but everyone's tastes are different.
Edited by: "brookysm" 20th Feb
smr111 h, 43 m ago

360 eur now. I keep missing these. Never mind they will probably drop …360 eur now. I keep missing these. Never mind they will probably drop even further soon.


I've just posted a new deal via eglobal, slightly more expensive than this deal and in Black but still a brilliant price for them.

hotukdeals.com/dea…568
Always cheap from HK or PRC but no warranty from Sony and questionable warranty from sellers.
brookysm19th Feb

Eh? I can get mine to connect to my phone and tablet at the same time, it …Eh? I can get mine to connect to my phone and tablet at the same time, it does it regularly when I don't want it to....


Yes you can connect to two devices but cant switch calls automatically.
smr120 h, 59 m ago

Always cheap from HK or PRC but no warranty from Sony and questionable …Always cheap from HK or PRC but no warranty from Sony and questionable warranty from sellers.


Not had a problem with eglobal when I had to return a Pioneer XDR100R due to the Headphone guard rail popping off on one side, was offered exchange or refund without question.
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