Sony MDR-1000X Review: Your Personal Sound Booth

The Sony MDR-1000X won’t win any fashion awards; it’s a bulky and very plain-looking headset, its cans studded with buttons. But what it lacks in style it makes up for in performance: I’ve used the Bose QC35, Sennheiser PXC-550 and countless other noise canceling headsets, and I can say with very little hesitation that the MDR-1000X has them both beat. These are the best noise canceling headphones of 2017 – or at least, the best wireless headphones that have been on *my* head in 2017 – and reviewing them has been a blast. Join MrMobile for the Sony MDR-1000X review!


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MrMobile’s Sony MDR-1000X review was produced following 14 days usage in both wireless and wired modes with an MDR-1000X review unit on loan from Sony. The device was variously paired to a Google Pixel, LG G6, MacBook Pro, and iPad Pro 9.7 during the test period.


Sony MDR-1000X:

Bose QC35:

Sennheiser PXC-550:


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