SONY MDR-1000X Released – Best Noise Cancellation Headphones



After the success of Bose QC35, it was hard to believe that there could be something more efficient at noise cancellation or even audio enhancement.

Sony released MDR-1000X headphones at this year’s IFA and explained the new SENSE engine. The question here is, has Sony actually made something that cuts every tiny bit of noise out of the world and lets you listen to every single thing your favorite music has to offer? This is particularly important for DJs. In addition to the SONY MDR-1000X check out this great list of dj’ing headphones.


Sony has certainly impressed us with the noise cancellation that comes with the MDR 1000X and one of the most interesting parts is the Optimizer.

What does the SENSE engine do?

All you need to do is to press a button on the side and a 20 second sound recording plays. It plays three different kinds of recordings and these are recorded by microphones, which are installed both on the inside and the outside of the headphones.

Once this test has been done, the headphones get an idea of things like:

  • Do you wear glasses?
  • What are the characteristics of your head?
  • Do you wear your hair in a tied form or not?

According to Sony, SENSE is able to analyze all these characteristics to offer you the best music experience according to your needs.

If you want to know the difference between the Bose QC35 and the MDR 1000X then we would say that the MDR 1000X seem like a nice, cozy bath experience.

Other headphones seem faded and not enjoyable enough once you have had a chance to try the MDR 1000X.

A Look At The Most Amazing Features


Hold a hand over the right earcup and the music and the noise cancellation would get turned down temporarily.

Without taking them off, have a quick conversation, order your favorite food and then get back to the amazing world of sound that you were in.


Voice turns up the sound of people’s voices and lets you hear what they have to say.

Ever felt like trying a new set of ears with better-listening abilities.


All you need to do is swipe right or left to skip songs. Swiping up increases the volume while swiping down decreases it.


Sony claims the battery will last for 20 hours and these features do not mean that the battery would fall early.

In terms of comfort, the Bose wins here. And this also brings us to the price point. Well, all these features do come with a hefty price tag. The MDR-1000X comes in at $399! If you do have such an amount to spend on some good headphones, go ahead and pick these up!

Author: Ayesha Siddique is a mechanical engineering student currently in her junior year. She has an obsession for automobiles and makeup.
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