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Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset Review

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Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

The Sony WF-1000X is a pair of wireless earbuds that allows you to listen to music wire-free and no unwanted background sound.

It also has a Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control. It automatically detects your activity such as traveling, walking, and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings to you. You can customize them to your preferences with the Sony I Headphones Connect APP. Sounds cool right? Read more.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

What’s inside the package:

  • Sony WF-1000X Wireless Earbuds
  • Portable charging case
  • charging cable
  • extra silicon caps
  • warranty card and manual

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE / DESIGN

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

The two earbuds comes in minimalist black/grayish design. It has a red accent for the Right earbud and gray for the Left earbud.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

Both earbuds has a small button on the bottom part for controls like; play/pause music, answer call, power ON/OFF, and listen to ambient sound for a while.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

Built to stay put and keep playing. An ergonomic ear hook keeps your headphones in place, and the internal antenna and fitting supporter keep the signal strong for constant streaming.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

The charging case has a very slim and well-built construction. It can easily fit on your pocket or wallet without leaving a bulk.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

At the back of the case, you can see the micro-USB port and a light indicator when charging.

EASE OF USE

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

The charging case has L and R indicators so you can place the earbuds on the right dock. The earbuds are very easy to place inside and also when pulling them out of the case.

When inside the charging case, the red light indicates that the earbuds are charging, when they turns to blue, it means that they are already fully charged.

Just in case, it’s your first time to use wireless earbuds, Sony has provided an easy to understand manual for you.

CONNECTIVITY

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

The Sony WF-1000X supports not only Bluetooth connectivity but also NFC. Using the Bluetooth on pairing mode requires some steps to follow carefully, but since it has a NFC support, all you have to do is to turn ON your NFC and Bluetooth then tap your phone into the case and that’s it, your smartphone is now connected to the earbuds.

It also became smarter with Google Assistant support that allows you to talk directly to your phone with the built-in microphone of the WF-1000X.

SOUND QUALITY

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

These earbuds are able to provide rich quality sound to your ears; the voices are clear and there are no unwanted noise even the music is on pause. Although we feel that the bass is a little low; it’s there but not that strong. The call quality is also good.

With the built-in Sense Engine, you don’t have to worry about what’s happening around you because the earbuds are the one listening for you and they automatically adjust the volume based on the scene.

BATTERY LIFE

Sony WF-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headset

Using both earbuds on their maximum volume will give you around 2 hours and 30 minutes off music play-time.

Placing them back on the charging case, it will take around 1 hour and 10 minutes before they will be fully charged.

If you are planning to bring these earbuds on your trip, you can use them up to four times, that is around 9-10 hours of usage, before the charging case run out of battery juice.

If you have an extra powerbank, you can also charge the case and it will take around 3 hours before it will fully charge (5V/1A).

VERDICT

The Sony WF-1000X is not only a simple wireless earbuds, it has a lot of new features that will sure make your listening experience more awesome. It has features like the NFC support for faster pairing, Digital Noise Cancelation that lets you listen without distractions, minimalist design, Smart Listening by Adaptive Sound Control that automatically adjusts ambient sound to your activity, and Ambient Sound mode that lets you hear essential sounds. All of these features are what you can get on its price of Php9,999. Although it might be too expensive compared to other wireless earbuds, the quality, the features, and the over-all design can speak for their selves and they really justify the price.

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