It’s rare to see a company make an almost perfect product. It’s even rarer to see one improve an almost perfect product. Sony’s new WH-1000XM2 wireless active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones are among the best noise-cancelling headphones out there.
With cutting-edge smart noise cancellation that adapts to your personal preference and activity, Sony’s 1000XM2 Over-Ear Headphones let you immerse yourself in your music, in luxurious comfort. High Resolution Audio support ensures music is as the original artist intended, while Bluetooth and NFC gives you the liberating freedom of a wireless connection. Sony’s Sense Engine gives you the power to tune in and out of your music with just a tap of the ear-cup.
Sony’s stunning noise cancellation lets you fully immerse yourself in your music, without the distraction of external ambient noise. It adapts to your own personal preference and responds to what you’re doing. Smart Listening with Adaptive Sound Control detects your activity such as travelling, walking or waiting, and adjusts ambient sound settings accordingly (Sony Headphones Connect App download required). Personal characteristics like head size, glasses and hair are analysed for optimal sound delivery. It even counteracts atmospheric pressure at high altitude for the best sound on a long flight.
One of the greatest features of the WH-1000XM2 is the gesture control pad located on the right ear cup. Change the track, turn the volume up or down and take or make calls by tapping or swiping the panel with your fingertip. To receive calls double tap on the ear cup.
Enhanced to be capable of up to 30 hours of battery life or up to 40 hours of battery life with noise cancelling via wired audio connection, the 1000XM2 can be used on the longest of international flights or just the morning commute to work. And when a recharge is needed in a hurry, the Quick Charge function can add up to 70 mins of battery life in just 10 minutes.
Overall, the design is clean and timeless. Sony’s WH-1000XM2 wireless ANC headphones are nothing short of exceptional. Looking at the total package one could seriously argue that Sony’s WH-1000XM2 headphones have finally dethroned Bose’s QC35 as today’s top ANC headphone solution. For $350 these headphones come highly recommended. You can purchase them here on Amazon.