Sony WI-1000XM2 Neck-Mounted Headphones Review: Active Noise Reduction Makes Enthusiasts “Love Your Ears”

When headphone enthusiasts buy a device, a headset must have a skill if it wants to get into its “french ear”, and whether a headset can recognize and reduce noise and output high-quality audio will determine its market positioning and popularity.

At present, the headphones with noise-cancelling function occupy a major position in the market, and the impact of the real reputation of the headset, can reflect the true strength of a headset, lies in its ability to actively reduce noise. Today we’re introducing the WI-1000XM2, the latest product developed by Sony, which is dedicated to providing fever-quality sound.

Minimalist business style design appearance simple low-key not luxurious

The product inherits the previous WI-1000X ‘flagship style” and follows the business minimalist winds. The overall design to take the “simple low-key not luxurious” route, very connotation. That’s why people are becoming more and more friendly to Sony’s products.

Sony’s WI-1000XM2 packaging takes full advantage of a small space, with a pack, a replacement earbud 6, a type-c charging cable, a dual 3.5mm air transfer plug, and a 3.5mm audio cable.

In contrast to Apple’s AirPods Pro, the Sony WI-1000XM2’s innate neck-mounted design, first of all, is superior to the AirPods Pro in terms of wearing stability.

Although designed for the in-ear, the AirPods Pro is easily removed from the user’s ear due to its true wireless form, such as a violent sports environment, or a very bumpy scene.

The Sony WI-1000XM2 neck-mounted design, based on the earbuds with an in-ear design, is as if reinforced with a “safe lock” that can be picked up and re-worn even if the headset falls off.

For the senses of the Sony WI-1000XM2 appearance, if 10 points are full, the small editor can score more than 9 points, the rest of the next generation of products will continue to work hard, bringing more stunning design language.

Active noise reduction experience is endless lyngngnging with black technology

The overall quality of a product, more to be combined with actual performance, as the opening introduction, Sony WI-1000XM2 innate active noise reduction function.

Sony released the first generation of the WI-1000X two years after the release of the second version of the WI-1000XM2, the former in the beginning of the launch because of its design experience gave an unexpected surprise, won the praise of headphone enthusiasts, the latter on the former on the basis of a lot of improvement.

The primary highlights are the new QN1 and LDAC encoding support, and compatibility with AptX and AAC codecs to ensure improved Bluetooth connectivity. Using a more advanced noise-cancelling algorithm, Sony directly claims that it is up to four times more than previous models in reducing external sound.

The next highlights are the unique use of sound-picking holes and SENSE ENGINE technology and air pressure regulation. One of the subtle designs of the Sony WI-1000XM2 is to put a previous two feedback microphones into a small hole in the headphone cavity.

Paired with the same QN1 processor as Sony’s top-of-the-line earmuff WH-1000XM3 headset, the noise is collected by two microphones and offset by the HIGH-definition anti-confidence number generated by the QN1 for high noise cancellation.

The AirPods Pro, Apple’s latest true wireless Bluetooth headset, uses two microphones and Apple’s advanced software algorithms to adapt sound to everyone’s ears. Apple’s AirPods Pro’s first microphone counteracts external sound by anti-noise, eliminating noise. The second microphone fine-tunes noise cancellation by detecting residual noise.

The Sony WI-1000XM2 pickup hole combined with the QN1 chip’s “combination of skills” to some extent reduces external noise, and the processor’s atmospheric pressure optimization ensures an excellent listening experience in the aircraft cabin.

And Sony officially provides APP support for the WI-1000XM2, allowing users to flexibly turn on “adaptive sound control, ambient sound control, noise reduction optimizer” and other functions, and AirPods Pro does not have any APP. It also means that the AirPods Pro’s active noise reduction technology may be excellent, but the Sony WI-1000XM2 may be more perfect.

After wearing the Sony WI-1000XM2, talk to friends, and if the noise-cancelling feature is turned on, the classic “Ma’s May” in the movie “Charlotte’s Troubles” may be repeated. While wearing the AirPods Pro while listening to a song and listening to a friend, you only feel “vaguely heard”. In outdoor and indoor scenes where the vocals are noisy, colleagues also say that the WI-1000XM2’s noise reduction effect is also better, basically eliminating human sound.

In order to further confirm the active noise reduction performance, the small editor continued to take the Sony WI-1000XM2 trial listentoum “if one day I become very rich”, side tv playing “Celebrating the Year”, almost no sound on tv, still immersed in the atmosphere dominated by Mao’s original voice.

Multi-scene stable wear high school low audio performance excellent

Many people buy neck-mounted headphones, usually consider the key point – the weight of the headset and the degree of fit of the ear, these two may seem a bit contradictory, but like the Sony WI-1000XM2 in both aspects of the balance, users in the daily or exercise, wearing headphones will not feel that it is a burden.

And neck-mounted headphones like the Sony WI-1000XM2, compared to real wireless headphones such as the AirPods Pro, the WI-1000XM2 is innately superior to the fact that it gives users a steady sense of fitness, no matter what the intense sports environment. And the AirPods Pro is likely to be “sapered” and then there’s no…

Noise reduction excellent, the appearance of OK, as an audio device, headphones in terms of sound quality improvement or not, also decided the user’s popularity. The Sony WI-1000XM2 has built-in of the dynamic iron unit module, which is designed to make the headset more clever in detailing high school low-audio processing.

Wearing the Sony WI-1000XM2 to audition for light music, pop music, folk, rock music, the Sony WI-1000XM2 has a fairly neutral sound feature that bulges slightly on bass to suit different tastes, compared to the AirPods Pro. The Sony WI-1000XM2 is really a lot better at audio performance.

Charge for 10 minutes Listen to the song for 1 hour

Continued, continued, continued, important things say three times! As one of the essential artifacts of contemporary young people, how can you stop working at a critical time! After a series of comparisons, the editor found that the Sony WI-1000XM2 range level is basically balanced with the first generation WI-1000X, and even up to an hour of progress, the actual test of the range of at least 10 hours or so.

The AirPods Pro can be listened to for up to 4.5 hours on a single charge and up to 5 hours when active noise reduction and permeable mode are turned off, a gap between the WI-1000XM2.

Although the WI-1000XM2 has been upgraded to a first-generation noise-cancelling chip, the power consumption is reasonablely significant, but it is still able to maintain the average power consumption. Coupled with type-C fast charging interface, it can be recharged in as little as 3.5 hours. Officials say they can listen to about 16-20 songs in 10 minutes, fully loaded and guaranteed an hour’s battery life.

Other features of the headset, such as the two voice assistants of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, as well as the NFC feature that surprised many, continue to be used in the Sony WI-1000XM2. Apple’s AirPods, on the other hand, only support Siri, their own voice assistant.


According to the survey report, more and more young people tend to use wireless devices to listen to music, wireless active noise reduction headphones have become a major headset technology developers developed hot. Sony has been at the forefront of the industry in noise reduction since the release of its first noise-cancelling audio device in 2016.

Officially from the source of noise-cancelling chip continuous iteration innovation, friends to its just “painting skin bone difficult to draw tiger”, Sony’s noise-cancelling headset series so far star products are still emerging, continue to brand in the industry and consumerhearts, to establish a good industry and user reputation.

As a 2499 yuan neck-cut noise-cancelling headset, the Sony WI-1000XM2 can attract more fever-grade users than the AirPods pro, especially in the face of sports enthusiasts, so that they “love the ears” to listen to music freely, but also to bring them a steady wearing experience. Excellent noise reduction performance makes it an active noise-cancelling headset worth starting with more than the AirPods Pro.