Overview: The Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling In-ear Headphones
feature a neckband style that lets you enjoy your music and leave your phone in
your pocket or purse. With Digital Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Sound Control, and
onboard controls, the headphones make it easy to get the sound you want
from your digital music files. The headphones include an audio cable for wired
listening, an airline audio adapter, a USB charging cable, seven pairs of ear
tips, and a zippered storage pouch.
Neckband Design: The WI-1000X has a padded neckband that
rests comfortably on your collarbone with 8" wires to each ear bud. You can
control the amount of slack in the wires by tucking them into a groove along the
top and bottom of the neckband. The playback and phone controls are located on
the neckband. All of the electronics and power components for Digital Noise
Cancellation and Bluetooth are located inside the neckband.
Supplied Ear Tips: The in-ear headphones come with seven
pairs of ear tips. The proper fit of the ear tips into your ear canals maximizes
the audio performance, and the noise cancellation system. Four sizes of hybrid
silicone rubber ear tips are provided (large, medium, small, and super-small).
The slightly thicker triple-comfort ear tips provide a snug fit for effective
attenuation of ambient noise. The triple-comfort tips come in three sizes
(large, medium, and small).
Bluetooth/NFC: The WI-1000X has Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless listening from your
smartphone, tablet, or Bluetooth music player. Compatible profiles include A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP, with SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX, and aptX HD codecs. LDAC
transmits approximately three times more data than conventional Bluetooth, with
a maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps for exceptional sound quality. For
NFC-enabled devices, you can easily pair to the headphones by simply touching
the device to the N-mark on the right side of the neckband. Bluetooth wireless
range is approximately 30 feet.
Digital Noise Cancellation: The headphones are equipped with built-in
microphones on the top of the ear buds that capture outside noise and send and
equal-but-opposite cancelling signal to the unit. You'll be able to hear more of
your music and less of the outside distractions. The Sony Headphones Connect app
has a Noise Cancelling Optimizer that detects the surrounding atmospheric pressure to make the
noise cancelling effect even better.
Adaptive Sound Control: Sony's Adaptive Sound Control can detect your
activity and adjust the sound settings to you. When traveling, you can immerse
yourself in your music with the highest level of noise cancellation. If you're
walking, the noise cancellation adapts so you can stay aware of your
surroundings while listening to music. While waiting, such as in an airport or
train station, the noise cancellation is reduced so you can hear important
announcements. These settings can be customized to your personal tastes in the
Sony Headphones Connect app.
Sony Headphones Connect App: The Sony Headphones Connect app gives you
control over the sound of your headphones right on your smartphone or tablet. In
addition to Adaptive Sound Control and Noise Cancelling Optimizer (mentioned
above), the app's Sound Position Control lets you choose the direction from
which you hear your music (Front, Front Right, Front Left, Rear Right, or Rear
Left). You can select from available presets for the Surround VPT and Equalizer
features, control your music (play/pause, skip forward/backward, fast
forward/backward), and set the Clear Bass and DSEE HX (high range compensation
for compressed music files) levels. The Sony Headphones Connect app is
compatible with iOS devices (iOS 9.0 or later) and Android devices (Android 4.4
Onboard Controls: Using the controls on the inside of the
neckband, you can easily control all your music and calls. On the left side,
you'll find the power button as well as the playback and phone call controls. On
the right side is the button to turn on/off Noise Cancelling. You can also
control many of the same functions, and more, from the Sony Headphones Connect
app on your device.
High Resolution Audio: The headphones are compatible with Hi-Res Audio,
allowing you to hear all of the subtle details of your music. For true Hi-Res audio reproduction,
the included 42" audio cable must be used in a wired connection to your
Hi-Res-capable playback device.
Rechargeable Battery: The Sony WI-1000X in-ear headphones are equipped
with a 3.7-volt Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery to power the Bluetooth and ANC
functions. The battery fully charges in approximately 3.5 hours via USB using the
included Micro USB cable. With a 15-minute Quick Charge, you can get about 70
minutes of music playback. (See battery life estimates below in Specifications.)
- Frequency Response:
- Wired: 3Hz to 40kHz (with or without NC)
- Wireless: 20Hz to 20kHz (44.1kHz sampling); 20Hz to 40kHz (LDAC 96kHz
sampling, 990 kbps)
- Sensitivity: 101dB/mW (wired, NC on); 97dB/mW (wired, NC off)
- Impedance: 22Ω (wired, NC on); 24Ω (wired, NC off)
- Full Charging Time: approx. 3.5 hours
- Battery Life (estimated):
- Music Playback: 10 hours (NC on), 13 hours (NC
off); 70 minutes (after 15 min quick charge)
- Communications: 10 hours (NC on), 12 hours (NC off)
- Standby: 17 hours (NC on), 100 hours (NC off)
- Noise Cancelling with Headphone Cable Connected: 14
- Microphone Frequency Range: 50Hz to 8kHz
- Ear Buds: Width 0.476" Height 0.628" Depth
- Neckband: Width 0.658"
- Weight: 2.5 ounces (w/o cable)