The Sony WI-1000X is a $449 wireless headphone that is predominantly targeted to those that are often on the go due to its noise cancelling feature. Like most wireless earphones/headphones, the WI-1000X uses Bluetooth for its widespread availability in most smartphones. But how does it perform when used in the hectic schedules of Singaporeans? Read on to find out.
|It can look pretty inconspicuous|
Furthermore, the cables extend long enough to the ear of the user, removing the tug (or tension) that many earphones cause during exaggerated head movements. However, due to the band loosely resting on your collar bone, it is not recommended to be used when exercising as it can fall off easily.
There are also buttons used to control the audio experience, from music controls to toggling of the Adaptive Sound Control modes. This beat needing to take your phone out from your pocket in a crowded bus or train. Its battery is also able to last for a couple of days of usage, and even longer if you just use it for travel!
Headphone Connect App
|Optimize Noise Cancelling based on atmospheric pressure that are great on planes|
On a bus with a buffoon blasting his/her music?
On a plane with screaming children?
Digital Noise Cancelling mode automatically kicks in when you are on a public transport. There is now no need to blast your music just to drown external noises.
Taking a jog, while crossing the road?
Need to keep an ear out for your colleague during work?
Ambient Sound mode got you covered.
Although the Adaptive Sound Control does as advertised, there is one downside to using it. While the modes are switching around, there is a “beep” that cuts off your songs which can break the experience. Hopefully in future iterations, the switching of Adaptive Sound Control modes becomes seamless.
|Built-in Surround Sound Virtualizer|
|Innovation||+ Customizable Adaptive Sound Control that adapts to your surrounding||7/10|
|Design||+ Mix of soft and hard leather skin makes it very comfortable
+ Neckband design is a lot easier to manage than a typical headphone
+ Crevices for cable management
– Not recommended for use during exercise
|Value||+ Comes with a full set of accessories, even an airplane plug adapter
– $449 is quite pricey, but is expected for a noise cancelling earphone/headphone
|Performance||+ Great Bluetooth range
+ Capable of surviving a couple of days of travel
+ Companion app that is actually useful
+ Improved experience with lossy audio files
+ Hi-Res songs sound clear
+ Larger than typical sound stage
+ Bass feels natural and punchy
= Highs might be overwhelming to some