[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.
|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 Canceling||Yes (ON/OFF Switch)|
|Supplied Accessories||Micro-USB cable 0.5m
Headphone cable 1.5m
In-flight plug adaptor
Flat storage case