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Sony WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review

Here’s my Sony WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review, its a damn good gadget and worth every penny you for it.


Headphone Type Closed Dynamic
Driver Unit 6mm (Dome Type)
Frequency Response 20 Hz–20,000 Hz (44.1 kHz Sampling)
Battery Charge Time Approx. 1.5 hrs
Battery Life Max. 3 hrs (NC ON/OFF)
Bluetooth Version 4.1
Effective Range Line of sight approx. 10 m (30 ft)
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz band
Weight Approx. 70 g

Sony WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review – Design

I’m definitely impressed with the overall design for the WF-1000x. It doesn’t hurt your ear for long periods of time unlike headphones. Sony definitely made an effort to improve the existing designs for those bluetooth / wireless earphones and made them a thousand times better.

Volume controls are neatly tucked so its easy to adjust the volumes when you use the product. The same goes for the power buttons. No need to fumble around looking for the controls because its designed to be attuned to your motor skills i.e. left hand has left-ish controls and the same goes for the right.

For me, the charging dock also looks cool; slick even. The Sony label is also low-key set up so as to make it go “stealth”.

Here’s what it looks like when charging the headphones.

The dock’s USB slot is convenient too.

Here’s what you get when you pop open the box…

Sony WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review – Features

Noise cancellation is the main feature of the WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear headphones from Sony. The technology is common as heck but with Sony’s stamp of approval, its gotten a major facelift. Using the Sony Headset app (available for both iOS and Google Play)

There are three basic settings that you can use in line with the app with the most important being the noise cancelling function. The app on your smartphone also serves as a place to configure settings.

Ambient Sound – Normal Mode is the standard setting where you can hear everything around you. There’s also Ambient Sound – Voice Mode which cancels every other sound in your surroundings except for voices; pretty convenient when you want to still listen to music AND still be in on the conversation. Lastly there’s Full Noise Canceling which blocks out everything around you.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review – Battery Life

This is really short but I wanted to comment on the battery life of the WF-1000X wireless headphones. I found the product to have a shorter battery life compared to other products I’ve used or tested in the past.

A full charge will get you around 4 hours maximum and that’s when you use it continually like on long road trips or flights.

When you play your favorite tunes with the noise cancelation function turned on, expect the battery life for the headphones to drastically drop. So from 3 to 4 hours of use, you only get to use the headphones for roughly two hours.

Sony WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear Headphones Review – Verdict


I love the look and the feel of the WF-1000X Wireless In-Ear headphones and the way its packaged. The app and the way it works together with the actual product is also great and very convenient. The only thing that really gets me with this is the weak battery life.

So I’ll leave it up to you whether you’re going for really GREAT sound at the cost of shorter battery life or just “OK” audio with long battery life. If the former is for you then I recommend these headphones for you.

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