Overview: The Sony MDR-1000X Hi-Res stereo wireless headphones combine
comfort, wireless convenience, and portability into one package. The headphones
have Bluetooth wireless technology, as well as the easy pairing of NFC. Advanced
Noise Canceling shuts out ambient sound so you can hear only your music or phone
conversation. The plush and soft earpads give you hours of comfort, and provide
a wrap-around feel with acoustic sealing for excellent sound quality. The
headphones come with a straight audio cable for those times when you can't (or
don't want to) go wireless, an airline adapter, a USB charging cable, and a
black zippered carrying case.
Bluetooth 4.1: The MDR-1000Xs feature Bluetooth 4.1 to
wirelessly deliver crystal clear audio within a range of approximately 30 feet
(10 meters). With built-in AAC, SBC, and apt-X codec support, you can stream your
favorite music from a compatible digital music player, smartphone, tablet, or
computer. It is also compatible with LDAC, a Sony-developed codec that enables
the transmission (at up to 990 kbps) of High-Resolution audio over Bluetooth.
You can also connect the headphones to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously--one
for music listening, and one for making phone calls. The headphones are compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Headset Profile (HSP), Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP), and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP).
NFC: With compatible Android smartphones (Android 2.3.3 or
later), you can pair with the headphones using NFC (Near Field
Communication) using the one-touch connection method. By simply touching the
device to the "N" mark on the left ear cup, the phone and headphones are
Touch Controls: The headphones have a built-in touch panel on the right ear cup
for controlling music playback as well as phone calls. When listening to music, you can
swipe forward to skip to next track, or swipe backward to skip to previous (or
tap to pause/play. When a call is received, you can double-tap the touch sensor
to answer the call, and double-tap again to end the call. If the call was
received while you were listening to music, the music will resume automatically
after the call.
Noise Canceling: The MDR-1000X headphones feature utilizes
Dual Noise Sensor technology with internal and external microphones to detect
and offset ambient sound. Low-frequency noise from vehicles, as well as mid- and
high-frequently sound, including voices, are dramatically reduced, compared to
the previous Sony noise-canceling model.
Automatic AI Noise Canceling: The Automatic AI (Artificial
Intelligence) Noise Canceling function offers three levels of noise canceling.
The system constantly analyzes the ambient sound, and automatically selects the
most effective noise canceling mode. NC Mode A is most effective for reducing
noise in an airline cabin. NC Mode B reduces noise mainly heard on a bus or
train. NC Mode C cancels environmental sounds typically found in an office, such
as air ventilation and office machinery. The Personal NC Optimizer lets you
customize the noise canceling to the headphone wearer, analyzing the face shape,
hair style, and presence (or absence) of eyeglasses. Pressing the NC button on
the left ear cup starts the analyzing process.
Ambient Sound Mode: The Ambient Sound mode lets you hear
ambient sound through the microphones embedded in the left and right ear cups,
while you listen to music. Pressing the Ambient Sound button (on the left ear
cup) once switches to Normal Mode, and allows you to hear sounds, as if you were
not wearing headphones. Pressing the button again activates the Voice mode, and
allows you to hear sounds in the range of the human voice. This is helpful if
you're waiting for boarding announcements at the airport or train station.
Quick Attention Mode: The Quick Attention Mode lets you hear
a conversation without removing your headphones. By covering the right ear cup's
touch sensor with your hand, the music is instantly turned down and the noise
canceling function is turned off. When you wish to resume listening to your
music, you can deactivate the Quick Attention mode by removing your hand from
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine: When music is compressed
(MP3, AAC, WMA, etc.), some of the high frequencies are lost, and the music
sounds dull. Sony's Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) restores the
lost frequencies and takes them closer to High-Resolution Audio, producing rich,
Drivers: The MDR-1000Xs have newly-developed 40mm HD driver
units Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, that deliver accurate and balanced sound with powerful lows and extended
high frequencies up to 40 kHz.
Rechargeable Battery: The MDR-1000X has a built-in 3.7-volt
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that charges via the supplied USB charging
cable. Charging time is approximately 4 hours. A fully-charged battery
provides the following battery life:
|Activity ||Noise Canceling On ||Noise Canceling Off |
|Continuous Communication ||24 hours ||26 hours |
|Continuous Music Playback ||20 hours ||22 hours |
|Standby Time ||34 hours ||120 hours |
Supplied Audio Cable: The headphones come with a 5'
cable that you can use when the battery is exhausted, or when you wish to save battery power. The tangle-free cord is terminated with a
miniplug that fits into most smartphone cases. An airline adapter is included
for listening to in-flight entertainment while traveling.
- Frequency Response:
- Active (Bluetooth): 20 Hz - 20 kHz (44.1 kHz
sampling); 20 Hz - 40 kHz (LDAC 96 kHz sampling, 990 kbps)
- Passive (With Audio Cable): 4 Hz - 40 kHz
- Sensitivity (1 kHz):
- 103 dB (with connected cable, unit turned on)
- 98 dB (with connected cable, unit turned off)
- Impedance (1 kHz):
- 46 Ω (with connected cable, unit turned on)
- 14 Ω (with connected cable, unit turned off)
- Dimensions (Ear Cup): Width 3.141", Height 3.989",
- Weight: 9.8 ounces (without cable)