Sony’s Stellar Wireless Headphones
Buying a pair of headphones is not an easy process, especially if you are a self-declared audiophile. With numerous factors to consider from specifications and design to price, the list of eligible products is ultimately cut down to a select few options. Sony’s recently released MDR-1000X wireless headphones checks most of the boxes, making them a pair worth considering when buying headphones.
With a mission that aimed at beating audio giant Bose at their own game, Sony created the MDR-1000X with a noise cancelling feature that is a step above the rest. Touted as the company’s most advanced pair of headphones, the MDR-1000X features a wireless Bluetooth connection. Using the Bluetooth, you can easily connect to your smartphone or any other device which has the same capability.
The noise-cancelling ability adapts to the external sounds and effectively blocks it out, whether it is airplane sounds or when you are riding a train. This is done using the inbuilt Personal NC Optimize which analyses your head shape and ensures optimal noise-cancellation according to the way the headphones fit your head.
Sony has also fitted the headphones with a DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), which aims to maximise sound quality of audio files that are compressed and increase them to audio levels that are of high-resolution. A panel that is sensitive to your touch is placed on the right ear-pad of the headphones. This allows you to reduce or increase the volume according to your usage. For example if you are having a conversation and need to lower the volume, you can do so without lifting the headphones off your ears.
If you wish to hear what is happening around you and at the same time listen to your music, these headphones allow you to do so by adjusting the Ambient Sound mode. Another exciting ability of the MDR-1000X is that you can muffle whatever you are listening to by holding your hand against the right ear-pad. Once you lift your hand, the music resumes at the same volume as before with the noise cancellation as well.
With a frequency range of 4 to 40,000Hz, the headphones have a battery life of up to 20 hours. Priced at Rs. 30,990, these premium headphones are a little more expensive than the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones which has similar specifications. It is currently available in black and beige grey too.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 20, 2016 5:42 AM UTC