Sony launches noise cancelling MDR 1000X headphones

Sony has launched the flagship set of MDR 1000X wireless headphones equipped with adjustable noise cancellation technology in India. The device will take on the likes of Bose’s QC35 and Sennheiser PXC 550. It boasts of several never-before-seen features for controlling sound.

First of these is the Personal NC Optimiser that decide the level of noise cancellation required on the basis of the user’s style and shape of their head. It adjusts the technology to ensure that the high resolution audio of the MDR 1000X is up to the mark when played. The DSEE HX technology can upscale compressed tracks to hi-res quality to enhance their experience.

Sony MDR 1000X

The Ambient Sound mode allows consumers to listen to surrounding noise even when using the Sony MDR 1000X. There’s also a Quick Attention mode which lets users place their hand on the side of the headphone to instantly reduce the volume when they want to have a conversation without taking their headphones off.

Sony has given the option of manually adjusting the noise cancellation on the MDR 1000X according to the user’s varied preferences. The headset connects to music players and smartphones using Bluetooth, thus killing off the need for wires. It is also foldable and can be carried on journeys without any hassle.

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The MDR 1000X has a 20-hour battery life, as claimed by Sony. It is available in a black color variant in India and bundled with a durable leather case. The headphones are being sold in select Sony centers and across major electronic stores in the country.

For its Rs 30990 price and noise cancelling features, the MDR 1000X has competition from the Bose QC35. International audiophiles have recommended the latter as it offers better technology for a lesser cost. We shall see how users in India receive the Sony product.