Sony has announced new flagship noise cancelling headphones dubbed as MDR-1000X. It comes with upgraded filtering process, optimized dual noise sensor technology, and newly developed ear pads.
The headphones features a personal NC optimizer that tailors the noise cancelling performance for the individual ears. The Sense Engine feature helps the headphones analyze the shape of users head and their wearing style (such as hairstyle and wearing glasses or not) in order to provide a customized noise-cancelling experience. The company has developed new ear pads for this headphone. The embedded touch controls for volume adjustment and skipping tracks forward and back have become more responsive.
Thee MDR-1000X supports Hi-Res Audio playback with a wired connection. Sony’s S-Master HX audio amplifier also supports Hi-Res and the company claims that the exclusive LDAC technology delivers audio at three times higher quality than conventional Bluetooth streaming. When listening to compressed digital music (MP3, ACC, ATRAC, and WMA) the MDR-1000X are Sony’s first headphones with the DSEE HX built-in to upscale compressed music from any source to near Hi-Res Audio sound quality, even in wireless mode.
The Quick Attention feature on the headphones gets instantly activated by placing a hand on the side of the headphone shell to allows natural sound to come through. Next up, there is an Ambient Sound Mode that changes the sound settings so that consumers hear the ambient sounds around them.
Sony claims up to 20-hours of battery life in wireless mode with noise cancelling on a single charge. The Sony MDR-1000X Wireless Headphones are priced at $399.99 and will be available in October, 2016