MDR-1000X

Noise cancelling beyond compare

With industry-leading noise cancellation, these What Hi-Fi? award-winning headphones let you enjoy music free of distractions. Listen in super silence or tailor sound to your environment.

Awarded 5 Star and "Best noise-cancelling headphones £100+" by What Hi-Fi?

“A stunning effort from Sony. These superb noise-cancelling cans are up there with the very best at the money.” (What Hi-Fi?, Oct 2016)

Immerse yourself in music

Enjoy noise cancelling beyond compare, whenever and wherever life takes you and whatever you're doing.

World in. World out.

Take control of sound with SENSE ENGINE

Hear only what you want to hear and nothing else. SENSE ENGINE gives you the freedom to tune in and out of your music at a touch.  

See how noise cancelling and unique functions work on the MDR-1000X

Truly authentic sound

Hear music that stays true to the original recording with High-Resolution Audio. Optimised for High-Resolution Audio, S-Master HXTM reduces distortion and allows you to enjoy all the subtleties in your music.

These headphones also include a powerful 40mm driver with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm for handling heavy beats, and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz. 

Restore all your compressed files

The Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX (DSEE HX) upscales compressed digital music files (MP3, ACC, ATRAC and WMA) and takes them closer to the quality of High-Resolution Audio. By restoring the high-range sound lost in compression, DSEE HX produces your digital music files in rich, natural sound. 

DSEE HX

High quality wireless listening with LDAC

LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate: 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® Audio, which allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional sound quality close to High Resolution Audio.

Synthetic leather earpads

Luxurious leather

Soft synthetic leather on the housing and earpads give a luxurious look and feel. Designed to fit securely over your ears for hours of comfortable listening.

Swivel fold design

Ready to travel

Swivel folding earcups make it easy to store your headphones in a suitcase, bag or the supplied carrying case while travelling.  

Swipe and tap

Swipe and tap

Simply touch the gesture panel on the earpads to stop, play, skip through tracks, change volume or activate the smartphone's voice assistant features.

Specifications & Features
With industry-leading noise cancellation, these headphones let you enjoy music free of distractions. Listen in super silence or tailor sound to your environment.
  • Digital Noise Cancelling technology

  • High quality wireless audio with LDAC

  • High-Resolution Audio compatible

  • 40mm HD driver unit for dynamic range

  • Aluminium-coated LCP diaphragm minimises distortion

Driver Unit
40mm, dome type(CCAW Voice Coil)
Frequency Response (Hz)
4Hz-40,000Hz
Cord Length
Headphone cable(approx. 1.5m, silver-coated OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug)

What's in the Box

Carrying Case, Plug Adaptor for In-flight Use, Headphone cable (approx. 1.5m, silver-coated OFC strands, gold-plated stereo mini plug), USB Cable

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