Sony has recently announced it’s new pair of high-end headphones that come with the noise-cancelling option to provide better sound quality to the user. The MDR-1000X model adapts to the user’s ears and desires of noise.
The company is calling the new feature “Noice Canceling beyond compare,” so users can enjoy their music without being disturbed by outside noises or voices. This feature is not new to the headphone market, since the Bragi Dash earbuds also have it, but it’s still uncommon in the mainstream market.
The headphones work thanks to noise sensors who filter sounds around them and thanks to the ear pads. The user can have a comfortable adaptation from the outside environment to music.
The MDR-1000X adapt to the user’s needs, for example by activating the optimizer the headphone will understand the limitations of hearing the music correctly if the user has long hair of glasses the headphone will adapt to provide good quality music.
The noise cancellation feature allows users to choose between hearing human voices through the headphones, hearing the whole environment or just alienating into the music.
According to tech reporter Jacob Kastrenakes, from The Verge, the human voices feature works really well by allowing the user only to detect when someone is talking. However, it does make voices sound ” a little robotic” and makes it hard to keep a conversation with the headphones on.
Thanks to a Dual Noise Sensor technology attached to the headphones, the device uses external and internal microphones to identify sounds in the user’s environment.
The MDR-1000X also have a friendly “Sense Engine” feature that stops the music by only covering the right earpiece, the control panel on the headphone will shut down the music temporarily until the user removes its hand from the device.
Initial reviews suggest this smart control panel is much smoothly than other high-end headphones since it also lets the user choose different volume options and skip tracks by simply moving fingers to the sides or upside down.
As for the quality of music, Andrew Tarantola from Engadget.com ensures the headphones provide a high-quality performance if connected to a high-quality source and when connected wirelessly to other devices it still provides a high-resolution music sound.
The headphones are equipped with optimized high-resolution Audio, S- Master HX that allows the device to reduce distortion as the user enjoys the sounds of the music. Equipped with 40 mm driver and Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) the device reproduces full range frequencies, up to 40 kHz, according to Sony.
The MDR-1000X Bluetooth headphones come in two different colors, black and beige and are set to be released in October at a starting price of $400. Users can pre-order the device at Sony’s website.