If you’re in the market for some premium noise-cancelling headphones, chances are you’ll head to Bose’s QuietComfort headphones and work your way down depending on price. But Sony are looking to change all that with the unveiling of their newest MDR-1000x headphones, which they say provide ‘industry-leading noise cancellation’.

Sony Noise Cancelling MDR-1000x Headphones

The Sony noise cancelling MDR-1000x headphones have features in abundance. While new high sensitivity drivers on the earphones efficiently filter out unwanted noise, Sony’s Dual Noise Sensor technology uses internal and external microphones to detect and offset ambient sound, meaning you’ll only hear what you want, when you want.

One of the main features on the MDR-1000x is what Sony are calling the ‘Quick Attention’. We’ve all been there when you’re immersed in your music and the train driver wants to check your ticket. Nobody likes to be rude but taking off earphones is more of a pain than it should be.

For this, Sony have introduced a feature where you simply place one hand over the headphone to instantly decrease music volume. You can now talk without shouting or taking your headphones off. Simple but effective.

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There are some handy new modes with the MDR-1000x too, such as the Ambient Sound modes. With the ‘Voice Mode’, you can listen to your music without distraction while still catching important announcements, while the ‘Normal Mode allows you to hear essential everyday sounds such as traffic while listening to your music in the background.

These headphones are also extremely intuitive. The gesture panel on the earpads, for example, can be used to stop, play, skip through tracks, change volume or activate the smartphone’s voice assistant features.

While the noise cancellation is obviously the selling point, these Sony headphones are made to perform. Inside the cups, you’ll find a powerful 1.57″ driver with Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm for handling heavy beats, and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40 kHz.

We love what we’re hearing about the Sony Noise Cancelling MDR-1000x Headphones and if you do too, find out more over at the Sony Website where a pair will set you back £330.

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