Sony Announces New Headphones MDR-1000X With Industry-Leading Noise Cancellation Performance
Personalised features never seen before including; Personal NC Optimiser, Quick Attention and Ambient Sound Mode
04thOctober, 2016:Sony launches the MDR-1000X, industry-leading noise cancelling headphones. With flagship noise cancelling performance, this pair of premium headphones offers the most responsive cancellation of ambient sound frequency range on the market.
Extending the range of wireless and noise cancelling headphones already available from Sony, the 1000X is the first to let you own your listening experience by tailoring the noise canceling features to your ears with a ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ function. The 1000X also showcases for the first time ‘Quick Attention’ mode that lets you place the palm of your hand to the outside of the headphone ear cup to have a conversation with someone, without taking the headset off. These unique listening experiences are realized by the newly developed SENSE ENGINETM feature.
These are also the first headphones with the DSEE HX™ built in to upscale compressed music from any source to near High-Resolution Audio sound quality, even in wireless mode.
The best of the best audio technology
The 1000X stands out from the crowd. A number of advancements have been put into these headphones to make them industry-leading, such as the signal processing to pursue the best noise cancelling performance with upgraded filtering process, optimised dual noise sensor technology, and newly developed ear pads.
Personal NC Optimiser
Outstanding performance is guaranteed with the innovative ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ that analyses the shape of your head and how you wear the headphones to ensure you have a tailor made experience every time you listen to your favourite track.
Hi-Resolution Audio is the chosen file format to listen to your music in the way the artist truly intended and the 1000X headphones brings the best sound right to your ears. Sony DSEE HX™ upscaling also means that non-High-Resolution Audio files are as near to this standard as they can possibly be.
The ‘Quick Attention’ mode means that you’ll never miss a word spoken to you when wearing these headphones. It’s instantly activated by simply placing your hand on the side of the headphone housing to allow natural sound to flow straight through it. This means that you don’t have to remove the headphones to hear what’s happening apart from your music. You won’t even have to miss the flight attendants drink order on an airplane.
Ambient Sound Mode
Making the most of noise canceling, the ‘Ambient Sound Mode’ setting changes the sound condition so that you can enjoy listening to music while catching the ambient sound outside. This lets you stay engrossed yet aware, catching every word being said around you.
Sony has removed the need for a wired connection while ensuring the same great sound quality but without the worry of getting tangled up in wires. Bluetooth® technology lets you quickly connect to your phone or music player. Adding to the list of features to make sure you have the highest quality listening experience is LDAC™ and the S-Master HX™.
Smooth listening everywhere
Long days at the office or quiet time at the library are no longer a problem as the 1000X wireless and noise cancelling headphones have a mammoth 20 hour battery life; you can take these headphones with you on a flight to a far flung destination on a single charge.
These headphones have been designed with the style conscious traveller in mind. They are as good to wear as they are to look at. With a swivel and folding structure, the 1000X can be stowed away in your bag in an instant, ready to jet off to your next destination.
Available in black colour, the new 1000X headphones come with their own durable leather case. The new headphones are already available in select Sony centres and major electronic stores across India.
|MDR -1000X||Available||Black||Rs. 30,990|
|Model||MDR-1000X Hi-Res Audio Headphones|
|General Features (Headphones)|
|SENSE ENGINE™||Personal NC Optimiser, Quick Attention, Ambient Sound mode (Normal mode / Voice mode)|
|Headphone Type||Closed, dynamic|
|Driver Unit||40mm, dome type(CCAW Voice Coil)|
|Cable Length||Headphone cable (approx. 1.5m, silver-coated OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)|
|Cable Type||Single-sided (detachable)|
|Plug||Gold-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug|
|Diaphragm||Aluminum-coated Liquid Crystal Polymer|
|Weights (Approx.)||275g without cable|
|General Features (Microphone)|
|Unit / Direction / Frequency||Electret Condenser / All Direction / 100-8,000Hz|
|General Features (Active Headphones)|
|Volume Control||Touch Sensor|
|Batteries||DC3.7V : Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery|
|Battery Charge Time||Approx. 4 Hours|
|Battery Charge Method||USB|
(Continuous Playback Time)
|(Music) Max. 20 hr (NC ON), 22 hr (NC OFF)
(Communication) Max. 24 hr (NC ON), 26 hr (NC OFF)
|Frequency Response||4Hz – 40,000Hz|
|Input(s)||Micro USB, Stereo Mini Jack|
|Bluetooth® / Power Output||Version 4.1 / Bluetooth power class 2|
|Interface||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP|
|Supported Audio Format(s)||SBC, AAC, aptX, LDAC|
|Digital Noise Cancelling||Yes (ON/OFF Switch)|
|Supplied Accessories||Micro-USB cable 0.5m
Headphone cable 1.5m
In-flight plug adaptor
Flat storage case