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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound in small packages

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    TonyMSP
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    Geared for commuters and users in noisy environments. Not for active and gym use. Pros: *Noise canceling in an earbud style *Small and totally wireless *Charging case (both pro and a con, more on this later) *Numerous wing tips and earbuds for better fitment *Good bass Cons: *No volume control on the earbuds *Not secure enough in the ear to go to the gym with it *May not be loud enough for some listeners *Sound sometimes cuts in and out between the buds (more on this below) *Very dependent on the app for its full features I’m an iPhone user and these are my experiences with using the WF-1000X for the past week. I was intrigued at Apple’s own AirPods as I liked the idea of a true wireless headphones. When these Sony earbuds were announced to have a similar charging case like Apple’s AirPods but includes noise canceling like Bose is famous for? Sign me up! Initial impressions: At unboxing and unpacking the contents, the Sony earbuds comes with numerous ear pieces from small to large and foam to rubber pieces. This is fantastic as it allows you to custom fit the earbuds to your ear. A good fit is important for the sound and bass. The charging case came partially charged but it can be easily charged via the supplied micro USB cable in less than a few hours. You don’t charge the earbuds directly but the earbuds can be charged via the carry case. The stylish case appears to be made out of thin metal and can easily slip into a pocket. Setup: After charging the case for 1.5 hours, the earbuds were fully charged and ready to be Bluetooth paired to my iPhone 7. The advertised runtime is around 3 hours and with 9 hours of total power on-the-go with the charging case. Pairing was as easy as a long press on the button and finding the device name on your phone. Just like the Apple AirPods, the Sony earbuds automatically pair with your phone when you pull them out of the charging case. They however, don’t pause automatically when you pull them out of your ear but the earbuds do turn off when placed back in the case to charge. Design: The Sony’s wireless earbuds looks much better than the Apple’s AirPods. The charging case is much bigger than Apples but still slim enough to fit in your pants pocket. The case has a nice matte texture finish to it. The lid hinges open and you are presented to the two earbuds that charges while in the case. I do wish that the case is better balanced as the case topples over with the weight of the lid being open. Small issue but I expected more at this price point. The charging case does have a red LED that shows that you’re charging the case but it doesn’t show how much battery is left within it. The earbuds glow red when they are charging in the case but no external indicator when the lid is closed. The earbuds themselves only have 2 total buttons. The button on the left powers it on, pairs, and controls the different noise canceling programs. The button on the right earbud controls the music, siri, and answers the phone. Big big negative for me is that there isn’t a volume control on the actual earbuds. That is either controlled with your phone or through the app. What were the engineers thinking?!?! Sound performance, Noise Canceling, and app review: The earbuds do pair to your phone automatically when you pull them out of the charging case. I really like this feature. It voices the standard Sony greeting of letting you know that its paired and the current battery level of the earbuds. The earbuds sounds great out of the box with the proper fit. The earbuds sounds even better with Sony’s headphone app. The app lets you change the equalizer and adds back the bass. I’m actually impressed at the bass and doesn’t leave me wanting more. The highs are clear and the vocals sounds nice. Well balanced sound and this is with the use of the app. You don’t need to run the app every time but I do recommend using the app upon the first few uses so you can dial in the equalizer setting you prefer. The Noise canceling feature is what makes this earbud unique. To my knowledge and at the time of this writing, these Sony earbuds are the first to the market with noise canceling earbuds. Out of the box, there are three modes that you can select with the left button on the earbuds. On, ambiance, and off. The first mode is full isolation. It does a fairly good job at noise canceling for such a small earbud. It does a better job at canceling out low frequency noises like subway/train/airplane rumbles than canceling out higher frequencies like microwave beeps, conversations, and unwanted music. Don’t expect these to cancel out rock concerts. It mutes out sounds like you’re wearing a foam noise blocker. The second mode is allowing some ambiance to come through. Default is the ability to hear cars and voices. You can change that in the app to only allow voices come through on the second mode. This mode kinda works with the voices as the idea is that you can still hear important announcements while commuting but your music will easily drown that out. The third option is noise canceling OFF and that mode prolongs your battery life. Noise canceling is great as it allows you to listen to your music at a lower volume. Lower volume reduces ear fatigue. Have you ever used earphones on a plane? You most likely have to crank it up past normal to drown out the engine drone. The app is simple. It shows your current battery state, the noise canceling mode youre on, and the priority you want your headphone to work in. The priority mode is if you want best sound or best connectivity. Obviously I want to have both best sound and best connectivity but im guessing its too much power or processing power to do both in such a small package. Folks that experience connectivity issues will need to change the priority over in the app. This probably addresses most of the negative reviews you have read about these headphones. The app is also important as it gives you more control over the noise canceling. It also has a mode that you can select in the app that will “smartly” change the mode of noise canceling for you based on your activity. If you’re walking, it will change the noise canceling mode to allow cars to come through so you won’t step out in front of one for safety reasons. If you’re sitting still, it will change the mode to let voices come through. And if you’re sitting but traveling, it changes the mode to full noise cancelation. This auto feature relies on your phone’s sensors to detect your type of activity. Video and sound syncing issues: To address the issues of having your sound not syncing with videos you watch, its not the headphone’s issue but your video player issue. The latency you’re experiencing is how your apps decodes sound and video at different rates. That’s why you see a delay in sound in apps like YouTube but not in apps like Vudu. Blame the software maker, not the headphones! Summary: I’m very satisfied at the performance of these noise canceling earbuds. They sound great and have enough bass to keep me bobbing my head. What keeps this from a perfect score is the lack of volume control and that phone calls only comes through in one ear. Phone calls appears to be an afterthought as people will have a hard time hearing and understanding you. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a noise canceling headphone that is truly wireless and not the “over the head” style form factor. Bottom line: A little more cost than Apple AirPods but with Noise Canceling. Well worth the upgrade.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really Comfortable Truly Wireless Earbuds

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    scovartwo
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    These Sony Bluetooth earbuds really surprised me with how well they fit into the ears, and from the looks of these earbuds, I was not expecting them to fit so perfectly in the ears, the design is so simple yet functional. These earbuds are inserted into the ears pointing downwards, and then a simple turn forward locks the earbuds into the ear with surprising stability and comfort. I can wear these Sony earbuds for many hours with little to no ear area discomfort at all. Most other brands of earbuds start to cause ear area discomfort when attempting to wear them for several hours. The micro USB charging cable supplied is a little longer than 20 inches, which is just the right size to make it easy to carry and yet not too short so that it makes charging placement limited, most other earbuds on the market that I have seen come with a 12 or 13 inch charging cable, and that is not quite long enough in my opinion. These Sony earbuds come with many eartip options of various sizes, there are 3 sets of foam ear tips, there is another set of 3 silicone eartips, and then there is another silicone eartip set that is installed on each earbud out of the box. In addition to the earbuds, there are 2 sets of the silicone wings that is what slides behind a part of the ear and holds the earbuds securely in the ear. The Sony app for Android has the most common functionality, the app does have an equalizer with a few presets to choose from, as of now there is no ability to adjust the equalizer manually, but the equalizer presets are sufficient. I am sure Sony will likely add the ability to manually adjust the equalizer settings with a future update of the Sony app. These Sony Earbuds do have the option of using the higher quality AAC audio codec, and the app also allows the user to set the audio to a lower audio quality setting. The lower audio quality setting is supposed to be for enhanced Bluetooth connectivity. If the audio starts skipping when listening to the higher audio quality setting, the app says to switch the audio quality to the lower audio quality setting. These Sony earbuds have great Bluetooth connectivity when connected to my smartphone, but I did experience some audio skipping when paired with my desktop. I finally realized this audio skipping was at least partially caused by the other Bluetooth computer accessories that were also connected to my desktop computer. Too many devices with a Bluetooth signal in a small area can cause Bluetooth connectivity problems. When I experienced the audio skipping, I turned off my Bluetooth mouse and keyboard and then the audio skipping stopped. The button on the right earbud is for the play/pause functionality if it is pressed once, and if it is pressed twice it skips to the next audio track, and then if a phone call is incoming, the right earbud’s button will answer the call with a single press, and then another single press will hang up the phone call. Most earbud brands allow the adding of new or improved functionality when the app is updated, and I hope Sony will improve the functionality of the button on the left earbud, as at the moment the button on the left earbud is designated to toggling between the following settings: Noise cancelling, Ambient room sound, and lastly the Off setting. I have had my Sony earbuds set to the Off setting, and because of this being my chosen option, it would be better if Sony could add the toggling of these three settings to be adjusted by only the Sony app, then the left earbud’s button could be assigned to an audio playback functionality, such as: Previous track functionality. I have two other pairs of Bluetooth earbuds, one is also a pair of truly wireless earbuds, and the other pair of earbuds has a wire connecting the earbuds. This pair of Sony Bluetooth truly wireless earbuds is my favorite, and this is because of the unrivaled ear comfort when wearing the Sony earbuds. I am rating these Sony earbuds at 4.5 out of 5 stars, and I would suggest these Sony earbuds to anyone who wants to have a set of Bluetooth earbuds that sound great, and are guaranteed to fit very comfortably in the ears.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More portable alternative to Bose QuietComfort 35

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    TechnicallyWell
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    Features You can think of these earbuds as Apple AirPods with Active Noise Cancelling technology. While I'm usually not a big fan of earbuds that seal into your ear canal (since it can block the sound of traffic), these Sony earbuds have a setting that allow ambient sound to come in. In fact, there are 3 settings: - Block all outside sounds (ideal for airplanes and travel) - Block all sound except voice (ideal for waiting on an announcement) - Allow ambient sounds (ideal for walking outside) So you can set these earbuds to actively block all outside sounds (similar to the Bose QuietComfort 35) or you can set them to be more open like the Apple AirPods. The earbuds automatically turn on when you remove them from the charging case, then turn off when your place them back into the charging case. Each earbud has one button. When listening to music, press the button on the right earbud to play and pause or answer an incoming phone call. Double-tapping the button will skip forward a track, while triple tapping the button will rewind the current track. Unfortunately, it is not possible to adjust the volume directly with the earbuds. The manual suggests using your phone's volume controls instead. The XF-1000X earbuds are not geared towards working out and feature no water resistance rating. Design Unlike the AirPods that "hang down" from your ear, the Sony XF-1000X stick out from my ear a little more than I was expecting. To put them in, you point them down, press them into your ear, then twist them up so the translucent end points towards the front of your face. This allows the wing tip to tuck behind your ear fold and secure them in place. While I like the overall design of the earbuds, I did notice that both the left and right earbuds will occasionally blink a blue LED at different times. This doesn't really bother me, but I imagine it must look silly to someone sitting in front of me. Sound Quality Sound quality on the Sony XF-1000X is excellent. I would probably rate it a little higher than the PowerBeats2, but not quite as good as the Bose QuietComfort 35. Bass is good and mids and highs come through clear. If you want more bass, you can use the Sony Connect app to increase it as well as choose from several other EQ presets. The noise cancellation feature is effective, but not quite as effective as the Bose QuietComfort 35. It will significantly dampen the hum of an airplane or a fan near your head, but you still know it is there. Still, the noise cancellation feature allows you to keep the volume at a lower, more comfortable level when in a noisy environment, so you don't need to crank up the music to drown out the noises around. Battery Life The Sony XF-1000X earbuds last about 3 hours per charge. The charging case also has a built-in battery and provides about 2 additional charges, giving you up to 9 hours of total listening time, just enough to get you through the work day. If you're in a hurry, a 15 minute charge will get you 75 minutes of listening time. The charging case uses a standard Micro USB port to recharge. While a Micro USB cable is included in the package, an AC wall outlet adapter is not. However, you can use a computer USB port or your phone's USB charger to recharge the case. Make sure you do not misplace the charging case as it is not possible to charge the earbuds without it. Summary Overall, the Sony XF-1000X are a more portable and less expensive alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35s. While not quite as effective in active noise cancellation technology, the XF-1000X are a lot smaller and can easily fit in your pocket. The XF-1000X also give you the option of allowing in more ambient sounds so you can still be aware of what is going on around you. The charging case gives you up to 9 hours of total play time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

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    PeboQuattro
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    The Sony WF-1000X are a very versatile set of headphones. They are perfect for a multitude of tasks from enjoying music while exercising to listening to an audiobook/podcast while mowing the lawn. Sony was able to accomplish this by offering a comfortable, lightweight set of true wireless (no connecting wire!) headphones that not only are comfortable, but stay in place. Sony provides 2 sets of supporters and 7 different sets of tips, 4 sets of silicone rubber and 3 sets of triple comfort (foam). I was surprised by how comfortable the foam tips were, though I found myself preferring the silicone ones just due to the slight edge they had on staying in place. Besides providing a perfect fit, these headphones even sound great. Out of the box, the headphones provided great range and rich sound. Being they are truly wireless, the lack of a cable between the earbuds means you don’t have to worry about that annoying feedback that can transmit by moving the connecting wire (microphonics). In addition, these headphones provide optional noise cancelation features that can be customized to fit your activities. I found that while working in the yard I preferred the ‘Noise Cancelling’ option, however ‘Ambient Sound - Voice Mode’ was my go to mode a majority of the time. I enjoyed how it helps block out most noises while still allowing you to hear someone who may be talking to to you. Periodically, you hear the headphones adjust to the changing ambient noise, but it never became a nuisance for me. Also, the noise cancelation can be turned off. The headphones offer basic controls, one headphone changes the noise cancelation mode while the other functions as play/pause or answering phone calls. It would of been nice to have some way to control the volume on the headphones, but I imagine Sony opted to limit the controls in an effort to reduce complexity. Of course, you can control the volume on your phone as well as through the Sony Connect app. The app also provides further control and customization of the noise cancelation modes, equalizer, as well as an Adaptive Sound Control via “Smart Listening”. In my experience, Smart Listening wasn’t able to detect my activities automatically but it isn’t a feature I necessarily would use as I found it very convenient to cycle through the modes by using the button on the left earbud. Battery life is fair, I averaged close to the advertised three hours depending on my activity. Three hours may be plenty considering the headphones come with a charging case, making it easy to top them off in between listening. The case also provides rapid charging, topping off the headphones for 75 minutes of activity after just 15 minutes of charging inside the case. When combined with the charging case you effectively get about 9 hours of use (2 headphone recharges) before you need to find an outlet to charge. One drawback is these can not be used independently. In order to operate (pair), the left earbud must be on. I would of liked to be able to use one while charging the other, but the bluetooth implementation by Sony prevents this. Hardly a deal breaker, but having slightly better battery life and independent operation would of made these practically perfect. The Sony WF-1000X are a great set of wireless headphones that come very close to perfection. If you like the idea of truly wireless In-ear headphones that will be comfortable and discrete I highly recommend you consider these.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Ear Bud headset. Amazing Sound !!!

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    Selva
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    I have SONY-MDR 1000X and it is one of the best noise cancelling headphone with wired / wireless option. I was looking for a Ear-bud type noise cancelling wireless headset and got SONY WF-1000X. Setup is very quick and easy. I was able to connect my iPhone 7 plus and S7 Edge phones without any issues using Bluetooth setup. SONY implemented lot of features from MDR 1000X into this nugget size headset. It came with two buds for left and right ear along with charging case. Ear buds sits perfectly in ear. Each bud has one button. The left ear takes of power, pairing and noise cancellation. The right ear controls music playback, call start/stop and your phone's smart assistant like Siri / Google assistant. There is no control to increase / decrease volume which can be done in phone. The case is a small metal box and it is very sturdy. The bottom of the case has NFC chip for quick Bluetooth pairing with android devices. When you remove the buds from the case, it will automatically pair with last device. Each bud holds three hours of charge and case holds six hours of charge giving you a total of 9 hours listening. The case itself charged by USB - C. The headphone connect app allows to prioritize sound quality or connection stability. It is very useful in network congested areas especially in office. It will address most of the connectivity issues. As for the noise cancelling, you can shut everything out, or allow little ambient noise, or just voices. Adaptive sound control feature adjusts the intensity of noise cancellation based on staying, walking, running and transport. The app will provide EQ adjustment feature. Adaptive sound control really works and it will take around 30 seconds to calculate. Hands-free calling works really well and sound clarity is outstanding. The noise cancellation is very effective. I tried in a noisy environment, i could barely hear the external noise. Audio performance is outstanding. SONY always a leader in clarity and detail and SONY WF-1000X is no exception on this. I listened songs more than 3 hours and this is going to be my go-to headset going forward due to size and clarity. I strongly believe SONY took steps to get first place in Ear-Buds Noise Cancelling Headphones market. With SONY WF-1000X, they will achieve the same.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye Wires and Background Noise

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    Design: The Sony 1000X headphones have introduced me to the innovation of completely wireless headphones, and I am not sure that I will ever be able to go back to wired. The convenience and comfort alone are enough reason for me to recommend these but there is much more to like about these headphones, which I will get to later. As mentioned, the headphones fit securely and comfortably. I can wear them for an extended period of time without them hurting my ears, and they fit securely so I have no worries about them falling out, even when moving around. I only have one small complaint about the design. The blue light that flashes on the left when the headphones are on seems unnecessary and draws attention. Other than that, I think these are well-designed headphones that look and feel great. Performance: With impressive noise cancellation, powerful bass, and exceptional clarity, the Sony 1000X wireless headphones have exceeded my expectations. The fact that these are completely wireless does not compromise performance in any way. The connection is stable with no sound drop-offs, the bass is just as powerful as many wired headphones, and the sound is crisp. On top of that, these headphones have truly impressive noise cancellation. If you are wanting to block out background noise, these will allow that. You can expect great audio quality with these Sony headphones, and the battery will last quite a while. Not to worry, if the battery does run out when you are on the go, the carrying case can recharge them. The secure fit and comfort that I talked about previously perfectly complement the phenomenal performance. Features: As mentioned, these Sony 1000X headphones have noise cancellation technology that works very well, but it is no ordinary technology. These headphones can automatically change the ambient sound settings based on what you are doing (walking, sitting/waiting, or traveling). The automatic detection is accurate, and I have noticed the practicality of these settings. For example, if I am walking around, especially outside on a sidewalk or street, I want to be able to hear my surroundings, and these not only allow me to do that but also adjust the sound settings automatically. If desired, the sound settings can be customized in the mobile app. Verdict: Designed for convenience and comfort, the Sony 1000X headphones are a pleasure to wear. Sony has done a fantastic job incorporating design with performance and features. These headphones are truly an all in one package, and I am impressed that there are no compromises made to features or performance because they are completely wireless, which was an initial worry that I had. That worry quickly went away when I tried these out for the first time. I can confidently say that you will not be disappointed if you choose to purchase the Sony 1000X headphones.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Some things are just done right

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    I can remember hearing the term wireless earbuds and thinking, “they still have a wire”. Well, a few companies have introduced true wire free earbuds, much to the delight of the user. Sony’s take, the WF-1000X, is not only solid, but versatile and elegant, making it a joy to use. The WF-1000X set comes beautifully packaged – tight, pristine, and well equipped. Sony sells its products as premium, and when opening these buds, you definitely feel that vibe. Included with the standard fare (buds, charging cable, case) are 6 additional pairs (yes 12) of silicone earbud covers in variable sizes. There are also 2 additional pairs of fit supports. Sony really worked to guarantee a good fit for just about anyone. The case doubles as a charging unit and base for the buds. When the buds are placed (snapped) in the case, they immediately shut off and begin replenishing the battery. I really like the way the buds snap in. It serves as an indicator that they are properly placed and makes you feel secure. The WF-1000X is very well built. The earbuds look and feel top notch. They are elegant and sturdy. The case design was very well thought out, with subtleties that give a feeling of excellence. Good job on the overall package and presentation. Once charged, I whipped out the picture driven quick start guide and powered the buds up. The pairing process was very quick and painless: place in pairing mode, pair, unsnap the other earbud, and voila, both are paired and operational. I had absolutely no issues during the pairing process, and that is a rarity, even among some of the best products on the market. I took a little different approach and decided to place a call as my initial listening experience. The first thing I noticed: crystal clear call quality. One of the best sounding Bluetooth earbuds with respect to call quality. I did have a couple of complaints about wind noise when driving with the windows down, but the active noise cancellation can be adjusted to account for some of this. Other than that occasion, people on the other end of the conversation felt my volume and clarity were good. Next, I fired up some music, expecting this to be the area where the lack of wire looms large. The WF-1000X didn’t disappoint. Music volume and clarity were great – this without any adjustments using the app to adjust settings. These really surprised me. I won’t say they gave me the absolute best sound quality on the market, but the overall package gives them an absolute edge in usability. The WF-1000X does all the things other buds do, like give battery level warnings and indications, power and connectivity messages, etc. It can be a tad bit loud when you get a phone call – definitely won’t miss the phone ringing. About the fit… I felt the WF-1000X was comfortable and snug. Actually, there were times the fit was good enough to give me that closed ear feeling. I would occasionally keep one bud in my ear for phone calls and voice commands, and found this was a clear advantage of the flexibility offered. When battery depletes, I could swap the buds out, and the former could charge in the case. The only thing some will take exception to with regards to wearing the buds is that they may seem a bit bulky compared to other offerings (one, in particular, comes to mind). I didn’t feel that was an issue, but when comparisons are brought to the table, it’s noticeable. I don’t really think it affected my use, or came into play once I got going. The earbuds were very comfortable and attractive in my opinion. Overall, the WF-1000X is an excellent product for someone looking for a flexible, fully wireless earbud solution. Sony has brought their best to the table with this effort, and it should be appreciated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than Expect

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    Let me start off by saying that I am impressed with the quality of sound (for how small they are) and performance (for how poorly some of the reviews have been). Prior to purchasing I had read quite a bit of reviews on these ear buds and many were less than stellar with complaints about connection issues and delayed sound when watching videos. As I am writing this review, I am watching an action movie on my iphone 6 with the earbuds in and no issues w/connections or delay. I walked around this morning on a call, spent about an hour last night walking around the streets of San Francisco and also stopped at the local Safeway and noticed no issues or degradation in quality. About a week ago, I had purchased the Bose SoundSport Free to try and gain perspective before I picked up these wireless/wire-free earbuds. They [Bose] looked bulky and slightly awkward, but worked great and they sounded phenomenal; however, they are a bit bigger and heavier on the outside tip and DO NOT sit in the ear as snug as these [Sony]. Needless to say, I am returning the Bose and keeping these Sony WF 1000x, regardless of better sounding earbuds by Bose (approx. 20-30% better) and better battery life/usage. Don't get me wrong, these Sony earbuds sound really good for what they are and how much they cost. As a matter of fact, they are my third best sounding earphones/earbuds (after I return the Bose) w/second being my Beats Solo headphones. My best pair of earphones/headphones, costing me nearly $1000 (5yrs old), are custom molded Ultimate Ears Pro series that are typically seen in musicians' ears, on stage, or sound studio .... so yeah, they are pretty freakin' good. In any case, hopefully this offered you some perspective.* I definitely recommend these for casual listening of music, conference calls, workouts, and traveling (if you can deal with taking a break and quickly recharging on long flights). *See photo illustrating the size of the Sony WF1000x ($200), Bose SoundSport Free ($250) , and my Ultimate Ears Pro 11 ($1150) -AND- a quarter ($0.25).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony's answer to the Apple Airpods but better

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    There is a lot to like about these Bluetooth/NFC enabled earbuds. First and foremost they are individual noise-canceling buds with no wires at all. In the package are several different rubber ear pieces to customize the fit of the buds to your ears. The charging base also doubles as a convenient carrier. Also included is a micro USB cable to charge your earbuds but not included is any type of charger so you must plug into your own charger or USB port on a laptop or desktop. Instructions are graphic and are okay. I'd prefer to see a little more in depth explanation of the functions but there is enough there to get you going. To get the most out of these you must use the Sony Headphones Connect App for Android or Apple smartphones. The app allows you to set the ambient sound control based on your environment. You can chose from noise cancelling, ambient sound - voice mode, or ambient sound - normal mode. You can also toggle these modes by pressing the button on the bottom of the left earpiece. There is a microphone on the left earpiece and you can answer or cancel calls by pressing the button on the bottom of the right earpiece. The button on the right earpiece also serves as a play/pause and next song by a single press. Double press and you get next song, triple press is rewind/previous song. There is no volume control on the earpieces. I found the sound quality extremely good. Noise canceling works extremely well with each of the three modes. I use them in the office and I can usually hear someone when they start talking to me but the buds cancel a lot of the other ambient noises. I found the volume for these are somewhat limited. I had to push volume to MAX on the smartphone to get an exceptable volume level. Even using the app didn't provide any additional volume however it did provide simple equalizer settings. All in all they do a great job for what they are. I would have liked to see volume control on the earpiece. Occasionally the right earpiece would drop out but that may be from operator error.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Design, Good Bass

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    ChrisS
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    These headphones are designed well and provide good sound quality. There are several things that go into creating a good pair of bluetooth headphones. These headphones rank well in all categories, as detailed below: Fit. The headphones are light and small enough to sit in your ear without discomfort and without falling out. When fitted, I cannot dislodge them by shaking my head. Also, there are 3 or 4 other size earbuds that are sure to fit any ear size. After wearing for an hour I did not have any discomfort. Sound. The sound quality on these headphones is much better than average. They have large sound drivers that create sound with good bass. While many headphones this size create tinny noise, these headphones do not. Furthermore, with the Sony mobile app, you can change the equalizer to have better bass or treble. I tried the deep bass setting and the bass was deeper but the overall volume dropped significantly so I went back to no equalizer setting. Design and Quality. Overall the design of these headphones are nice. The buds are small, the fit is good, and just the overall quality feels high. You can tell that these are not cheaply made and that a lot of thought has gone into building them. The fact that there is no wire connecting the two buds (like many wireless headphones) is also a nice design feature. Convenience, Ease of Use. These headphones are easy to use. The portable case works great for both storing and charging the headphones. The case also carries an extra charge so you can charge the headphones without being near a power source. The Bluetooth connections worked quickly and connected to several devices the first time. Noise Cancelation. I have never used noise cancelation headphones before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't have a chance to try them on a plane or other location with steady background noise, but I did turn the noise canceling on and off several times while on a long walk with background traffic noise. I couldn't tell the difference between when it was on and off.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Truly wirless, truly great performance!

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    Steve
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    These Sony WF 1000X headphones are advertised as truly wireless headphones, and they really are! Two very small earbuds that give great stereo sounds without ANY wires connecting them. Truly amazing technology in my opinion. I am used to wearing a Bluetooth earbud for phone calls, so it wasn’t a big change for me to try these Sony’s out. The fit was great for me on the first try, but they do come with different size tips. They stayed in my ears well, but I didn’t exactly try any vigorous exercise. :) They are comfortable, and I had no fatigue after a few hours of listening to music and watching TV on my iPhone. The sound was great – I don’t like super heavy bass, and these have a beautiful full sound no matter what style of music I tried. The coolest feature is the noise cancellation. I have over-the-ear headphones from Sony that have truly awesome noise cancellation, and I was skeptical that these tiny earbuds could do as well. They might not be quite as good, but they are really close. Very impressive performance for such a tiny set of headphones. I can heartily recommend these headphones for anyone looking for great sounding noise canceling headphones without the bulk of over-the-ears and without the hassle of wires!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Noise Cancelling!

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    Samrio
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    These are easily the best headphones I’ve ever had! The noise cancelling is pretty great. They don’t have the odd look of the Apple AirPods, and they sound absolutely amazing! The complimentary free app unlocks some of the ambient features and allows you to adjust the equalizer settings. The battery case isn’t really that bad. I found that it fit easily in my pocket or backpack. I was able to get about 4.5 hours of music playback (nonstop) with a mid level volume. The case doubles as the charger and backup battery for easy charging on the go. I’m pretty impressed with these. If you’re looking for a great wireless pair of headphones, with noise cancelling (that works), and clear calls, this is an easy purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Solid Performance by Sony!

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    TagMstr
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    I have usually been using wired headphones for the sake of simplicity. But I have caved in and decided to give the Sony WF-1000X a try. I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 and it did take me a few tries to get this to proper sync to my device, but after that, I did not have any further issues. The carrying case / charger is very slick and convenient. I had to use the smaller ear pieces and the ear buds sit very comfortably and securely in my ears. The hands-free calling works great and the sound is on par with the wired ones I use to wear. Overall the ear buds’ delivery a great performance, I didn’t really have a need for the noise cancellation but occasionally, I do turn it on and it does exactly what it should do. You won’t be disappointed if you choose these for your next wireless ear buds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great noise cancelling wireless earbuds!

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    jhancock
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    The Sony WF-1000X Noise Canceling Earphones come attractively and protectively packaged. The big plus for these are really great noise cancelation, a first I believe for true cordless earbud style earphones. They look nice (I like their style) when worn compared to many other earbuds that look out of place on the human head. They weigh almost nothing and due to a myriad of configurations are able to be fitted comfortably to almost any ear. The battery case which provides enough juice, for the earbuds to get about nine hours of use, is rugged enough to carry in your pocket. A full charge of the case through the USB-C port requires about 1.5 hours. I would like more than three hours per charge for the earbuds though. Sound quality is great - I like the nice heavy bass and crisp highs. They are not waterproof. The case can be carried in my pocket easily and, in addition to recharging, protects the earbuds from damage. They work in conjunction with the Sony connect app on iOS or Android devices. They are currently available in black or gold finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Typical Battery life for truly wireless earbuds

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    MAGA907
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    Reading other reviews regarding battery life. Truly wireless earbuds do not have great battery life. Typically 3-4 hours. If you want battery life , get a Bluetooth model with neckband or wire. I have tried almost every model/brand of wireless earbuds. NONE are the complete package. Noise canceling is ok. Definitely not up to par vs over the ear models. Once you find the correct fitting ear tips. Sound isolating +noise canceling work pretty good. Music definitely sounds responsive while wearing.....even while mowing the lawn. I work in data centers with noise fan driven noise. Making phone calls is important to me. These DO NOT have a good mic with noise canceling. If your wanting a good mic, Jabra 65Es are the best for calls. However they suck for pretty much everything else IE noise canceling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony did it again

    Posted
    Docrob68
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    Hello all, I just got my Sony Bluetooth headset today and even though I only have them for just a few hours. I have to say that I'm very impressed at the sound quality. Yes they are not that loud and when you first put them on, you will right away think this is not going to work lol. But when you listen to the sound signature it's very well balanced and you almost forget they the valume is not that loud. You can also turn off the EQ and it gives you a louder sound. With the app you can control what you hear. With that said, some of you still won't be happy and that's ok but for me. And God knows that I love my music loud lol but I have to say that I'm very happy with my purchase. Oh yeah and the Bluetooth connection is very solid. Well I hope that will help you in deciding in your purchase of Bluetooth earbuds

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in-ear Headphones so far!

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    Jvino
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    Needed some headphones for work. I am in cubicle land and it gets noisy at times making it hard to concentrate. These in ear headphones are the perfect ticket, fit great, comfortable, quick to sync up to my Iphone7, and they automatically turn on and sync up when you pull them out of the storage case. Super good sound, easy to use, couldn’t ask for anything better. As for reviews that complain about drop off of the right bud, I have had that happen briefly, quickly reconnects in a seond, no big deal so far, the overall quality and sound more than make up for any small things.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for running

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    Jinge
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    I have tried 4 'true wireless' headphone so far Bose: Tried my friends', too bulky. I said to myself I don't want to carry these during working out at the first sight. Jabra: I use apple watch to listen to music while running. But the signal keep dropping with Jabra elite. Retuned it (I wear apple watch on left hand, and the right headphone unit works as the 'major unit' for Jabra elite. I guess it's the reason) Apple earpods: Perfect choice for a IOS user. But it can't stay steady when work out, and the sound quality is not so impressive. Sony WF1000X: Perfect choice for working out. Much better sound than earpods and stay solid. It seems have lag when watch video, which does not me at all. I use airpod for video. LOL...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Totally Wireless Headphones I have used.

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    buckbabes
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    I have been using these for a while, primarily listening to Pop, Hip Hop and acoustic covers. In every genre the sound is perfect. They can get pretty loud without distortion and provide the right amount of Bass. Also the noise Cancelling works great. The fit is great, they are very light, snug, balanced and overall comfortable. The Bluetooth connected instantly and the signal is good for up to about 30 ft. The only cons I have found is that the Sony headphones app sucks, they can only connect to one device at a time and phone calls only broadcast to the left headphone. With all that being said, these are still by far the best totally wireless, noise canceling headphones I have used so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better then the Apple Airpods

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    Closingracer
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    I have tried quite a few of these true wireless earbuds from a few different companies but these are one of my favorites. You can connect them with either Bluetooth or NFC ( by using the included charging case). They last about 2.5 half hours of real time usage (states officially 3) and the charging case is supposed to hold 2 more charges. You also get an app to control the amount of noise cancelation you want and an eq as well. I haven't noticed any skips in playback unless you have them in your hands in a fist. Sound quality wise if you want true wireless earbuds or just hate cords these are one of the best you can get in the $200 to $300 price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend