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Sony WH-1000XM2 Review
The 3-Minute Sony WH-1000XM2 Review
Wireless Noise Cancelling From Sony
By Graeme Messina | March 26, 2018
Features & Design: 4/5 ● Performance: 4.5/5 ● Value: 4/5 ● Battery: 4.5/5
Sony are no strangers to the world of electronics and digital entertainment, and the Sony WH-1000XM2 highlights their prowess when creating a wireless set of headphones with noise cancellation for music lovers. We have excellent sound quality, great features and design, and epic battery life.
There is not an awful lot wrong with these headphones, but styling may be something that specific users either prefer or not. Colour selection is also a little disappointing.
Is it for you?
If you can’t be bothered with untangling your standard headphones every time you want to use them, or if your new smart phone has done away with the 3.5mm headphone jack altogether, then these headphones could be just what you are after.
Meet the Sony WH-1000XM2
Sony has released a really capable set of headphones, which offer wireless connectivity, noise cancellation, and great battery life all rolled into one sleek and stylish package. Listening to music without distractions is hard to do outside of the comfort of your own home, so Sony developed s-Master HX and DSEE HX technologies to help combat the scourge of audio distractions, and the end result is really effective at doing just that. Frequency response is good, and the headphones can faithfully recreate your favourite sounds from 4Hz all the way to 40,000Hz. If you have a need to plug these into a traditional jack, the set comes with a stereo mini jack cable, as well as a mini USB cable for charging.
What we like
These headphones work really well and deliver fantastic sound quality and noise cancellation. The overall sound quality is comparable to headphones in the same class, and music lovers will appreciate the drivers that were installed in this particular model, 1.57” dome type CCAW Voice Coil.
Noise cancellation is a big deal if you have ever been stuck on a long flight or public transportation. The design of the headphones is such that the ear cups fit snug against your ears, letting almost no sound in. The Noise cancellation then dampens external sounds even more, creating a sound experience that is hard to beat.
What we don’t like
These are seriously good headphones, and the sound quality that is reproduced either wirelessly via Bluetooth, or cabled in, provides a great listening experience for anyone that enjoys their music and audiobooks, or video content for that matter.
The only real issues are subjective to the aesthetics of the device. Many people love the overall design and shape, but the colour options and naming convention leave one with the impression that this could be some kind of corporate device and not a music listening enhancement.
Should you buy it?
It is not difficult to recommend these headphones for anyone that is looking to enjoy music while on the move. The active noise cancellation is also good news for people that are affected by spousal snoring or noisy neighbours. If portability and longevity of battery playing times are what you are after, then you could certainly do worse than choosing these.