The Sony WI-1000XM2 is one of the best in-ear noise-canceling headphones available in the market. The noise-canceling feature is outstanding and despite not being designed for using while running, they perform absolutely fine enough. While the sound quality is essentially vigorous, but they are bit expensive than the other earphones with similar features.
These earphones also include exceptional bass and stereo imaging for an in-ear pair. But given the steep price, their comparatively short battery life is inadequate and they require a bit more delicacy in the higher frequencies.
The Sony WI-1000XM2 is a little more conventional. A band runs around your neck and long plastic troches sit by your collarbones. These hold the circuitry, battery and other operating hardware.
This is not the most attractive vogue of earphones but is reasonably practicable. When not listening to music you can leave the earphones drooping below, and they adhere side-by-side with the help of a magnet. At first glimpse, the Sony WI-1000XM2 seems like plastic earphones, but about half of the external casing is coated metal.
The big pieces of plastic at the edges of the neckband made us consider the Sony WI-1000XM2 would not be great use for jogging. Various pairs we’ve examined like this recently just decline to fit in position on your neck when you move too much.
“The unit is not waterproof. If water or foreign objects enter the unit it may result in fire or electric shock,” says Sony.
Sony does its best to guarantee you get a great ear tip fit also. It introduces both silicone and foam kinds in the common sizes, and the foam is pretty unconventional from the typical (and excellent) Comply foam fashion. You don’t squeeze these tips to settle them in your ear. Its fluffy, fast spring back is more like latex foam, so you can just insert them in your ears.
Other accessories include a carry box, airplane adapter, and an audio cable, so you can plug the Sony WI-1000XM2 in when you run out of battery, which is pretty uncommon for a wireless set of earphones.
It’s relevant too because battery life is not pretty enough. You’ll enjoy about 10 hours’ use with active noise cancellation turned on, or 15 with it off.
There’s an in-line remote on the Sony WI-1000XM2’s cabling. It has the common three buttons that control volume, accept calls and switch tracks. And there’s a fourth button for noise cancellation. This switches between the Ambient Sound mode, ANC on and ANC off.
Wireless tech specifications are, standard for Sony, very helpful if distinctive. They utilize Bluetooth 5.0, have NFC for swift pairing with Androids and support Sony’s LDAC format for high-resolution streaming.
Sony wants to change your mind, with the WI-1000XM2 noise-canceling wireless neckband earphones priced at £300.