Product Launches Technology & Gadgets

Sony Sound Stage 2016

[Tech & Gadgets]


Headed over to Metal Bees in Kota Damansara on 6 October 2017 for the launch of Sony’s latest wireless noise cancelling headphones – the MDR-1000X. This new offering extends Sony’s range of wireless and noise cancelling headphones, and is the first that allows you to tailor the noise cancelling features with a ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ function.

The 1000X includes for the first time the ‘Quick Attention’ mode that lets you place the palm of your hand to the outside of the headphone ear cup to temporarily turn off the noise cancelling feature, allowing you to hear what’s going on without taking the headset off, thanks to 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. 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.

The ‘Personal NC Optimiser’ 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. The Sony DSEE HX™ audio upscaling adjusts non High-Resolution Audio files as near to the Hi-Resolution Audio standard as possible. The LDAC™ and the S-Master HX™ provides the highest quality listening experience.

The ‘Ambient Sound Mode’ setting changes the sound condition so that you can enjoy listening to music while catching the ambient sound outside. These wireless headphones provide the same great sound quality as wired headphones but without the inconvenience of wires while the Bluetooth® technology allows you to quickly connect to your phone or music player. 

The headphones come with a 20 hour battery life; enough to last you on a really long haul flight on a single charge. These headphones have been designed with the style conscious traveller in mind, and comes with a swivel and folding structure, to be easily stowed away in your bag in an instant.

The new 1000X headphones come with their own durable leather case, and are available in two colours – black or gray beige. They are currently available in Malaysia with the recommended retail price of RM1,699.00.




Specifications Sheet

Model MDR-1000X Hi-Res Audio Headphones
Hi-Res Audio  
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 Canceling Yes (ON/OFF Switch)
Supplied Accessories Micro-USB cable 0.5m

Headphone cable 1.5m

In-flight plug adaptor

Flat storage case


0 comments on “Sony Sound Stage 2016

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: