Sony Announces New Headphones MDR-1000X With Industry-Leading Noise Cancellation Performance | Digital Conqueror

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.  

Quick Attention

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.



Product Availability Colour MRP
MDR -1000X Available Black Rs. 30,990




Specifications Sheet


Model MDR-1000X Hi-Res Audio Headphones
Hi-Res Audio




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General Features (Headphones)
SENSE ENGINE™ Personal NC Optimiser, Quick Attention, Ambient Sound mode (Normal mode / Voice mode)
S-Master™ Yes
Headphone Type Closed, dynamic
Driver Unit 40mm, dome type(CCAW Voice Coil)
Magnet Neodymium
Wearing Style Circum-aural
Frequency Response 4Hz-40,000Hz
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
Battery Life
(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
Passive Operation Yes


Bluetooth® / Power Output Version 4.1 / Bluetooth power class 2
Interface A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Supported Audio Format(s) SBC, AAC, aptX, LDAC
Noise Cancelling
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

Akshay Bhosale

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